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Family: Deputies Stripped Our Dead Girl, Took Photos

Chicago lawsuit alleges authorities removed Jessica Mejia of clothes unnecessarily

(Newser) - As they were investigating a 2009 drunk-driving accident that killed 20-year-old Jessica Mejia, Cook County Sheriff's Officers stripped off all her clothes except for her underpants, placed her partially naked body on a tarp, and then took photos—all while in the view of onlookers and other emergency responders.... More »

Could Girl's Nightmares Hold Truth of Mom's Death?

Elisa's visions of a white van coincide with similar reports

(Newser) - When Natali Castellanos-Tyler died after her car slid off a road near her home in Chesterfield County, Va., in late February, investigators blamed roads wet with sleet for what they thought was a one-car accident. But the mother of three's young daughter Elisa, who was in the car and... More »

3 Teens Survive Unbelievable Car Crash

Car goes over cliff, ends up on top of driver; everybody's fine

(Newser) - Somehow, this ends well: An SUV with three teenage girls went off a 100-foot cliff in Arizona, and the 16-year-old driver was thrown from the vehicle as it flipped and landed on top of her. It took a while for rescuers to get all three freed, but everybody came away... More »

8 Killed in Church Van Accident

10 others in vehicle injured, 2 of them critically

(Newser) - A church van returning from a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., crashed in Glades County this morning around 12:30am, killing eight people. The van was apparently traveling on State Road 78 when it ran a stop sign at Highway 27, crossed all four lanes of the highway and a... More »

American Horror Story Actor Dies After LA Accident

Ben Woolf was clipped by vehicle's side mirror

(Newser) - Ben Woolf, an actor on American Horror Story, has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman says. He was 34. Woolf died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his family at his side, his publicist says. The 4-foot-4 actor was hospitalized in critical condition after he was... More »

Kim, Khloe, Kylie and North West in Road Accident

Family fine after car lands in ditch

(Newser) - More trouble on the road for the Kardashian/Jenner/West clan. Khloe Kardashian was reportedly driving in Bozeman, Montana, when a truck knocked snow onto her windshield. With Kim, her daughter North West, and Kylie Jenner in tow, Khloe lost control of the car, hitting black ice before moving past oncoming traffic... More »

SUV Plunges Off Bridge, Lands Upright; Women OK

Vehicle just missed landing in river in Hackensack

(Newser) - There's surviving a car accident, and then there's this: Two women are going to be fine after their SUV plunged off a New Jersey bridge and landed upright 60 feet below, reports NJ.com . Authorities say the 23-year-old driver, Elizabeth Wolthoff, swerved to avoid another vehicle on the... More »

Woman Drives Off Cliff, Forced to Climb Back Up

Debbie Lopez, 57, spent 24 hours climbing steep terrain after days of waiting

(Newser) - Talk about the will to live. When 57-year-old Debbie Lopez was putting out a cigarette and steered her pickup truck off a cliff on the winding coastal Highway 1 near Ragged Point, Calif., last Saturday, she plunged 150 feet and landed upside down, where she waited for help for days,... More »

Bob Simon Wasn't Wearing Seat Belt in Fatal Crash

They're not required in livery cabs

(Newser) - It's not clear whether it would have made a difference given the severity of the crash, but the NYPD says Bob Simon was not wearing a seat belt in yesterday's fatal accident , reports USA Today . The 73-year-old CBS News journalist was killed when the Town Car in which... More »

Bruce Jenner Not Texting During Car Crash: Photo

Former Olympic athlete was smoking at the time

(Newser) - Looks like Bruce Jenner wasn't texting when he caused a fatal accident yesterday—so vehicular manslaughter charges may not be in the offing, TMZ reports. A photo snapped by an "independent photo agency" (TMZ's words) shows the former Olympian with a cigarette in his hand when he... More »

Your Chance of Dying in Car Wreck Plunged in 3 Years

And 9 car models have a zero death rate

(Newser) - The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study, which examined fatalities... More »

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 »

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