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Was vehicle involved in deadly car accident racing?

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether racing was a factor in a deadly crash that occurred recently. Three men -- all of whom were college football players -- occupied the small black vehicle involved in the car accident. Two of them suffered fatal injuries, and the third suffered critical injuries. Two people in a minivan -- a mother and daughter -- were fortunate enough to only suffer minor injuries.

It was nearly 7:30 p.m. on a recent Friday when the black car was said to be speeding south on San Fernando. At some point, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes. The minivan was unable to avoid the small car, and the two vehicles collided.

Truck accident kills little girl, several others injured

The California Highway Patrol recently closed down a portion of Route 60 in Los Angeles County while officers conducted an investigation and cleaned up a massive accident involving multiple passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers. As often happens on California's freeways, early morning traffic began slowing to a stop. Then, a tanker truck full of milk failed to reduce speed and started a chain-reaction truck accident that involved several vehicles.

After it rear-ended the first vehicle, the tanker truck ended up straddling the center divider. Gallons of milk spilled onto the westbound lanes of the highway, and the wreckage of all 12 vehicles involved in the crash littered the eastbound lanes. Emergency crews removed the tanker from the median to keep it from falling onto vehicles that were on the highway.

1 dead, 1 injured in car accident involving highway workers

The California Highway Patrol is still attempting to figure out what caused a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 to end up slamming into two men working in a nine-person clean-up crew. Troopers quickly realized they needed to call in the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) for assistance in reconstructing this deadly car accident. Getting the details of the crash right could prove critical in any civil or criminal action filed.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, the crew was picking up litter on the side of the highway when a car suddenly careened off the road, struck a sign and then hit the two men. One of the workers suffered fatal injuries to which he succumbed at the scene. The other worker survived the ordeal, but not without suffering injuries that required medical attention.

1 killed, several injured in chain reaction car accident

Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a white Ford F-150 believed responsible for a chain reaction crash. After striking two vehicles and several pedestrians, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the car accident. He is described as being between the ages of 35 and 40, Hispanic and approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was last seen wearing black pants and a red shirt and has short black hair.

According to Los Angeles police officers, the driver of the pickup truck failed to stop at a red light and crashed into two vehicles before striking some pedestrians on the sidewalk. One of the pedestrians was killed. At least two other people at the intersection suffered critical injuries. First reports indicated that one of the other drivers suffered injuries as well, but it was later revealed that she remained at the scene, along with the driver of the other passenger car.

California Highway Patrol investigates fiery car accident

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, two women were traveling south on California's 15 Freeway. Unbeknownst to them, another vehicle was approaching their location from behind at a high rate of speed. The resulting car accident caused the deaths of the two women.

The California Highway Patrol reported that witnesses estimated the vehicle slammed into the back of the women's car was traveling upwards of 120 mph. The impact was so severe that the car the women were in burst into flames. They couldn't get out of the car and both died in the fire.

Personal injury suits filed against Six Flags Magic Mountain

When people ride roller coasters, they do not anticipate that any real danger exists. Instead, they are expecting a fun-filled ride with thrills -- and yes, some fear -- under controlled circumstances. That is not what some riders got recently at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles County. In fact, two personal injury suits were filed against the amusement park after an incident involving a downed tree.

As visitors to the popular park were riding a roller coaster called the Ninja, the car they were in hit a tree that landed on the tracks when it fell. This caused the roller coaster car that was suspended nearly 40 feet up to partially derail. Firefighters worked to free 22 people from the wreckage. In the process, two individuals were struck by the tree and required medical attention.

7 suffer personal injury, 1 dies in runaway truck accident

Truck drivers and the companies they work for have an enormous responsibility every time a truck is on California's roadways. The vehicles must be in good mechanical condition, and the drivers must remain vigilant. When either or both of those factors are not present, a truck accident can easily occur.

Recently, a truck driver who had only been on-the-job for approximately three months was traveling Highway 17 with two trailers loaded down with dirt. As the truck approached a section of the highway with a grade of six percent, he realized that the traffic ahead of him had significantly slowed. However, the truck was going much too fast to stop in time.

3 people died in fiery car accident on California Hwy 14

Many California residents would agree that, when death comes, they would like it to be peaceful in old age. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to die peacefully. Recently, three people endured what anyone might describe as a horrific death when they perished in a fiery car accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, these three people and two others were in a passenger car heading south on Highway 14. Another vehicle was heading toward them in the same direction at a high rate of speed. Reportedly, the driver of that vehicle failed to slow the vehicle down as it approached the victims' car and slammed into the back of it.

Dump truck accident kills to California teens, injures 3 others

On a recent Tuesday night, five friends were heading westbound on California Highway 138 with no idea what was about to happen to them. Out of nowhere, a dump truck slammed into their vehicle. Three of the five teens miraculously survived the dump truck accident. Nevertheless, the other two lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Preliminary reports indicate that a mechanical issue with the brakes caused the dump truck to careen out of control as it exited the southbound 15 Freeway. That is when it crashed into the vehicle carrying the teens. By the time both vehicles came to a stop, the car was underneath the dump truck, which was carrying wet cement.

Car vs. motorcycle accident kills 1 California rider

No matter how experienced a California driver of a car or rider of a motorcycle may be, no one can predict the actions of another person on the road. This may include everything from speeding, abrupt lane changes and even driving in the wrong direction on the freeway or highway. Even though a motorcycle is more maneuverable in most situations, it cannot always outrun an unavoidable motorcycle accident.

Recently, a motorcycle accident that took place on Highway 160 has authorities still asking themselves why. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 10:45 a.m. on the day of the accident, an 86-year-old man driving a pickup truck entered the highway heading north in the southbound lane. It did not take long before the driver of the pickup had a head-on collision.

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