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Two accidents on Santa Ana Freeway

Two accidents on Santa Ana Freeway

Jan. 13, 1962: Four men were injured in two accidents on the Santa Ana Freeway.

At 8:30 a.m. a stalled car was rear ended in the fast lane of the northbound Santa Ana Freeway – numbers 3 and 4 in above photo.

After the first accident, Los Angeles Times staff photographer Frank. Q. Brown arrived to take pictures and parked his car, foreground, on the southbound shoulder of the freeway.

Forty minutes after the first accident, five cars collided in the southbound lanes. They were, according to the Los Angeles Times, “slowed by curious drivers ahead of them.” These cars are numbers 1, 2 and 5 in photo above. The overturned car missed Brown’s car by an inch.

Arrow points to injured driver in the second accident, Jesse Kasner.  Two cars involved in the second accident were able to drive away.

scott.harrison@latimes.com

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