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Driver in Crash That Killed 8 Had Just Crashed Another Car

Bryan Maclean Howard reportedly told troopers he was 'driving very carefully'

(Newser) - The driver of a truck that crashed into a bus Tuesday morning, killing eight farmworkers and injuring 40 more, had been "in an auto accident at least three days prior to this accident," a Florida judge said on Wednesday. Bryan Maclean Howard, who faces eight counts of DUI-manslaughter,...

Cops: After Crash, Bear Pulled Man's Body From Car

Animal fled Massachusetts scene when first responders arrived

(Newser) - State police in Massachusetts believe a 31-year-old motorist was killed by a car crash, not by a bear that dragged him out of the vehicle afterward. State police say Daniel Ducharme's body was found in woods near the crash site in western Massachusetts on Sunday, NBC Boston reports. A...

After Tesla Autopilot Updates, Crashes Continue

NHTSA to look at the effectiveness of software update meant to keep drivers' eyes on the road

(Newser) - The driver of a Tesla that struck and killed a motorcyclist near Seattle claims he was using the vehicle's Autopilot system, which experts say lacks adequate safety measures , even after a recent recall. The 56-year-old driver of the 2022 Tesla Model S told authorities he looked at his cellphone...

Sheriff: Siblings Killed When Woman Crashes Into Kids' Party
Woman Charged With
Murder in Kids' Party Crash

Woman Charged With Murder in Kids' Party Crash

The allegedly intoxicated woman drove into a building at Swan Boat Club in Michigan

(Newser) - A 66-year-old Michigan woman faces charges including two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a crash that killed an 8-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother at a birthday party on Saturday. Marshella Chidester has also been charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and...

This Creek Was Just Inundated With 77K Uninvited Fish

Salmon being transported to river in Oregon ended up in a different waterway entirely after truck crash

(Newser) - A truck carrying more than 100,000 young chinook salmon was bound for Oregon's Imnaha River, to help populate a waterway where they're considered a threatened species. But tens of thousands of them ended up in a creek near their former fish hatchery home instead, after the vehicle...

Boy, 2, Is Sole Survivor of Wisconsin Crash That Killed 9

Van, semi collide in rural Wisconsin

(Newser) - A devastating crash in Wisconsin's Clark County killed nine people, leaving a 2-year-old boy as the sole survivor. The toddler was among nine occupants of a van that was traveling north on a rural roadway as a semi traveled east on a highway. Both vehicles were approaching the intersection...

5 Killed in Illinois School Bus Crash

3 kids, 2 adults were killed when bus collided with semitruck

(Newser) - Five people, including three children, were killed Monday after a school bus and semitruck collided on a highway in western Illinois, authorities said. The bus was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 24 when it crossed the center line into the westbound lanes and the path of the semitruck. Both vehicles...

This Is Not What You Want to See While Driving

Dashcam footage captures another motorist careening off a cliff, plunging 200 feet

(Newser) - A motorist driving along Highway 224 in Oregon's Clackamas County last month witnessed another vehicle plunge 200 feet off a cliff, and thanks to dashcam footage, now we can see the incident through their eyes. Jalopnik reports on the "rather alarming" video , which features a time stamp from...

Christmas Tree-Tossing Hobby Costs Woman Big

Kamila Grabska's $825K suit for 2017 car crash injuries nixed after she won unusual competition

(Newser) - If you're going to claim serious injuries from a car crash have left you unable to work or play with your kids, entering a Christmas tree-throwing contest probably shouldn't be on your to-do list as your case winds its way through the courts. Kamila Grabska found that out...

Single-Car Crash Devastates U of Wyoming Swim Team

3 members killed Thursday in Colorado

(Newser) - Three members of the University of Wyoming swim and dive team are dead following a single-car crash in Colorado. Five people were in a Toyota RAV4 heading south along Highway 287, about 10 miles from the Colorado-Wyoming border, around 2:45pm local time on Thursday when the vehicle went off...

Floating Sauna Saves Tesla Passengers From Icy Fjord

Half-naked patrons pulled stranded motorists out of water in Norwegian capital of Oslo

(Newser) - As Tesla handles a new recall in the US , a Tesla owner on the other side of the globe dealt with a different kind of issue this week. A witness tells the Norwegian newspaper VG that the Tesla was cruising Thursday near the quay at the foot of Oslo's...

Police Chase Led to Crash That Injured Joe Manchin's Wife

Suspect faces charges in connection with Alabama crash

(Newser) - A man fleeing police caused the Alabama car crash that injured Gayle Manchin, head of an economic development partnership of the federal government and 13 state governments and the wife of US Sen. Joe Manchin, authorities said Wednesday. Police in Homewood, a Birmingham suburb, said the man faces charges of...

He Was Hit by 3 Different Cars. None of the Drivers Stopped

He was pronounced dead at the scene in LA

(Newser) - "He was breathing. He was trying to get up." That's what a Los Angeles business owner said after watching video taken by his surveillance camera of a pedestrian who was hit by a car late Friday night. That car didn't stop. Neither did the second car...

'Pretty Lucky' Woman Rescued After Truck Falls 200 Feet

Driver rescued after 4 days after truck plummets off cliff in California's Angeles National Forest

(Newser) - A woman in Southern California has some hikers to thank for being alive after her vehicle veered off the road and off a mountain cliff in Angeles National Forest. Per the East Bay Times , a hiking group spotted a Ford Ranger pickup truck around 12:30pm local time on Sunday...

FBI: No 'Nexus to Terrorism' Found in Deadly NY Crash

Police say suspect was stockpiling gas cans in days before fiery crash

(Newser) - The driver who crashed an SUV loaded with gas cans outside a western New York concert venue appeared to have been aiming at a pedestrian crossing, but there's no evidence of a terror motive in the fiery wreck that killed him and two ride-hail passengers on New Year's...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

It Was a 'Lazy Day.' They Saved a Man Who Was Near Death

Man and son-in-law looking for fishing holes spotted a mangled truck

(Newser) - The day after Christmas was a "lazy day" for Mario Garcia and son-in-law Nivardo De La Torre. Garcia's wife was working and his daughter was out, so the pair decided to scout a few Indiana fishing holes, ending at Salt Creek. CNN reports that as the men finished...

5 Teens Crushed After SUV Doing 'Donuts' Flips

19-year-old Colorado Springs driver Marisol Wentling faces vehicular assault charges

(Newser) - A Colorado Springs teenager was arrested and five of her friends were hospitalized after her SUV tipped over while she was doing donuts in a strip mall parking lot, authorities say. Police said five young people were hanging out of the windows as Marisol Wentling drove in tight circles, and...

Report: Border Crash Killed Couple Leaving NY Casino
Couple Killed in
Border Bridge Crash

Couple Killed in Border Bridge Crash Identified

Police say Kurt, Monica Villani of Grand Island, New York, died in fiery crash

(Newser) - The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the couple killed when their Bentley exploded in a crash at the American side of the US-Canada border on Wednesday. Police said Kurt Villani and Monica Villani, both 53 years old, were residents of the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island, the AP reports....

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous
Wider Traffic Lanes
Are More Dangerous

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous

A new study found that shrinking lane width by just a couple of feet resulted in less accidents

(Newser) - Researchers out of Johns Hopkins University are hoping to make nine the new magic number in urban design. After analyzing 1,117 streets in seven cities, from DC to Dallas, they found that wider traffic lanes have significantly more pedestrian accidents than lanes shrunk down to 9 feet. Per Johns...

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