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Star Stunt-Driver Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Rally champ Ken Block killed at the age of 55 in Wasatch County, Utah

(Newser) - Ken Block, a motor sports champ and sportswear company co-founder who became an internet sensation for his nail-biting stunts , has died in a snowmobiling accident in Utah, per his Hoonigan Racing team. He was 55. The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office says Block was riding on a steep slope around...

Jeremy Renner's Rep Gives Update After Snow Plow Accident

Actor is still in critical but stable condition after surgery

(Newser) - Jeremy Renner remains in critical but stable condition after a snow plow accident at his Reno, Nevada, home Sunday following a big storm in the area the day prior. "We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd...

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...

Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

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...

He Fell 5 Stories and His Bones Exploded. He Didn't Crumble

'Esquire' tells the story of Mike Conner

(Newser) - On April 2, 2013, engineer Mike Conner was at a church in Clovis, California, inspecting sprinklers the fire marshal had taken issue with in the attic. Conner fell five stories, landing feet first on concrete. Writing for Esquire , Joshua St.Clair's description of what happened immediately after—and then...

After First Day of Classes, Tragedy on Oregon Campus

Column collapse kills student at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon

(Newser) - The first day of classes at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, ended in tragedy Monday night when a freestanding brick column collapsed on a group of students, reports CNN . Portland Fire and Rescue responded around 8:15pm local time to reports of several students injured, including one who...

Tour de France Racer Hits Fans, Suffers Broken Neck

Incredibly, Italy's Daniel Oss got up and finished that leg, but he later pulled out of race

(Newser) - An elite racer from Italy has been forced to withdraw from the Tour de France, due to a broken neck suffered after he collided with spectators on a particularly tricky part of the course. Daniel Oss of Team TotalEnergies was cruising along Wednesday during Stage 5 of the race, on...

It Was 'Pretty Much the Worst Thing You Could Imagine'

Parasailing accident off Marathon, Fla., leaves woman dead, 2 children injured

(Newser) - A Memorial Day parasailing adventure turned into "pretty much the worst thing you could imagine," according to a witness of what became a deadly tragedy for a vacationing family in the Florida Keys. Supraja Alaparthi, 33, of Illinois was parasailing with her 10-year-old son and 9-year-old nephew off...

Officials: NC Cop Shot Son in Head in Apparent Accident

The 15-year-old is said to be in critical condition

(Newser) - A North Carolina police department is asking for prayers for the family of one of its own: a Jacksonville police officer who allegedly shot his teen son in the head in what was apparently an accident. Neither the officer nor the 15-year-old have been identified. The incident happened around 4:...

Mayor Speaks About Teen's Death in Dirt-Bike Crash

Family says police in Boynton Beach, Fla., 'chased' Stanley Davis Jr. 'right to his damn grave'

(Newser) - Update: The mayor of Boynton, Florida, has weighed in on the Sunday death of a 13-year-old boy there. Mayor Steven B. Grant on Monday shared what he conveyed to Stanley Davis Jr.'s family with CBS12 . It quotes him as saying, "My statement to them was we should...

19 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bus Crash During Pilgrimage

State officials in Mexico says it appears the bus on its way to religious site lost its brakes

(Newser) - Nineteen people died and 32 more were injured after a bus apparently carrying pilgrims to a religious site in central Mexico crashed on Friday. State officials said the bus apparently lost its brakes and slammed into a building in the state of Mexico, per the AP . Six of the victims...

'Something Went Terribly Wrong' on 'Extreme' Version of AGT

Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin severely injured after being smashed between 2 swinging cars

(Newser) - Maybe "extreme" versions of talent show competitions aren't a great idea. A stunt for America's Got Talent: Extreme, an NBC spinoff of the popular original, went awry on Thursday at Georgia's Atlanta Motor Speedway, and "it was so bad people on the set thought [the...

Married With Children's Sagal Hit by Car in LA

67-year-old actor going to be fine after Tesla tagged her in crosswalk

(Newser) - Katey Sagal is "going to be fine" after a Tesla clipped her in a Los Angeles crosswalk, a source tells People . TMZ first reported the Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy, and Conners star was hit Thursday around 11:30am as she was crossing the street, and the driver...

Woman Waiting to Ride Roller Coaster Hit by 'Metal Object'

Top Thrill Dragster, world's 2nd-tallest roller coaster, shut down at Ohio's Cedar Point

(Newser) - The world's second-tallest roller coaster won't open again this year after a person standing in line was hit in the head by a metal object that flew off the ride last weekend at Cedar Point amusement park. The 420-foot-tall Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster will remain closed as...

3 Ohio Brothers Die in Manure Pit
3 Ohio Brothers
Die in Manure Pit

3 Ohio Brothers Die in Manure Pit

They were working on family farm when they became trapped, overcome by fumes

(Newser) - The obituaries for three Ohio siblings all feature the same chilling line: "He is preceded in death by his brothers." That's because the Wuebker brothers—31-year-old Todd, 35-year-old Brad, and 37-year-old Gary—died together this week in a freak accident, overcome by fumes after becoming trapped in...

Gone Girl Actress Badly Injured While Crossing NYC Street

Lisa Banes was reportedly back in NYC for the first time since the pandemic began

(Newser) - Gone Girl and Cocktail actor Lisa Banes remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday night after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York City, her manager said. Banes, 65, was struck by either a scooter or a motorcycle in the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center on...

3 Arrests After Cops Find DIY Brake Fix to Doomed Cable Car

Owner of Italian cable car company among those arrests after crash that killed 14

(Newser) - Three people involved with an Italian cable car company have been arrested after a crash Sunday in the northern part of the country left 14 dead. Carabinieri Lt. Col. Alberto Cicognani told local media one of those three admitted to police that an emergency brake on the cable car kept...

Cable Snaps on Scenic Lift
Scenic Cable Car
Falls, Killing 14

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Scenic Cable Car Falls, Killing 14

Accident happens on mountain in northern Italy

(Newser) - A mountain cable car plunged to the ground Sunday in northern Italy, killing 14 people. Two children, 5 and 9, were seriously injured, the BBC reports. The cars take passengers on a 20-minute trip from the resort town of Stresa up Mottarone mountain for a view of Lake Maggiore. Stresa'...

Dad Dies of Heart Attack After Girl's Fatal Sledding Accident

'Her daddy got to heaven just before she did'

(Newser) - Tragedy hit twice in the same day for an Akron, Ohio family. After 14-year-old Eirelyn Zuercher suffered a brain injury in a sledding accident, her father died from a massive heart attack as he arrived at the hospital, Cleveland.com reports. The teen was taken off life support five days...

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