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Drunk driver strikes bus riders waiting at stop
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1983
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Near W. Adams Boulevard and Hoover Street, paramedics aid two people who were injured by drunk driver Edmundo Torrez, 51. Jorge Cardinas, 23, and three other people were struck by Torrez' car, plowing into them as they sat on an RTD bus bench on W. Adams (upper center). Cardinas died instantly and one other accident victim died shortly after being taken to California Hospital Medical Center. Torrez attempted to flee from the scene, but was chased, tackled and held down by two teenagers until USC security guards could arrive.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Southern California Rapid Transit District
Allied health personnel--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Drinking and traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Buses--California--Los Angeles
Bus stops--California--Los Angeles
Adams Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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