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Engineering Firm Hired to Study Deadly Beverly Hills Road

Two LAPD officers died in separate crashes in 2014 on Loma Vista Road in Beverly Hills

By Jason Kandel
|  Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014  |  Updated 2:36 PM PDT
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A Beverly Hills road is temporarily off-limits to large trucks. A transportation consulting firm has been hired to improve safety on the stretch of pavement where three crashes happened in the same area within two months that left two officers dead and one seriously injured. Kim Baldonado reports from Beverly Hills for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014.

Kim Baldonado, Beth Slepp-Paz

A Beverly Hills road is temporarily off-limits to large trucks. A transportation consulting firm has been hired to improve safety on the stretch of pavement where three crashes happened in the same area within two months that left two officers dead and one seriously injured. Kim Baldonado reports from Beverly Hills for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014.

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Potential Fixes for Treacherous Road Discussed at Meeting

A series of crashes along Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, including those that killed two LAPD officers in separate accidents, have spurred a series of proposals for permanent measures aimed at preventing such accidents in the future. Lolita Lopez reports from Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Beverly Hills Considers Safety Measures for Street

The city is considering the measures in the wake of two fatal crashes involving Los Angeles police and other traffic problems on the road. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday May 15, 2014.
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The Beverly Hills City Council has hired an engineering firm to take a close look at a deadly mountain road that claimed the lives of two LAPD officers.

Both crashes happened when their patrol cars collided with large construction trucks.

People who live in the area say Loma Vista is a constant safety hazard.

Some of the early recommendations include re-routing large trucks and a new permit system for construction projects.

Ernest Allen, a veteran LAPD detective, was killed on the road when the truck he was driving was hit by a cement truck on May 9.

The site of that crash was about 25 yards away from where LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee was killed March 7.

He and his partner were responding to an emergency call when their car was hit by a dump truck.

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