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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Surviving victims, family members in deadly Christmas Day car crash file claims

    Surviving victims and family members of a deadly Pasadena car crash that occurred during a police pursuit on Christmas Day — a Glendale woman and a Daly City boy — have filed claims against the city that could pave the way for wrongful death...
  • 19-year-old Glendale driver charged in good Samaritan electrocution deaths

    19-year-old Glendale driver charged in good Samaritan electrocution deaths
    The 19-year-old driver in a Valley Village car crash that electrocuted two good Samaritans has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Friday. Aman Samsonian, 19, of Glendale,...
  • Coroner's office identifies man struck, killed after crash on Ventura Freeway

    Coroner's office identifies man struck, killed after crash on Ventura Freeway
    The coroner’s office on Sunday identified the man who was struck twice and killed on the Ventura (134) Freeway early Saturday morning after he’s had exited his vehicle following an earlier crash. The driver was Ajene Pierre Mohr, 42, of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man struck, killed after crash on Ventura Freeway

    Man struck, killed after crash on Ventura Freeway
    A driver who got out of his car following a crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale early Saturday morning died after being struck twice by oncoming traffic, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. The name of the driver, who was...
  • Man dances in street, allegedly pulls driver from stopped Fiat, then crashes the car

    A 19-year-old Arcadia man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly carjacked a La Crescenta motorist and then crashed the Fiat into a light pole. The man, Trevon Lofton, was dancing in the intersection of Montrose and La Crescenta avenues at about 10:...
  • 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,...