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Chain-reaction crash jams freeway traffic
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photo shows the traffic jam that resulted on the incompleted Hollywood Freeway after seven cars and a truck, loaded with 23 tons of gravel, piled up in a chain-reaction. Many motorists were late for work. Police credited the truck driver with averting a "catastrophe" because he swerved into an embankment rather than plow into other cars. Photo dated: February 16, 1954.
1 photograph :b&w
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Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5460C-Hollywood Freeway.
Express highways--California, Southern
Traffic congestion--California--Los Angeles
United States Highway 101
Cahuenga Pass (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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