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A crash between a big rig and an SUV, which officials say, was carrying more than two dozen people near the U.S.-Mexico border the morning of March 2, killed at least 13 and injured several others. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, California Highway Patrol officials said there were 25 people crammed into the Ford Expedition SUV, which is intended for seven or eight travelers. Continue reading →

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An SUV crashed through a wall and into the classroom of a daycare facility in the Saugus area of Santa Clarita sending three children to the hospital even though no major injuries were reported. According to a KABC news report, paramedics responded to the crash reported at La Petite Academy located in the 28000th block of Seco Canyon Road the afternoon of Feb. 22. A statement from the academy said that a school family member’s vehicle struck the building and drove into the classroom. Three children and a staff member were in the classroom and they were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Continue reading →

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One woman was killed and three others were injured in a wrong-way car accident in Fullerton the morning of Jan. 27. According to a KTLA news report, the crash was reported at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Valencia Drive. Police said a Chevy Silverado veered into oncoming traffic as the driver was heading north. The SUV crashed into a Toyota Corolla traveling south. Continue reading →

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One man suffered critical injuries in a Los Angeles car accident after the vehicle he was driving flew off an overpass into palm trees and burst into flames. According to a KABC news report, the horrific crash was reported the night of Jan. 21 near the Sixth Street exit. Video from the scene showed the Mercedes Benz fly off the Sixth Street overpass and into the palm trees, and then burst into flames as California Highway Patrol officers rushed in to try and pull the driver from the burning, crashed vehicle. Continue reading →

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Zackary Topolewski-Jury, 21, was killed in a car accident in Newport Beach after his sports car crashed into the side of a building the night of Jan. 23. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at 6904 West Coast Highway. Police say a silver Mustang traveling westbound suddenly crashed through a metal fence and struck the front door of a cat shelter. Continue reading →

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A woman suffered major injuries and is still in a serious condition after a freeway crash on New Year’s Eve. Elizabeth Roberts, 55, of Lake Elsinore was severely injured in a wrong-way crash on the 215 Freeway in Menifee on Dec. 31. Her partner tells The Press-Enterprise that her “whole body broke” in this horrific crash. Roberts remains hospitalized. As of Jan. 9, she had undergone five surgeries to treat 10 significant injuries, some of which were “life-altering,” according to long-term partner Nicole Apodaca. Continue reading →

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Daniel “Dano” Patten, 66, a Southern California photographer who was well known for documenting the region’s car culture, was killed at an illegal street racing event in Carson on Dec. 25 after two vehicles veered into a group of spectators. According to a news report in The Daily Breeze, Patten, a Huntington Beach resident, was fatally struck near East 230th and Banning Streets while filming drag races at the illegal gathering. Continue reading →

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A car barreled into the scene of a relatively minor traffic accident in Anaheim on Nov. 16, initiating a chain reaction collision that sent three men to the hospital with injuries. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, police were called to the 200 block of Brookhurst Street where a BMW SUV rear-ended an Acura MDX in the middle southbound lane. Continue reading →

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Police are looking into street racing as a possible factor in a car accident in Exposition Park that left one person dead and another in critical condition the morning of Nov. 12. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal crash occurred a little after midnight when the driver of a silver Range Rover was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Figueroa Street near Exposition Boulevard. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a curb and a palm tree. Continue reading →

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Cody Kolkow, 18, was killed in a car accident on the evening of Nov. 4 in Cherry Valley. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Brookside Avenue and Union Street. California Highway Patrol officials said a 39-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado south on Union Street and stopped at a stop sign at Brookside before proceeding through the intersection. At the same time, a driver later identified as Kolkow entered the intersection driving a Ford Mustang. Continue reading →

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