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April 13, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Melanie Mason and Hailey Branson-Potts
ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A woman who said the truck sideswiped her car moments before Thursday evening's fatal accident said she saw flames coming from beneath the twin-trailer vehicle as it veered across a grassy median toward disaster. A man who lives next to Interstate 5, however, said he saw no flames from the truck before the crash as he watched it swerve out of control after it made an abortive attempt to move into freeway's fast lane.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Melanie Mason and Hailey Branson-Potts
ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A woman who said the truck sideswiped her car moments before Thursday evening's fatal accident said she saw flames coming from beneath the twin-trailer vehicle as it veered across a grassy median toward disaster. A man who lives next to Interstate 5, however, said he saw no flames from the truck before the crash as he watched it swerve out of control after it made an abortive attempt to move into freeway's fast lane.
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MAGAZINE
July 18, 1993 | Scott Sandell
Anti-lock brake systems are designed to prevent car crashes; when they don't, the systems can put the brakes on accident investigations. See, anti-lock brakes, which allow wheels to continue rotating, often don't leave skid marks. And skid marks are what police officers use to figure out a car's speed, direction and movement before impact. Without this key evidence, a credible explanation of the crash is elusive, says Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The high-performance Porsche that crashed on Saturday, killingĀ "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, was not street racing at the time, a friend said Monday. Authorities are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Hercules Street, a normally quiet road with a 45-mph speed limit. Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, was driving the 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT when it slammed into a tree and concrete pole, bursting into flames.
SPORTS
September 27, 1989 | DON PATTERSON
Kaz Deyna, a member of five Socker championship teams, had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into a parked truck and died on Sept. 1, the San Diego County Coroner's Office said Tuesday. Deyna had a blood-alcohol level of .20%, said Max Murphy, the supervising deputy at the coroner's office. California law recognizes .10 as the legal limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1986 | Ray Perez
The driver of a small truck was fatally injured early Sunday when the truck hit the center divider on Commonwealth Avenue and then slammed into a cement lamppost, police said. Lt. Dennis Bryerton said Thomas Gage Corbin, 18, of Fullerton, was driving his 1982 Toyota truck west on Commonwealth Avenue near Brookhurst Road at 1 a.m. when he lost control and hit the divider.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1987
A motorcyclist from Van Nuys was killed when his vehicle slammed into a car entering a road late Tuesday in Northridge, Los Angeles police reported. The motorcyclist's name was not disclosed pending notification of relatives. He was identified as a 31-year-old from Van Nuys. The car's driver, Diane Johnson, 40, complained of a knee injury but was not hospitalized, police said. She was not charged. The motorcyclist was traveling north on Reseda Boulevard at 10:25 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The high-performance Porsche that crashed on Saturday, killingĀ "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, was not street racing at the time, a friend said Monday. Authorities are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Hercules Street, a normally quiet road with a 45-mph speed limit. Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, was driving the 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT when it slammed into a tree and concrete pole, bursting into flames.
SPORTS
November 12, 1985 | United Press International
Goaltender Pelle Lindbergh of the Philadelphia Flyers, brain dead and surviving only with the aid of a respirator, was legally drunk when his custom-built sports car rammed a school's concrete steps, doctors said Monday. Tests showed Lindbergh, who led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals last season, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24%, more than twice the legal limit in New Jersey, said Dr. Edward Viner, the Flyers' team physician.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez was expected to return to work today after suffering a concussion in a Sunday evening traffic accident. At home after his discharge from St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Monday, Vasquez said he was still groggy from the collision and was looking forward to "a good night's sleep." "Now I know what a deer feels like in the headlights of an oncoming car," the supervisor said. "It was quite a scary experience. There was nowhere to go."
NEWS
December 14, 2004
Regarding "Where No One Fears the Treads" [Dec. 7]: Writer Christopher Reynolds is probably correct that in 10 to 20 years, the Central Coast's Oceano beach will be off-limits to cars and the planet will be better off. However, humans will not be better off. As more of the planet is "protected" and hence excluded from many human activities, people who enjoy nature in their varied ways will suffer. Donald Schultz San Diego
HOME & GARDEN
April 29, 2004 | Chris Erskine
WE LEAVE THE HOUSE WITH Cheerios in our dress shoes and the teeth-clenched expressions of suburbanites escaping the kids for a few precious hours. Someone's turning 40. Which is an odd expression, "turning 40." Frankly, you're either 40 or you're not. "What time will you be home?" asks the older daughter, home for the weekend. "Ten-ish," I say. " 'Ish' is not a time," she says. "Then midnight," I say. "Midnight-ish," says my wife. This is met with howls of protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A distraught Westlake Village man died Sunday morning after leading police on a chase and slamming his car into a concrete wall, authorities said. The tragedy began to unfold about 8 a.m., when Guy James McCracken, 29, showed up at his parents' Westlake Village home and made statements that led family members to erroneously believe he was armed, Sheriff's Deputy Carrie Stuart said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996
Two Sylmar men were killed Tuesday night when the car they were in struck a stalled moving van on the San Diego Freeway in Mission Hills, California Highway Patrol officers said. The driver of the car, Brandon Emerson, 23, and Richard Munoz, 19, a passenger, died instantly, said CHP Officer Doug Reynolds. The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. as the men were traveling southbound on the San Diego Freeway south of Devonshire Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez was expected to return to work today after suffering a concussion in a Sunday evening traffic accident. At home after his discharge from St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Monday, Vasquez said he was still groggy from the collision and was looking forward to "a good night's sleep." "Now I know what a deer feels like in the headlights of an oncoming car," the supervisor said. "It was quite a scary experience. There was nowhere to go."
MAGAZINE
July 18, 1993 | Scott Sandell
Anti-lock brake systems are designed to prevent car crashes; when they don't, the systems can put the brakes on accident investigations. See, anti-lock brakes, which allow wheels to continue rotating, often don't leave skid marks. And skid marks are what police officers use to figure out a car's speed, direction and movement before impact. Without this key evidence, a credible explanation of the crash is elusive, says Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996
Two Sylmar men were killed Tuesday night when the car they were in struck a stalled moving van on the San Diego Freeway in Mission Hills, California Highway Patrol officers said. The driver of the car, Brandon Emerson, 23, and Richard Munoz, 19, a passenger, died instantly, said CHP Officer Doug Reynolds. The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. as the men were traveling southbound on the San Diego Freeway south of Devonshire Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A distraught Westlake Village man died Sunday morning after leading police on a chase and slamming his car into a concrete wall, authorities said. The tragedy began to unfold about 8 a.m., when Guy James McCracken, 29, showed up at his parents' Westlake Village home and made statements that led family members to erroneously believe he was armed, Sheriff's Deputy Carrie Stuart said.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1992 | Highlights of Wednesday's market activity, compiled from Times staff and wire reports: and
* Stocks picked up steam as the dollar and bond markets provided a solid underpinning. The Dow Jones industrials rose 14.59 points to 3,246.81. Still, coming on top of a slim gain Tuesday, the Dow has regained less than a fifth of the 100 points it has lost in the last week. * The dollar ended its sharp decline against the German mark, if temporarily. The dollar closed at 1.4065 marks in New York, up from Tuesday's record low of 1.4015.
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