EMERGENCY FLIGHT FAILS TO SAVE PALMDALE MOTORIST.
Byline: Greg Botonis Staff Writer
PALMDALE - A Palmdale motorist was killed Thursday when his car ran a red light at an intersection and was hit broadside by an oncoming on·com·ing
Coming nearer; approaching: an oncoming storm.
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Peter Maligo, who suffered massive trauma, was flown by helicopter to Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
``The crash was called in by one of our deputies who saw a huge cloud of smoke as he was coming around Palmdale Boulevard to 47th Street East,'' said Deputy Andy Lynch
Andy Lynch (born in London to New Zealand parents on January 19, 1979) is an award-winning guitarist and member of New Zealand boy-pop band Zed. of the Palmdale sheriff's station. ``He called it in and then came over to assist.''
The crash occurred about 8:55 a.m. at 47th Street East and Avenue R. Maligo, driving a 1995 Saturn, was eastbound east·bound
Going toward the east.
going towards the east
Adj. 1. on Avenue R and failed to stop at a red light, witnesses told deputies.
Deputies said a 1989 Lincoln driven by 66-year-old Leon Romualdo of Huron, Calif., hit the Saturn's left side at about 50 mph, sending the Saturn spinning out of control into a telephone pole.
Romualdo was not injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. . One of his two passengers complained of pain resulting from the seat belt, deputies said.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, officials said.
The intersection was partially closed for more than three hours while officials conducted their investigation.
(color) Emergency workers try to save Peter Maligo of Palmdale, dead on arrival by helicopter at Antelope Valley Hospital.
Agustin Tabares/Special to the Daily News