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June 29, 1989
Three people were injured when a car failed to stop at a red light and struck the rear of a private school van in Anaheim, authorities said. Two schoolchildren were in the van but neither was injured, California Highway Patrol spokesman Matt Clark said. Three vehicles, including the van, were involved in the accident, which occurred about 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Wilhelmina and East streets, Clark said. The van was stopped behind a compact car at a red light when it was hit from behind by a Chevrolet El Camino, which was traveling about 40 m.p.h.
December 29, 1995
Investigators are asking for public help in finding two men who kidnapped and raped a 29-year-old woman who was stranded on the Santa Ana Freeway after a car accident, California Highway Patrol officials said Thursday. The woman struck a van from behind at about 40 mph on the Santa Ana Freeway north of Alton Parkway about 5:45 p.m., triggering a chain-reaction collision involving another vehicle, CHP spokeswoman Angel Johnson said.
March 13, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Ford is recalling its hot-selling new Escape sport-utility vehicle again -- the fifth recall for the auto since the redesigned model started selling last year. This time Ford is recalling about 7,150 cars from the 2013 model year, including the Escape, the Focus compact car and its C-Max hybrid to ensure the child lock on the rear left-hand door works properly. Ford said that in some of the vehicles, the left rear door child lock “may have been built incorrectly.” It might seem like the child lock is engaged, but it won't hold the door closed if someone attempts to open it. The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this problem.
July 11, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
An Oak View man who used his big-wheel truck to push an abandoned car over the edge of a 200-foot cliff near Ojai early Friday was killed when his truck also tumbled over the edge, authorities said. Robert Alan Beverland, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:15 a.m. accident off Rice Road, Deputy Coroner Mitch Breese said. An autopsy showed that Beverland died from a traumatic chest injury, Breese said.
June 26, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A motorcyclist suffered major head injuries Friday when she struck a car whose driver swerved to avoid a truck on the Orange Freeway, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The San Bernardino resident, 40, whose name was withheld, was southbound near Tonner Canyon Road about 7 a.m. when she struck a compact car driven by a 47-year-old Corona woman, Officer John Sisk told City News Service.
September 5, 1986
A Santa Ana teen-ager escaped serious injury Thursday when he failed to heed warning lights and his car was struck by a slow-moving train in Tustin, police reported. Ross Jordan, 17, suffered only minor injuries and was treated and released from the Health Care Medical Center in Tustin shortly after the 10:10 a.m. accident, Tustin Police Sgt. Mike Shanahan said.
April 29, 2001
A woman tinkering with the front end of her car was crushed to death Saturday when the vehicle slipped into gear and rolled over her, police said. The 40-year-old victim was discovered about 5 p.m. by a young boy in the parking lot behind her apartment building in the 8000 block of Langdon Avenue. The woman was found pinned under her compact car, its engine running, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Rod Grahek of the Valley Traffic Division.
October 22, 1987
The inquisitiveness of a West Covina police officer led to the discovery of $32.4 million worth of cocaine in the bed of a pickup truck that was involved in a minor accident. Officer Al Marinello said he saw a pickup back into a compact car in a shopping center parking lot in the 400 block of South Glendora Avenue Monday night.
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