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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Woman allegedly crashes SUV into husband's car

    A 40-year-old Glendale woman was arrested Tuesday when she allegedly purposely crashed three times into the car of her estranged husband, who she claimed was stalking her, police said. Alexandra Smothers was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly...
  • Man pleads not guilty in chase

    A 24-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he allegedly led police officers on a car chase into Burbank, where he pulled into the driveway of Providence Saint Joseph's Medical Center and crawled under a patrol car. The...
  • Two serious crashes tie up Glendale intersections

    Two serious crashes tie up Glendale intersections
    Emergency responders in Glendale were kept busy Monday morning with two major vehicle accidents, including one in which a small sedan rammed into the side of a building, injuring two people. In that crash, the sedan went into the side of a building at...
  • Separate Glendale crashes cause injuries, snarl Monday commute

    Separate Glendale crashes cause injuries, snarl Monday commute
    The morning commute proved to be challenging Monday after two separate traffic crashes -- including a car that smashed into a glass storefront -- tied up public safety resources and resulted in several injuries. Of the five people who sustained...
  • Glendale police arrest man after high-speed chase, foot pursuit

    A 37-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly led police on a pursuit, got away and then crashed his car. Angelito Ancheta was taken into custody about 4:29 a.m. at Chevy Chase Drive and Garfield Avenue after he abandoned his...
  • Fish and Game: Bear severely hurt in La Cañada crash had to be euthanized

    Fish and Game: Bear severely hurt in La Cañada crash had to be euthanized
    A young bear struck by a car in La Cañada Flintridge Sunday was so severely injured that state fish and game officials were forced to euthanize the ursine because they determined it would not have been able to survive in the wild. The bear was hit by a...
  • Suicide suspected in movie producer's plunge off Angeles Crest Highway

    Documentary film producer Brian Gerber took his own life late Tuesday or early Wednesday by steering his car off a cliff on Angeles Crest Highway, according to county officials. Ed Winter, assistant chief at the Los Angeles County Coroner's office,...
  • Driver in Angeles Crest Highway accident found alive

    A man survived a car accident Friday night that dropped his black Porsche about 200 feet down the side of the Angeles Crest Highway, officials said. Authorities received a call around 5:20 p.m. on September 7 from a witness who reported seeing the car on...
  • 3 dead after BMW hits Studio City pizzeria, bursts into flames

    A BMW sedan struck a tree and crashed into a Studio City pizzeria after the driver lost control early Sunday, killing three people including the driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. The car severed a gas line and was engulfed in flames shortly...
  • Coroners identify victim of fatal 134 Freeway crash

    Coroners identify victim of fatal 134 Freeway crash
    Los Angeles County Coroner's officials have identified a 37-year-old motorist who was killed Friday when he lost control of his vehicle, which overturned on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale. The motorist, Jimmy Hughes Jr., was pronounced dead at the...
  • Police issue fewer texting citations

    Police issue fewer texting citations
    Glendale police are attributing a decline in the number of citations issued for texting and talking while driving to increased public awareness. Officers wrote 2,182 tickets for the first eight months this year, down from the 3,236 issued last year,...
  • Bicyclist struck by car on Angeles Crest

    A bicyclist in La Cañada Flintridge suffered major injuries on Tuesday after being struck by a car on Angeles Crest Highway, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Angela Shepherd said. The victim, a 30-year-old man visiting from Oregon, was transported...