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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 »

Pregnant Women More Likely to Get in Car Accidents

Study finds increased risk during 2nd trimester

(Newser) - Pregnant ladies, while you're avoiding alcohol, sushi, and hot tubs, you may also want to be a little more careful while driving. A new study finds that expectant mothers are at a higher risk for car accidents, NPR reports. Researchers looked at medical records of more than 500,000... More »

Great-Grandpa Killed While Rescuing Dog

Richard Kurtz 'would put his life in danger to save anybody'

(Newser) - A beloved great-grandpa was killed Monday in Missouri while attempting to rescue a dog from a busy highway. Richard Kurtz, 78, spotted what was either his or a friend's small whippet across the highway from his farm and immediately went out on the road to help, the St. Louis ... More »

Flying Deer Kills New Mexico Man

Deer was hit by car before striking Ben Archibeque

(Newser) - Authorities in northern New Mexico say a 30-year-old man was fatally injured when a deer struck by another motorist was thrown into the car carrying the victim and his mother. Police say Benardino "Ben" Archibeque of Brazos was traveling north on US 64/84 near Chama when the accident occurred... More »

#RedBalloonsforRyan Goes Viral After 3-Year-Old Killed

Family friend inspires outpouring on her blog

(Newser) - An outpouring of love has stunned the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a car while playing frisbee, the Pasadena Star-News reports. Ryan Saldana died when he ran into the street in Alta Loma, Calif., on Friday, leaving his parents devastated. Then Alissa Circle, who... More »

Woman Stuck in Overturned Car for Days

Kristin Hopkins' feet were amputated

(Newser) - A Colorado woman who survived for days in an overturned car was rescued Sunday, but had to have her feet amputated yesterday, USA Today reports. Kristin Hopkins, 43, a single mother of four, was driving at night when she crashed about 140 feet from a scenic highway. Her Chevrolet Malibu... More »

Girl Born Safely After Crash That Hurt Mom, Killed Dad

Rebecca and Jesse Sperry hit from behind by driver cops thought was high

(Newser) - On April 6, 22-year-old Rebecca Sperry was due to have labor induced and give birth to her first child with husband Jesse, 23. The Indiana couple set out that morning to go to church and run errands, but that afternoon an SUV—driven by an off-duty cop thought by police... More »

Woman Killed Seconds After Posting About 'Happy' Song

Police say she had also been posting selfies while driving

(Newser) - At 8:33am on Thursday morning, Courtney Ann Sanford posted on Facebook, "The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY." At 8:34am, police got a call about a wreck on a North Carolina road—and found Sanford dead. The 32-year-old had crossed the median and collided head-on with... More »

SUV Plows Into Crowd at Ice Cream Shop, Kills 1

81-year-old driver appeared to go forward instead of backing up

(Newser) - A woman is dead and six people are injured after an elderly man drove an SUV into a crowd of people waiting outside an ice cream parlor in LA last night, the AP reports. "It looked like the guy put his foot on the gas pedal instead of the... More »

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