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August 9, 1990 | LANIE JONES
Dogs that ride in the back of pickup trucks receive more stringent protection under California law than children who ride in the back of trucks, a UC Irvine associate professor said Tuesday. "Putting a child in the back of a pickup truck is like putting a child in the middle of a busy street, because the chances of a child being ejected and ending up in the street are very great," said Phyllis F.
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January 14, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A gasoline tanker overturned and burst into flames Monday night on the rain-slicked Riverside Freeway, shutting down all lanes in both directions and spewing smoke and flames that were visible for 15 miles. "It is just a huge wall of fire on the highway," a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said as the fire raged. The driver was not hurt, and the fire apparently started when the tanks fell off the truck near the Lakeview Avenue offramp, the CHP spokeswoman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Mounting a 90-minute rescue effort that enlisted everything from massive tow trucks to an airborne surgeon, county firefighters Wednesday pried a man from the tangled wreckage of a flatbed truck after it plunged down a steep canyon road into a 15-foot-deep creek bed near Cook's Corner north of Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1990
A 22-year-old Laguna Hills man was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a tree in a center divider, California Highway Patrol officials said. Guadalupe Bravo Noya was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The accident occurred about 4 a.m. when Noya, who was southbound on Paseo de Valencia near Laguna Hills Drive, lost control of his 1983 Toyota, CHP spokesman Ken Daily said. Noya was traveling about 45 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1990
A 22-year-old Laguna Hills man was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a tree in a center divider, California Highway Patrol officials said. Guadalupe Bravo Noya was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The accident occurred about 4 a.m. when Noya, who was southbound on Paseo de Valencia near Laguna Hills Drive, lost control of his 1983 Toyota, CHP spokesman Ken Daily said. Noya was traveling about 45 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1989
Traffic was snarled for about an hour on the southbound Orange Freeway on Tuesday afternoon after a truck towing an 18-foot-tall forklift struck a 17-foot overpass. The force of the crash threw the driver of the truck, Roland Ostiguy, 44, of Yorba Linda, and his passenger forward, but the men were not injured because they were wearing seat belts, said Officer Mike Lundquist of the California Highway Patrol. Ostiguy was driving about 55 m.p.h.
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September 20, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
A double-tanker truck flipped during the height of morning rush hour Tuesday on the rain-slick Orange Freeway in Anaheim, spilling more than 3,000 gallons of jet fuel, causing the evacuation of several nearby businesses and snarling traffic for five miles in both directions. "It was incredibly messed up," said Thomas Roe, owner of a body shop near the accident scene. Roe said it took him two hours to fight his way to work. "It was just deadlocked everywhere," he said. Troubled Morning The 8 a.m.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A gasoline tanker overturned and burst into flames Monday night on the rain-slicked Riverside Freeway, shutting down all lanes in both directions and spewing smoke and flames that were visible for 15 miles. "It is just a huge wall of fire on the highway," a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said as the fire raged. The driver was not hurt, and the fire apparently started when the tanks fell off the truck near the Lakeview Avenue offramp, the CHP spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
A Mission Viejo man has been arrested on charges of suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after losing control of his pickup truck on the San Diego Freeway, flinging a 13-year-old boy from the back of the truck to his death, authorities said Saturday. Nathan Kinney of Mission Viejo died of massive injuries suffered when he was thrown out of the truck's bed and off a 30-foot-high freeway bridge, striking a guardrail on the road below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1990
All northbound lanes of the San Diego Freeway were temporarily closed Monday after a truck driver apparently made an unsafe lane change and triggered a four-vehicle collision, the California Highway Patrol said. A 25-year-old San Pedro woman and her 8-month-old infant received minor injuries in the accident, which occurred about 11:25 a.m. north of the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp, CHP spokeswoman Linda Burrus said. The accident apparently started when William P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1990
All northbound lanes of the San Diego Freeway were temporarily closed Monday after a truck driver apparently made an unsafe lane change and triggered a four-vehicle collision, the California Highway Patrol said. A 25-year-old San Pedro woman and her 8-month-old infant received minor injuries in the accident, which occurred about 11:25 a.m. north of the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp, CHP spokeswoman Linda Burrus said. The accident apparently started when William P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1990 | LANIE JONES
Dogs that ride in the back of pickup trucks receive more stringent protection under California law than children who ride in the back of trucks, a UC Irvine associate professor said Tuesday. "Putting a child in the back of a pickup truck is like putting a child in the middle of a busy street, because the chances of a child being ejected and ending up in the street are very great," said Phyllis F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
A Mission Viejo man has been arrested on charges of suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after losing control of his pickup truck on the San Diego Freeway, flinging a 13-year-old boy from the back of the truck to his death, authorities said Saturday. Nathan Kinney of Mission Viejo died of massive injuries suffered when he was thrown out of the truck's bed and off a 30-foot-high freeway bridge, striking a guardrail on the road below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Mounting a 90-minute rescue effort that enlisted everything from massive tow trucks to an airborne surgeon, county firefighters Wednesday pried a man from the tangled wreckage of a flatbed truck after it plunged down a steep canyon road into a 15-foot-deep creek bed near Cook's Corner north of Mission Viejo.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
A double-tanker truck flipped during the height of morning rush hour Tuesday on the rain-slick Orange Freeway in Anaheim, spilling more than 3,000 gallons of jet fuel, causing the evacuation of several nearby businesses and snarling traffic for five miles in both directions. "It was incredibly messed up," said Thomas Roe, owner of a body shop near the accident scene. Roe said it took him two hours to fight his way to work. "It was just deadlocked everywhere," he said. Troubled Morning The 8 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1989
Traffic was snarled for about an hour on the southbound Orange Freeway on Tuesday afternoon after a truck towing an 18-foot-tall forklift struck a 17-foot overpass. The force of the crash threw the driver of the truck, Roland Ostiguy, 44, of Yorba Linda, and his passenger forward, but the men were not injured because they were wearing seat belts, said Officer Mike Lundquist of the California Highway Patrol. Ostiguy was driving about 55 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1985 | Andy Rose
California Highway Patrol teams are watching for truckers who speed, tail-gate and make illegal lane changes in an effort to cut into a 33% jump in truck accidents on Orange County freeways. The federally financed enforcement effort, which began Thursday, combines truck, motorcycle and patrol car officers into a "truck-watching unit" that concentrates on a specific area of the county and around Long Beach Harbor, where much of the truck traffic originates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With large truck traffic expected to boom on area roads in the next 20 years, learning to coexist with big rigs is becoming more and more important. But federal highway officials say surprisingly few motorists know even the basics of driving near trucks. California, one of 34 states with guidelines for sharing the road with big rigs in its driver's handbook, introduced the chapter about five years ago at the urging of the trucking industry.
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