Car Accident Causes Power Outage

Wayne man killed in morning car crash on Rt. 80 in Totowa, authorities say

The scene of a fatal car crash on Route 80 in Totowa Saturday morning.

A portion of the city of Erie was left in the dark after hundreds of Penelec customers lost power this evening. The outage happening just after 6:30 p.m. Penelec officials said a car struck a pole near Greengarden Boulevard in Erie causing the outage. Customers living from West 25th Street south to West 38th Street, from Raspberry Street west to Elmwood Avenue were affected. They say roughly 200 customers are still without power. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

(KABC Photo) Tags: Report a typo LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two accidents on the northbound and southbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass snarled traffic for hours Friday morning. 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.
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405 Freeway car fire, crash snarl Sepulveda Pass commute

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.

This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos. It was unclear if the man was already under the influence of drugs or alcohol before the crash, authorities said. Bustos said the man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon. The driver has not been arrested because the crash is still under investigation, Bustos said. Bustos said detectives have to collect evidence, take statements from witnesses and reconstruct the accident, all of which will take time.
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass

80 in Totowa, authorities say Saturday, December 21, 2013 Last updated: Saturday December 21, 2013, 3:55 PM A 31-year-old Wayne man was killed on Route 80 in Totowa on Saturday morning after he was ejected from his car and struck by another vehicle, according to the New Jersey State Police. STAFF PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LARA The scene of a fatal car crash on Route 80 in Totowa Saturday morning. Cesar Castello III was driving a 1996 Toyota westbound on the highway just after 7 a.m. when he lost control, spun around, went across several lanes and struck the center median. He was ejected from the vehicle and struck by a 2012 Mini-Cooper being driven by Lisa Freglette in the left center lane, said Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. After striking the barrier, Castellos Toyota went back across the roadway and hit a 2011 Toyota Highlander that was driven by Shirnette Thomas. Grossman said Castello was pronounced dead at the scene. Freglette complained of pain, but declined medical attention, he said. No other injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been issued.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents Posted at 12/22/2013 1:26 PM | Updated as of 12/22/2013 1:26 PM MANILA A female driver was injured after her car crashed into a part of the GA Tower condominium in Quezon Avenue and tumbled over on Sunday morning. The driver, who was later identified as Maria Elizabeth Aragon, sustained hand wounds as a result of the shattered windows of her Honda Jazz. Aragon allegedly came from a party as her car contained a basket full of presents. According to Metro Manila Development Authority traffic enforcers, Aragon was alone when they responded to her. She was not able to get out of her car by herself due to its state. Witnesses speculated that the accident might have occurred because of the drivers inability to steer her car at the right time. Aragon, however, declined to give a statement. — Report from Dexter Ganibe, Radyo Patrol 45
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Driver hurt in car accident in Quezon Ave.

“We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver, Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races this year. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have calculated a range of the speed at which they think the car was traveling, but they won’t firm up that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month in the hope of extracting information from onboard data collectors. The official would not disclose the current speed estimate. It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer, chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. The sheriff’s office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed.
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Preparation for a car accident can provide legal protection

December 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — There are many legal complications that can rise when a person in Orlando is involved in a collision. Some of these complications have to do with insurance companies while others have to do with criminal allegations. When a car accident occurs, people can find themselves embroiled in a legal mess but there are things they can do to protect themselves. Avoid saying the wrong thing When law enforcement arrives at the scene of a car accident, it is their responsibility to determine how the accident occurred and who is responsible. This means that anything a person says or does can be used as potential evidence. It is important for people to avoid saying anything that could imply guilt. Statements such as “I am so sorry” or “I didn’t see the other car” could make it sound as if the accident is that person’s fault. Saying the wrong thing can also have an impact on an insurance claim. Many times, a person involved in an accident may not be aware of an injury until hours later. If that person told someone that he or she was okay, it could lead to problems later on with an insurance company. Therefore it would be better for a person to avoid making any statements to people at the accident scene and only provide information to a law enforcement officer. Review the car insurance policy According to Edmunds, people should know what their car insurance policy covers.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash

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Parents’ heartbroken tribute to tragic car crash boy Akshaaye Revin, 6

Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in. The researchers found that post-deployed military personnel drive too fast, dont stop at intersections and assume they have the right of way. Family and friends of returning soldiers reported their perception that their military loved ones drove more dangerously after their return. Some returning soldiers admitted that the simple act of driving makes them anxious, while military troops that have never been deployed reported no anxiety.
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