Man Fatally Struck While Walking on Golden State Freeway

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was killed early today walking across the northbound lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Boyle Heights, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash was reported at 1:08 a.m.Wednesday near Cesar Chavez Avenue, said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

The man was walking in the lanes when he was struck by a Nissan Sentra driven by 22-year-old Huy Van Thanh Do of Winchester, the CHP reported. The victim died at the scene, Polizzi said.

The accident prompted the closure of the northbound No. 4 and 5 lanes as well as the Cesar Chavez Avenue off-ramp until about 3 a.m.

Woman Killed in Freeway Overpass Crash

December 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her car and crashed through a metal fence on a Harbor (110) Freeway overpass in downtown Los Angeles, sending the car plummeting upside-down onto the northbound freeway lanes below.

The car landed on its roof amid northbound traffic near Third Street, giving freeway drivers an unexpected fright, but the vehicle is not believed to have struck any vehicles when it landed, officials said. At least two other vehicles were damaged, from striking either the crashed car or debris from the metal overpass fencing that also landed on the roadway.

The crash took place at 3:58 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the female motorist was driving north on the 110 Freeway and took the Third Street exit heading west, but she lost control while on the Third Street overpass.

The woman slammed into the metal barricade on the overpass, sending the car through the fence, soaring through the air and landing upside-down on the northbound freeway lanes.

Los Angeles Fire Department crews had to use the “jaws of life” to extricate the 50-year-old woman’s body from the wreckage, according to LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

No other injuries were reported.

All northbound lanes were temporarily closed at Third Street, butultimately one lane was opened before the entire scene was cleared shortly after 8 a.m., according to the CHP.

Crash Triggers Montebello Power Outage

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A Quality Inn Hotel in Montebello lost its power after a big rig crashed into a utility pole and sheered off a fire hydrant this afternoon, Montebello police said.

It happened about 3:50 p.m. on Telegraph Road near Gage Road, police said

There were people stuck in hotel elevators as a result of the power outage but they were rescued, according to police.

Southern California Edison estimated on its website that power could be restored by 11:30 p.m.

Telegraph Road was closed between Greenwood and Slauson avenues for accident-related repairs, police said.

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