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October 11, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears," died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20. She was a passenger in an Audi that was speeding on the westbound 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. when it rear-ended a big rig and was then struck by another car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kraft was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said her brother, Frankie Kraft.
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April 11, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A man who has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash into a Florida day-care center will be held in jail until at least Monday, when a judge is expected to decide whether he is a flight risk. Law enforcement agencies had launched an extensive manhunt for Robert Alex Corchado, 28, after Wednesday's crash. He turned himself in late Thursday and was being held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond, the Orlando Sentinel reported . But at a court hearing Friday morning, Circuit Judge Jerry Brewer temporarily revoked the bond at the request of a prosecutor who said Corchado might try to leave the U.S. A hearing on whether Corchado shoud be held without bail until trial is scheduled for Monday.  Corchado is accused of slamming his Dodge Durango into the back of another man's car on Wednesday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kendra Wilkinson was reportedly hospitalized briefly on Sunday following a car accident, but on Monday morning she rebounded with a thankful tweet. "Thank you for all well wishes," she wrote . "Just really reminded me how fragile life really is and how important love really is. " The "Girls Next Door" and "Kendra" star was spotted heading into Providence Tarzana Medical Center early Sunday, according to Us Weekly , which also had a source saying the 27-year-old was "really sore" and "in shock" after a bad car accident in Tarzana.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
LAS VEGAS - At CinemaCon, most movie studios trot out a slew of their most recognizable actors and filmmakers. But when Angelina Jolie is in town, there's really no need to bring any other star on stage. That was the message Universal Studios conveyed Tuesday, when the actress surprised exhibitors by turning up to preview “Unbroken,” the World War II drama she directed, which is due out this Christmas. It wasn't that unusual to see a celebrity of her caliber at the event - this week, Johnny Depp, Clint Eastwood and Mark Wahlberg all are scheduled for Sin City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three people were injured Tuesday night in a car accident in Boyle Heights that left one victim in grave condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The other victims suffered critical and minor injuries in the accident in the 2700 block of East Washington Boulevard, an LAPD spokesman said. Firefighters had to rescue at least one person trapped in the vehicle. The accident was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m.  Los Angeles Police Department investigators were dispatched to the scene. No other details were immediately available.
SPORTS
August 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Central Michigan women's soccer player Josie Seebeck, seriously injured in an automobile accident on Friday, died Monday, the university announced. Seebeck, 19, and two other Central Michigan soccer players were hurt when their vehicle crashed and rolled over Friday. The Central Michigan athletic department said one player is hospitalized and another was released after spending the night at the hospital. The school has not released the names of the other players. "This is a tragic loss for our family and for the Central Michigan family," Seebeck's family said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
Two Los Angeles police officers were injured in a vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon while responding to a report of a stabbing. The two officers' car collided with another vehicle near Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine Street around 3:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.  They were taken to a local hospital with injuries that authorities described as minor. They had been responding to the incident at a fast-food restaurant. No other details were immediately available.    ALSO: New charges filed in L.A. County assessor scandal Man lost for a week in Northern California survived on pine nuts Women's settlement with LAPD in Dorner case worth $4.2 million Twitter: @anblanx andrew.blankstein@latimes.com Twitter: @LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
SPORTS
February 17, 2009 | Robyn Norwood
Cal State Northridge guard Josh Jenkins remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday after being injured in a single-car accident Saturday in which the driver was killed, the school announced. Jenkins, the team's point guard, is out of action indefinitely but could be released from the hospital soon, school spokesman Bob Vazquez said. California Hospital Medical Center spokeswoman Katreena Salgado said she did not have further information on Jenkins' injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kylie Jenner was in a car accident Wednesday just weeks after obtaining her driver license, according to reports. Jenner, daughter of Kardashian momager Kris Jenner and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, is the youngest of the Kardashian family step-siblings. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star turned 16 on Aug. 10 and promptly got herself licensed two days later, when half-sister Kourtney Kardashian posted a pic of her behind the wheel. "Look out world! @kyliejenner is a licensed driver!"
SPORTS
June 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Bill Cowher was involved in a traffic accident Sunday that involved two cars and sent some construction debris falling to the ground, according to multiple media reports. No one was hurt during the incident on Manhattan's East Side, although the car hit by the former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and current CBS football analyst was seriously messed up. “With how banged up that car is, it's amazing no one was really hurt,” witness Jim Conner told the New York Post. Cowher is said to have been heading north on Park Avenue at 1:12 p.m. when his Mercedes hit a Ford Fusion turning left on East 92nd street.
OPINION
February 21, 2014
After a weeklong stay, the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix sent me on my way on Jan. 5 with five stitches, a titanium alloy plate in my neck and a hard plastic Össur Miami J cervical collar that will remain on my neck until late March. A few weeks later, I learned what I'd been charged for the Miami J: $447. Had I been given the chance, I could have purchased the brace online for less than $100. Allowing that sort of comparison shopping is one small thing policymakers could do to slow the growth of healthcare spending.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Robert Abele
What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much. In writer-director Jenée LaMarque's twee indie, Kazan does double duty, playing mousy rural Laurel, who lives with her parents, as well as sister Audrey, the popular one with the big city job and boyfriend (Ron Livingston). After a car accident kills Audrey and briefly gives Laurel amnesia, the wallflower takes advantage of the identity confusion and claims to be Audrey, adopting her sister's life as a kind of instant - albeit psychologically fraught - personality injection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Scott Gold
Residents of tiny Riverdale, Calif., struggled with grief Monday over the deaths of a woman and four children in a fiery car accident that authorities said was caused by another motorist running a stop sign. The Fresno County coroner Monday identified the victims as Esmeralda Saucedo, 29; Isaac Saucedo, 1; Nikko Saucedo, 3; Jada Saucedo, 6; and Breanna Reyes-Saucedo, 11. “It's just a tragedy that can't be described,” said Kathryn Ervin, 60, said of Saturday evening's crash.
OPINION
January 24, 2014
Re "Defending Jahi's family," Opinion, Jan. 21 After reading the Op-Ed article by Christopher Dolan, the lawyer representing the family of brain-dead teenager Jahi McMath, it's easy to identify the true culprit in this sad case: Dolan himself. We can all sympathize with Jahi's family. What we do not care for is a lawyer who has given this poor family bad advice and prolonged their agony. This case has nothing to do with personal rights; it has everything to do with being honest with one's clients.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Al Jazeera America anchor John Seigenthaler visited "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, and though he surely knew what to expect from a Stephen Colbert interview, this one was particularly brutal - and brutally funny. Seigenthaler, who spent close to a decade as an anchor for NBC News and MSNBC, joined the newly launched Al Jazeera America earlier this year as the channel's evening news anchor. But Colbert only wanted to ask about the dirt. "Who got to you and how?" Colbert asked right away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three people were injured Tuesday night in a car accident in Boyle Heights that left one victim in grave condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The other victims suffered critical and minor injuries in the accident in the 2700 block of East Washington Boulevard, an LAPD spokesman said. Firefighters had to rescue at least one person trapped in the vehicle. The accident was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m.  Los Angeles Police Department investigators were dispatched to the scene. No other details were immediately available.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected. See note below.
Mayim Bialik, the "Blossom" star most recently recurring as Sheldon's friend on "The Big Bang Theory," is in one piece after a bad car accident in Hollywood that resulted in a serious hand injury. Noting that it was her husband typing, Bialik said Wednesday on Twitter that she was "in pain but will keep all my fingers," proceeding on in good enough spirits to plug a pre-taped TV appearance later that night. The actress, 36, was driving alone through the intersection at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue when her Volvo collided with a car turning west on Hollywood Boulevard, police told L.A. Now . Both of her car's main air bags blew, and the crash left her with "severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb," according to Los Angeles Police Lt. Andrew Neiman.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm in a single-car crash early Tuesday and will undergo surgery, the team announced. Burleson, who leads the Lions with 19 receptions, will not be available for Sunday's game against Chicago and potentially could be done for the season. The accident happened Interstate 696 when Burleson was driving home from watching "Monday Night Football," according to the Detroit Free Press. Police said alcohol was not involved, according to the Lions.
SPORTS
December 26, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Harrowing details are emerging Thursday afternoon in a single-car crash that killed the grandson of former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden. A second man died and a third had to wait several hours to be rescued from a car mostly submerged in a water-filled ditch along a highway in central Florida, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report. Taylor Jeffrey Bowden, 23, and Rafael Fernandes De Aguiar Valim, 25, who was driving the vehicle, were both killed in the accident.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after not feeling well, and remained for observation, his spokesman said. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who turned 74 this month, led the chamber Thursday night through its second midnight session in recent days amid steep partisanship. He is not expected to be at work Friday, as the Senate wraps up its final workday of the year. Reid decided to go to the hospital "as a precaution," said the senator's spokesman Adam Jentleson.
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