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Concrete Truck Slams Into Bus Full of Pre-K Students

Boy on bus, man in another vehicle killed in Bastrop, Texas

(Newser) - A cement truck veered into a school bus carrying more than 40 pre-K students returning from a field trip to a Texas zoo Friday, killing a boy on the bus and a man in another vehicle, authorities said. Officials said the bus rolled over on the highway in Bastrop, in...

Snowmobiler Hit Parked Black Hawk, Sues US for $9.5M
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Snowmobiler Hit Parked Black Hawk, Sues US for $9.5M

Jeff Smith says crew should have alerted snowmobilers to helicopter's presence

(Newser) - Jeff Smith was whizzing along on a snowmobile one evening in March 2019 when something dark appeared in front of him. He hit his brakes but couldn't avoid the rear tail of a Black Hawk helicopter parked on the trail in Worthington, Massachusetts. The crash almost cost Smith his...

Boy Who Survived Cancer Dies 'Unbearable' Death

Elyas Marshall-Rodriguez, 9, was killed after crawling under moving school bus in Florida

(Newser) - Elyas Marshall-Rodriguez was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 2, but by age 9, the Florida boy was in remission and looking forward to moving on. That makes what happened at an Orange County bus stop this week doubly tragic: According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Elyas was killed...

Woman on Lawn Mower Killed by Small Plane

Pilot tried to pull up when he saw woman at Oklahoma airport, authorities say

(Newser) - A woman on a lawn mower was pronounced dead at the scene Friday after she was hit by a small plane at an airport, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says. Authorities say 27-year-old Samantha Hayes suffered a head injury when she was hit by the wing of a 1972 Bonanza A36...

Overturned Truck With Toxic Cargo Causes 'Multiple' Deaths

Area around Illinois accident evacuated due to plume from ammonia leak near Teutopolis

(Newser) - A semitruck carrying anhydrous ammonia overturned in Illinois, causing "multiple fatalities" and prompting an evacuation of area residents, police said Saturday. The accident, which involved "multiple" vehicles, happened about a half-mile east of Teutopolis on US Highway 40 on Friday at about 9:25pm local time, Illinois State...

Scary NYC Morning: 'This Could Have Been Much Worse'

Only minor injuries reported after crane's arm plummets to the street in Manhattan

(Newser) - A towering construction crane caught fire high above the west side of Manhattan on Wednesday morning, then lost its long arm , which smashed against a nearby building, dangled, and then plummeted to the street as people ran for their lives on the sidewalk below, the AP reports. Four people suffered...

It's a Site Known for Crashes. This One Just Killed Dozens

At least 51 die after truck hits market traders, other vehicles in Londiani, Kenya

(Newser) - A truck rammed into several other vehicles and market traders in western Kenya, killing dozens, police said. The Friday evening accident occurred at a location known for vehicle crashes near the Rift Valley town of Londiani, which is about 125 miles northwest of the capital, Nairobi. Officers at the scene...

Crew Hurt as Gladiator II Set Is 'Plunged Into Chaos'

6 receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries on sequel set in Morocco

(Newser) - Paramount Pictures says that multiple crew members were injured Wednesday in Morocco on the set of the Gladiator sequel, after a stunt went awry. "While filming a planned stunt sequence ... an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries," a spokesperson for the studio says in...

Sweden Accidentally Fires Rocket Into Norway

Its neighbor, a little peeved, claims notice wasn't relayed through 'proper channels'

(Newser) - Monday morning is perhaps not the best time for a rocket launch, as Sweden may have learned when it fired off a research rocket, only to have it land off target in neighboring Norway. The rocket launched at 7:20am local time Monday from the Esrange Space Center in northern...

The Crash Into 20 Cyclists Appears to Have Been Accident

Driver allegedly told police his steering locked

(Newser) - The crash of a truck into a group of 20 bicyclists on a bridge that killed two and injured nearly all the rest of a Phoenix area cycling group appears to have been an accident, police said Monday. The driver told officers his steering locked, the AP reports. Goodyear Police...

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:...

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