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Brunchtime news: car stupidity and tragedy

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Car tard #1: That guy who smashed the Ferrari in two while speeding through Malibu? It looks like he stole the car. It only took police 6 weeks to arrest him.

Car tragedy #1: A 1973 Nova spontaneously combusted while driving on the 10 Freeway; a 3-year old girl died as people tried to pull her from the flames. Her parents and two other children survived.

Car tard #2: In North Hollywood around 5pm yesterday, a suspected drunk driver ran a stop sign — and plowed into a police car. Looks like he'd stolen the car, too.

Car tragedy #2: In Dana Point, two moms out for a jog were run down by a big blue Buick; they've survived, but it's touch and go. They were jogging with two friends who were not hit; the surviving women say they were all far from the path of traffic. Yesterday was the 34th birthday of one of the moms, Stacy Neria, who is in critical condition. The hunt continues for the driver of the Buick.