Fatal collision at Telegraph and Pioneer in Santa Fe Springs

A least one person was killed Friday night during a traffic collision at Telegraph Road and Pioneer Boulevard in Santa Fe Springs. Full Story
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Norwalk Resident

United States

#1 Jul 31, 2009
My son's and I drove past the accident scene on our way home tonight. From the look of the mangled cars, I knew in my heart it would be a miracle if anyone survived. We said our prayers for those involved and their families. God Bless them all.
So Sad

Calabasas, CA

#2 Aug 1, 2009
I also passed the area and stopped I could not believe my eye's. a young man in his 30 well known in the area people said was speeding lost control. and from what i could see his remains were on the hood a pole through his head police asked us if children were present to please leave. the corner arrived and the site was horrific. all I could think of was some one some where had no idea there loved one had passed. god bless his family.
johnny

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2009
So Sad wrote:
I also passed the area and stopped I could not believe my eye's. a young man in his 30 well known in the area people said was speeding lost control. and from what i could see his remains were on the hood a pole through his head police asked us if children were present to please leave. the corner arrived and the site was horrific. all I could think of was some one some where had no idea there loved one had passed. god bless his family.
you saw all this? i was about 15 feet away and thank god i didnt see any of this... prayers go out to the family(s).
SFS resident

Norwalk, CA

#4 Aug 1, 2009
Anyone know who this is I have a lot of friends in their 30s in SFS.
Witness

Whittier, CA

#5 Aug 1, 2009
I was at the Aquatic center where the accident happened. It was the worse accident I have ever seen. It looked like a scene in a movie. The car was extremely damaged and they did ask all the children to quickly leave the scene. It was something that they should never see. I pray for the family and friends. Such a tragic loss.
Anon

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#10 Aug 1, 2009
I work near where this accident happened. I walked outside on my lunch break and noticed 50 or more people with their kids standing accross the street from the accident, at 10:00 PM! Who takes their kids to watch the coroner remove a dead body from a car at 10 PM? Some people even had lawn chairs! This screams ghetto! My favorite part was when the cornoner began to remove the body from the car and the police and fire department turn on all their spot lights including the large lights from a fire truck and pointed them right at the crowd! You should have watched as the crowed did everything ther could to get a glimps of what was going on! The cops warned you that it was a bad accident. Next time take your kids home and read them a book. Maybe they will learn not to be like you.

I agree with "FRED" the guy was speeding, crashed, and died. This should be the lesson. Dont speed or you may die.
cmc

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Aug 1, 2009
Fred wrote:
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Well, if he was the one who was speeding and was killed, that'll teach him. It's about time the person doing something stupid got killed. Usually, you hear about stuff like this and it's the other person who dies. Almost always seems the case in DUI accidents.
You insensitive excuse for a human being... Did you ever for one second think that this is a man that lost his life? That his family members lost a family member? A wife that lost her husband and kids that lost their dad... what A** holes you all are that site there and pass judgement on this guy. No one really knows what took place. The only thing we all know is that he is now deceased. Show some sympathy and stop being so heartless and stop passing judgement on someone who has just passed away. It could have been someone you cared for or a loved one..
jnn

Newport Beach, CA

#12 Aug 1, 2009
Fred wrote:
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Well, if he was the one who was speeding and was killed, that'll teach him. It's about time the person doing something stupid got killed. Usually, you hear about stuff like this and it's the other person who dies. Almost always seems the case in DUI accidents.
sooo rude.who are you to pass any type of judgement. that didnt teach him a lesson... it has destroyed a family! in this case it was not a DUI!! im sure youre no angel... nobody is perfect. youve made mistake, we are all human! like youve never sped, hah! have a heart.
RIP

Newport Beach, CA

#13 Aug 1, 2009
This tragedy has hurt a lot of people, family and friends, May you rest in peace and may the family find peace someday. God be with you all!
SFS resident

Norwalk, CA

#14 Aug 1, 2009
RIP wrote:
This tragedy has hurt a lot of people, family and friends, May you rest in peace and may the family find peace someday. God be with you all!
I am sorry for your loss, who is the deceased?
Rob

Long Beach, CA

#15 Aug 1, 2009
I have no sympathy for anyone who disregards our laws by driving recklessly.
Sandra

Whittier, CA

#16 Aug 1, 2009
I was at the scene after the accident happened, I would like to say that I feel for the family and for his death. I can't help from feeling sad because this could happen to anyone! I was once told by a profesor "never judge a person, you never know if that person was speeding because he received a phone call with bad news." And for your information, we asked a police officer if it was a young man 18-20 yrs of age and he said yes.
passerby

Whittier, CA

#17 Aug 1, 2009
i saw a news van there. anyone see it on the news? anyone know what kind of car it was? i'm pretty sure he was racing. i frequent that street corner where it happened almost daily. RIP dude.
SFS RESIDENT

Whittier, CA

#18 Aug 1, 2009
I was at the aquatic center, herd a loud noise, looked up and all I saw was a car out of control flying threw the air on fire....I was told by a man that was at the light on Florence that this driver passed him going about 80 mph...
Its really sad....people we need to slow down.
RIP....
Monica - Nwk resident

Norwalk, CA

#19 Aug 1, 2009
Oh My God it was the worst accident i have ever seen. i was sitting in the parking lot by the post office with my back towards pioneer blvd. When i heard a real loud chilling noise from behind me. as i turned around to see what the noise was, i saw a car flipping over and over with the front end on fire.
I could not belive it. it was like a scene from the fast and the furious. i was one of the first on the scene. quickly i ran to the accident and an ambulance that was passing buy pulled over and helped put out the car, along with another person. I just started to pray for the person,i feel really bad for this mans family. my heart goes out to you.
Debbiesanta fe springs

Norwich, OH

#20 Aug 1, 2009
Ialso was there, I am still shooken from it, having a teenage son who drives, everyone needs to learn from this slooow down, I have lived in this area a long time and see too many speeders, its scary, I feel for the family, and the boy, maybe they should leave the car on the display so others can see what happens when your not careful, god bless the family.
James

Northridge, CA

#21 Aug 2, 2009
What is this racing crap?. Why do chicken--- cars have to be manufactured to go 10O mph?. This crap has to come to an end. No car should go faster than 55MPH. Fix em like that. The trucks too. People will never learn.This dude gets a pole through his brains and no one will ever get it.Accidents should be broadcast,with guts and brains all over the place for all to see.Maybe you careless drivers will learn something and start driving more carefully.I'm sick of this speeding crap.The government will end this crap.I can't wait.
To every stupid American

Downey, CA

#22 Aug 2, 2009
Wow everyone keeps saying speeding is stupid and you guys keep saying that you have no respect for people who break the law. Every single person in this state breaks the law no matter what. I guarantee you that every single person who reads this has gone more than 70 mph in the vehicle. So don't say that this guy got what he deserved. Because obviously it didn't say it was a DUI. It obviously didn't say he was speeding. And it OBVIOUSLY said he just lost control of the car.

I was there when it happened, I work right across the street from the accident. And I saw everything that happened. It is just completely stupid to blame someone right away especially if they didn't see the whole thing going on. And it is really stupid to say crap about a person who killed himself like this. Can't believe that there no respect in this country.
fastguy

Downey, CA

#24 Aug 2, 2009
James wrote:
What is this racing crap?. Why do chicken--- cars have to be manufactured to go 10O mph?. This crap has to come to an end. No car should go faster than 55MPH. Fix em like that. The trucks too. People will never learn.This dude gets a pole through his brains and no one will ever get it.Accidents should be broadcast,with guts and brains all over the place for all to see.Maybe you careless drivers will learn something and start driving more carefully.I'm sick of this speeding crap.The government will end this crap.I can't wait.
i bet you drive 55 in carpool but i bet you werent there so you dont know what happend for sure maybe a call came to him of high importance and he was a new driver and shit happens man i was hit by a old lady in my bike and she wasnt going too fast just not paying attention so what do you say to that theres things you just cant contol by driving slow i fell for the fam sorry and hope you find peace
witness

Paramount, CA

#25 Aug 2, 2009
It was a horrible accident that never should have happened. He was speeding over florence ave and lost control on the small curve on pioneer blvd. There was another car, a white truck, that the driver had tried to pass up and in the process, he hit a light pole head on, then flipped multiple times also taking out a palm tree. If you saw the accident, it was loud and flames and smoke were pouring from the vehicle. The driver was killed instantly on impact, and luckily, there were no pedestrians or other drivers on the opposite side of traffic.
It was an awful sight and there were children present at the aquatic center, who heard and witnessed the tragedy. The first responders were extremely brave to try and help, but it was also extremely saddening to see all of the people loitering around the scene.
I wish there was more information about this accident, so that the hearsay can be put to rest.

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