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August 2, 1993 | ANTHONY DUIGNAN-CABRERA and SCOTT GLOVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nine people were killed, among them a 7-year-old girl, and 14 were injured in a rash of weekend traffic accidents across Southern California, authorities said. Two of the injured were hurled from a car that police believe was drag-racing in Sylmar, on the same stretch of road where police say a drag-racer killed a woman and seriously injured her children last month. Half an hour later, at about 3:15 a.m.
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April 10, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tour bus overturned in a storm on a treacherous stretch of highway east of San Diego on Monday evening, sending 35 people to the hospital. It was one of more than 100 accidents reported as snow and hail hit parts of Southern California. Two dozen, including the bus crash, occurred along Interstate 8 near the mountain community of Alpine, which was lashed by thunderstorms and brief but very heavy small hail, National Weather Service officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men were killed Wednesday after the pickup truck they were riding in collided head-on with a semitrailer rig on state California 138 near Gorman, authorities said. Daniel Long, 48, of Carpinteria, was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup north on Three Points Road at 12:40 p.m. when he ran a stop sign at the state highway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Doug Sweeney. Long's truck broadsided a Toyota pickup traveling east on California 138, nine miles east of the Golden State Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fierce winter storm dumped heavy rain and snow that snarled highways across the coastal valleys and inland mountains of Southern California on Monday, and forecasters said there is more on the way today and Wednesday. As much as 3 inches of rain could fall in parts of the Southland today, tying up commuter traffic for the second day and posing the threat of floods and mudslides where the ground is saturated.
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July 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fiery multi-vehicle crash killed at least seven motorists and injured three others on California 99, authorities said. The 4 p.m. crash involved eight vehicles near Houghton Road about eight miles south of Bakersfield, California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Mikkelson said. The cause of the collision--involving two big rigs, three pickups, one van and two other vehicles--was not known, but it caused a fire and a couple of explosions, Kern County Fire Capt. Mike Cody said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1993 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An intense, blustery storm drenched Southern California for a second straight day Friday, contributing to at least four traffic deaths, fraying the nerves of vulnerable hillside residents and delivering a touch of winter to springtime Los Angeles. Downtown, a record 2.45 inches of rain fell between midnight and 3 p.m., breaking the previous record for the date of 1.53 inches, set in 1906.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The breakup of a ring that allegedly staged automobile accidents in an attempt to defraud insurance companies out of at least $60,000 through false claims was announced Tuesday by federal authorities. A federal grand jury indicted a Los Angeles physician and 11 others on mail fraud charges in a scheme that authorities said had been operating in Southern California for more than two years.
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August 18, 1992 | NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven people were injured, five of them seriously, when a Greyhound bus collided with a car on the Grapevine on Monday, backing up rush-hour traffic for miles when northbound Interstate 5 was closed for two hours, Kern County Fire officials said. There would "undoubtedly have been some deaths if five heroic truck drivers hadn't waded in and pulled the five people out of the burning car," said Fire Capt. Tom Blackmon.
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August 2, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carl Ekern, a former Pro Bowl linebacker with the Rams, was killed early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident in the Mojave Desert. Ekern, 36, played 13 seasons with the Rams before retiring at the end of the 1988 season. He was killed when the jeep he was driving on Highway 395 went off the road about seven miles south of Ridgecrest, according to Jim Malouf, chief coroner investigator for Kern County. The time of the accident has not been determined.
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June 14, 1996 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County sheriff's vehicle pursuit policy, which imposes strict guidelines on when an officer may initiate a chase, was lauded Thursday as a model for other major Southern California law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department.
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February 13, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fierce winter storm dumped heavy rain and snow that snarled highways throughout the coastal valleys and inland mountains of Southern California on Monday, and forecasters said there is more on the way today and Wednesday. As much as 3 inches of rain could could fall in parts of the Southland today, posing the threat of floods and mudslides where the ground is saturated. Snow that forced motorists to use chains above 4,000 feet Monday was expected to reach depths of up to 4 feet by tonight.
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September 21, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two dozen suspected illegal immigrants were hurt when a smuggler's van overturned in a remote desert area near the border, authorities said Wednesday. Nine people were in critical condition and 15 others were seriously hurt in Monday's 11:30 p.m. crash on a curve near Brockman and Preston roads 10 miles north of the border, Border Patrol Agent Manny Figueroa said Wednesday.
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June 18, 2000 | From Times Wires Services
Three people were killed and two were injured in a wreck Saturday on Interstate 15, forcing the closure of the main route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, authorities said. The single-vehicle accident occurred about 10 miles north of Barstow at 12:01 p.m., said Cheryl Hansen, a California Highway Patrol communications supervisor. One victim had head injuries and was listed in critical condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, said Mai Phan, an emergency room nurse.
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April 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two people were killed and four others seriously injured in a two-car head-on collision Monday on California 58 in the Mojave Desert. The collision occurred around 2:30 p.m. just east of U.S. 395 when a westbound Dodge Neon crossed the center line and crashed into an eastbound Ford Explorer, said California Highway Patrol Officer Willie Hailey. The two passengers in the Neon were killed. The Neon's driver, the driver of the Explorer and two passengers in that vehicle were injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A series of Pacific storms is expected to keep marching through Southern California for the next week or more, bringing substantial rain to the coastal valleys and a thick blanket of snow to the mountains. "They just keep coming, one right after the other," said Stacey Johnstone, a meteorologist with WeatherData, Inc. "It took a long time for the rainy season to start, but it's here now, and it looks like it isn't going to be over soon."
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March 26, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The soggy Pacific storm that slogged through Southern California on Thursday snarled commuter traffic on rain-slick streets and contributed to at least two fatal accidents. A 15-year-old high school student was killed and three other students suffered minor injuries shortly after noon when their van hydroplaned and smashed into a utility pole in Irvine. The four teenagers were on lunch break when the van, driven by a 17-year-old male student, began hydroplaning, police said.
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Snow fell across Southern California on Wednesday, from the oceanfront hillsides of Malibu to the desert canyons at Palm Springs. The blustery Arctic storm forced schools to close, sealed off mountain highways and created mammoth traffic jams throughout the Los Angeles Basin. Scores of storm-related traffic accidents were reported, at least one of which claimed a life. More than 10,000 customers lost electrical power, about 8,000 of them in the Rialto area of San Bernardino County.
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December 11, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The truck had skidded down a snowy embankment from the winding highway above, crashing and tumbling down the cliff before coming to rest on its roof, 300 feet below. At least one person was still alive in the cold stillness. And the only lifeline in that freezing, isolated ravine was the family's cellular telephone. Five calls went out from the icy forest, relatives said. Two were unsuccessful attempts to reach relatives. Two more were to directory assistance. The final number dialed was 911.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a late-winter storm blasted much of the upper Midwest and East with every incarnation of cold water--sleet, ice and heaps of snow--Southern California braved a Tuesday of, gasp, drizzles. As any experienced Angeleno can tell you, slight drizzles and plenty of variable cloudiness is an almost sure-fire equation for a freeway fiasco. Call Los Angeles drivers spoiled, aggressive or just weather virgins. Whatever you label them, they don't seem to cope well with a tiny dose of actual meteorology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the first storm of the year dropped only about a quarter inch of rain, it created a nightmarish commute Wednesday, with more than 300 accidents and several injuries in the Southland. A reprieve is expected until Sunday, when rain could come again, forecasters said. The worst accident occurred at midmorning when a truck jackknifed and careened into several vehicles on the Pomona Freeway near City of Industry, the California Highway Patrol said.
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