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August 8, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL and KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four children were injured Tuesday, one seriously, when a motorist lost control of his car and plowed through a group of students standing on a street corner in Anaheim Hills, police said. The accident caused pandemonium among parents and the schoolchildren who had just been let out of El Rancho Middle School for the day. Witnesses said some children and adults ran screaming from the intersection at Fairmont Boulevard and Santa Ana Canyon Road.
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August 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police provided details Monday about the vehicle they are seeking after an illegal street race last week ended in a crash that killed a Santa Ana man and injured his three daughters. Authorities are looking for the driver of a black Ford F-150 pickup with tinted windows and white lettering on them. Police are not sure what role the driver had in the accident, which happened about 6:50 p.m. Friday, but "we want to catch him now, while this crime is still fresh in people's minds," said Sgt.
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August 7, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police provided details Monday about the vehicle they are seeking after an illegal street race last week ended in a crash that killed a Santa Ana man and injured his three daughters. Authorities are looking for the driver of a black Ford F-150 pickup with tinted windows and white lettering on them. Police are not sure what role the driver had in the accident, which happened about 6:50 p.m. Friday, but "we want to catch him now, while this crime is still fresh in people's minds," said Sgt.
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August 6, 2001 | STANLEY ALLISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana police Sunday sought leads to the identity of one of the drivers in an illicit drag race Friday that killed a Santa Ana man and injured his three daughters. Police were seeking the driver of a black pickup or SUV that witnesses said was racing another truck that struck a Ford Tempo head-on at Flower Street and Central Avenue about 6:50 p.m. Friday.
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August 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 56-year-old man was killed Saturday when he attempted to cross Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa and was struck by three cars, police said. The third driver, who fled the scene, is being sought. The pedestrian, whose name was being withheld until his family could be notified, was leaving a Burger King at 9:21 p.m. and was headed to the Inn at Costa Mesa where he was staying.
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August 5, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A 31-year-old man was killed and his three young daughters were injured when their small passenger car was hit head-on by a pickup truck that crossed over a double yellow line while racing another vehicle through Santa Ana on Friday. Jose Escobar Estrada, 35, of Santa Ana, died at the scene. His daughter, Michelle Estrada, 6, was in very serious condition at Western Medical Center, said police Sgt. Baltazar De La Riva.
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August 5, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 31-year-old driver was killed and his three young daughters in the back seat seriously injured when their small passenger car was hit head-on by a pickup truck that crossed a double yellow line while racing another vehicle through Santa Ana, police said. The driver of the Ford pickup, Arturo Ortiz Jr., 21, of Santa Ana, also was injured. He was hospitalized at UCI Medical Center in Orange and charged with vehicular manslaughter.
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August 5, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 37-year-old woman and her 8-month-old fetus were killed Saturday when a car she was test-driving was hit by another vehicle as she pulled out of an auto dealership. Leaving Weir Canyon Honda, Liza Ann Thorhaug of Yorba Linda was making a left turn across La Palma Avenue eastbound when a westbound car collided with her, police said. Police didn't identify the driver of the other vehicle, a 17-year-old from Yorba Linda. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
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July 30, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three people died and at least nine were injured in two separate multiple-vehicle accidents that occurred within a quarter-mile of each other early Sunday morning on the northbound San Diego Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard. At least one person was killed in each of the incidents, which occurred about an hour apart. By late Sunday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol couldn't say which accident claimed the third victim.
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