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Massive pileup, suicide attempt bring freeway to a standstill
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 29, 1986 reads, "Marta Oryshchyn, is very happy to be alive after her Honda was rear-ended and shoved beneath a truck traveling in front of her." A multivehicle collision and an attempted suicide within 20 minutes of each other slowed rush-hour motorists on the northbound San Diego Freeway, bringing traffic to a crawl for at least eight hours. At least 7 people were injured in the massive pileup near Valley Vista Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Honda automobile
Trucks--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Interstate 405 (Calif.)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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