• Short Summary

    ONE RESULT OF THE HOLIDAY BREAK IN AMERICA -- A PILEUP INVOLVING SOME 200 CARS ON THE SANTA ANA FREEWAY NEAR LOS ANGELES IN CALIFORNIA.

  • Description

    ONE RESULT OF THE HOLIDAY BREAK IN AMERICA -- A PILEUP INVOLVING SOME 200 CARS ON THE SANTA ANA FREEWAY NEAR LOS ANGELES IN CALIFORNIA. THE ACCIDENT KILLED A NUN AND PUT MORE THAN FIFTY PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL. FIFTY-SIX CARS WERE SO BATTERED THEY HAD TO BE TOWED AWAY. INSURANCE CLAIMS AND COUNTER-CLAIMS FROM THIS SINGLE PILEUP WILL BE IN THE COURTS FOR YEARS.

    HEAVY FOG, EXCESSIVE SPEED AND FOLLOWING THE CAR AHEAD TOO CLOSELY WERE BLAMED FOR THE ACCIDENT...A SERIES OF CRASHES AND REAR-END COLLISIONS WITH A CHAIN-REACTION EFFECT. IT TOOK TEN AMBULANCES, TWO FIRE RESCUE UNITS, 25 TOW TRUCKS AND A GOOD SEGMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL FROM LOS ANGELES TO UNSNARL THE MESS...ONE OF THE WORST SINGLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON RECORD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0CNS61SZPBI0TVLYVD9H0PYV
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0CNS61SZPBI0TVLYVD9H0PYV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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