Patrol Car Crash Victims Were Set To Be Engaged: Family

Castro Valley: Car crashes into Hallmark store

TwoKilled, Deputy Hurt inPatrolCar Crash “Robert gave my mom a kiss and they never came back,” said Delgadillos sister, Rosa Hernandez. The collision between the patrol car and Ford Explorer happened about 4:30 p.m. Saturday near 17th Street East and Avenue R in Palmdale, according to the California Highway Patrol Delgadillo and Paynter were ejected from the SUV after it spun out of control. They died immediately. “I was going to cook dinner and she was gone,” Paynters sister Rebecca said. “She was my everything, and now shes gone and I cant see her again.” Rebecca said her sister lived in Van Nuys and traveled to Palmdale to visit her for an especially emotional reason. We were going to buy her a ring today, and (Delgadillo) was going to propose on Christmas Eve, Rebecca said. I want my sister home. LASheriff’sDeputy PatrolCar Strikes,Kills Bicyclist While the family members mourn the loss of their loved ones, the two survivors of the crash spoke out. “Me, as a passenger, I looked to both sides. I didnt see a cop car,” the SUV passenger said, who did not want to be identified.
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California DUI Suspect Held in Deadly 7-Car Crash

The clerk at the mini mart said the driver came in shouting that he wanted beer. He picked up a six-pack, threw the money on the counter and left. A witness, who wanted to be identified as Ryan, described a similar scene. “He walked in the gas station and bought a six-pack, and he was holding it in his arms, and he came and put it right in front of the door and he opened one and started drinking it,” he said. As of Tuesday afternoon, the driver of the Taurus was not arrested. His identity was not released, but he was described as a man in his 30s from Los Angeles.
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Revealed: The speed where a car crash becomes a fatality

City News Service says a woman in her 60s was killed on impact in the crash in the Tarzana area late Monday. Officer Olga Arriaga says the suspect, driving a gray Ford Taurus, slammed into the rear of a vehicle, causing a seven-car pileup. Occupants of the other cars complained of neck and back pain but no serious injuries were reported. Witnesses say after the crash the suspect walked into a convenience store, bought a six pack of beer and began drinking it while police arrived. The suspect is in custody and being questioned. His name was not immediately released. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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Two-car crash injures teenage girl and Morgan deputy

The 60-year-old San Leandro woman was driving a 2000 Honda Civic through the Castro Village Shopping Center when she attempted to park in front of Merle’s Hallmark Shop at 3340 Village Drive at about 6:10 p.m., CHP officials said. She slowed down her car as she drove over a speed bump, then accelerated into the parking spot and was unable to slow down the vehicle, according to the CHP. Her car crashed into the business, where she struck a wooden patio overhang pole, planter pot, brick half-wall and glass window, CHP officials said. The woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries. No one else was injured, according to the CHP. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, the cause of which remains under investigation, CHP officials said. Copyright 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. … Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
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Car Crashes Through Moscow River Embankment

The car floating wheels-up in the Moscow River.

After about two miles, the pursued car carrying a woman and two men ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle before slamming into a light pole, a brick wall and a garage. After catching fire, it ended up so badly burned that dental records and fingerprints may be needed to officially identify the three occupants, and it could take days to figure out the car’s make and model, Ramirez said. The car it hit a gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo veered out of control and also hit a wall, ending up crumpled on a sidewalk about 15 yards from the intersection. By late Saturday, the Los Angeles County coroner had positively identified only one of the victims: Stacey Garcia, 30, of Los Angeles. A coroner’s spokesperson could not confirm which vehicle she was inside. At the scene of the fiery crash, however, several family members told The Times two of the people in the pursued car were Larry Gilmore, 35, and Shawnice Osborne, 20. “It’s terrible to see two cars so mangled up,” said Keith Wright, who said he was Gilmore’s brother. Wright described Gilmore as an expert mechanic, known in his Compton neighborhood as someone who could repair almost any vehicle. “My brother’s car is upside down,” Wright said. “It’s all burned up. That’s no way for someone to die.” Wright along with Faye Smitheal, who described herself as the mother of Gilmore’s girlfriend repeatedly questioned why deputies needed to engage the car in a chase. Both felt a helicopter could have been used to track the car, and both said concerns over high-speed pursuits furthered race and class tension between law enforcement and residents of Compton, which is mostly African American, Latino and working class. “This would not happen in a wealthy, white neighborhood,” Smitheal said, tears in her eyes. “It would not happen in Brentwood.” Shawnice Osborne was described as bright and bubbly.
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Four die after car crashes in Compton while fleeing deputies

A New York Fire Department spokesman said eight people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries because of the chain-reaction wreck, which occurred around 8:20 p.m. The spokesman said he did not have a firm number on how many cars were involved. More than 10 of the cars were wrecked, but the spokesman could not confirm media reports that more than 30 cars were involved. He said the accident — which took place a few miles before the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, was not considered serious and that the wrecked cars had not been traveling at high rates of speed. A New York Police Department spokesman said officials could not say exactly how many cars were involved either, and that the accident was not serious. “It was a couple separate incidents that makes it look like a big pileup, but they’re just clustered together,” the spokesman said. Be the first to rate: 0
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Investigation Continues In LASD Fatal Crash

in Morgan. He said he did not have full details since, per policy, an outside agency was investigating the crash, in this case the UHP. Breshears and Simmons both declined to identify the deputy. Simmons said a vehicle driven by a group of four teenage girls was northbound on State when they broadsided the deputy’s patrol car, which was eastbound on 100 South. The young women, cheerleaders, were headed for a Christmas function, he said. but it wasn’t clear where they were from. Both vehicles had to be towed. One of the girls was taken by ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital where she was treated for a head laceration and released, Simmons said. “I guess we’re pretty fortunate we didn’t have serious injury or loss of life,” he said.
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Tarzana fatal crash culprit drank beer immediately after wreck

Driver behind Tarzana crash seen drinking beer

Picture: Theo Fakos Source: News Limited JUST 10 kilometres an hour. That’s what is seen as the difference between surviving or dying in a car wreck. With The Sunday Times and PerthNow launching our Summer Slowdown campaign this week, Dr Sudhakar Rao, the head of trauma at Royal Perth Hospital, believes a slight easing in speed is all you need to stay alive. So far, in just 18 days of summer, seven people have already lost their lives on WA’s roads. Last summer there were 48 fatalities. “A 10km/h drop at any speed makes a big difference to the level of injury,” Dr Rao said. “The higher the speed, the higher the energy of the impact that goes without saying. “The types of injuries that are more magnified with high speed are pretty much everything. “You can multiply all the injuries by some sort of exponential factor and say that the injuries you get are very, very serious at high speed. Join PerthNows Summer Slowdown and be vigilant behind the wheel. Source: Supplied “Once you go above 80km/h in a crash your risk of internal injuries substantially goes up, as well as head injuries. “When people don’t make it out of a car and into an ambulance and they die at the scene, the usual cause of death is massive internal haemorrhaging or a severe head injury. “The ones that come to us and survive and die despite everything we do that’s usually due to massive internal injuries.” Dr Rao admitted those injured in crashes involving speeds above 100km/h were always fighting for their lives. But he said some injuries were “less likely” to occur in crashes at low speed.
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Multiple car accident on Gowanus Expressway

Acar rammed through theMoscow River’s stone embankment onTuesday andfell intothe icy waters below, theEmergency Situations Ministry said. Rescuers pulled awoman out thecar, which went intothe river near theKrymsky Bridge, andhanded her over toan ambulance team, theministry said ina statement. “Ouch” wrote one person beside apicture onInstagram ofthe car floating upside down inthe river. “I wonder what kind ofspeed it was going toknock down thestone embankment,” another person said. The car must have driven into the embankment head on, he said. No information about whether any other people had been inthe vehicle or thestate ofthe woman’s health was immediately available. Thecar was pulled out ofthe river at3:30 p.m.
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