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April 6, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
A Metrolink commuter train collided with a dump truck near Pacoima, injuring more than a dozen people Saturday, authorities said. Nine of the train's 190 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said. Four others, including the truck's driver, were treated at the scene and released. The train was headed south from Lancaster toward Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when the collision happened at 2:24 p.m., Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten said.
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April 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The Los Angeles Police Department unveiled a memorial star Friday to honor fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee. Lee's family, including his mother and brother, attended the service unveiling the star at the entrance to the LAPD Hollywood Division at 1358 North Wilcox Ave. LAPD officers from around the city came for the memorial. Lee was killed on March 7 when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck. Lee's is the eighth star at the Hollywood Division memorializing Hollywood LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Thirteen people were hurt Saturday when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a dump truck in Pacoima. Nine of the train's 190 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said. Four others, including the truck's driver, were treated at the scene and released. The train was headed south from Lancaster toward Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when the collision happened at 2:24 p.m., Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A dump truck that collided with a Los Angeles police cruiser last week in Beverly Hills, killing one officer and injuring another, was up to date on its required inspections and did not have any recent violations, California Highway Patrol records show. The truck - a 1994 Kenworth big rig - was last inspected by CHP officers from the Commercial Vehicle Section at the truck's terminal on July 31, 2012, records show. Last week, the truck skidded down Loma Vista Drive near Robert Lane before it tipped on its side and spilled a small excavator it was carrying, colliding with the police cruiser Officer Nicholas Lee was driving in the opposite direction, LAPD officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A dump truck struck an overpass support on the 110 Freeway in Pasadena early Tuesday, forcing the shutdown of all southbound lanes for several hours, the California Highway Patrol said. The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. at Pasadena Avenue.  The truck overturned, scattering its load across several lanes. Traffic was diverted off the freeway at Avenue 43, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said. There were no injuries. One of the lanes was reopened after cleanup was completed shortly before 6 a.m., Villalobos said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A dump truck that collided with a Los Angeles police cruiser last week in Beverly Hills, killing one officer and injuring another, was up to date on its required inspections and did not have any recent violations, California Highway Patrol records show. The truck - a 1994 Kenworth big rig - was last inspected by CHP officers from the Commercial Vehicle Section at the truck's terminal on July 31, 2012, records show. Last week, the truck skidded down Loma Vista Drive near Robert Lane before it tipped on its side and spilled a small excavator it was carrying, colliding with the police cruiser Officer Nicholas Lee was driving in the opposite direction, LAPD officials said.
NEWS
April 16, 1985 | Associated Press
A dump truck collided with a county school bus Monday morning, injuring seven persons, two of them critically, officials reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO
A 20-year-old man was killed Wednesday when his car went through a red light, collided with a dump truck and hit a traffic signal, authorities said. The man was driving north on White Oak Avenue when he ran the traffic signal at Saticoy Street and crashed into a city trash truck making a left turn on White Oak Avenue and then into the signal, said Officer Don Cox of the Los Angeles Police Department. Efren Garcia, the driver of the dump truck, was not injured, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1993
A 35-year-old man working on his dump truck was crushed to death Sunday afternoon when the truck's hydraulic system failed and its bed fell on him. Martin Frake of Anaheim was standing behind the truck's cab making repairs when the bed of the truck, which had been hydraulically lifted into the dump position, suddenly fell on him, Fullerton Police Sgt. Greg Mayes said. The 4:13 p.m. accident occurred at the man's business, B&R Construction at 127 W. Truslow Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
A 13-year-old Tarzana boy on a bicycle was killed Friday when he was hit by a dump truck after its driver ran a red light, Los Angeles police reported. Jose Garcia died at the scene at White Oak Avenue and Hatteras Street, Police Sgt. Dennis Zine said. Police identified the driver of the dump truck as Javier Sandoval, 26, of Northridge. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and taken to the Van Nuys station jail, Zine said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Ruben Vives and Matt Stevens
Authorities are trying to determine why a dump truck slammed into a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car in Beverly Hills on Friday, killing one officer and injuring a second. California Highway Patrol investigators spent most of the day Friday at the scene, photographing the scattered wreckage and spilled oil, and looking for surveillance cameras that might have caught the crash on tape. Authorities said they were also trying to determine whether the patrol car's sirens and lights were on and how fast both vehicles were traveling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, Matt Stevens and Kate Mather
A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and a rookie cop injured Friday morning when a dump truck slammed into their patrol car in Beverly Hills, marking the department's first on-duty death in six years. The officers - one a nearly 16-year department veteran, the other three months out of the academy - were responding to a call and heading northbound up a hilly Loma Vista Drive near Robert Lane when their cruiser was struck by the southbound truck about 8 a.m., LAPD officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A three-car crash, two of which became pinned underneath a large dirt-hauler, jammed the morning commute on the northbound 110 Freeway into downtown L.A. on Thursday. The collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. just west of Pico Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol's  incident log . One of the vehicles was overturned, KTLA-TV reported , and two cars appeared to be stuck underneath the dirt hauler as more than a dozen firefighters worked to clear the scene.
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December 5, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
One child was killed and several more were injured after a dump truck crashed into a school bus near Boise, Idaho, on Thursday morning, according to media reports. A local sheriff told the Associated Press that at least four children were injured. The crash reportedly happened south of the city of Nampa. KTVB-TV, citing local school officials , reported that the bus belonged to the Kuna School District and was headed to Crimson Point Elementary. A spokesman for the Canyon County Sheriff's Office declined to comment, saying the Idaho State Police were handling the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A dump truck struck an overpass support on the 110 Freeway in Pasadena early Tuesday, forcing the shutdown of all southbound lanes for several hours, the California Highway Patrol said. The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. at Pasadena Avenue.  The truck overturned, scattering its load across several lanes. Traffic was diverted off the freeway at Avenue 43, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said. There were no injuries. One of the lanes was reopened after cleanup was completed shortly before 6 a.m., Villalobos said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Thirteen people were hurt Saturday when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a dump truck in Pacoima. Nine of the train's 190 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said. Four others, including the truck's driver, were treated at the scene and released. The train was headed south from Lancaster toward Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when the collision happened at 2:24 p.m., Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten said.
NEWS
July 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A dump truck pulling a backhoe collided with a pickup truck at an intersection in Concord Township, killing nine children and two women in the pickup. Two other children in the pickup were critically injured. The driver of the dump truck, who was not hurt, apparently either ran a stop sign or failed to yield the right of way, Jackson County sheriff's Capt. Tony Philipps said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
A 34-year-old Mission Viejo motorcyclist was in critical condition Thursday after he ran into the rear of a dump truck, California Highway Patrol officials said. James Dryden Alexander was riding on Ortega Highway about six miles east of Interstate 5 when he hit the truck as it was turning in front of him into a private driveway, said Officer Bruce Lian. CHP investigators "don't suspect drunk driving or anything like that," Lian said. "We think he just made a mistake."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
A Metrolink commuter train collided with a dump truck near Pacoima, injuring more than a dozen people Saturday, authorities said. Nine of the train's 190 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said. Four others, including the truck's driver, were treated at the scene and released. The train was headed south from Lancaster toward Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when the collision happened at 2:24 p.m., Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with three misdemeanors for allegedly lying to Santa Monica police in connection with a June traffic accident on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. The charges came hours after the actress was arrested in New York on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, after she allegedly punched a woman in the face at Club Avenue in Manhattan's fashionable meatpacking district. Santa Monica prosecutors weighed charges against Lohan for weeks after police said they found evidence that she lied when she said she was not behind the wheel of a Porsche that collided with a dump truck.
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