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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An overturned truck shut down Laguna Canyon Road in both directions for more than an hour Monday night, authorities said. The driver was injured, but authorities did not know immediately how seriously, said Officer Katrina Lundgren of the California Highway Patrol. Investigators did not release the driver's name or age.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The wife of an optometrist who was killed when a big rig plowed through a red light in Anaheim Hills filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against the driver and the trucking company that employed him. Trucker Anthony Robert Saiz was allegedly driving under the influence of methamphetamines March 8, when his overloaded big rig careened down a steep grade. He barreled into the intersection, setting off a 12-vehicle collision that killed Kenneth Michael Larkin, 53, of Anaheim Hills.
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June 14, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking back at big rig drivers who cause deadly traffic crashes, the California Highway Patrol plans a crackdown today on truckers who break the law. The CHP said the statewide operation, set to begin at dawn, will send a beefed-up force of up to 1,500 officers to target violators whose driving threatens the lives and safety of others. "They've got to slow these things down. They've got to drive more responsibly," CHP Commissioner D.O. "Spike" Helmick said of menacing big rig operators.
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June 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
About 4,500 customers lost electricity Saturday after a pickup truck hit a utility pole at Beach Boulevard and Indianapolis Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Nearly 4,000 customers regained power by 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a Southern California Edison spokesman. The rest got it back by 3:15 p.m., he said. The unidentified driver was taken to a hospital, then released.
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June 9, 2001 | STANLEY ALLISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman and her son were seriously injured Friday after a driver pulling out of a parking space in Stanton apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck them as they walked along a strip mall, police said. The woman, Aurora Sanchez, 36, of Anaheim, and her 5-year-old son were taken by paramedics to UCI Medical Center in Orange, both in serious but stable condition. Police said the youngster suffered head injuries, and the woman had an injury to a hip.
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June 7, 2001 | Mai Tran
Five people were injured Wednesday, one critically, when a carpool van was forced off the road and plunged down an embankment on Ortega Highway, police said. The accident happened in a remote area about seven miles east of San Juan Capistrano. Tony Camilleri, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said a black car traveling west tried to pass another car, forcing the driver of the eastbound commuter van to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.
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June 7, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach dispatcher who failed to send a second paramedic unit to the scene of a fatal car crash last week will keep her job, the city's police chief said Wednesday. The unidentified senior dispatcher, who has been on the job a number of years, had received the request for an additional unit but became distracted while on the phone with the county fire department. A unit was finally sent out after she was reminded more than nine minutes later.
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June 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Huntington Beach man died Tuesday after his car plunged into the water and sank at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve off Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. David Ben Rabin, 48, never regained consciousness and was declared dead at the scene. Motorists who saw the incident pulled him from the submerged vehicle after about five minutes underwater. Paramedics arrived just after the man was retrieved and unsuccessfully tried to revive him. "We just don't know what happened," said Lt.
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June 5, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
A 64-year-old Anaheim man was killed Monday after being struck by two vehicles as he tried to walk across the Costa Mesa Freeway in Orange, authorities said. Officer Mark Reeves, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said the incident happened about 4:40 p.m. when the man, who had been walking northbound along the freeway's right shoulder just south of Chapman Avenue, suddenly veered into traffic.
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June 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two people were killed and another was injured as a result of a two-car collision on El Toro Road late Saturday. The crash occurred about 11:10 p.m. Saturday when a car driven by Derek Komorous, 26, of Aliso Viejo tried to pass a car while heading south on El Toro Road, a quarter-mile from Laguna Canyon Road, police said. Komorous' car hit an oncoming vehicle driven by Matthew Kyle Schultz, 35, of Carlsbad.
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