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Driver Taking Court-Ordered Breathalyzer Test Kills Teen

The 31-year-old was not impaired at the time of the crash

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Arlington, Texas, woman died Friday after being involved in a crash a week prior with a driver who police say may have been distracted by a court-ordered Breathalyzer test. The unnamed driver, 31, told police that he took his eyes off the road for three or four seconds... More »

No Superhero Rescue at Calif. Car Crash—Just Harrison Ford

Star rushed to help woman whose car veered off Santa Paula highway

(Newser) - A woman who crashed her car off the side of a California highway over the weekend probably wasn't expecting Indiana Jones to come to her rescue. But that's who she got, in the form of the real-life Harrison Ford, who happened to be driving behind her late Sunday... More »

Tragedy for Good Samaritan Twins Who Tried to Help Driver

25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw was struck by passing truck; sister Markwonda escaped in time

(Newser) - One sister ran one way, the second sister ran the other—and now one is dead after the women stopped to help a stranded motorist on a Florida highway. The Sun Sentinel reports 25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw and her twin, Markwonda Crenshaw, were driving back to Boynton Beach on Sunday night... More »

Teen Heroes: 'They're Going to Die If We Don't Do Something'

Calif. 16-year-olds Alex Schrier, Jeffrey Bounds help rescue passengers in burning car

(Newser) - Two quick-acting teens and a third Good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes for rushing to save a man and woman trapped in a burning car that crashed in Southern California. Alex Schrier and Jeffrey Bounds, both 16 and teammates on their high school baseball team, spotted the vehicle on... More »

After Visiting 'Miracle' Babies in Hospital, Tragedy for Mom

Katie Evans killed in car crash

(Newser) - Katie and Jacob Evans' premature twin girls weren't expected to survive when they were born at around 2 pounds each less than eight weeks ago. Now they're thriving—but after visiting them in the hospital Friday, their mother is gone. Katie Evans, a 37-year-old mom of six, was... More »

Cops: Mom Tried to Beat the Train, With a Baby by Her Side

Woman got infant out of car seconds before train hit their SUV, cops say

(Newser) - Pennsylvania State Police say a mother whose sport utility vehicle was left disabled on train tracks by a crash pulled her infant from the vehicle seconds before it was struck by a train. Police say the woman was crossing an Oklahoma Borough intersection on Saturday afternoon but failed to yield... More »

3 Killed, 4 Injured When Car Hits Bear

2 of those killed were children

(Newser) - Three people were killed and four seriously injured when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear, the AP reports. The Colorado State Patrol says seven people were in the car that slid across the center median, crossing over lanes of traffic before it flew off... More »

'Everybody Does It,' Says Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash

Obdulia Sanchez didn't stop filming even after her sister was dead

(Newser) - A central California teenager who livestreamed a crash that killed her younger sister says all of her friends film while driving. "We do it all the time—all the time. Trust me, it's like a reflex," Obdulia Sanchez told CBS Fresno in a phone call from jail.... More »

Woman Who Rode With Feet on Dashboard Shares 'Gruesome' Story

Airbags can deploy at speeds up to 220mph

(Newser) - Audra Tatum of Walker County, Georgia, says that for years she has sat in the passenger's seat with her legs crossed and her feet propped up on the dashboard. She says her husband always warned her about the dangers of sitting like that, but she never heeded his advice—... More »

Car With 2 Bodies Has Been Stuck in Calif. River for Weeks

Officials, families believe the bodies are of 2 Thai exchange students

(Newser) - For more than two weeks, a red car has been perched atop a rock in the rapids of California's Kings River, with law enforcement and rescue teams trying to figure out how to get it out—and Thai officials say the two bodies spotted inside the car are of... More »

Mom Discovers Crash Site, Realizes Son Is Dead

'You never think it's going to be you'

(Newser) - There was no heartbreaking visit from police. Instead, Nicole Bahret learned of the death of her son when she unknowingly came upon the scene of the crash in which he'd died. While driving home from running errands in Forsyth County, Ga., Bahret immediately recognized one of three vehicles at... More »

Singer, 25, Dies at Fairground Following Weekend Concert

UTV crash that killed the rising country star under investigation

(Newser) - Fans of country phenom Abby Nicole are mourning her untimely death after a UTV accident took the life of the rising singer-songwriter. People reports that the 25-year-old Nebraska native, born Abby Uecker, performed over two nights at the Thayer County Fair near the Nebraska-Kansas border with her band over the... More »

Man Survives After 7K-Pound Piece of Metal Crushes His Van

Authorities are saying it's basically a miracle

(Newser) - Jesus Armando Escobar, 36, was exiting a Florida interstate on Saturday morning at the same time Antonio Santiago Wharton, 33, was driving a Mack truck loaded with scrap metal on the overpass above him. Wharton lost control of the truck going around the curve and it overturned, dumping a 7,... More »

Woman's Car Stolen by Crash Victims She Stopped to Help

Three men sped away in her convertible with an injured woman

(Newser) - A Florida woman who stopped to help car accident victims got the surprise of her life when three men involved in the crash carjacked her convertible. WFLA News reports that the 34-year-old woman spotted the crash on an interstate near Daytona Beach. When she pulled over to assist, three young... More »

Venus Williams Sued for Wrongful Death

Lawsuit accuses her of running red light, causing fatal car crash

(Newser) - Venus Williams is being sued for wrongful death over the fatal car crash she was involved in earlier this month. A police report states Williams was at fault when she entered a Florida intersection June 9 and was T-boned by another vehicle that had the right of way; the couple... More »

Police Fault Venus Williams in Fatal Florida Car Crash

Though an investigation is ongoing

(Newser) - Police say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man, TMZ reports, citing a police report from the June 9 incident in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. According to ESPN , Williams told police she was trying to get through... More »

Pregnant Driver Crashes, Gives Birth, Dies

Newborn has since also died

(Newser) - Authorities say a girl born after a car crash in California that claimed her mother's life has also died. Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said the newborn died early Monday at a hospital. Her mother, 18-year-old Joanne Marisela Delgado, was driving a Honda Civic with a 10-year-old... More »

Cop Responding to Car Crash ODs on Mystery Drug at Scene

It's the 2nd such incident in recent weeks

(Newser) - It's only been a couple of weeks since a police officer in Ohio overdosed on fentanyl when he instinctively wiped a bit of the powder away with his bare hand while arresting two men suspected of a drug deal. Now, an officer in Pennsylvania was saved by two doses... More »

Driver Makes $10K Mistake in Newly Poured Concrete

Police won't ticket the 19-year-old, but he's responsible for cost of repairs

(Newser) - A driver is facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Neb., and became stuck. The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands says that police won't ticket the driver, 19-year-old... More »

Dad Pens Thank-You Note to NYC in Wake of Deathly Crash

The father of Alyssa Elsman writes, 'we are all one'

(Newser) - The father of Alyssa Elsman, the teen on vacation with her family who was killed in Times Square last week when a driver allegedly plowed into pedestrians in the crowded tourist spot, wrote a thank-you letter to the people of New York for helping him and his family in the... More »

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