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Dying woman crashes auto
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Leach, Larry
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated August 7, 1963 partially reads, "A 46-year-old Newhall woman died Tuesday night after her auto slammed into a telephone pole on San Fernando Rd. in Newhall, the California Highway Patrol reported. Esther Woodford, 25025 Walnut St., died at Golden State Hospital in Newhall at 11:10 p.m. Officers said she apparently lost control of her vehicle after suffering a heart attack. The CHP said the woman was northbound on San Fernando Rd. near 14th St. when her 1963 sedan suddenly veered to the right and smashed into the telephone pole. Elsewhere, police in Encino faced the strange task yesterday afternoon of putting a boat back on its trailer in order to restore traffic flow on the outbound Ventura Freeway... Police said the boat and trailer apparently broke loose from the vehicle and the boat then fell off the trailer on the freeway." Photograph caption reads, "Van Nuys officer checks landlocked boat and trailer - An Encino driver barely missed collision on freeway."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Accident investigation--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California
Boats and boating
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States Highway 101
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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