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Pothole May Have Caused Crash That Killed Dad, Son

Pedro Montanez may have hit pothole before entering oncoming lane

(Newser) - A pothole may be to blame for a fatal car accident in Michigan this week. Pedro Montanez, 36, was driving his three children to school Tuesday when his 2005 Mazda 3 swerved into the oncoming lane, spun on icy roads, and was broadsided by a pickup truck. Montanez and his... More »

Semi Unknowingly Drags Minivan for 16 Miles

Driver didn't realize the smaller vehicle had hit him during storm

(Newser) - Bad is when you rear-end a tractor-trailer at 2 in the morning during a snowstorm on the interstate. Worse is when the driver of the big rig, unaware of the collision, doesn't stop. Downright terrifying is when you realize your car got lodged into the back of the truck... More »

How to Avoid Dying in a Deer Car Crash

Just hit the deer, expert tells author Al Cambronne

(Newser) - The deadliest animal in North America? The white-tailed deer, writes Al Cambronne, author of a book on deer, for Slate . Each year, 150 people are killed and another 10,000 are injured in more than a million vehicle crashes involving the animal, so Cambronne recently went on a ride-along with... More »

Boy Killed Riding Scooter He Got for Christmas

Roman Martinez, 12, fatally struck by car in front of his home

(Newser) - Tragedy in California yesterday, where a 12-year-old boy was riding a motorized scooter he'd gotten for Christmas in front of his Upland home when he was hit by a car. Roman Martinez was pronounced dead at the Loma Linda Medical Center, CBS LA reports. The child had reportedly just... More »

Coma Left Man Thinking He's Matthew McConaughey

Rory Curtis has it all sorted out now, however

(Newser) - One day you're a 25-year-old barber; the next, you're Matthew McConaughey. Or at least, you think you're Matthew McConaughey. That's what happened to Rory Curtis, a UK man who got in a bad car accident in England in August 2012 and came out of the six-day... More »

9-Year-Old's Joyride Ends With 2 Kids Dead

Boys, ages 3 and 13, thrown from car

(Newser) - On Friday night, 9-year-old Ty'Jun Thigpen got hold of his mom's car keys and climbed into her Mercury in Scott County, Miss., along with three other children. The joyride ended in tragedy when Ty'Jun noticed the blue lights of a Mississippi Highway Patrol safety checkpoint along a... More »

QB Newton Has Fractures to Back After Car Crash

But Panthers star won't need major surgery

(Newser) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash today and will spend the night in the hospital. Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries, and would not need surgery, says team spokesman Charlie Dayton. It was unclear whether Newton would... More »

Car Hits Bear, Triggering Fatal Chain Reaction

Collision with bear in Florida Everglades considered 'rare'

(Newser) - It's not uncommon to spot a black bear roaming the Florida Everglades, but it is uncommon to actually hit one on the road. Three people died last night and eight were injured in a three-car wreck in the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation that began when the first car hit... More »

Wife: Groom Died on Way to Get Bottle of Moonshine

Driver of pickup faces prison time over wedding day accident

(Newser) - A newlywed whose husband was killed in a car crash just hours after their wedding tells WBNS that it happened because of a bottle moonshine. Ruth Bloomberg says that friend Tim Tebbe was driving the couple to get his wedding present for them, the aforementioned moonshine. At some point, Tebbe... More »

Ohio Groom Killed in Crash Just Hours After Wedding

New wife Ruth Driskill in critical condition

(Newser) - On Sunday, Andrew Bloomfield married his bride. "Three hours later or so," the Ohio 27-year-old was dead and his new wife hospitalized. Bloomfield, wife Ruth Driskill, and friends Elizabeth Shelton and Timothy Tebbe had driven to Tebbe's house and, per the AP , were en route back to... More »

2 Nuns Die in 'Movielike' Crash

Police chief: It was like 'a bomb ... went off somewhere'

(Newser) - Two Chicago-area nuns were killed in a "violent and bizarre" 11-vehicle pileup a local fire chief compared to a scene from a movie, the Chicago Tribune reports. On Sunday in Oak Lawn, Sister Sharon Ann Walsh was driving fellow nuns Jean Stickney, 86, and Kab Kyoung Kim, 48, back... More »

Man Survives Crash, Is Killed When Wife Comes to Help

She loses control on same curve

(Newser) - A man who lost control of his van and crashed in Carville, France, survived the Wednesday night accident only to be struck and killed by his wife's car when she came to pick him up. The 54-year-old victim and his 16-year-old daughter walked away from the first crash, in... More »

Man Killed While Walking to Funeral Home

Bruce Johnson reportedly didn't use crosswalk

(Newser) - Police in Delaware say a man has died after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a street to get to a funeral home. Police say 51-year-old Bruce Johnson of Goldsboro, Md., was hit by a Jeep on Friday evening while trying to get to the Bennie... More »

Before He Died, Ex-NFL Kicker Acted Strangely

Rob Bironas' wife reported him missing; other driver describes road rage

(Newser) - On Saturday, the night Rob Bironas died in a car accident , the former Tennessee Titans kicker watched a movie at his Nashville home with his wife and a friend, drinking just one beer over the course of the evening, his wife says. He said goodnight to wife Rachel Bradshaw at... More »

Bridesmaids Brave Mud for Bride Killed in Crash

Friends and family wear dresses in Wisconsin 'Udder Mudder'

(Newser) - A group of would-be bridesmaids took part in a mud run on Saturday and wore their bridesmaid dresses through every inch of muck. It was all to honor the bride-to-be, Shannon Hall, who died in a car accident earlier this month. "We thought it would be a good '... More »

2 Dead, Dozens Injured in Delaware Bus Crash

Bus turned over coming down a ramp yesterday afternoon

(Newser) - An unmarked bus with New York plates overturned on an off-ramp from Delaware's Route 1 yesterday afternoon, killing two women and sending dozens more to hospitals. Authorities say there is no evidence of another vehicle involved in the crash, while the road there is known for being steep, reports... More »

Ex-NFL Kicker Killed in Car Crash at Age 36

Rob Bironas crashed SUV last night a mile from home

(Newser) - Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died last night after a car accident near his home. Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11pm less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement that his... More »

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 »

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