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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996
An 89-year-old woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after she fell in the driveway of a parking garage and was run over by a car, police said. Betha Davis was walking in the 100 block of West Broadway about 5:45 p.m. when she slipped or collapsed in the middle of a multistory parking structure's driveway, police said. The driver of a car that was leaving the garage did not see the woman and struck her, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996
An 80-year-old woman who was struck by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus Thursday at an Alhambra intersection died during surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital. The pedestrian was hit as she was walking across south 5th Street at west Valley Boulevard about 8:30 a.m., said Sgt. Tim Lynskey of the Alhambra Police Department. "She stepped off the curb into the path of the bus that was unable to stop in time," said Andrea Greene, an MTA spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2000 | ALEX KATZ
An elderly motorist died Saturday afternoon after her car collided with another vehicle in a Garden Grove intersection, authorities said. The accident occurred at about 3 p.m. at Belgrave Avenue and Springdale Street when Helen Altergott, 87, of Garden Grove, turned left onto Springdale Street in front of oncoming traffic. Altergott was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries at Los Alamitos Medical Center, said Sgt. Paul McInerny of the Garden Grove Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1996
A 92-year-old Seal Beach woman was killed Monday when the car her husband was driving collided with a pickup truck, police said. Olive Winscott died at Los Alamitos Medical Center from injuries suffered in the 3 p.m. crash at the intersection of Bolsa Chica Road and St. James Park, according to Investigator Al Brackett. The victim's husband, Herbert Winscott, 89, was driving the couple's 1991 Honda Accord and suffered minor injuries, police said.
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March 13, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though she was 102 years old, Mary Mandile rarely missed her weekly bingo game. Tonight's game will be marked by an empty seat and a moment of silence as friends and relatives remember the fun-loving woman who was killed in a car accident. "I'm putting flowers on her chair and I'm not going to let anyone sit in it," said Jim Hanson, who runs the weekly bingo sessions at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center where Mandile was a frequent visitor. "This is a big, big loss for us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1995
A hit-and-run motorist whose car killed a 72-year-old woman as she crossed a Lincoln Heights street Sunday night remained at large Tuesday as police urged witnesses to come forward. Maria Delgado was fatally injured at 9 p.m. at Griffin and Manitou avenues, said Detective Mike Brox of the Los Angeles Police Department. "She was collecting glass bottles and was attempting to walk across Griffin Avenue pulling her [shopping] cart when she was struck," Brox said.
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June 19, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Kremper rarely drove. The 69-year-old retired aerospace mechanic much preferred to walk around the neighborhood, to the grocery store, everywhere. Up to 50 miles a week. Practically the only time the man known as Honest Bill to friends and family got out his Mustang convertible was for his twice-weekly trips to the off-track betting parlor at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995
A Metrolink train struck and killed a 95-year-old hearing-impaired man in the City of Industry on Friday as he walked across the tracks with the aid of a cane. Arnold Wilmont, who was wearing hearing aids in both ears, was apparently clipped by the 75 m.p.h. train and thrown about 50 feet, authorities said. It was the eighth accidental death this year involving the six-county commuter rail system, and the 38th since Metrolink began operating in 1992, Metrolink spokesman Peter Hidalgo said.
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March 19, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary J. Winn was a force in her Montecito Heights neighborhood. The feisty 89-year-old was a fixture on Homer Street, a largely Latino area situated next to the Pasadena Freeway. She would maneuver herself in a wheelchair each day one block to help out at a senior citizens center. "No, I could do it myself," Winn would tell her neighbors when they offered to assist her. She was known as a pack rat who also kept at least seven cats, two dogs and two birds.
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October 19, 1996 | THAO HUA
A 71-year-old man died Friday after his car veered from the Santa Ana Freeway and struck a metal guard rail, California Highway Patrol officers said. Lawrence Flores of Irvine was driving south on the Santa Ana Freeway near the Costa Mesa Freeway about 10:15 a.m. when he swerved across the road over a 60-feet dirt embankment and slammed into a guard rail, a CHP spokeswoman said. Flores was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where he died.
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