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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Had a Rough Monday

No injuries after famous giant hot dog crashes into car, overturns on Illinois highway

(Newser) - It's not exactly a car that crashed this week on an Illinois highway: The Chicago Tribune reports that an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile—one of the company's 23-foot-long nomadic vehicles shaped like a giant hot dog—rolled over a little past 11am local time on Monday after it hit...

Teen Driver's Parents Sentenced After Crash Kills Passenger

14-year-old girl was killed in 2023 tragedy

(Newser) - In May of 2023, a 16-year-old Queens boy allegedly caused a high-speed crash in his parents' BMW that left his 14-year-old passenger dead. And on Monday, his parents were sentenced for their role in the tragedy. Sean Smith, 40, and Deo Ramnarine, 43, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of...

Nail Salon Crash: 'It Was a Sound That I Had Never Heard Before'

SUV smashes into side of Long Island business, killing 4 and injuring 9

(Newser) - An SUV slammed into a Long Island nail salon on Friday, killing four and injuring nine inside the business at the time, a Suffolk County fire official said. The Chevy Traverse came to a stop at the back of the Hawaii Nail & Spa store in Deer Park about 4:...

Cops Tried to Pull Him Over for DUI. He Hit the Gas

Car crash in Upland, California, leaves 4 dead, 2 injured

(Newser) - An early morning police chase in Southern California after an attempted DUI traffic stop ended violently on Friday, after the suspect crashed into another car, killing himself and three other people in his car and injuring two in another vehicle, reports the Los Angeles Times . A rep from the San...

Fetterman Was Speeding Just Before Car Crash: Cops

Cops say Dem senator was 'at fault'; he says he needs 'to do better and do it slower'

(Newser) - Sen. John Fetterman suffered a bruised shoulder in a weekend car crash in Maryland, but it looks like he and wife Gisele, who was traveling with him Sunday morning when the accident took place, will be OK. The Pennsylvania Democrat's office says in a statement that the incident on...

Mom Says Son Tried to Get NBA Autograph, Got Run Over Instead

Tamaria McRae sues Hornets guard LaMelo Ball after she says Ball ran over son's foot in Charlotte

(Newser) - A young basketball fan was injured while seeking an autograph from one of his favorite NBA players, and now his mom is suing. ESPN reports that Tamaria McRae filed her complaint Tuesday in North Carolina against the Charlotte Hornets and guard LaMelo Ball, alleging that Ball hit her now-12-year-old son,...

Driver in Crash That Killed 8 Had Just Crashed Another Car

Bryan Maclean Howard reportedly told troopers he was 'driving very carefully'

(Newser) - The driver of a truck that crashed into a bus Tuesday morning, killing eight farmworkers and injuring 40 more, had been "in an auto accident at least three days prior to this accident," a Florida judge said on Wednesday. Bryan Maclean Howard, who faces eight counts of DUI-manslaughter,...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

Here Are the Safest Vehicles of 2024

These 22 vehicles got top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

(Newser) - Don't feel the need for speed? Per Quartz , auto safety nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its annual Top Safety Pick awards. With newly toughened criteria that includes better protection for those in the back seat as well as pedestrians, 22 models received the highest honor, the Top...

This Is Not What You Want to See While Driving

Dashcam footage captures another motorist careening off a cliff, plunging 200 feet

(Newser) - A motorist driving along Highway 224 in Oregon's Clackamas County last month witnessed another vehicle plunge 200 feet off a cliff, and thanks to dashcam footage, now we can see the incident through their eyes. Jalopnik reports on the "rather alarming" video , which features a time stamp from...

Christmas Tree-Tossing Hobby Costs Woman Big

Kamila Grabska's $825K suit for 2017 car crash injuries nixed after she won unusual competition

(Newser) - If you're going to claim serious injuries from a car crash have left you unable to work or play with your kids, entering a Christmas tree-throwing contest probably shouldn't be on your to-do list as your case winds its way through the courts. Kamila Grabska found that out...

Cop Says Pedestrian Killed by Colleague Had 'Limited Value'
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Pedestrian Dodges Felony

Cop Who Killed Seattle Pedestrian Dodges Felony

A colleague's remark in Jaahnavi Kandula case caused outrage

(Newser) - Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file felony charges against a Seattle police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian last year while responding to an overdose call—a case that attracted widespread attention after another officer was recorded making callous remarks about it. Officer Kevin Dave was driving 74mph...

Floating Sauna Saves Tesla Passengers From Icy Fjord

Half-naked patrons pulled stranded motorists out of water in Norwegian capital of Oslo

(Newser) - As Tesla handles a new recall in the US , a Tesla owner on the other side of the globe dealt with a different kind of issue this week. A witness tells the Norwegian newspaper VG that the Tesla was cruising Thursday near the quay at the foot of Oslo's...

Don't Let Moose Lick Your Car, Canada Warns

Moose learned they can satiate their winter cravings from road salt residue

(Newser) - There are plenty of reasons to exercise caution while driving in winter—and car-licking moose is apparently one of them. In the most Canadian of warnings, Parks Canada issued a recent missive on Facebook that cautions motorists not to stop and allow moose wandering the roadways to taste their cars....

'Pretty Lucky' Woman Rescued After Truck Falls 200 Feet

Driver rescued after 4 days after truck plummets off cliff in California's Angeles National Forest

(Newser) - A woman in Southern California has some hikers to thank for being alive after her vehicle veered off the road and off a mountain cliff in Angeles National Forest. Per the East Bay Times , a hiking group spotted a Ford Ranger pickup truck around 12:30pm local time on Sunday...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

Woman Missing 4 Days Found in 'Miracle' at Canyon Floor

72-year-old Penny Clark of Idaho rescued Saturday near Melba

(Newser) - For four long days, 72-year-old Penny Clark sat with her damaged car, which had traveled some 200 yards into a canyon, unable to climb out. Thankfully, she was discovered Saturday after two campers spotted the vehicle near the Canyon County village of Melba and called police, believing it might be...

Suit: Schwarzenegger Drove 'Wrongfully and Recklessly'

Woman involved in 2022 multivehicle accident in LA says actor is to blame for her injuries

(Newser) - 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

Milwaukee's police chief Jeffrey Norman had just left a news conference about reckless driving

(Newser) - 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 Outdoor Dining Area, Killing 5

6 injured in Australia tragedy

(Newser) - 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...

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