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Rafe wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:48 pm
BigGuy wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:36 pm So many questions. How fast was he going and why? It doesn't look like he even tried to slow down. Seems intentional. If I'd seen it in a movie, I'd be rolling my eyes at the typical Hollywood, over the top fiery explosion. One or more gas tanks must have been torn open and ignited.
Fox News reported a short while ago that the driver was a woman in her 40s, in a black Mercedes going approximately 100mph. Three of the victims were a child and a pregnant woman and her fetus. The driver evidently was not one of the ones killed.
They said this morning that she is a travelling nurse from Texas.
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TxRVer wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:09 am They said this morning that she is a travelling nurse from Texas.
Yep. Seems she's a 37-year-old from Houston but living in L.A. and working as a nurse. She was arrested and "hospitalized with moderate injuries and faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence."

The pregnant victim was 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, and her 11-month-old son was also killed.

Five dead, eight hospitalized.
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What's suddenly in the air in Southern California?! :headscratch

Actress Anne Heche critically injured after crashing car into CA home, igniting fire
https://abc13.com/anne-heche-crash-mar- ... /12103036/
The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when she ran off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee tells CNN. The impact left the car engulfed in flames and the driver suffered burn injuries. She was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to "access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure," the LAFD said.

There were no other injuries reported.

CNN has contacted representatives of Heche for comment.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... dents.html

Not on drugs or alcohol.

Lots of prior crashes.

Serious mental issues.

Working as nurse but never completed degree.

Attorneys looking for her former patients.

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Los Angeles wrong-way hit-and-run driver who plowed into mom and baby in stolen car wants early release

https://www.foxnews.com/us/los-angeles- ... ly-release

Early release from 5 to 7 month sentence to summer camp.

Remind me not to visit L. A.
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philip964 wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:32 pm Los Angeles wrong-way hit-and-run driver who plowed into mom and baby in stolen car wants early release

https://www.foxnews.com/us/los-angeles- ... ly-release

Early release from 5 to 7 month sentence to summer camp.

Remind me not to visit L. A.
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Hope they are all going to be ok. Rough way to start a new job.
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philip964 wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:55 am
Hope they are all going to be ok. Rough way to start a new job.
Saw this earlier. Got home and checked for a story:

More than 20 police recruits injured after driver plows into group on morning run
https://www.foxnews.com/us/more-than-20 ... orning-run
More than 20 law enforcement recruits have been injured, at least five critically, after a driver plowed into them while out on a morning run in California on Wednesday. The recruits have been rushed to hospitals, and authorities have detained a suspect believed to be the driver of the vehicle...

Authorities have yet to release further details on the incident. Residents of the area told Fox 11 that police recruits at the STARS academy often run in groups while wearing high-visibility vests in the area.
More than 20 hit! It occurred at about 06:30 in California...which doesn't rule out a heavily impaired driver, but it can't be easy to hit that many people unintentionally. I'll sit on any conspiracy theories until more info comes in, but offering prayers for the injured.
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From the article above:
The driver, who was detained at the scene, was identified as a 22-year-old man heading the wrong way on the street, according to Kelliher. He blew a 0.0 on the breathalyzer, and his injuries were minor.
Article also stated driver was on his way to work.
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Rafe wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:59 pm More than 20 hit! It occurred at about 06:30 in California...which doesn't rule out a heavily impaired driver, but it can't be easy to hit that many people unintentionally. I'll sit on any conspiracy theories until more info comes in, but offering prayers for the injured.
I am waiting for more information to come out but I have pretty strong suspicions that this was not an accident. Driving the wrong way on the street. Not impaired at all. Cadets running in a formation of 75 with escort training officers and two escort vehicles (not sure if marked police units or not). Only reason it was so few hit was that the runners in the front of the formations saw the driver coming at them and were able to dive to the side. The ones hit were towards the rear and never saw him coming because their view was blocked until the others jumped out of the way, leaving them with no time to react.

My guess, with no evidence at all, is that the driver had been rejected from the academy for some reason.
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This is becoming a major issue. People using SUV's to kill multiple people. We need to immediately write up legislation to ban all assault SUV's.
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srothstein wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:12 pm
Rafe wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:59 pm More than 20 hit! It occurred at about 06:30 in California...which doesn't rule out a heavily impaired driver, but it can't be easy to hit that many people unintentionally. I'll sit on any conspiracy theories until more info comes in, but offering prayers for the injured.
I am waiting for more information to come out but I have pretty strong suspicions that this was not an accident. Driving the wrong way on the street. Not impaired at all. Cadets running in a formation of 75 with escort training officers and two escort vehicles (not sure if marked police units or not). Only reason it was so few hit was that the runners in the front of the formations saw the driver coming at them and were able to dive to the side. The ones hit were towards the rear and never saw him coming because their view was blocked until the others jumped out of the way, leaving them with no time to react.

My guess, with no evidence at all, is that the driver had been rejected from the academy for some reason.
The driver passed a field breathalyzer test. He may have been impaired by some other substance than alcohol. But impaired or not, according to witnesses who observed him coming down the wrong side of the street and then seemingly deliberately swerving into the runners, it looked deliberate.

FWIW, it was a mixed group of cadets from multiple jurisdictions running together. Most, but not all, were LASD. One was a cadet from my former home town's Pasadena PD.
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The Annoyed Man wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:17 am
srothstein wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:12 pm
Rafe wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:59 pm More than 20 hit! It occurred at about 06:30 in California...which doesn't rule out a heavily impaired driver, but it can't be easy to hit that many people unintentionally. I'll sit on any conspiracy theories until more info comes in, but offering prayers for the injured.
I am waiting for more information to come out but I have pretty strong suspicions that this was not an accident. Driving the wrong way on the street. Not impaired at all. Cadets running in a formation of 75 with escort training officers and two escort vehicles (not sure if marked police units or not). Only reason it was so few hit was that the runners in the front of the formations saw the driver coming at them and were able to dive to the side. The ones hit were towards the rear and never saw him coming because their view was blocked until the others jumped out of the way, leaving them with no time to react.

My guess, with no evidence at all, is that the driver had been rejected from the academy for some reason.
The driver passed a field breathalyzer test. He may have been impaired by some other substance than alcohol. But impaired or not, according to witnesses who observed him coming down the wrong side of the street and then seemingly deliberately swerving into the runners, it looked deliberate.

FWIW, it was a mixed group of cadets from multiple jurisdictions running together. Most, but not all, were LASD. One was a cadet from my former home town's Pasadena PD.
He may have been high from smoking pot. As far as I know, there are no tests for being high at the time they take the test. They can see THC in your system but THC will show positive in a test for a month or more after last using it. I am generally in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana but my one lingering doubt is concerning folks driving while stoned. How the heck do they prove it? I think driving while stoned is just as dangerous as driving while drunk.
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The Annoyed Man wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:17 am The driver passed a field breathalyzer test. He may have been impaired by some other substance than alcohol. But impaired or not, according to witnesses who observed him coming down the wrong side of the street and then seemingly deliberately swerving into the runners, it looked deliberate.
The building surveillance video that's surfaced isn't of sterling quality, and Fox News aired a different one yesterday from a similar angle. But following the lane change, the 22-year-old SUV driver made no adjustments to his speed and no efforts to change what was a direct-intercept path to the runners. If the light pole hadn't stopped him, he would have hit even more people. I believe we stand at 25 injured, 5 critically, and at least one had to have a leg amputated.

The YouTube video is flagged as age-restricted, so I can't embed it. Go to YouTube and paste in watch?v=3RSNwn5a77g
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Found a short Fox 11 Los Angeles news report from last night, CA time. The suspect has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of a peace officer...

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