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Fatal crash in La Puente
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1986
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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California Highway Patrol officers inspect the small car that collided with a Los Angeles County fire truck at the intersection of Amar Road and Sunset Avenue in La Puente. The truck ran a red light, struck the car driven by Sandra Ann Tagawa of Hacienda Heights, and dragged it 250 feet, ultimately killing Tagawa. As a result of her death, Tagawa's widower and son filed a lawsuit, claiming that the fire engine was speeding and did not activate the proper warning signals as it approached the intersection.
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
California Highway Patrol--Employees
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Fire Department
Traffic accidents--California--La Puente
Automobiles--California--La Puente
Fire engines--California--La Puente
Debris--California--La Puente
La Puente (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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