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A temporary ban on big rigs after tragic truck crash

Paramedics and firefighters tend to a victim of that deadly multiple vehicle/truck accident 04/01/09 Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times   Under pressure from local officials and residents, Caltrans yesterday issued a 90 day ban on big rigs along a treacherous stretch of Angeles Crest Highway. The ban came two days after a double-decker car carrier careened out of control and slammed into several vehicles at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway in La Canada Flintridge, before crashing into a bookstore and nail salon. A Palmdale man and his daughter were killed. Around a dozen others were... Read More →

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Truck driver arrested in La Canada Flintridge deadly crash

Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times   The investigation continues today into that horrific big rig/multiple vehicle crash yesterday in nearby La Canada Flintridge. The out-of-control double decker trailer blew through the busy intersection at Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard. The car carrier reportedly crashed into several vehicles before plowing into a bookstore and a nail salon.  A Palmdale man and his daughter died at the scene. At least 12 other victims were taken to the hospital. The truck driver suffered only minor injuries. The Los Angeles Times reports the truck driver, 43-year-old Marcos Costa, was arrested on... Read More →

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