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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:18 PM

5 killed, 9 injured in fiery crash as car runs light, slams into cross traffic in Windsor Hills

Source: ABC 7

WINDSOR HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- Five people were killed and nine others were injured in a violent, fiery crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday in Windsor Hills, officials say.

The crash was caused by a Mercedes coupe that was speeding south on La Brea Avenue and ran a red light, slamming into several cars at Slauson Avenue around 1:30 p.m., according to the CHP.

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows cross traffic on Slauson moving west through the intersection as the Mercedes speeds into the frame at full velocity, with no indication it slowed down at all before slamming into multiple vehicles. Flames immediately break out as the mangled vehicles are still skidding through the intersection, coming to a halt in front of a gas station.

At least six vehicles were involved in the crash and three of them burst into flames after the impact.

Read more: https://abc7.com/windsor-hills-crash-fatal-accident-collision-car-fire/12099084/

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Reply 5 killed, 9 injured in fiery crash as car runs light, slams into cross traffic in Windsor Hills (Original post)
discocrisco01 Thursday OP
sinkingfeeling Thursday #1
C Moon Friday #10
Skittles Friday #25
OAITW r.2.0 Thursday #2
LogicFirst Thursday #3
intrepidity Thursday #4
Demovictory9 Friday #13
dalton99a Thursday #5
sdfernando Friday #22
JI7 Friday #23
LudwigPastorius Friday #6
LonePirate Friday #9
LudwigPastorius Friday #11
LonePirate Friday #12
Mr. Evil Friday #15
Bernardo de La Paz Friday #17
Withywindle Friday #16
alphafemale Friday #21
Upthevibe Friday #7
Demovictory9 Friday #14
C Moon Friday #8
elias7 Friday #18
C Moon Friday #19
chowder66 Friday #20
LudwigPastorius Friday #24
BigmanPigman Yesterday #26
chowder66 Yesterday #27
LudwigPastorius Yesterday #28
chowder66 Yesterday #29

Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:27 PM

1. Horrible. Every day I see some fool who's too important to obey a stop sign or red light,

risking not only their own life, but the lives of many.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:17 AM

10. I don't think it was a red-light runner, there were several cars moving slowly through.

It looks like it had been red for some time.
Maybe the comment below is correct: she was suicidal.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:53 PM

25. you'd have to be both suicidal and psychotic

to try to take yourself out like that

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:41 PM

2. Like a movie scene....but real. nt

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:48 PM

3. I live in Phoenix, and I seldom drive more than 10 miles from my home.

But every time I am on the road, I see one or more red light runners.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:52 PM

4. Cripes. LaBrea & Slauson is now Windsor Hills?

Horrific accident.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:46 AM

13. Yes.. I know the corner

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:23 PM

22. Wow...that is a horrific crash....

but what I find even more horrific than that is how people just go about their business, drive on and around. I don't see anyone getting out of their cars to see if they could render any help. Witnesses are just leaving the scene.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:44 PM

23. This video is very short. A longer video shows people running towards

there trying to help. The fact is in the moments right after People weren't sure what had happened. One person they interviewed said they thought it was a bomb.

It even took a while for people to realize how many cars were involved.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:02 AM

6. I'll never understand why someone who wants to kill themselves feel like they need to...

take others with them.

That wasn't someone who was trying to beat a red light. That was someone who wanted to die.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:16 AM

9. Is that intersection at the bottom of a hill?

Is it possible the car's brakes failed? I'm just speculating as I don't know. I heard the driver of the speeding car was somehow uninjured in the crash so it was a failed suicide attempt. It's still a horrible situation one way or the other.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:39 AM

11. Yes, there is a slight hill there.

I don't know that coasting down it would produce the speed she was going though.

Brake failure is a possibility. That would have to have also involved her brake lights, because they never came on as she sped toward the intersection.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:35 AM

12. Very good point. It would certainly seem like a deliberate act then.

Thank you for the detail I had not noticed.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:15 AM

15. Brake lights are activated by a momentary switch

mounted on the brake pedal arm just above the pedal. Even if the brakes failed the brake lights would still illuminate when the brake pedal has been pushed. It is an electrical function separate from the braking system. So, if the brake lights didn't illuminate the brake pedal was not pushed.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:27 AM

17. Telegraph (UK paper) reporting major injuries


The driver, who was identified as a woman, is also thought to have been transferred to hospital after suffering from major injuries. She is conscious and speaking to investigators.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:40 AM

16. That's what that looked like to me too

I guess it's irresponsible to speculate, but then I'm not an official involved with this in any way or media, so...that looks like someone who wants to die and take people out with them.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:07 PM

21. Seems like it is always the filth causing deaths that survives these thing

Probably DUI or something.

Put he away for life.

She is as dangerous as if she strolled into that intersection with a machete.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:07 AM

7. OMG.....

I'm in that area on those very streets at least once a week.

That's horrible. Sometimes I feel like we're all hangin' by a thread...... It's being at the wrong place at the wrong time....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:48 AM

14. There is a vegan cafe nearby..i would drive all the way from sfv sometimes

Could happen anywhere

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:15 AM

8. The driver of the speeding Mercedes lived. She must have been thrown

because that car went up in flames instantly.
My first thought was that she was being chased. Why would someone drive like that toward a busy intersection?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:50 AM

18. I might disagree with that scenario

Iím thinking the black Mercedes did not catch on fire with a frontal collision, and that she was not thrown from the vehicle (which would have certainly caused immediate death). The only way she could have survived was seatbelts/airbags.

Doesnít make sense she was being chased as she just plunged right into traffic. Either fell asleep, texting, or death wish, IMOÖ

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Response to elias7 (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:05 PM

19. That makes more sense. Yes. If she was thrown going that fast, she'd have splattered.

I heard someone say that some people were thrown from a vehicle...I think it was the CHP.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:42 PM

20. Here's the latest... video report

https://ktla.com/video/a-child-was-in-the-street-bystanders-rush-to-help-victims-of-fiery-crash-in-windsor-hills-area/7890689/

The driver had been in a fight with her boyfriend and had been drinking.

The devastation she caused is unbelievable.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:00 PM

24. This goes beyond vehicular manslaughter.

I think she'll be charged with murder.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 12:04 AM

26. I just read about Anne Heche not being able to test for booze.

She was in an accident today and they think she was drunk but they can't test for it in her condition for some reason.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11085985/Actress-Anne-Heche-gets-wild-crash-LA-drove-blue-Mini-Cooper-garage.html

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 12:21 AM

27. I wonder if it's because of her injuries and she is unable to give consent or if there

is something in her treatment that would cause a bad interaction.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:00 AM

28. The Supreme Court ruled that it is legal for cops...

to draw and test the blood of someone who was in an accident and suspected of drunk driving. No warrant or consent required.

I'm speculating, but, in a burn victim's case, I imagine that they are immediately given transfusions as fluid/blood loss is a major concern. This would probably result in a diluted, or legally meaningless, blood alcohol level reading. Smoke inhalation/lung damage might also preclude using a breathalyzer.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:18 AM

29. That makes sense.

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