Accidents

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Thousands Of Elevators Found Running With Expired Permits

Even though elevators are supposed to be inspected every year, we found permits in elevators well past the deadline — tens of thousands of expired permits statewide. It’s a potential for a hazard.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/12/2011

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Wild Winds Knock Down Trees, Power Lines Around Southland

High winds swept through Southern California on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines that led to thousands of outages and kicking up dust storms that forced street closures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/07/2011

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Cold, Soggy Weekend On Tap For Southern California

A powerful winter storm dumped about a half-inch of rain on Los Angeles and forecasters say more wet, messy weather is expected.

02/19/2011

road wall

A Road Crew’s Road Rage Revenge: The Picture

Wouldn’t drivers get the clue after they saw the first few cars? Not if the road crews kept rebuilding the wall, each time someone smashed into it.

02/17/2011

suv wreck

Picture Proof: We’re NOT the Worst Drivers

Nobody hurt; and because it happened on private property, apparently, the driver didn’t even get a ticket. Sweet.

02/09/2011

truck cliffhanger

Something So Bad, Not Even Whitney Could Help

Look closely, not only is it upside down, but most of this truck actually is over the side. Orange News reports the truck stuck to the retaining wall because of one single wheel/tire, and a bit of damaged bodywork. Imagine being the rescue crew, trying to get to the driver. no, better still, imagine being the driver.

01/07/2011

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LA County Sees Increase In Holiday DUIs

The California Highway Patrol reports that 83 people were arrested for driving under the influence this holiday weekend compared to 72 during the first 36 hours of Christmas in 2009.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2010

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Record SoCal Rain Brings Power Outages, Collisions

Flash flood advisories have been issued across Southern California as the record rainfall takes a toll on the region’s freeways.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/20/2010

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Cyclist, Pedestrian Killed In Separate Car Accidents

Officials said a 37-year-old woman was killed in Inglewood Tuesday after she darted in front of a car.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/26/2010

Cars drive by a sign notifying of a new texting while driving law in California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds Texting Laws Don’t Reduce Crashes

A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don’t reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks.

09/28/2010

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