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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1988
A man freed by rescue crews from the wreckage of his car in Long Beach ran from the freeway accident, was hit by a car in the opposite lanes and was critically injured, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Firefighters found the unidentified man at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, trapped in his car after an accident involving four cars on the San Gabriel River Freeway, CHP Officer Richard Perez said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Mexican national who was behind the wheel of a big rig involved in a freeway accident that killed four people, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Judge Margaret Anderson issued the warrant for Leopoldo Nunez Sanchez, 35, of La Paz, Mexico, after he failed to appear in Municipal Court in Newport Beach on Monday to face a felony charge of fleeing the scene of an accident and four counts of vehicular manslaughter, the prosecutor said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A search continued Tuesday for a man who police say forced a woman into her car at knifepoint, sexually assaulted her and held her hostage for hours. The victim had just finished work at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park and was in the parking lot standing near her car when she was approached by the man, police said.  The crime was reported on July 4 around 5:30 p.m., according to detectives with the   Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
A woman's panic and her discovery of her husband's death played out in real time in a heart-wrenching series of tweets Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver, Wash. Caran Johnson follows police activity by scanner and live-tweets "the crazy things that happen in the 'Couve," as her account says. At about 2 p.m., Johnson began tweeting @ScanCouver about a freeway accident that she said sounded "horrible. " She realized her husband, Craig, was late getting home and tweeted with the hash tag "panic.
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April 9, 1987 | DEBORRAH WILKINSON and TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writers
A young mother and the 5-year-old son she was trying to carry to safety after a freeway accident were killed Wednesday when they were hit by an automobile that also struck and fatally injured a youth standing nearby, authorities said. Maria de Jesus Ramos, 22, of South El Monte, and her son, Jimmy Acosta, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in the southbound lanes of the San Diego Freeway between Valley Vista Boulevard and Mulholland Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
Officials of the California Highway Patrol and the Chula Vista Fire Department moved Wednesday to smooth over "an unfortunate incident" in which a CHP officer handcuffed a firefighter at a freeway accident Tuesday night. The officer had ordered the firefighter to move a fire truck because he felt it was unsafely blocking a lane of traffic at the scene of a collision on Interstate 805. The firefighter refused, saying he needed to confer with his captain. The CHP officer handcuffed the firefighter and put him in the back of a patrol car, where he remained for about 30 minutes.
NEWS
November 17, 1989
In reference to "Spare the Rod" in the Life section of The Times by Mike Spencer (Nov. 2), just where do you think the violence by younger people starts? I'd say in the home where they are raised. If they are allowed to act as they wish in the home, it's a cinch they will act that way the rest of their lives, with no respect for authority or law. Children have different personalities. Sometimes they can be corrected with words, and sometimes they need the "hand" or "belt," depending on age. And it has to hurt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1986 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County Superior Court jury awarded $650,000 to an Anaheim Hills woman Tuesday, ruling that injuries she suffered in a 1983 freeway accident aggravated her breast cancer. "I know of no other case like it," Orange County Superior Court Judge Jack K. Mandel said after the trial. "You've got a jury saying--I think for the first time--that cancer can be enhanced by injury. . . . I think this case just made legal history."
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September 5, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
A fiery crash on the 110 Freeway and several other traffic accidents have claimed the lives of five people on Los Angeles County streets and highways so far over the Labor Day weekend, authorities said. In the 110 Freeway accident, a man died early Sunday when he was trapped under a flaming 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo that was struck after it had stopped on the shoulder of the southbound lanes near 52nd Street. The 18-year-old driver of a 2008 Smart car apparently swerved to avoid rear-ending a vehicle directly ahead, hitting the Monte Carlo.
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December 6, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A 24-year-old man was injured Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving his motorcycle and an automobile, the California Highway Patrol reported. Gregory B. Richards was in fair and stable condition Tuesday night at Simi Valley Hospital, authorities said. The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m. on the eastbound Ronald Reagan Freeway west of Sycamore Drive. The occupants of the car involved in the accident were uninjured, the CHP said.
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