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Actor Ben Woolf is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by the mirror of a moving vehicle as he crossed the street at Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Los Angeles police. The driver of the vehicle that struck Woolf stopped and was not cited.
A man stole a truck in Westlake and was being pursued by Police when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into Dover Gardens Tavern. He was traveling 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, and the truck forced its way completely inside the tavern. At least 12 people were injured, some suffering broken bones, though fortunately no one was killed. The man is believed to be 26-year-old Brandon L. Pawlak. Police say that 26-year-old Matthew Sowden helped steal the car.
Salazar was crossing the street at Lankershim Boulevard around 2 a.m. when she was hit by a white Mercedes. The driver apparently stopped and then escaped after the collision, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police were interviewing witnesses at the scene Saturday morning.
After hitting a school bus in Suffolk, Virginia Thursday morning, the driver of a gray Nissan, identified as Travis Devone Copeland, 30, fled the scene on foot. The incident occured at the 2200 block of East Washington Street around 6:41 a.m. on October 16, 2014. No students were injured, however the female bus driver was taken to the Sentara Obici hospital to treat injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Retired Hollywood stunt drivers Bob Orrison, 86, and Gary McLarty, 76, died in a car crash Saturday, October 12 just outside of Sacramento, California. The incident occured when Orrison took a U-turn in his Chevy pickup truck and was struck by a Jeep Cherokee traveling around 55 m.p.h. The two people inside the Jeep were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. This crash is under investigation.
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Soap opera actor Freddie Smith, 26, of "Days of Our Lives", was involved in a car crash in Ashtabula, Ohio Tuesday. The incident occured after Smith was unable to negotiate a curve on the highway, hit a culvert, and flipped the car. His passenger, girlfriend Alyssa Tabit was seriously injured and flown to a hospital in Youngstown. Smith suffered minor injuries. Alcohol and high speed are suspected causes of the crash.
Three people including two Los Angeles police officers were injured in an accident involving a patrol car and two other vehicles. The accident happened around 8 a.m. Monday in Studio City. The officers were taken to a hospital for treatment while the other injured person received treatment at the scene. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Manuel Dejesus Segovia Gonzalez was crossing Terra Bella Street not far from Cayuga Avenue when he was run over by a maroon Cadillac SUV or truck. The vehicle dragged him for about 100 feet, and he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run can call the LAPD Traffic Division at (818) 644-8036, or (877) LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or weekends. Anonymous tipsters can call Crimestoppers at (800) 222-8477 or text the phone number 274637 with a cellphone.
It is likely but not certain that the woman commited suicide. Buses were dispatched to get the passengers on the train to their destinations.
Aldzhikyan was ejected from his vehicle after it left the road, struck a lamppost and then a business sign. The car did not have seatbelts. A teenage boy suspected of involvement in the crash was in custody today and facing homicide charges.