2 seriously hurt when trucks, other vehicles collide

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“They were just everywhere,” Hahn said. The crash was in the truck lanes from the southbound Route 14 to the southbound I-5. The truck lanes – designed to take big rigs off treacherous stretches of roadway – were shut down for several hours. Normally, officers recommend passenger vehicles stay off the truck lanes, but in this instance there’s an off-ramp to The Old Road, Hahn said. “We can’t restrict access because of the off-ramp,” she said. “But, in general, a lot of car drivers don’t realize how difficult it is for truck to maneuver or stop. They can weight over 50,000 pounds if they’re loaded. “If you cut them off, they can’t stop.” NEWHALL – A man and woman were seriously injured Thursday morning when three big rigs tangled with passenger vehicles on the sky-high truck lanes in the Newhall Pass. Charlana Ragland, 37, of Littlerock suffered severe injuries and had to be pried from her sport utility vehicle as morning traffic backed up for miles on the Antelope Valley Freeway (14), where it pours into Interstate 5 junction. It was 8:13 a.m. when the driver of one of three 18-wheel double dump trucks on the transition road lost his brakes, rear-ended another rig, hit Ragland’s Mitsubishi Montero, spun out and hit the side of the two-lane route that passes high over the interchange, said Officer Wendy Hahn of the Highway Patrol. The truck that was rear-ended then jackknifed into a “W” across the lanes, Hahn said. Its driver, Ashour Youkhana, 46, of Northridge also suffered serious injuries as a pickup truck, two sedans and a flatbed tow truck carrying a van hit the wreckage in a chain-reaction. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fantasy: MW3 Premier League TotW

first_imgWeek three of the Premier League is now in the books and there was certainly plenty of excitement. The biggest winners though were Tottenham Hotspur, who stunned Manchester United at Old Trafford to the tune of 3-0.There were certainly plenty of individual performances that helped them claim all three points, and four of those individuals racked up enough Fantasy points to make our Team of the Week. Read below to see who else made the cut.Goal-Fantasy-Football-StartPlayingNow Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! GK: Hugo Lloris – Tottenham – 1 Game, 5 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 9 PointsDEF: Kieran Trippier – Tottenham – 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsTrippier’s fantastic ability from set pieces will likely come as little surprise to those who watched his set pieces at the World Cup. Now, in the last two weeks, he’s registered a goal and assist via dead ball situations. Rotation is always a concern for Tottenham players, and wingbacks in particular, but there’s little arguing as to how effective he can be in Fantasy when he does play.DEF: Nacho Monreal – Arsenal – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Goal Conceded = 8 PointsDEF: Harry Maguire – Leicester – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Goal Conceded = 8 PointsHarry Maguire Leicester CityDEF: Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Goal Conceded = 8 PointsMID: Lucas Moura – Tottenham – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 14 PointsAfter playing just 206 minutes after joining in January, some doubted his ability to break into Tottenham’s starting XI, but there’s very few doubting him now. His brace against United helped propel Spurs to their first win at Old Trafford since 2014, and will likely now see his ownership surge in the Goal game. Considering he is playing as a second striker at the moment, his £6.9m price tag and listing as a midfielder makes him look a fantastic own.MID: Roberto Pereyra – Watford – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsMID: Mo Salah – Liverpool – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsSalah managed just the one goal against Brighton but that fails to reflect how dominant he was on the day. He led the league in both touches in the box and chances created this week which could have easily led to more points. You likely don’t need to be told how good Salah is but, if you’re one of the owners that avoided him for, it’s probably time to change that.Fantasy TOTW MW3 graphicMID: Eden Hazard – Chelsea – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsFOR: Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Assist = 15 PointsThe big Serbian never really found his footing at Newcastle but he’s been pretty lethal since he first pulled on a Fulham kit in January. In fact, since joining the London outfit, Mitrovic has scored 15 goals in 21 starts and three in three in the Premier League. The coming fixtures probably prevent him from being a worthwhile investment right now, but this is probably not the last time that he’ll pop up in our Team of the Week.FOR: Harry Kane – Tottenham – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 10 Points goal-fantasy-football-banner Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Caps Stop Islanders Streak, 5-2

first_imgWASHINGTON — The mood in the Washington dressing room between the first and second periods was quite somber after the host Capitals blew a two-goal lead to the streaking New York Islanders in less than a minute.However, the Capitals regrouped and went on to a 5-2 victory on Nov. 28 to gain a split of the home-and-home series.“We went back in the room and it was pretty quiet,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “We said, ‘Listen, it’s a 40-minute game now. Let’s look at it that way. We’ve got to win a period and then we’ll be back to where we want to be.’”Alex Ovechkin got the message loud and clear. Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and Matt Niskanen chipped in with three assists.Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, and Andre Burakovsky and Joel Ward also scored for Washington. Ovechkin has four goals in his last three games.Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and has a 1.86 goals-against average over his last seven games.After a 3-2 overtime loss on Long Island on Nov. 26, the Capitals bounced back to beat the team right above them in the standings.“You go into this obviously looking for four points when you play someone, and we got three,” Trotz said. “We gained a little ground, but importantly, we didn’t lose any ground.”John Tavares and Anders Lee scored for New York, and Chad Johnson made 22 saves. The Islanders, who began play tied with Pittsburgh in points atop the Metropolitan Division, had won five straight and 10 of 11.“We didn’t handle the puck the way we wanted to. It was sloppy,” Lee said.The Capitals took a 3-2 lead at 9:53 of the second when Tom Wilson skated across the blue line and passed to Ovechkin, who fired a shot past Johnson from the right circle for his 12th goal.Kuznetsov sent a drive over Johnson’s shoulder to make it 4-2 at 5:56 of the third, and Ward added an empty-net goal.The Islanders will look to get back to their winning ways when they host New Jersey on Nov. 29.“I think we know that we haven’t played at the top of the game, maybe for the last couple,” Tavares said, “I think we should be itching to get back home, back in front of our crowd and obviously (against) a team that we see a lot – the Devils.”Washington didn’t have a shot until 10:01 of the first period, but a hooking call against Matt Martin gave its second-ranked power play unit a shot at New York’s 29th-ranked penalty killers. Just 31 seconds later, the Capitals opened the scoring when Niskanen’s slapper was deflected home by Burakovsky.Johansson’s ninth goal made it 2-0 at 18:27. The Capitals had gone nearly 150 minutes over parts of four games since their previous even-strength goal.New York, which outshot Washington 11-5 in the first period, needed just 35 seconds to tie it. Tavares, alone to the left of Holtby, banged in a rebound for his 10th of the season with 1:02 remaining.Then, with 27 seconds left in the period, Lee eluded Capitals defenders to Holtby’s right and redirected in a deflected puck sent toward the net by Travis Hamonic to make it 2-2.“That could have been deflating,” Niskanen said, “We had a good response the rest of the game with a really urgent effort from everybody. We needed that one.”(HARVEY VALENTINE)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more