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Suit: Schwarzenegger Drove
'Wrongfully and Recklessly'
Nov 16, 2023 10:45 AM CST
Suit: Schwarzenegger Drove 'Wrongfully and Recklessly'
Woman involved in 2022 multivehicle accident in LA says actor is to blame for her injuries
- Arnold Schwarzenegger has been making headlines recently for his apparent romantic dalliances with one or more women, but TMZ has a new scoop involving something entirely different: a multivehicle accident that the former California governor was caught up in early last year. The outlet reports that the 76-year-old politician and...
Top Cop Addressed Reckless
Driving, Was Hit by Dump Truck
Nov 7, 2023 8:41 AM CST
Top Cop Addressed Reckless Driving, Was Hit by Dump Truck
Milwaukee's police chief Jeffrey Norman had just left a news conference about reckless driving
- Milwaukee's police chief was injured when a dump truck rammed the vehicle he was traveling in "minutes after leaving a press conference discussing reckless driving problems in the city," according to Wisconsin Public Radio . Police Chief Jeffrey Norman attended the press conference hosted by Mayor Cavalier Johnson...
Car Barrels Into
Area, Killing 5
Nov 6, 2023 1:00 AM CST
Car Barrels Into Outdoor Dining Area, Killing 5
6 injured in Australia tragedy
- A car crashed into an Australian pub's outdoor dining area, killing five people and injuring six others including the driver, officials said on Monday. The 66-year-old driver of the luxury BMW SUV was taken to a hospital after the crash at the crowded Royal Daylesford Hotel beer garden in...
Your City May Not Permit
Right-on-Red Turns for Long
Nov 4, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
Your City May Not Permit Right-on-Red Turns for Long
More are looking closely at prohibiting the practice after spike in accidents with pedestrians, cyclists
- A dramatic rise in accidents killing or injuring pedestrians and bicyclists has led to a myriad of policy and infrastructure changes, but moves to ban right-on-red turns have drawn some of the most intense sentiments on both sides, per the AP . The City Council in Washington, DC, last year approved...
3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate
Price' for Mom's Addiction
Sep 26, 2023 10:50 AM CDT
3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction
Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons
- A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...
Cop Says Pedestrian Killed by
Colleague Had 'Limited Value'
Sep 12, 2023 1:04 PM CDT
Cop Says Pedestrian Killed by Colleague Had 'Limited Value'
OPA investigating body camera video recorded hours after Jaahnavi Kandula's Jan. 23 death
- Hours after a Seattle police officer struck and killed a 23-year-old pedestrian, a colleague laughed about the woman's death, claiming her life had "limited value" so the city should "just write a check," according to body camera video released Monday . Officer Kevin Dave was responding to...
Victim Is a
Sep 8, 2023 9:36 AM CDT
Hit-and-Run Victim Is a Pedestrian Safety Advocate
Stephen Grasty, who fronted a 2013 Street Smart campaign, suffers broken leg, vertebra
- You could once see Stephen Grasty's face, with a thick black tire mark running from top to bottom, on billboards and buses across Washington, DC. In 2013, Grasty became the face of Street Smart, a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign that urged drivers to yield to walkers and cyclists...
Decided to Race.
It Didn't End Well
Sep 5, 2023 7:55 AM CDT
Lamborghini Drivers Decided to Race. It Didn't End Well
Driver of one of the luxury cars is detained by California cops after slamming into innocent victim
- The driver of a Lamborghini hit an innocent driver while racing another Lamborghini, sending himself to the hospital, and the police on the hunt for the second Lamborghini driver. KTLA reports that the incident took place around 6:30pm local time on Friday in Murrieta, California, in Riverside County, on...
Driver Crashes Into
Denny's, Injuring 23
Sep 4, 2023 3:25 PM CDT
Driver Crashes Into Denny's, Injuring 23
Man at the wheel of the SUV wasn't hurt
- A driver plowed through a wall of a busy East Texas restaurant on Monday, injuring 23 people. Police in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg said a man crashed his SUV into a Denny's restaurant just off the Southwest Freeway. The vehicle slammed into the restaurant's south wall, leaving...
A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into
a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
Aug 18, 2023 8:50 AM CDT
A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat
- Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...
Ex-Cop Who Hit Man,
Took Body Home
Aug 3, 2023 7:54 AM CDT
Ex-Cop Who Hit Man, Took Body Home Is Sentenced
Former Newark officer Louis Santiago apologizes for 'inexcusable' actions
- A former police officer in New Jersey who was off-duty, drunk, and still wearing his Halloween costume when he hit a pedestrian with his car in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2021, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Prosecutors said that instead of rendering first aid, Louis...
It's a Site Known
This One Just
Jul 1, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
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
- 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...
Crash Survivor, 18, Saved
in White-Knuckle Rescue
Jun 14, 2023 12:07 PM CDT
Crash Survivor, 18, Saved in White-Knuckle Rescue
Helicopter crew members pull woman from rocks below Pacific Coast Highway after crash
- Late last year, California's Ventura County acquired a new state-of-the-art helicopter to be used in search and rescue operations by the county's Aviation Unit. As a heart-stopping video that emerged last week shows, that chopper is already paying off big time. The footage originally released on the division'...
After This Famous 1967 Crash,
Little Has Changed
Jun 13, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
After This Famous 1967 Crash, Little Has Changed
ProPublica reports that the US has failed to stop underride crashes involving semis
- It's a sad piece of Hollywood lore: In 1967, the actress Jayne Mansfield was killed when the car she was in slid under a semi on the highway. Mansfield’s three young children survived, including Mariska Hargitay, now of the
Law & Order
TV franchise. The accident is mentioned...
'Miracle' No One Is Hurt
During Indy 500 Crash
May 29, 2023 6:11 AM CDT
'Miracle' No One Is Hurt During Indy 500 Crash
Tire flew off Kyle Kirkwood's car before it flipped during race, barely missing crowd
- "Talk about a miracle." That was one take after a terrifying crash and car flip during the Indianapolis 500 auto race that sent a tire from one of the competitors' cars sailing over spectators' heads. Fox News reports there were fewer than 20 laps left in Sunday's...
Tragedy Strikes Family of 9
Traveling in California
May 15, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Tragedy Strikes Family of 9 Traveling in California
3 were killed, 6 others injured in highway collision
- A Chevy Suburban carrying nine members of a southern California family collided with a Tesla sedan Sunday near Palm Springs, killing three members of the family and injuring the other six, four of them seriously. The occupants of the SUV included parents, their children, and some cousins, all from Anaheim,...
Cop Narrowly Avoids Getting
Crushed by Speeding Car
May 3, 2023 10:05 AM CDT
Cop Narrowly Avoids Getting Crushed by Speeding Car
Crash in Fairfax County, Virginia, involved teen going 'well over 120mph," officials say
- A Virginia police officer is shaken but lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping being crushed by a speeding car in Fairfax County. WUSA9 reports on the accident on the southbound Fairfax County Parkway, where the officer had made a traffic stop just after noon on Monday. A dashcam video...
Limo Crash Killed 20.
5 Years Later, a Trial
May 1, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Limo Crash Killed 20. 5 Years Later, a Trial
After plea deal rejected, operator of stretch limo goes on trial in upstate New York
- Nearly five years after a stretch limousine packed with birthday revelers careened down a hill and off a road in rural upstate New York, killing 20 people, the operator of the company that rented out the vehicle is going on trial. Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine, is charged with...
3 Charged With Killing Woman
by Throwing Rock at Windshield
Apr 26, 2023 1:40 PM CDT
3 Charged With Killing Woman by Throwing Rock at Windshield
Alexa Bartell died in random Colorado attack, with other cars targeted as well
- Three teenage men have been arrested in the death of Alexa Bartell, a 20-year-old woman from Arvada, Colorado, who was killed on her way home last week by a landscaping rock thrown through her windshield. As CBS News reports, Joseph Koenig, Nicholas "Mitch" Karol-Chik, and Zachary Kwak, all 18,...
Cops: 'Extremely Fast' Car
Makes Extremely Odd Landing
Apr 20, 2023 11:04 AM CDT
Cops: 'Extremely Fast' Car Makes Extremely Odd Landing
Authorities are trying to figure out how vehicle made its way onto roof of California home
- A speeding car took flight Sunday and ended up on the second-story roof of a home in Northern California. The story "would seem unbelievable if not for the photo evidence backing it up," per SFGate . Photos shared by authorities show the vehicle resting on the roof of a...
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