Car Crashes Kill Baby, Senior Citizens, Possible Thief

By Matt Baume
|  Sunday, Jan 30, 2011  |  Updated 7:15 AM PDT
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Car Crashes Kill Baby, Senior Citizens, Possible Thief

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Officials will close the 710 along a three-and-a-half mile stretch between the 405 and the 91 freeways for part of the weekend.

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The last few days' worth of car crashes have been more than usually gory, with several gruesome deaths.

Over a million people are killed around the world by car crashes every year. In the United States alone, that's nearly 40,000 deaths a year due to cars.

In San Jose, a 90-year-old man lost control of his car on a curve and crashed into a tree, killing him at the scene, according to the Merc.

In Santa Rosa, an 85-year-old woman was crushed between cars while on her way to a funeral. As the woman was walking behind a car, it rolled backwards and pinned her against another car, according to the Press Democrat.

In Bay Point, a man was hit by a car that drove away, and sustained unknown injuries. And in Vacaville, a gas station collapse nearly killed a woman.

One of the strangest deaths happened in Hayward, where a woman is alleged to have died behind the wheel of a stolen car, according to the CC Times. After a short police chase, the car crashed into a utility pole, killing the occupant.

And in Oakland, a driver hit a one-year-old baby, killing her.

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