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Rescuers Find Very Alive Man in Submerged Car

After his car crashed into a California river, Michael Finn was able to breathe thanks to air pocket

(Newser) - It took more than two hours to extract him from his vehicle, and he'd been trapped inside it for more than two hours before that. Michael Finn is lucky to be alive after being pulled out of California's Klamath River early Wednesday after an accident that sent his... More »

Devoted Mom 'Lost Everything' on This Stretch of Road

Three of Jackie Brown's young children die in accident

(Newser) - A South Carolina mother "lost everything" Friday when three of her young children died in a car crash and a fourth was critically hurt, the Greenville News reports. "Those children were her strength. She lost everything," says Crystal Griffith, a co-worker of Jackie Brown at Taco Bell... More »

Sarah Hyland Tweet-Blasts Cousin's 'Murderer'

Trevor Canaday, 14, killed by alleged drunk driver in Nebraska

(Newser) - Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is taking a break from Twitter as she mourns her teenage cousin, killed by an alleged drunk driver in Nebraska over the weekend. Trevor Canaday, 14, was traveling with his father to a show choir event in Omaha on Saturday when a driver ran a... More »

Tractor Driven by Dog Kills Millionaire Farmer

The death is called 'a very tragic accident'

(Newser) - A multimillionaire farmer met an untimely end when a tractor driven by his pet dog crushed him to death, the Independent reports. Derek Mead, 70, was apparently building a rock garden at his home in England last June when he got out of the vehicle, leaving it in neutral without... More »

They Were Driving to Their Wedding. Instead, Tragedy

Couple killed in crash en route to nuptials

(Newser) - Kathryn Schurtz and Joseph Kearney were on their way to their wedding when the unthinkable happened Wednesday. The New Jersey couple was driving to Pittsburgh for the nuptials when a crash occurred ahead of them on I-78 in Windsor Township, Pa. Traffic slowed, but a tractor-trailer behind the couple wasn'... More »

Driver in Crash That Killed Broadway Star's Child, Unborn Baby Kills Self

Dorothy Bruns was facing 15 years in jail

(Newser) - The woman charged with hitting and killing two young children in a Brooklyn crosswalk in March was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide, NBC New York reports. Dorothy Bruns, 44, was charged in May with crimes including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault and was facing 15 years behind... More »

Pickup Kills 3 Girl Scouts, Adult Picking Up Trash

Another girl is in critical condition in Wisconsin

(Newser) - It's another hard-to-fathom road accident involving kids . A pickup truck in rural Wisconsin veered off the road Saturday morning and struck a group of Girl Scouts and their chaperones who were picking up trash, reports the NBC News . Three fourth-graders and one adult woman were killed, and a fourth... More »

They Were Waiting for the Bus. Then, Backpacks Everywhere

Tampa car crash that injured 7 is 5th time in 3 days that accidents occurred at or near bus stops

(Newser) - School safety has become a nationwide issue , but now school bus stops are also in the spotlight, for a completely different reason. CNN notes that, for the fifth time in three days, kids have been injured or killed at or near bus stops, with the latest story coming out of... More »

Driver 'Trusted in What the Limo Company Said': Widow

Kim Lisinicchia says fatal crash 'still would've happened' despite husband lacking permit

(Newser) - The widow of limousine driver Scott Lisinicchia, one of 20 to die in Saturday's crash in upstate New York, says Prestige Limousine "should have been more responsible." Kim Lisinicchia describes multiple safety violations by company vehicles as "unacceptable" for "a company where you have people'... More »

2 Sets of Newlyweds, 4 Sisters Among Limo Crash Victims

Tragedy in upstate New York is worst US crash in 9 years

(Newser) - More details have emerged in the horrific upstate New York stretch limousine crash that killed 20 people in the nation's deadliest transportation accident since 2009. Friends and relatives say the 17 passengers killed Saturday include Amy Steenburg, who was celebrating her 30th birthday, her husband, Axel, her three sisters,... More »

Horrific Limo Crash Kills 20

The vehicle apparently barreled over a hill in New York state

(Newser) - A crash involving a limousine at an upstate New York tourist spot killed 20 people, officials said Sunday. A person with knowledge of the investigation tells the AP that 18 of the victims were in the limo and two were bystanders. Local officials tell the Times Union of Albany that... More »

YouTube Star Kills Mom, Daughter in Fatal Crash

Trevor Heitmann, 18, was driving the wrong way when he killed Aileen Pizarro and her daughter Aryana

(Newser) - A YouTube star driving the wrong way on a California freeway Thursday smashed into an SUV and took three lives, including his own. Trevor Heitmann, 18, was apparently in a troubled state when he drove his sports car south on the northbound I-805 and killed Aileen Pizarro, 43, and her... More »

George Clooney Hit by Car in Italy

Actor is 'fine,' escaped with only minor injuries, after collision on his motorbike

(Newser) - George Clooney is "fine" but recovering after he was hit by a car in Sardinia on Tuesday. Clooney had departed his Costa Corallina hotel on what's variously described as a motorbike or scooter when he was hit by a car around 8:15am local time. Per CNN , Clooney—... More »

Car Crash Kills Entire Family —Except One

Mary Rose Trinidad is currently in stable condition

(Newser) - The sole survivor of a horrific Delaware car crash is Mary Rose Trinidad, whose husband and four children all died in the Friday accident, People reports. Trinidad was admitted to hospital with serious injuries and is currently in stable condition and alert. Dead on the scene were Mary's husband,... More »

House Candidate Recovering After 2 More Surgeries

'She's a fighter'

(Newser) - South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington is in critical but stable condition after two major surgeries following a car crash Friday night, authorities say—and the Republican's associates say it would take a lot more than that to halt her bid for US Congress. Her campaign says she isn'... More »

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the... More »

Lawmaker Who Beat Mark Sanford Is Badly Injured

Katie Arrington is hospitalized in Charleston area

(Newser) - A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated US Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman, the AP reports. State Rep. Katie Arrington has undergone surgery for her injuries and was... More »

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car

It was 2nd autopilot crash in same spot

(Newser) - A Tesla in autopilot mode created yet more unfortunate headlines for the company when it slammed into a police cruiser in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Police say the patrol vehicle was totaled but it was thankfully unoccupied at the time of the crash, KTLA reports. A Tesla in semi-autonomous... More »

Her Young Daughter Was Killed by a Car. Now, New Tragedy

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has lost her unborn child

(Newser) - What kept Ruthie Ann Miles going after her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed when a car crashed into them in March in Brooklyn was her unborn baby, due this month. Now another tragedy for the Broadway star and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, delivered via their lawyer. "This past Friday,... More »

Girl, 8, Dies Taking Food to Homeless Man

Nevaeh Alston was hit by car while crossing street with mom

(Newser) - Spelled backward, her name reads "Heaven," and her uncle tells WoodTV that Nevaeh Alston "was a like a piece of heaven right down here on earth." The 8-year-old died Tuesday after she was struck by a car while crossing a street to deliver food to a... More »

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