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Edward Lustro, 34, a paramedic with American Medical Response, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Palm Springs after officials say a driver made an illegal U-turn. According to a KTLA news report, Lustro had just completed a 12-hour shift when the crash occurred on the Gene Autry Trail north of Seven Lakes Drive the morning of March 18. The other motorist, identified only as a 54-year-old Palm Springs man, remained at the scene after the collision. Continue reading →

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Thirty-five people were injured in car accident involving 19 vehicles on a foggy morning Wednesday, Jan. 16. According to a KTLA news report, the pileup occurred along the southbound 15 Freeway south of Oak Hills. Victims were triaged at the scene and preliminary reports indicated 35 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A majority of the patients reportedly declined to be transported and it is unclear how many were actually taken to hospitals for treatment. Continue reading →

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver involved in a suspected street racing crash in South Los Angeles that has left two 9-year-old girls in medically induced comas. According to a KTLA news report, Ashley Gregoria and Delila Rangel, both 9, and best friends, were severely injured in the collision that took place the night of Dec. 9 at Hoover Street and Florence Avenue. Continue reading →

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A road rage incident in Garden Grove early morning on Dec. 8 resulted in gunfire and ended in a crash that sent one person to the hospital. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, a police officer came across a major traffic accident at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Lampson Avenue and learned that a shooting had also taken place. An investigation showed that occupants of a red 2007 Ford pickup truck and a white 2014 Hyundai sedan were traveling west on the 22 Freeway when they became involved in a road rage incident. Continue reading →

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One person has been killed in a Santa Ana DUI crash the morning of Dec. 2. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a preliminary police investigation revealed that a black Acura TL driven by 29-year-old Jesus Segura Herrera was headed north on Grand Avenue when it rear-ended a white Toyota Scion XD at the intersection of South Grand and East McFadden avenues. Continue reading →

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Los Angles County saw an unusually high number of crashes on its roadways in just a period of four hours the morning of Thursday, Nov. 29, after rain pounded the area. According to a KTLA news report, between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. alone, there were 365 crashes in Los Angeles County, a number that is four times higher than the day before. The collisions occurred as rain caused minor to moderate flooding throughout the metro area and created dangerous driving conditions that led to longer-than-normal commutes. Continue reading →

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An elderly woman died, identified as Deodula Omandum, 75, of Visalia, and five others were injured in a Santa Ana car accident after the car in which they were riding was rear-ended by a pickup truck when it was stopped at a red light the night of Nov. 23. According to a KTLA.com news report, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Red Hill Avenue and Dyer Road. Continue reading →

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Vaishali Bohara, 33, was killed and her husband and son were injured in an Irvine rollover accident. According to a report on Patch.com, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of Sept. 23 at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Jamboree Road. The family was in a Mercedes Benz SUV, which rolled over on impact with the other vehicle. Bohara was transported to a trauma center in extremely critical condition and died later at the hospital, police said. Continue reading →

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Lenny Trinh, 52, was killed in a bicycle dooring accident in Burbank after he crashed into an open car door and was then hit by a passing truck. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the evening of April 16 along Alameda Avenue between Mariposa Street and Griffith Park Drive. Trinh was heading east on Alameda in a designated bike lane when a person in a car that had just parked opened the front door. Continue reading →

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Andrew Kim, 22, was killed in a Tustin car accident, which officials say, may have been caused by excessive speed. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred early morning on March 10. Firefighters responded to reports of a Ford Mustang striking a tree on Jamboree Road just north of Patriot Way. The force of the crash severed the vehicle in half and caused the engine compartment to catch fire. Kim, who was the sole occupant of the car was dead by the time crews arrived to put out the fire, officials said. Continue reading →

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