April 13, 2009 |
Five people were killed near Atlanta in a multi-car crash when a Mercedes crossed the median and hit other cars head-on, then caught fire, police said. A sixth person was in critical condition.
May 7, 2000
In an effort to reduce intersection accident rates, city planners are considering the usual fixes, including increased ticketing of violators, more left-turn lanes and longer traffic light intervals (April 29). Most of these suggestions ought to be considered DOA--we'll never have enough police to make a dent in driving behavior, and longer intervals will only increase drivers' incentives to speed through red lights. It's about time we gave serious consideration to English-style roundabouts at big intersections.
June 4, 1989 |
City police have determined that a mass-transit bus driver was speeding on a wet road when his bus collided head-on with a school bus on May 23. A total of 58 people, most of them first-graders from a northeast Philadelphia Catholic school, were injured in the crash.
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January 19, 2009 |
An intoxicated driver caused a four-car collision that killed him and another driver, the California Highway Patrol reported Sunday. Angel Sandate, 49, of Colton was driving north on Sierra Avenue north of Karen Lane about 8 p.m. Saturday when he veered toward the edge of the road. He over-corrected and spun into the southbound lane, into the path of a Kia Spectra driven by Delana Elizabeth Jones, 44, of San Bernardino, who was killed, according to the CHP. Sandate's car also struck a Ford F-150 head-on.
September 20, 1987
Sour grapes (Calendar letter writers Tepper, Reyes, Bracegirdle et al., Sept. 6)! Madonna is an entertainer and as such, has an obligation to her public. Some of us happen to think she fulfills that obligation pretty damn well: she's a tough, gutsy, funny, independent, neo-feminist chameleon who represents these changing times head-on with a constantly amusing, talented and dedicated persona. Like any great of the stage and screen, she has foes, and she has fans. To the former I say, quite simply, save it!
February 3, 2009
Re "2 die in head-on collision," Jan. 29 We never think it will happen to someone we know. But on Jan. 28 it did, when a young man with a death wish decided to drive the wrong way on the 10 Freeway and Sgt. Curtis Massey of the Culver City Police Department was killed in a head-on collision. In 1970, my family moved to Pacific Palisades when the middle class could still afford to live there. The Masseys were our neighbors. I baby-sat Curt and his little brother, Brett. Curt grew up to be a man any mother would be proud of. He wasn't just a cop -- he served our community in and out of uniform.