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Belted bear survives crash that killed owner
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Jarzomb, Leo
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated March 4, 1988 reads, "Stuffed animal sits secure amid shattered glass after owner was thrown through car's sunroof." The driver, a 31-year-old Los Angeles resident, was driving his 1987 Nissan Maxima south on the Long Beach Freeway near Washington Boulevard in Commerce when he drifted to the right and struck the rail. He flew out of the sunroof, traveled about 35 feet, then landed down into a chain-link fence. Unlike his stuffed passenger, the driver was not buckled in and died at the scene.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Teddy bears--California--Commerce
Traffic accidents--California--Commerce
Traffic accident victims--California--Commerce
Traffic fatalities--California--Commerce
Automobiles--Windows and windshields--California--Commerce
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Maxima automobile
Interstate 710
Commerce (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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