Los Angeles Accident News

Street robbery leads to car chase and crash, then a manhunt in East Hollywood

What started as a search for three people who jumped out of a car and robbed a pedestrian ended hours later in East Hollywood with a multi-car crash that locked down a neighborhood while police searched for the suspects, officials said. The chain of events began about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when the group committed the street-side robbery, then jumped into a car and sped…


Why most of the freight engines that Metrolink is leasing to improve safety are sitting idle

After last year's fatal collision with a utility truck near Oxnard, the Metrolink commuter railroad faced a serious safety issue. The cab car at the front of the ill-fated train did not meet design standards — a flaw that might have caused the derailment, which killed the engineer and injured 28 passengers. As a hedge against a similar incident, Metrolink officials decided to place…


CHP officer dies after being struck by passing vehicle during crash investigation

A California Highway Patrol officer has died a day after he was struck by a driver while investigating a traffic collision on Interstate 80 in the Truckee area, officials said Monday. Officer Nathan Taylor, who worked at the CHP office in Gold Run in Northern California, was outside his patrol vehicle Saturday afternoon and was helping divert traffic on the westbound 80 at Castle…


Fatal crash shuts down stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

One person was killed after crashing into a utility pole in West Hollywood on Thursday morning, shutting down a stretch of Sunset Boulevard. The single-car crash happened at Sunset and Larrabee Street, said Sgt. Lance Eddins of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The crash closed Sunset between San Vicente Boulevard and Horn Avenue. That stretch will be closed until 2 p.m., according to…



Driver arrested after Whittier rollover crash kills high school student

Police arrested a 19-year-old on suspicion of drunk driving, after a car he was driving lost control in Whittier and rolled over, killing a high school student inside. Daniel Vasquez was released from the hospital Tuesday, taken to jail and booked on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, Whittier police said. Police said the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 8400 block…


Energy titan Aubrey McClendon dies in single-car crash a day after being indicted

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed when he drove his sport utility vehicle “straight into a wall” in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, police said, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma. Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said McClendon, co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and a part-owner…