405 Freeway Car Fire, Crash Snarl Sepulveda Pass Commute

Multi-Car Crashes In Sepulveda Pass: 1 Dead, Several Injured

Both accidents occurred almost directly across from each other near the Valley Vista exit leading to Ventura Boulevard. The first incident, which resulted in a car fire, occurred on the southbound lanes at about 6:20 a.m. The accident shut down the carpool and two other lanes, according to CHP. All southbound lanes have since reopened. About 15 minutes later, the second crash occurred in the northbound lanes. One person died and two others were transported to area hospitals in serious condition, authorities said. This crash involved four vehicles and shut down three southbound lanes. All lanes did not reopen until 11:30 a.m. The name of the deceased individual was withheld pending family notification. It’s possible that smoke from the car fire distracted northbound drivers, triggering the fatal accident.
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Emergency personnel gather near the scene of a fatal multiple-car crash on the northbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

The southbound lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m. The northbound lanes were finally cleared at 11:30 a.m. and the remaining SigAlert was cancelled, Cracraft said. Both crashes remain under investigation by the CHP. Throw a holiday party for $99 or less While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here’s how to throw a party this season for under $99. While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here’s how to throw a party this season for under $99. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson put on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments A&E has placedDuck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments he made in GQ. A&E has placedDuck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments he made in GQ. Recently shopped at Target? Your credit card information may be compromised Retail giant Target and federal authorities are currently looking into a security breach that potentially put millions of customer’scredit card and debit card numbers at risk. Retail giant Target and federal authorities are currently looking into a security breach that potentially put millions of customer’scredit card and debit card numbers at risk.
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Car crashes onto woman’s property for third time

Unfortunately this wasn’t the first time a car has crashed on Scott’s property. “The first time it was a young driver, I think he might have been 16 and he crashed into the fence that we used to have there that absorbed that collision,” Scott said, adding the driver fell asleep at the wheel. “The other time an elderly lady had sneezed or something had happened it took out another part of the fence,” Scott added. And now this, a car right into the center of her home. Scott said there were no skid marks. The crash injured the 20-year-old driver and his passenger. There’s damage everywhere in her home. “No one is going to want to live here,” she said. “I don’t feel like living here anymore so there’s a lot of things to you know figure out as far as preventing that from happening again.” What can you do when your house is positioned here, on a curve where Scott sees so many drivers test the speed limit?
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

(2/5)Report-it Photo from Jacqui LeCompte (3/5)Report-it Photo from Jacqui LeCompte (4/5)Report-it Photo from Jacqui LeCompte Previous Next SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dunkin Donuts customers were given a scare Friday afternoon when a car crashed into the front of the building on Allen Street in Springfield. According to Jacqui LeCompte, who witnessed the accident with her friend, around 12:40 p.m., A car came crashing through the wall and hit our table. We both jumped out of our seats and hit the floor. Glass rained down all around us. LeCompte sent the photos above to 22News through Report-it. It appeared that one person might have suffered minor injuries; however, that has not been confirmed. The Dunkin Donuts was evacuated while Springfield Police investigated and the car was removed. 22News called the Dunkin Donuts on Allen Street, Friday night, and told that the store was re-opened after everything was cleared and patched up. 171528380
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Car crashes into a Dunkin’ Donuts in Springfield

Gompers One of the United States largest car insurance carriers recently released a new study based on the driving records of U.S troops returning home from active duty. The study revealed that men and women in the armed forces face a significantly increased risk at being involved in an at-fault auto accident. Many veterans survive war zones because they employ driving behaviors while deployed that aid them in avoiding injuries; however, when they return home they find it difficult to adjust to everyday driving rules and practices and, according to the statistics, are involved in more auto accidents. The Philadelphia auto accident lawyers at Lessin & Gompers recognize that attention to this increased risk is necessary to prevent car crashes involving military veterans and to avoid the resulting personal injuries. Factors that Affect the Increase in Car Accidents The study reported a 13 percent increase in at-fault car accidents during the first six months after troops in all areas of the armed forces return home. However, the branch, the soldiers age, the number of times deployed and the duration of the deployments affect who is likely to be at an increased risk.
Please see the full article at: http://research.lawyers.com/blogs/archives/29259-Veterans-at-Increased-Risk-for-Car-Accidents.html

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