Woodland Hills, CA Accidents

Father of 11-month-old killed by nurse in fiery LA crash demands ‘payback’

The father of an 11-month-old infant who was among six victims of a fiery crash in Los Angeles has called for “justice” for his son.Luis Quintero, who lost his son Alonzo Quintero in the horror crash, told ABC7 ICU nurse Nicole Linton must be punished to the full extent of the law. “I want to see that justice is made. Something for her, payback for what she’s done,” Mr Quintero said. “Maybe then I can forgive her. But not now. She took my son away from me. And I will never see him.”Prosecutors allege Ms Linton caused the...
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Anne Heche: Everything we know about actor’s fiery car crash in Los Angeles

Anne Heche was allegedly under the influence of cocaine at the time of the fiery car crash in Los Angeles that left her in a coma, according to a new report.An LAPD source says that the actor was not under the influence of alcohol, but had cocaine as well as fentanyl in her system, reported TMZ.Law enforcement officials secured a warrant to test Heche’s blood after she was admitted to the hospital, which means that the fentanyl could have been in her system if it was prescribed as pain medication after the accident, the report states.Heche, 53, remains unconscious...

Suspect in L.A. Crash that Killed Pregnant Mom, 4 Others Was Involved in 13 Prior Wrecks: Prosecutors

A Texas nurse who allegedly caused a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Los Angeles has been in 13 previous accidents, authorities say. Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter after last Thursday's accident. Prosecutors say that Linton was driving up to 90 miles per hour when she ran a red light shortly after 1:30 p.m. She allegedly crashed into at least six vehicles.

One dead following multi-car crash on 5 Freeway in Burbank

One person was killed in a multi-car crash involving a semi truck in Burbank early Wednesday morning. The crash, which reportedly occurred at around 8:20 a.m., blocked traffic in the area for hours as investigators surveyed the scene. Several lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway were impacted throughout the morning due to an extensive amount of debris and gasoline spillage on the road. The victims identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin. The No. 4 and 5 lanes remained blocked through 11 a.m. 

One Killed in Freeway Crash in Burbank Area

A person was killed Wednesday in a traffic crash on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in the Burbank area. The crash was reported at about 8:20 a.m. near Verdugo Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. Information was not immediately available on the identity of the victim, who died...

Woman found dead inside burnt out apartment in Boyle Heights after firefighters extinguish flames

A person was found dead inside of a burnt out apartment that caught fire in Boyle Heights Wednesday morning.Los Angeles Fire Department crews were dispatched to the scene of the fire, which reportedly broke out at around 4:30 a.m. on S. Clarence Street. When they arrived, they found the apartment engulfed in flames, though they were able to quickly contain the blaze in just over 20 minutes. The flames were limited to just the upper apartment unit. As they searched the apartment, firefighters located the body and pronounced the person dead at the scene, reportedly that of a 68-year-old woman.There was no additional information available on the victim. Investigators were unsure if she remained sleeping throughout the fire. No surrounding structures sustained damage, and the cause remained under investigation.This is a developing story. Check back for details.

Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Sun Valley

An investigation was underway in Sun Valley early Wednesday morning, after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a train. The incident was reported at 7:45 a.m., after a Union Pacific freight train crashed into a person on the tracks near N. San Fernando Road. The person, whose age and gender were not immediately known, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities were unsure why the person was on the tracks. Metrolink passengers were affected by the crash, as the tracks remained closed for an extended duration while investigation continued. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

Woman Found Dead in Boyle Heights Apartment Fire

A woman died Wednesday at an apartment fire in Boyle Heights, authorities said. Firefighters sent to the 500 block of South Clarence Street shortly after 4 a.m. extinguished the flames in about 20 minutes, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “Despite reports received from bystanders saying...

Crews extinguish fire burning through abandoned theater in Hollywood

Fire crews were able to extinguish a fire burning through an abandoned building in Hollywood Wednesday Afternoon.The fire department responded to the 1400 block of Las Palmas Avenue just before 1 p.m.Views from SKY2 showed smoke billowing from the area. The abandoned building was said to have been burned in a previous fire and was said to be missing its roof. Authorities said most of the damage seen Wednesday was caused by the previous fire.Crews were able to completely extinguish the flames in about 20 minutes.It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Firefighters contain small brushfire off 110 Freeway near Dodger Stadium

A small brushfire near Dodger Stadium was quickly contained by firefighters Wednesday morning. The quarter-acre fire broke out a little after 3:30 a.m. near the Elysian Park neighborhood, just over two miles from Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles Fire Department crews on the ground combined with several water drops from helicopters overhead as they extinguished the flames by 4:30 a.m. A number of crews were expected to remain in the area to maintain any hot spots and investigate the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported. 

Woman’s body found after fire erupts in Boyle Heights apartment

The body of a 68-year-old woman was found inside a Boyle Heights apartment building that caught fire Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at the two-story building in the 500 block of South Clarence Street shortly after 4 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart stated in a news alert. Smoke was showing when […]

Pedestrian Killed in South Los Angeles Hit-And-Run

Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday to find the hit-and-run driver responsible for killing a pedestrian as he crossed a street in the South Los Angeles area. The man, in his 40s, was injured around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and 85th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
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LAFD Cadet Saves a Man's Life After a Crash

If you are an LAFD cadet, you are supposed to learn the responsibilities of being an LAFD firefighter, not get called into action. Last year at the age of 17, Leo Kaufman put himself on duty. He came to the rescue of a 79-year-old man, and now he's being hailed as a hero.