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Published on January 17, 2018

UPDATE: Fatal Car Accidents Around The Country

Stop driving children to school: It could be a lifesaver

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/01/16/stop-driving-children-to-school-it-could-be-a-lifesaver.htmlShocking. Saddening. But not surprising. The death of 5-year-old Camila Torcato, I mean.

When the news came that she had died after being pinned between two cars in the drop-off-and-pick-up area outside the Downsview school where she attended kindergarten, that was the order of reactions.

If you, like me, are the parent of primary-school-age children, the news may have seemed particularly horrifying.

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Fatal accidents kill one CHP officer, injure others in matter of weeks

CONCORD, California — California Highway Patrol officials arrested a Pittsburg woman on suspicion of driving under the influence after she caused a collision that seriously injured a CHP motorcycle officer Monday evening on state Highway 4 in Concord.

There have been two incidents involving CHP officers as victims of accidents in a one month time period one fatal, the other with the officer suffering serious injuries.

A court hearing for the deadly accident, which happened Christmas Eve in Hayward, took place Tuesday.

Twenty-two-year-old Mohammed Abraar Ali appeared in court in a wheelchair.

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Cameras coming to ignition interlock systems

https://article.wn.com/view/2018/01/17/Cameras_coming_to_ignition_interlock_systems/Cameras on ignition interlock systems used by those convicted of drunken driving may begin to appear on dashboards as soon as July.

In the heat of the moment, even when you think you had a full view of the road, there are still times when we miss what really happened in an accident.

A dash cam could be the answer in settling insurance disputes and claims, and may help you to improve the way you drive.

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3 die after crashes send vehicles into icy bodies of water

Three people were killed in two crashes in which vehicles plunged into icy bodies of water, and charges were filed in one of the accidents, authorities said.

A car believed to have been traveling at high speed struck a parked vehicle in Burlington on Sunday afternoon and then went over the river wall into the icy Delaware River, the Burlington County prosecutor’s office said.

The driver escaped, but the female passenger was still in the front seat and was submerged.

Twenty-three-year-old Stephanie White, of Burlington, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Willingboro.

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Metro riders have adjusted after years of subway troubles: They expect the worst

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/tripping/wp/2018/01/17/metro-riders-have-adjusted-after-years-of-subway-troubles-they-expect-the-worst/Maybe it’s because there are so many other things to worry about these days, but Metro riders seem to have become downright philosophical about how lousy Washington’s transit system is.

Few seem shocked in any way that a Metro train jumped the tracks on Monday.

After all the other problems that have come to light in the past few years, it’s almost as if D.C. commuters expect a derailment now and then.

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