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Wreckage of petroleum tanker
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Gulker, Chris
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads: "The tractor stayed on the transition ramp 40 feet above, its driver trapped inside and critically injured. The tanker, carrying 6,500 gallons of crude oil, plunged to the pavement of the Long Beach Freeway where it crosses the San Bernardino, spilling half its sticky cargo. Traffic was stalled all day long as work crews cleaned up. The driver, Philip M. Ferris, 42, was freed from the cab by paramedics and taken to a hospital for emergency surgery." Photograph dated: Dec. 27, 1985.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Truck accidents--California--Monterey Park
Oil spills--California--Monterey Park
Express highways--California, Southern
Interstate 710
Monterey Park (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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