December 20, 1994 |
Cal State Northridge softball player Shelby Wilcox, who suffered a skull fracture in a car accident Friday night in Morro Bay, has been moved from the intensive care unit and could be released from the hospital as early as Wednesday. Wilcox, 20, was a passenger in teammate Traci Gallian's car when it was hit almost head-on by an apparently drunk driver in a pickup truck. That driver died Friday night of internal injuries.
September 10, 1994 |
A teen-age Japanese girl on a cultural exchange visit was killed Friday, and another Japanese girl was badly hurt when a car driven by their host family's daughter crashed into a school bus. The young driver also was hurt when her car slammed underneath the back of the stopped school bus, officials said. In addition, 21 of the 52 junior high students on the bus received minor injuries.
September 6, 1994 |
Frances and John Magill had known each other casually for years, and met again and fell in love after their first spouses died. He was 77; she was 74. Eight days after their wedding, their car was struck after John Magill ran a red light, police said. His wife died at the scene and he died three days later. The other driver was not seriously injured. The couple got married Aug. 20. Between them, they had six children and 18 grandchildren from their first marriages.
July 15, 1994 |
A Lodi woman and four children were killed Thursday morning when the woman, apparently ignoring a lowered crossing gate and flashing lights, drove into the path of a 4,000-ton Union Pacific freight train near Stockton. The accident occurred when Penney Corona, 27, tried to race the train across the tracks on her way home after dropping off her boyfriend at work, authorities said. The dead children included Corona's two daughters, Natosha, 7, and Kayla, 6. Also killed were Mistie L.
June 14, 1994 |
A 3-year-old boy is recovering after spending five days next to his dead mother's body in a wrecked car off U.S. 50. Nick Skubish was suffering from dehydration and hypothermia and had turned blue when a deputy found him Saturday on the passenger seat next to the body of his mother, Christene Skubish. "He's going to make it," said Dave Stautzenbach, the child's grandfather. "Right now, he's real weak, but he's eating. He's a super, tough kid."
May 20, 1994 |
An 85-year-old woman who was badly hurt in a car wreck was robbed by two men who reached through a smashed window, stole her purse and coat and ran off, police said. According to police, Dorothy Albrightson lost control of her car Wednesday. The car flipped over, leaving the Sunnyvale woman trapped, bleeding and suspended by her seat belt. Witnesses who saw the men talking to Albrightson thought the pair was trying to help her. But moments later, the two ran away.
March 28, 1994 |
Four men and a 9-year-old girl were killed and 14 others were injured Sunday when a milk tanker truck plowed into a pickup truck and two Caltrans vehicles at a roadside cleanup by community service workers, officials said. The driver of the tanker truck, George Schappman, 36, of Manteca was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he was treated for minor injuries at a San Leandro hospital.
March 6, 1994 |
On Thanksgiving weekend in 1991 a dust storm blew through fallow cotton fields west of here and engulfed Interstate 5, triggering a midday pileup that killed 17 people and injured 151, a scene of charred bodies and scorched metal that rescue workers compared to war. Today, the massive legal case generated by the worst highway accident in U.S. history is wending its way through Fresno County Superior Court, a procession of 99 plaintiffs, 174 defendants, 104 attorneys and 46,822 documents.
January 27, 1994 |
The husband of Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame) has died of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident, her office announced Wednesday. Dr. Steven K. Sierra, 52, who married Speier in 1987, died late Tuesday night after a crash several hours earlier in which he was broadsided by a driver who apparently ran a red light at a San Mateo intersection. Speier, 43, has represented part of San Francisco and San Mateo counties for seven years.
January 16, 1994 |
Motorists speeding through the San Joaquin Valley's dense winter fog triggered a series of chain-reaction crashes Saturday that left two dead, at least 60 injured and more than 70 vehicles piled up in Livingston and Selma, authorities said. All the collisions occurred on California 99, where eight accidents were reported within an hour after sunrise.