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Car Crash Kills 2 in Korean Girl Band

Kwon Ri-sae of Ladies' Code dies of injuries

(Newser) - A second member of the South Korean band Ladies' Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said today. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, better known as Rise, died this morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul. She had been unconscious after undergoing hours of emergency... More »

Girl, 15, Faces Charges in Crash That Kills 3 Teens

Underage driver may have been speeding

(Newser) - A 15-year-old girl who took her father's SUV faces criminal charges after she got into an accident that left three of her friends dead in northeastern Pennsylvania, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Police say the unidentified driver picked up a female friend and four male friends Saturday morning and drove... More »

Surgeons Are the Most Accident-Prone Drivers

Medical workers are involved in a lot of wrecks, study suggests

(Newser) - People who spend much of their working lives stitching up accident victims are among those most likely to cause car accidents, according to a startling new study from Britain. The analysis commissioned by financial services firm Moneysupermarket.com found that surgeons were the most likely to file an at-fault claim—... More »

Woman's Buttocks Impaled When Texting While Driving

Christina Jahnz says she just checked phone for a split second

(Newser) - Ouch, and double ouch: A woman says she was texting while driving when she struck a pole that pierced her truck and ran through her buttocks and thigh, USA Today reports. Christina Jahnz says she had just dropped off her daughter's saxophone at a middle school in Elizabeth, Colo.... More »

Ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh Injured in Car Crash

Freeh has a broken leg and underwent surgery, officials say

(Newser) - Former FBI Director Louis Freeh suffered injuries including a broken leg and cuts to his head in a single-car accident today. Law enforcement sources tell NBC News and CNN that he drove his GMC Yukon SUV off a road in Vermont into a mailbox. Now he's in stable condition... More »

Car Crash Kills 3 of Pope's Relatives

2 great-nephews and their mother die in Argentina accident

(Newser) - The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the accident occurred this morning in the area of Cordoba, Argentina. One great-nephew was 2, the other... More »

Girl Run Over While Sunbathing in Driveway Dies

Her sister didn't see her when she opened the garage door and backed up

(Newser) - Marli Hamblin was simply and tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time. The 15-year-old laid out on a blanket in her family's driveway in Syracuse, Utah, to sunbathe Friday, listening to her iPod through headphones, when her older sister, who did not know she was there, opened... More »

Injured Tracy Morgan 'Still Struggling': Lawyer

Attorney explains lawsuit against Walmart

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is home from rehab , but that doesn't mean he's recovered from a June car accident. "He's still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through," his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, told the Today show. Matt... More »

San Diego 'Zombie Walk' Goes Very, Very Wrong

Driver, surrounded by 'zombies,' allegedly runs woman over

(Newser) - Hundreds of "zombies" thronged near the San Diego Comic-Con last night for "Zombie Walk," and things went terribly awry when a driver had a hard time negotiating his way through the crowd. Police say the driver got impatient and drove forward a bit while waiting for "... More »

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

3-year-old knocked Jeep Wranger out of gear, police say

(Newser) - Another reason toddlers need guardians: A 3-year-old in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, climbed into his aunt's Jeep Wrangler on Tuesday night and drove it through an intersection into a house, KPTV reports. Earlier on, a police officer had spotted the boy playing by himself in the parked Jeep and woke... More »

Man Bends Car Door in Half to Save Driver

Robert Renning saw car on fire behind him, went into action

(Newser) - A Minnesota man demonstrated superhuman strength at exactly the right time Sunday. Air National Guardsman Robert Renning, 52, was driving along the interstate around New Brighton when he saw flames underneath an SUV about six car-lengths behind him, reports Twin Cities Pioneer Press . He slowed to get driver Michael Johannes'... More »

Couple Killed After Posting Sunset Picture to Instagram

Boston pair were strolling when 2 cars collided

(Newser) - How did Jack Lanzillotti and Jessica Campbell, a young Boston couple, spend their last hours? Together, and strolling through Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, reports the Boston Globe . And we know this because the 27-year-old Campbell posted this photo to Instagram about 5:30pm last Saturday of the sun setting... More »

Bride-to-Be Killed on Way to Bachelorette Weekend

When maid of honor hits oncoming car head-on

(Newser) - Collette Moreno never made it to her bachelorette party. The 26-year-old Missouri bride-to-be was on her way there Friday afternoon when she and her best friend, who was driving, got in a car accident in Morgan County that killed Moreno. Moreno and maid-of-honor Ashley Theobald were en route to Lake... More »

Woman Who Stopped for Ducks Faces Life in Prison

Motorcyclist, passenger killed when they hit her car on highway

(Newser) - A Canadian woman parked her car on a Montreal-area highway in 2010 to help a group of ducklings; almost four years to the day later, Emma Czornobaj was on Friday found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who smashed into her car. The jury... More »

Driver Charged After Crash That Put Morgan in ICU

Kevin Roper, 35, was at wheel of tractor-trailer: officials

(Newser) - The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a limousine bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan has been charged in the incident, prosecutors say, via CNN . Kevin Roper, 35, of Georgia, has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto after the crash, which killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack"... More »

30 Rock's Tracy Morgan in ICU After Car Wreck

His limo bus overturned on New Jersey Turnpike

(Newser) - Comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a six-vehicle highway accident overnight, reports CNN . The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live star remains in intensive care after the accident about 1am on the New Jersey Turnpike, reports NBC Philadelphia . Morgan's limo bus overturned near Trenton with six passengers aboard,... More »

Cab Driver Dies in Freak Accident With Own SUV

It rolled backward on him; bystander jumped in empty vehicle to stop it

(Newser) - A livery driver was killed in New York City yesterday in a bizarre accident. The 58-year-old double-parked his Ford Expedition and was opening the door for his fare when he realized the SUV was rolling backward, reports the New York Daily News . The driver jumped back in partway and tried... More »

Husband's Car Collides Into Wife's, Both Die

It's not clear what caused head-on crash in Texas

(Newser) - A newlywed husband and wife are both dead after they crashed into each other head-on in North Texas Wednesday morning. Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26, were alone in their respective vehicles when they collided, the AP reports. The crash occurred near a farm where both of them worked,... More »

Police: Man Holds Breath, Causes 3-Car Crash

Daniel Calhon allegedly passed out in tunnel near Portland

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State police said. Daniel Calhon, of Snohomish, Washington, told investigators he fainted yesterday afternoon while holding his breath in the Highway 26 tunnel near the community... More »

Teen Hit Traffic Pole, Took It With Him: Police

19-year-old drove for miles with traffic camera in his truck

(Newser) - A 19-year-old drove into a pole, then hurried off with the red-light camera evidence, police say. Manuel Montano Herrera was arrested yesterday after the northern California collision, which resulted in the pole and camera falling into the back his truck, police say, per News10 . "The pole ended up flipping... More »

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