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  • Colorado woman loses her feet after surviving days in crashed car

    A Colorado woman who survived as many as five nights trapped in her car after being hurt in a rollover accident and ultimately required amputation of her feet, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, two days after a couple of people spotted her...
  • Huntington Beach crash kills one, injures two; DUI suspected

    A 21-year-old suspected drunk driver was killed and two passengers were injured in Huntington Beach on Friday night when the driver lost control of his speeding vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at the...
  • Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge
    All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that...
  • Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources

    Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources
    Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times. One...
  • Barrington motorcycle crash kills west suburban man

    Barrington motorcycle crash kills west suburban man
    A 19-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed this afternoon in northwest suburban Barrington, authorities said. Joseph Masino, of the 9200 block of Primrose Court, was pronounced dead at 3:39 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General...
  • LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified

    LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified
    The Los Angeles police detective killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup in Beverly Hills has been identified as a family man who had been with the department for 27 years. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was assigned to the LAPD’s...
  • Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

    Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
    A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?

    Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?
    Are China’s senior citizens turning deviant, or is a cohort of criminals just getting old? That’s the question some Chinese Internet users were asking Wednesday after a video surfaced online apparently showing an elderly woman pretending...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx

    Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx
    A student injured in a deadly bus crash last month between a FedEx truck and a charter bus carrying prospective college students to Humboldt State University has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County. Miles Hill, 18, filed a suit Tuesday that seeks...