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3 People Car Surf Atop a Packed SUV. One Ends Up Dead

There were as many as 10 people inside the Jeep Cherokee

(Newser) - What's more dangerous than carrying at least a dozen people in one Jeep Cherokee? Having three of the passengers "car surf" on its roof. That's what the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says was the case near Pitcher around 3pm Saturday; the car swerved off a gravel road, careened... More »

Mother, Baby Killed in Car Crash With Bear on Thanksgiving

4-year-old son survived the nighttime collision in northern California

(Newser) - A mother and baby were tragically killed Thanksgiving night when their car hit a bear in northern California. KCRA 3 reports that Sarah Rohde, 27, was driving with her two children in Calaveras County after 6pm when her car struck the wild animal. Rohde and her 19-month-old daughter Ariana died.... More »

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 »

Toddler Buckled All Wrong in Car Seat Is Only Crash Survivor

Four adults die in crash on I-94 near Detroit

(Newser) - "It wasn't the right age, it wasn't the right fit, it wasn't the right anything and still saved this kid's life." So says Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw of the car seat that was holding a 1-year-old during an I-94 crash near Detroit... 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 »

'Completely Innocent' Kids Die in Oregon's Worst Crash Since 2012

Man with DUI record accused of killing woman, 4 kids

(Newser) - A man arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run in July killed a woman and four children in a horrific head-on crash on Sunday, Oregon State Police say. Lizette Medrano-Perez, 25, and an 8-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old girl were killed when a Land Rover... 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 »

Teen Was Driving 107mph When She Killed Sisters: Cops

Alia Sierra has been charged as adult

(Newser) - The opioid epidemic may have claimed two wholly innocent victims. Police say the 17-year-old who killed two sisters after the car she was driving crashed into the girls' Frankfort, Ind., home in July was high on opiates. RTV6 describes a harrowing lead-up to the crash, citing detectives who say Alia... More »

1 Dead, 5 Injured After Car Plows Into French Cafe

8-year-old girl was killed while dining at the sidewalk pizzeria

(Newser) - French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service says the driver was arrested soon after... More »

36 Dead After Bus Crashes Into Tunnel Wall

Beijing orders investigation

(Newser) - A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday. The front end of the red bus was left mangled after it ploughed into the wall at the entrance to the... More »

Car Crash Takes Lives of Newlyweds of One Day

Austin Wesson, Rebekah Bouma met in South Africa

(Newser) - The greatest joy followed by the deepest sorrow: A Saturday car crash claimed the lives of Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma in Clearwater, Kansas. The 19-year-olds had been married the day prior. The Wichita Eagle describes theirs as a whirlwind romance: The two met while on mission trips in Wesson'... 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 »

Van Plows Into LA Diners, Injures 9

Driver arrested after trying to flee

(Newser) - Witnesses chased and detained a driver who tried to flee the scene on foot after a van plowed into diners outside a Los Angeles restaurant Sunday afternoon, injuring nine. Police say the driver, who was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, hit people on the sidewalk after running a red... More »

Bieber Accidentally Runs Down Photographer

He stayed at scene until cops arrived

(Newser) - Justin Bieber accidentally drove into a photographer Wednesday night in an incident captured by many of the man's fellow paparazzi. The singer ran over the man, one of many photographers surrounding his vehicle, as he was leaving a City Church event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, TMZ... More »

Venus Williams Goes Speechless When Asked About Fatal Crash

Reporter brought it up during Wimbledon press conference

(Newser) - Venus Williams broke down during a press conference Monday when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in last month. ESPN has video of Williams' response during the press conference that followed her winning her opening match at Wimbledon. "There are really no words to... 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 »

The Grand Tour Host in Fiery Crash While Filming

Richard Hammond has escaped serious injury

(Newser) - Richard Hammond, a presenter of Amazon's car-themed TV show The Grand Tour and former host of the BBC's Top Gear, escaped serious injury Saturday in a fiery crash while filming in Switzerland, the AP reports. Program-makers said Hammond was airlifted to hospital with a fractured knee. The Rimac... More »

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