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Crash involving drunk driver
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
Rights Information
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A crowd has gathered near W. Adams Boulevard (upper right) and Hoover Street, where a drunk driver Edmundo Torrez, 51, struck 23-year-old Jorge Cardinas (covered, foreground) and three other people as they sat on the RTD bus bench; a fireman stands watch (right) to prevent by-standers from getting too close to the scene. Cardinas died instantly and one other accident victim died shortly after being taken to California Hospital Medical Center. Torrez attempted to flee after the crash, but was tackled and held down by two teenagers until USC security guards could arrive.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Drinking and traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Service stations--California--South Los Angeles (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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