CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 |
A woman died in a Hollywood Hills traffic accident Monday morning, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials. Firefighters responded to a call at 6:53 a.m. Monday in the 2000 block of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard , near Kirkwood Drive, said spokesman Brian Humphrey. A midsize white SUV was found on its side at the bottom of an embankment, where it had slammed into a tree, according LAFD reports. The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was found inside the vehicle.
July 30, 2013 |
Texas A&M officials said Tuesday that defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu died Monday in an automobile accident in Albuquerque, N.M. Manukainiu was a 19-year-old redshirt freshman. Also killed in the crash were Gaius Vaenuku, an incoming member of the Utah football team, and Andrew Uhatafe. All three were from the town of Euless, Texas. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger, whose names have not been released, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. New Mexico police say Manukainiu was a passenger in a 2002 Toyota Sequoia traveling southbound on U.S. 550. The vehicle drifted off of the road, the driver overcorrected, and the vehicle rolled several times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 |
Expo Line riders should expect minor delays near the 23rd Street station Friday after a vehicle struck a power pole in the area late Thursday, Metro announced on its website and Twitter account . Officials said the vehicle may have sheared the pole's foundation bolts, causing delays and the use of bus shuttle service early Friday morning. At that time, service on the line had been suspended between the Jefferson/USC station and the 7th Street/Metro Center stop. But around 4 a.m., Metro said emergency repairs had been completed and normal service would be restored to all stations with “minor” delays near 23rd Street “due to restricted speed from emergency repairs.” The Expo Line connects the Westside to downtown Los Angeles and several other parts of the county.
June 12, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama phoned Commerce Secretary John Bryson Tuesday morning and encouraged him to "focus his thoughts on his own health, on his own family," a White House spokesman said. The brief conversation was the first between Obama and his cabinet secretary after Bryson was allegedly involved in a series of auto accidents Saturday that apparently resulted from a seizure. Police found Bryson unconscious at the wheel of his Lexus after allegedly hitting two vehicles in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said.
June 11, 2012 |
President Obama said he learned Monday about Commerce Secretary John Bryson's weekend auto accidents in California, which apparently were caused by a seizure, but said he has not yet spoken with the Cabinet member. “My hope is that he is doing all right,” Obama said in a White House interview with KITV from Sioux City, Iowa. “We're still trying to find out. It sounds like it was health-related in some way, but we're going to make sure obviously that he gets the best care, and we'll be able to make a determination from there.” Bryson, the former chief of Edison International, struck cars in San Gabriel and Rosemead before police found him unconscious in his Lexus.
April 24, 2012 |
Members of the U.S. military — especially enlisted troops in the Army and Marines — were significantly more likely to cause auto accidents within six months of returning from deployment, according to a study by USAA Property and & Casualty Insurance Group, a major insurer for military families. These veterans probably are engaging in survival driving habits for a war zone, such as not stopping in traffic, driving fast and making sudden, unpredictable turns, experts said. But those same driving practices create havoc back in the United States.