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.
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Fraserburgh car crash death ‘linked’ to assault

The man was struck by the car on South Road in the town. Picture: TSPL

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. City News Service contributed to this report.
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4 Injured After Car Crash Following Police Chase in North Philly

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. The right three lanes of Route 80 West were closed for roughly three hours, he said.
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass

A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Cynthia Grace, 64, of Los Angeles. Grace was preparing to enter the onramp of the south 101 Freeway when the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus heading east on Ventura Boulevard rear-ended her 2003 Saturn Ion, said Det. Bill Bustos of the LAPD’s West Valley station. Grace was killed when her Saturn was crushed into four other vehicles in front of her. A fifth car next to her was sideswiped. In total, seven vehicles were involved in the incident, Bustos said. But the vehicle that received most of the damage was the Saturn, Bustos said. 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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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.

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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Preparation for a car accident can provide legal protection

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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

The suspect drove off and police followed. During the chase, the 39-year-old suspect reportedly threw a baggy out the window, which officers retrieved and say contained drugs inside. Moments later, the suspect crashed into a car making a U-turn at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and B Street. Both vehicles flew in different directions and hit several parked cars. One of the cars hit a woman unloading her car near the sidewalk. She suffered a broken leg. Three other people, including the suspect, were taken to the hospital.
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