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Woman's Kia Gets Stuck Under Semi-Truck for 8 Miles

The wild scene happened Wednesday morning in Kansas

(Newser) - Remember the scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation where the family's station wagon gets stuck under a tractor-trailer ? Something like that happened for real in Kansas on Wednesday morning, except it reportedly lasted a whole lot longer. Police say that around 3:40am, a flurry of 911...

Report Released in Fatal Georgia Football Crash

Speed was a factor in Sunday crash that killed Devin Willock, driver Chandler LeCroy

(Newser) - University of Georgia football recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy was speeding when her SUV ran off the road and crashed early Sunday , killing LeCroy and player Devin Willock, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. LeCroy's Ford Expedition "failed to negotiate a left curve, resulting in the vehicle striking a...

Driver Crashes Into Bobcat Hung From Bridge With Rope

The impact smashed Andrew Noble's windshield

(Newser) - As far as car accidents go, this has to rank among the strangest: A New York man drove into a dead bobcat that had been hung from an overpass on Monday night. Andrew Noble, his fiancee, and his 10-year-old son were traveling home on Interstate 88 in Schoharie County around...

Somehow, a Driver Survived This Crash

Video and images from scene of Connecticut accident show guardrail that impaled vehicle

(Newser) - Looking at these images from a car accident last week along a Connecticut highway, your first thought will likely be, "Well, that doesn't look good." Officials from a local fire department near Hartford, however, say the driver is A-OK, despite a guardrail that impaled the car and...

Kids Survive 2 Days in Outback After Parents Killed in Crash

'Nobody knows what they went through,' relative says; 5-year-old credited with saving baby brother

(Newser) - Three young children survived two days in the Australian Outback after a Christmas Day car crash that took the lives of their parents, and the eldest sibling deserves some thanks for that. Sky News reports that 25-year-old Cindy Braddock, 28-year-old Jake Day, and their three kids—a 5-year-old girl and...

Dense Fog Leads to Deadly Bridge Pile-Up

As many as 290 cars were involved in the incident on the Zhengxin Huanghe Bridge

(Newser) - It was a wild scene on a bridge in Zhengzhou, China, on Wednesday as dense fog caused a massive pileup. One person was killed in the incident, which happened when visibility dropped to a little over a tenth of a mile in places, reports Reuters . Videos and images posted to...

'Maybe the Worst Accident ... I've Ever Seen on the Ohio Turnpike'

4 are dead after 50-vehicle pileup along highway in Sandusky County

(Newser) - Amid an extreme winter storm sweeping across large sections of the US, a fatal accident has taken place along a stretch of highway in the Midwest. Ohio State Highway Patrol officials say four people are dead and multiple are injured after a pileup Friday on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky...

Woman's New iPhone Saves Her, Boyfriend After Crash

Device's Crash Detection, Emergency SOS features alerted rescuers after car plunged into canyon

(Newser) - The new iPhone 14 debuted in September, boasting such perks as a new dual-camera system, better battery life, and a 5-core GPU for smoother graphics while gaming. But it's the device's Crash Detection and Emergency SOS features that Cloe Fields is grateful for after she and her boyfriend...

40K-Pound Meatball Delivery Goes Very Awry

Tractor-trailer crash in Virginia sent lots of meatballs onto Interstate 95

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer accident this week left a big mess on a Virginia highway, and it wasn't just debris from the crash. WAVY reports that Virginia State Police were called to the scene of an accident on Interstate 95 in Greensville County around 12:30am on Friday, where one big...

3 'Human Jukebox' Members Killed in Highway Crash

Southern University marching band members were hit by 18-wheeler

(Newser) - Southern University's famous marching band, known as the Human Jukebox, suffered a terrible loss Tuesday night when two tuba players and a percussionist were killed in a crash in northwest Louisiana. Police say Broderick Moore, 19; Tyran Williams, 19; and Dylan Young, 21, were killed when they were hit...

Paramedic Tried to Save Crash Victim, Later Learned It Was Her Girl

"I am shattered,' Jayme Erickson says of the loss of 17-year-old Montana

(Newser) - A first responder who worked for nearly half an hour to save the life of a teenage crash victim only later discovered her patient was her daughter. Canadian paramedic Jayme Erickson and her partner were first on the scene of the crash near Airdrie, Alberta, on the afternoon of Nov....

Stolen Car Triggers Fatal Pileup in Chicago

Fire Department rep says crash involving 8 vehicles is 'among the worst' he's seen

(Newser) - A car speeding the wrong way down a Chicago street smashed into numerous vehicles at an intersection on Wednesday, bursting into flames and leaving the two occupants dead inside. Outside, there was chaos with several people injured across seven vehicles, including children. "This is a really bad crash,"...

Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide in Apple Store Crash

Bradley Rein says deadly crash was an 'unfortunate accident'

(Newser) - A man accused of crashing his SUV through the front of a Boston-area Apple store Monday, killing one person and injuring 20 others, says it was an "unfortunate accident," according to his attorney. Bradley Rein, 53, has been charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle and reckless operations...

Driver Who Hit Sheriff's Recruits: It Was an Accident

Nicholas Gutierrez, initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, says he fell asleep

(Newser) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 25 recruits were injured , several critically, when a driver deliberately plowed into them as they jogged near a training center in South Whittier on Wednesday. The driver tells a very different story. In an interview with KNBC , 22-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez says he was...

1 Dead, 16 Hurt in 'Unthinkable' Crash at Apple Store

SUV drove through glass front of Hingham, Massachusetts store

(Newser) - One person was killed and at least 16 injured in what the local district attorney says was an "unthinkable morning" at an Apple store in Massachusetts. Authorities say an SUV crashed through the glass front of the Hingham store around 10:45am Monday, less than an hour after the...

Driver Faces Attempted Murder Charges Over Sheriff's Recruits

22-year-old drove into a group of recruits on a training run

(Newser) - Authorities have charged a 22-year-old driver on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly plowing his vehicle into Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits on a training run, injuring more than two dozen people. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Thursday that Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez...

25 Sheriff's Academy Recruits Struck by SUV While on Run

5 suffered critical injuries

(Newser) - More details are coming into focus about the car that hit 25 Los Angeles County Sheriff's academy recruits who were among 75 recruits on an early-morning run. The AP reports the runners were hit by an SUV that was being driven by a 22-year-old man. CHP Assistant Chief Charlie...

Driver in Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 7 Had 0.164% BAC

Family of 6 and a teenage friend were killed in July tragedy

(Newser) - The Illinois woman who drove the wrong way on I-90 on July 31, killing two adults and five children in the van she hit, was drunk, police say. The woman was also killed in the crash. The victims were a family of six (the father, who was initially hospitalized after...

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He Lost 30 Years of Memories. His Wife Came Up With a Plan

A motorcycle accident took Andrew Mackenzie's memories—for a time

(Newser) - The second-scariest moment of Kristy Mackenzie's life came when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with the motorcycle carrying her and her husband Andrew on June 19. They were thrown 60 feet from the bike and suffered horrific injuries: Andrew, 58, broke two vertebrae, a pelvic bone,...

Fiery Crash Kills Owner of Celebrity Hangout, Son

Kevin Gonzales, facing double murder charges, seen undergoing sobriety test

(Newser) - The owner of a celebrity hangout and his young son have died in a horrific, fiery crash in California that is being blamed on a suspected drunk driver. Kevin Gonzales, 21, is facing charges of double murder after police say he slammed his vehicle into a classic Ford Mustang carrying...

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