The Los Angeles Times' article, "Deputy at Texas Pileup: 'Children bleeding... cars on top of cars,'" uses a lot of good direct quotes that make for a great story.
The article does a great job of using direct quotes from Texas deputy sheriff Rod Carroll who was at the scene of the collision.
The article is a combination of facts and details about the accident and quotes from Carroll. This makes the story more powerful because not only does it provide concrete information, but it also gives a witness's first-hand account of the experience.
For instance, in the story it quotes Carroll saying "I saw people lying on the ground covered by a blanket, being attended to by strangers. I saw an infant being loaded into an ambulance. I saw children bleeding," he told The Times. "It was like a Third World scene, honestly. I just kept walking down that highway, trying to help in any way I could, not knowing what I would encounter next, what would come out of the fog."
Quotes like these grab the reader's attention and really put an emphasis on the seriousness of the event.
Overall, this article does a great job of applying quotations from Carroll to make not only an interesting and good story, but a story that also provides the reader with crucial information.