Category Archives: Car Accidents

Automakers Equipping Vehicles with Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking is the Future

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about 10 automakers equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 with automatic emergency braking (AEB). This is the second wave of updates on the progress of these automobile manufacturers as they work towards equipping every new passenger occupant vehicle with crash avoidance technology by 2022.

The companies involved are all high-volume automakers. Honda, Nissan and Toyota are involved. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo all report 93 percent or higher conformance with the voluntary commitment, and Tesla had 100 percent.

Toyota Steps up in Crash Avoidance Technology Manufacturing

At this time, Toyota is the top automaker in terms of total number of vehicles produced with AEB. According to the NHTSA, Toyota equipped 2.2 million (90 percent) of its 2.5 million vehicles with AEB. Nissan and Honda follow behind with 78 percent and 61 percent of vehicles produced with AEB, respectively.

This data is being reported as part of a voluntary commitment by 20 automobile manufacturers. The ultimate goal is to equip virtually all new light-duty cars and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds or less with a low-speed AEB system that includes forward collision warning  (FCW) and crash imminent braking (CIB) to help prevent and mitigate front-to-rear crashes.

Improving Roadway Safety With Crash Avoidance Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that the commitment to introducing these crash avoidance technologies will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries by 2025. AEB systems with both FCW and CIB reduce rear-end crashes by half, and FCW alone can reduce them by more than a quarter.

The target is to get all new light-duty cars and trucks equipped with this technology by 2022. As it stands, automakers are working ahead of schedule. That being said, some automakers haven’t been conforming to the AEB commitment. Jaguar Land Rover didn’t report any vehicles with AEB.

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Finding The Right Car Seat for Your Child

Young girl in car seat.

Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want to help motorists find the right car seats for their children. The NHTSA now has a super easy-to-use tool on their website to help parents and caregivers find appropriately sized car seats for their children. All you have to do is plug in your child’s date of birth, height and weight, and you will be given all the appropriate options for your child’s age and size.

The NHTSA has guidelines posted for what types of car seat are appropriate for children of different ages and sizes. From birth to approximately 12 years old, it’s important to make sure your child is in the correct size and stage appropriate car seat or booster seat.

  • Rear-Facing Car Seats

    • Parents are encouraged to keep children in rear-facing car seats for as long as possible, as this is the safest configuration. Depending upon your child’s size and age, he or she could be in rear-facing seats between the ages of birth and three years old.
  • Forward-Facing Car Seats

    • When your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, it’s time for a forward facing car seat. As with rear-facing seats, forward-facing seats should also be located in the back seat of your vehicle. When your child is ready to move up from a forward-facing seat, anywhere between ages four and seven years old depending upon size, they should move into a booster seat.
  • Booster Seats and Seat Belts

    • Continuing to keep children located in the backseat, the next step up is the booster seat. This can help to keep a child properly positioned in the vehicle’s seat, so that the seat belt fits them correctly. Children may need to ride in booster seats from ages eight up to 12 years old. Once your child is big enough to fit a in a seat belt properly without a booster seat, you can go directly to the seat belt only method. As always, parents are encouraged to keep their children in the back seat, where it’s safest.

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Lawsuit against Mesa police says 2 officers beat, choked man as he urinated on himself

Lawsuit against Mesa police says 2 officers beat, choked man as he urinated on himself

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A 32-year-old man says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court that two Mesa police officers punched and kicked his face and, as he writhed in pain, he urinated on himself, during an incident a year ago.

Subsequently, prosecutors charged Christian Ivan Topete with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, resisting arrest and unlawful imprisonment and assault, court records show. His trial is set for November.

The lawsuit, which was filed by attorney Nathaniel Preston in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is the latest complaint of police brutality against the Mesa Police Department, which has been under scrutiny for its officers’ treatment of other people.

Detective Nik Rasheta, a spokesman for Mesa police, confirmed in an email that there is an “active internal investigation” underway and that police would not have additional comment before Wednesday.

Topete is seeking an unspecified amount in punitive and special damages, along with attorneys’ fees.

The lawsuit says the episode was captured on the officers’ on-body cameras. Preston referred The Arizona Republic to Mesa police for the footage. Rasheta said in an email that The Republic’s request for the videos “will be processed in the order that it was received.”

Mesa police respond to a report of a noisy dog and the situation quickly escalates into a shooting. Diana Payan, The Republic|azcentral.com

According to the lawsuit, the incident began when a neighbor called police to report that Topete and his 2-year-old son’s mother were arguing. The officers arrived at his apartment, near Broadway and Gilbert roads, at about 11:24 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2017.

The officers entered Topete’s apartment and, as he sat on his couch, the officers asked him to put his hands on his head, the lawsuit says. Topete asked why, and Officer Nathan Sund tried to force the man’s hand onto his head, the lawsuit says.

Without warning, the lawsuit says, Sund began to punch Topete in his face and body. Officer Kristen Johnson also began to punch and kick him, according to the lawsuit.

Johnson also used her baton to hit Topete, the lawsuit says, and the police video footage also shows her “driving her combat-style boots directly into” Topete’s face and nose as she yells, “F– k, yeah, b– h!”.

Among the injuries Topete suffered were a fractured nose, cuts to the lip, eye damage and bruised ribs, the lawsuit says.

” Blood immediately gushed from Christian’s fractured nose, spraying the defendant officers, as well as the apartment furniture and flooring,” the lawsuit says.

Sund then used a choke hold on Topete, which prevented the man from being able to breathe, causing him to pass out and urinate on himself, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit also says that, as Topete “lay crying in his own blood and urine, Defendant Officer Johnson yelled, ‘Don’t f —– g get up!’ “.

The lawsuit says that Topete’s son was asleep nearby.

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Six-figure settlement for Schenectady police brutality case

https://www.timesunion.com/7dayarchive/article/Six-figure-settlement-in-the-offing-in-13276156.php

SCHENECTADY– The city is reportedly discussing a payout of between $300,000 and $400,000 to settle a lawsuit filed last year by a woman who alleges she was brutalized by two Schenectady cops, according to several people familiar with the ongoing negotiations.

Plaintiff Nicola Cottone claims in the federal suit that then Lt. Mark McCracken, who formerly served as the city police department’s spokesman, and officer Andrew MacDonald slammed her head onto a bench at the police station in a September 2016 incident.

At the time of Cottone’s injury, the Schenectady woman’s hands were cuffed behind her back while she was held in a room that’s normally used for roll call.

Security cameras captured the incident, which was also witnessed by several officers in uniform as well as plainclothes detectives, according to footage reviewed by the Times Union earlier this year.

When she was picked up and slammed onto a station bench by the two officers, Cottone’s head was split open. She was then charged with a crime that portrayed her as the aggressor.

MacDonald was identified in court filings in 2016. McCracken, who showed other officers a photo of Cottone’s injuries, was not confirmed as a participant until March 2018, when records from the internal affairs investigation were filed in U.S. District Court as part of Cottone’s civil rights lawsuit.

McCracken was a finalist for police chief in 2016, though Eric Clifford ultimately won the post. McCracken was eventually suspended for his role in Cottone’s case.

Earlier this year, McCracken was and faced criminal charges demoted to patrolman after a dispute with his estranged wife at a local ice rink where their young son was playing hockey.

If McCracken could manage to stay out of trouble for six months, a judge said the charges would be dismissed.

On Tuesday, Cottone’s attorney Kevin Luibrand and City Attorney Carl Falotico declined comment.

On Monday, the proposed settlement was discussed behind closed doors in executive session by city leaders, and later voted out of the governing body’s claims committee.

The full panel is expected to vote on the settlement during Monday’s regular City Council gathering.

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5 Family Members ‘Wiped Out in the Blink of an Eye’ in Crash

New Jersey Mom Who Survived Car Crash That Killed Husband and Daughters Learns Family’s Fate

Audie Trinidad, 61, and their daughters — Kaitlyn …

It took this tragedy, says Daniel, for him to realize how much the family’s community valued his brother and nieces.

“I live in Miami and when I came here everyone on the street said Audie …

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5 Family Members ‘Wiped Out in the Blink of an Eye’ in Crash

A New Jersey family expressed disbelief and grief on Saturday after a father and his four daughters were killed in a head-on crash in Delaware.

“I don’t understand why these things happen,” said Daniel Trinidad, who lost his brother and four nieces.

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Trinidad family crash: Father, 4 daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash

A father who died along with his four daughters in a Delaware highway crash was a native of the Philippines and U.S. Navy veteran who settled in New Jersey to raise his family.

Delaware State Police identified the father Sunday as …

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Cops ID wrong-way driver of truck that killed New Jersey family

Before crashing directly into the Trinidad family’s 1998 Toyota Sienna, officials said.

The dead included the 61-year-old patriarch and his children: Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and 14-year-old twins Melissa and Allison, relatives said.

Mary Rose Ballocanag …

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Church remembers family killed in Delaware Route 1 crash, prays for mother

Church remembers family killed in Delaware Route 1 crash, prays for mother Parishioners at their New Jersey church Sunday mourned and prayed for the Trinidad family, 5 of whom were killed in a crash on Delaware Route 1.

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Lawsuit Funding Is Available on Car Accidents Nationwide

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Driver gets four years for fatal drunken crash

A driver who was drunk when he caused a fatal, head-on crash a year ago near the state fairgrounds was driving east on 11th when his car crossed the centerline and slammed into Witherow’s westbound car.

A Columbus police officer on patrol …

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Police looking for driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas police say they are looking for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run who fled from the scene of the crash, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the car hit a 62-year-old man crossing the street outside a crosswalk.

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I-25 reopens after rollover crash that caused injuries, fuel spill and bus detours

Police are trying to locate driver who walked away from scene after fatal crash on Federal Boulevard; intoxication suspected.

Woman dead after alleged domestic violence incident in Westminster turns into a fatal car crash, carjacking Aurora driver sentenced to 12 years in …

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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Crash Near Rochester

Olmsted County Sheriff Captain Scott Behrns has released the names involved in a fatal crash near Rochester Wednesday night and crossing Marion Road SE when he was hit by a car driven by 24-year-old Samuel Imhoff of Rochester.

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Judge spurns prosecutor’s request to detain suspect in car with woman killed by cop

Despite an extensive criminal record, an alleged shoplifter arrested during a fatal confrontation with a police officer …

the state is seeking to elevate this defendant’s dangerousness by the tragic accident.

I believe that to be improper, your honor.

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Driver killed in South Bakersfield crash at Wible and Wilson roads identified

The driver in Wednesday morning’s fatal crash at the intersection of Wible and Wilson Roads in South Bakersfield has been identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

They say 24-year-old Edgar Eduardo Rojas was killed when the car he was driving …

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San Jose: Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash on I-880

One dead in crash near Antioch Bridge Michigan driver gets 40 years for killing 5 cyclists

CHP: Tree fell atop Danville doctor’s car in fatal crash on I-680 8-year-old Martinez girl killed in rear-end I …

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Brooklyn grandmother hailed a hero for saving grandson in car crash that killed her daughter

“I saw a car into the metal.

I looked across …

Plans are in the works for a rally on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the fatal crash site.

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Driver in fatal Merced County bus crash now charged in child sex-crimes case

After the crash, Vasquez got off the bus and started yelling “It’s not my fault, it’s not my fault,” before he stepped into traffic and was hit by a car, according to investigators’ reports.

Survivors told authorities Vasquez rushed passengers on the bus …

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Woman charged with leaving crash that killed man on Christmas

A Jackson woman was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a man in Lakewood on Christmas last year and kept driving, authorities alleged Wednesday.

Sandra D. Brown, 46, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash.

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NTSB releases cause of Alabama medical helicopter crash that killed 4

The helicopter had been called after a motorist struck a ditch and a utility pole in a one-car crash about 11 p.m. Friday

There was heavy fog and mist at the time, and the fatal flight lasted only one minute. In the final report, the agency …

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Study Finds Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Increasingly Involve SUVs

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes Increasingly Involve SUVs, Study Finds

But among all types of vehicles, SUVs had the biggest spike in single-vehicle fatal pedestrian crashes, and crashes were increasingly …

Another strategy is adding pedestrian airbags that inflate if the car hits someone.

The airbags are meant to protect …

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Palm Springs Man In Custody For Alleged Fatal DUI Crash

William Rojas, 23, of Palm Springs, is accused in a three-car crash on Indian Canyon Drive that fatally injured 64-year-old Riverside resident Zhenkui Li and left five others hospitalized on Feb. 5, 2017.

Li died of his injuries five days later at Desert …

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Troopers: Driver ‘turns around’ after fatal moped crash in Warren County

Warrenton, N.C.
A man died Sunday evening following a moped crash in Warren County.

According to officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was traveling east on the U.S. Highway 158 bypass at 9:30 p.m. near Warren Plains Road when …

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Fatal Accident

A fatal car vs bicycle accident has closed the intersection of 1st St and North Avenue.

Below is the latest information from the Grand Junction Police Department:

Shortly before 4:30 this afternoon, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department …

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Friends Of St. Kate’s Grad Raise Nearly $30K After Fatal Crash

CLAY COUNTY, MN
Jaynie Halvorson, a wife and mother of a 6-month-old baby boy, died in a car crash near her Barnseville home in rural northwest Minnesota in January.

After the crash, the Barnesville High School Class of 2007 started a GoFundMe page to …

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Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

“Tesla has not yet received any data from the car and thus does not know the facts of what occurred …

Autopilot has been linked to at least three fatal crashes, including one as early as January 2016, when a driver in a Tesla Model S in China died …

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Canyon Country Man Identified In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In San Bernardino

A Canyon Country man has been identified as the victim in a fatal San Bernardino motorcycle crash that occurred earlier this month

… as the man who died when his motorcycle crashed into a car near the intersection of 40th and F Streets in San Bernardino …

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FHP identifies Brandon driver in fatal single-car crash

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victim in a single-car crash Friday morning as 37-year-old Gustavo Martinez-Meza. Troopers say Martinez-Meza, of Brandon, was driving a 1996 Toyota Avalon westbound on E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr …

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In fatal crash, car drives into downtown Houston apartment building

In a fatal crash Sunday morning, a car drove into the side of a downtown Houston apartment building just down the street from Minute Maid Park.

Houston police responded about 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Congress and La Branch.

A blue Hyundai sedan …

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UPDATE: Car Accident Lawsuits Happening Now

Jury trial scheduled for Newport News Councilwoman Sharon Scott’s car accident lawsuit

Newport News Councilwoman Sharon Scott is asking for a total $650,000 between two lawsuits that claim she was seriously injured in a 2015 car accident in Denbigh.

Scott, who has represented the North District since 2002, said the accident affected her …

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Accident: Did AI Fail Us?

A high-profile lawsuit is likely.

The company has temporarily suspended self-driving car testing in the aftermath.

Among the criticisms that followed the crash was that a human driver would have easily avoided the incident.

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Actor Anton Yelchin’s parents reach settlement with carmaker over fatal accident

Friends found Yelchin pinned between his car and a brick pillar.

When not in park, the vehicle could roll away.

A class-action lawsuit was filed in that case.

Yelchin starred as Chekov in the 2009 and 2013 “Star Trek” movies, and is seen in the …

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Lawsuit Filed Against DUI Driver In Death Of 79-Year Old Woman

TINLEY PARK, IL
The driver of a car involved in a crash police say caused the death of a 79-year-old woman in Tinley Park earlier this month now faces a wrongful death lawsuit in addition to criminal charges.

Lawyers representing Phillip J. Reyes …

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Senators press self-driving car industry on forced arbitration after Uber crash

Self-driving cars already really safe Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death Uber’s self-driving car fatality:

What you need to know Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian in first fatal autonomous crash Law unclear on self-driving …

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Bridge collapse survivor haunted by daughter’s crushed car seat: ‘Imagine if she had been there’

“I remember people running to my car and trying to get me out …

“We are aware that a lawsuit has been announced regarding the pedestrian bridge accident.

Our priority focus continues to place sympathies for the victims at the forefront of our thoughts.

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Red Light Runner Claims 2 Lives

Broadway Star Ruthie Ann Miles Injured, 4-Year-Old Daughter Killed In Car Crash

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, was injured in a car crash on Monday.

Her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed when they were both struck by a car in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, according …

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San Jose: Driver killed exiting from car after I-280 crash

A man was hit and killed on Interstate 280 after he stepped out of his vehicle involved in a three-car crash Monday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the car and …

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Mother of child killed in NYC sidewalk crash is Tony Award-winning actress

The mother of a child killed in a horrifying car crash in New York City on Monday is a Tony Award-winning actress.

Ruthie Ann Miles, 34, who won a Tony Award in 2015 for “The King and I,” was walking with her daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, 4 …

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Teen driver killed when car plows into tree, Elgin police say

A 17-year-old was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his car and …

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, the release said.

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Tribute paid to law student killed Cardiff three-car crash

A law student who died in a three-car crash was “passionate about his studies”, his family said in a tribute.

Soultan Al Shammari, 23, died after crashing into two cars travelling in the opposite direction in Rumney Hill, Newport Road, Cardiff, on 27 February.

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49-Year-Old Killed In Car Accident In Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH

A 49-year-old Cleveland man was killed in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.

Police said the man was speeding on the city’s east side.

Leroy Miller, the killed 49-year-old, was driving on E. 105th St. in a Hyundai Santa Fe. A …

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Driver killed after speeding car careened off KC road and struck trees 126 feet away

Police were investigating a fatal crash where a vehicle left the road at a T-intersection and traveled nearly half the length of a football field before slamming into several trees in Kansas City.

The crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. Monday near the …

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Police identify man killed in car-pedestrian accident on Erie Boulevard East

Syracuse Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian that happened on Erie Boulevard East last week.

According to Syracuse Police, the crash happened in the 1400 block of Erie Boulevard East when a pedestrian …

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Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles’s Daughter Killed in Brooklyn Car Crash

Actress Ruthie Ann Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed after a Brooklyn car crash yesterday in which a car sped through a red light.

Another woman, Lauren Lew, was also struck, and her 1-year-old son, Joshua, was killed.

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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

BURLINGTON, N.J.
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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UPDATE: Fatal Car Accidents in the News

UPDATE: Driver charged for deadly crash on Oracle Road

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/36385782/police-investigating-fatal-crash-on-oracle-roadAround 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, September, 17 officers responded to a crash on north Oracle Road at Auto Mall Drive involving a single vehicle with three passengers.

Traffic detectives identified the male passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle as …

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‘Body parts everywhere’ Hero Marine who saved kids from M5 crash reveals horrific details

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/855327/m5-crash-traffic-motorway-lorry-car-4-dead-Gloucestershire-junction-14-alex-morgan-marineA HEROIC Royal Marine has revealed how he pulled two terrified children from the wreckage of their family’s car after it was involved in yesterday’s horrific crash on the M5 which left four people dead.

Alex Morgan, 27, was travelling to Coventry with his girlfriend Hayley O’Connor for a wedding when the tragic motorway accident unfolded in front of them.

Mr Morgan was texting in the passenger seat when Miss O’Connor suddenly stopped.

He described seeing “body parts scattered everywhere” as he rushed to help the two children, who were hanging upside down inside the vehicle which was lying on its roof halfway down a bank.

Mr Morgan said: “For work you get a bit of experience and training in first aid, but this was by far the worst road traffic collision that I have seen in this country. “It was harrowing.

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Local Dunkin’ Donuts owner, one of the victims of fatal crash in Milton

http://news10.com/2017/09/17/local-dunkin-donuts-owner-one-of-the-victims-of-fatal-crash-in-milton/MILTON, N.Y.
More information has surfaced regarding one of the victims of a double-fatal car crash in Milton, Friday night.

Sources close to the family tell us he was a local business owner in Saratoga County.

Sources close to the family …

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Fatal car accident on FM973 leaves one dead

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/fatal-car-accident-on-fm973-leaves-one-deadAccording to the Texas Department of Public Safety, deputies were called out for a vehicle collision on Saturday, September 16, 2017 around 11 pm on FM 973, about four miles north of Del Valley.

During their investigation, deputies learned that a …

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Fatal Crash Leaves 3 People Pinned, 1 Dead In Southeast Washington

https://patch.com/district-columbia/washingtondc/fatal-crash-leaves-3-people-pinned-1-dead-southeast-washingtonThe crash occurred on Good Hope Road and Altamont Place at about 12:45 a.m., DC Fire and EMS officials said.

Three people were pinned in two separate vehicles—a black car and a red pickup truck.

Officials said they were able to get three people …

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Police investigating fatal crash in Pinellas Park

http://wfla.com/2017/09/17/police-investigating-fatal-crash-in-pinellas-park/Right now, investigators say they only know that the driver is dead as a result of injuries from the crash.

Traffic homicide investigators are trying to figure out what led up to the crash.

The intersection is expected to be closed for several hours …

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The Day Atheism Saved My Life

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/17/the-day-atheism-saved-my-life/Four years ago today, a pharmacy technician from Minnesota, lost her 27-year-old son.

She posted a beautiful essay about her memories on Facebook on Saturday and gave me permission to reprint the story on this site.

September 17th, 2013 was a Tuesday, which is to say it started out like most weekdays.

The alarm went off around six and I dragged myself out of bed sometime in the next half-hour.

My husband Mike got up first and let the dogs out long enough for them to do their business, then fed them and our kitten Schrodinger.

I drank several cups of coffee while checking my emails and our bank account, as Mike and I discussed whatever news stories were running that morning.

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Man, woman are killed in Fairfax County crash; “ juvenile female” severely hurt

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/fatal-car-crash-saturday-night-in-fairfax-county/2017/09/16/a7346c94-9b44-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.htmlA man and a woman were killed Saturday night in a car crash in Fairfax County, the police said.

They said a “juvenile female” was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred in the 10500 block of Beach Mill Road, the police said.

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Stockton PD: One dead in fatal car crash, man arrested for DUI

http://www.abc10.com/news/local/stockton-pd-investigating-fatal-car-crash-man-arrested-for-dui/475398205The Stockton Police Department has arrested a suspect who was involved in a crash that killed one young man.

The fatal crash happened in the 4900 block of Pacific Ave. Three cars were involved in the incident.

The unidentified young man died at the …

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5 Freeway In Sun Valley Reopens After Fatal Crash

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/15/sb-5-at-170-shut-down-fatal-crash/One person was killed in a fiery four-car crash that included a Los Angeles County sheriff’s patrol car transporting two inmates, shutting down all lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway at the 170.

The four-vehicle crash happened …

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Chris Soules Returns to Court for Hearing on Fatal Car Accident, Wants Case Dismissed

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/chris-soules-returns-to-court-wants-car-crash-case-dismissed-w503326The Associated Press reported that Soules’ attorneys asked the judge to dismiss a charge against him for allegedly leaving the scene of the accident, which occurred near his hometown of Aurora in April.

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