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Car Slams Into Cyclists, Parliament Barriers in London

Driver arrested on suspicion of terrorism; 2 taken to hospital

(Newser) - A car slammed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning, injuring at least two pedestrians, police in London say. The male driver has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, reports the Guardian . Witnesses saw officers surround the car before the man was taken away in handcuffs.... More »

Mom's 'Nagging' Text May Have Saved Baby's Life

Rebecca Boyer asked husband to fix straps; they were in an accident minutes later

(Newser) - On her first day back to work after maternity leave, Rebecca Boyer asked her husband, David, to send her "hourly updates" on baby William's first day away from her. One of those text updates was a photo of William snoozing in his car seat—and what Boyer calls... More »

5 Family Members Killed in Highway Crash

Four children and one adult were among the victims in Delaware

(Newser) - Five members of a New Jersey family, including four children, were killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway, according to state police. Per the AP , the other adult who was in the vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries, news outlets reported Friday night. State... More »

House Candidate Recovering After 2 More Surgeries

'She's a fighter'

(Newser) - South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington is in critical but stable condition after two major surgeries following a car crash Friday night, authorities say—and the Republican's associates say it would take a lot more than that to halt her bid for US Congress. Her campaign says she isn'... More »

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the... More »

These States Have the Most Dangerous Roads

Mississippi tops the list

(Newser) - Driving is inherently dangerous—motor vehicle crashes are consistently among the leading causes of death in the US—but it's more dangerous in some places than others . 24/7 Wall St. looked at death rates from car crashes in all US states to come up with a list of the... More »

Highway Patrol Releases Crash Video as a Warning

Man ejected from car survived, as did everyone else at toll booth in Florida

(Newser) - A terrifying surveillance video released by the Florida Highway Patrol this week shows an SUV speeding into a toll plaza in St. Cloud, sending one of the passengers flying through the air and into a toll booth, KMOV reports. Miraculously, he and the other four people in the vehicle survived... More »

Driver Too Young for License Killed 3 Teens, Cops Say

15-year-old Cindy Sanchez's brother was among the dead

(Newser) - A teen driver who cops say was too young to have a license when she allegedly crashed her father's SUV last week will be charged in the deaths of three passengers. At 15, Cindy Sanchez will be charged with three counts each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide following... More »

Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old in 1968 Suffers Similar Fate

Douglas Parkhurst killed in odd baseball-field incident in Sanford, Maine

(Newser) - Witnesses say a 68-year-old pushed children to safety before being killed by a driver who careened onto a baseball field in Sanford, Maine, on the night of June 1. Some 400 miles away, the news is bringing relief to one family, reports the Washington Post . The Portland Press Herald has... More »

Snapchat IMs Spark Outrage After White Driver Kills Black Man

Sherell 'Rell' Lewis was trying to clear away road debris

(Newser) - A Snapchat exchange following the road death of a black man in Louisiana is sparking outrage across social media, USA Today reports. Sherell "Rell" Lewis of Leesville pulled over on the roadway of US 171 to remove debris Tuesday, per KPLC-TV , when a 2003 Chevy struck and fatally injured... More »

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car

It was 2nd autopilot crash in same spot

(Newser) - A Tesla in autopilot mode created yet more unfortunate headlines for the company when it slammed into a police cruiser in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Police say the patrol vehicle was totaled but it was thankfully unoccupied at the time of the crash, KTLA reports. A Tesla in semi-autonomous... More »

Her Young Daughter Was Killed by a Car. Now, New Tragedy

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has lost her unborn child

(Newser) - What kept Ruthie Ann Miles going after her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed when a car crashed into them in March in Brooklyn was her unborn baby, due this month. Now another tragedy for the Broadway star and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, delivered via their lawyer. "This past Friday,... More »

Cops: 'Hats Off' to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

No harm, no foul

(Newser) - As far as senior pranks go, this may win "Most All-Around Appreciated" in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police... More »

Elon Musk: Report on Tesla Safeguards 'Ridiculous'

Sources tell 'WSJ' Musk, other execs rejected safeguards due to cost, ineffectiveness

(Newser) - Despite recently suggesting driver complacency is to blame for serious crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot feature, Elon Musk has long rejected additional safeguards that could help keep drivers' eyes on the road, the Wall Street Journal reports. Discussed before and after Tesla's Autopilot vehicles hit the market—particularly after... More »

NTSB Investigating After 2 Teens Die in Fiery Tesla Crash

This investigation focuses on battery fire, not Autopilot; police say car was speeding

(Newser) - Two teens were killed in Florida Tuesday night when a 2014 Tesla Model S went off the road, ran into a concrete wall, and burst into flames—and now the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, making this the fourth accident involving Tesla vehicles that the NTSB is probing, the... More »

Aftermath of Highway Accident Called 'Worse Than Snow'

Overturned tractor-trailer carrying liquid chocolate makes a huge sticky mess

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling some 12 tons of liquid chocolate that's solidifying into a huge sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of an overturned truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering six lanes on the A2 motorway, blocking traffic in both directions. Rescue... More »

New Revelation in Case of Mom Who Drove Family Off Cliff

Jennifer Hart was drunk, while her wife and 2 of their kids had sleep-inducing drug in systems

(Newser) - The woman who drove an SUV off a California cliff last month with her family inside was legally drunk at the time, say authorities in Mendocino County. Jennifer Hart had a blood-alcohol level of .102, over the state limit of .08, reports KOMO . Hart was killed along with her wife,... More »

SUV Flips on Highway in Scary Night for Will Ferrell

50-year-old actor released from hospital after Thursday night accident; 3 others injured

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy lives to charm us another day. Actor Will Ferrell was in a serious car crash Thursday night in Orange County, Calif., with a 30-second video recorded by LA-OC.tv and now on TMZ showing a dented-up black SUV with shattered windows after the accident. The Hollywood Reporter and... More »

NTSB Kicks Tesla Out of Investigation for Breaking Rules

Feds say electric car company prematurely made information public

(Newser) - Federal investigators say they have booted electric car maker Tesla from a group that's investigating a fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla Model X SUV in California. The National Transportation Safety Board said it removed Tesla as a party to the investigation after the company prematurely made information... More »

Friend Called 911 After 3am Text From Hart Family Mom

Sarah Hart told friend she was sick

(Newser) - A social worker in Washington state wasn't the only person to call 911 in reference to the Hart family around the time their SUV plunged off a seaside cliff in California. Shortly before the SUV was found on March 26 at the bottom of the 70-foot cliff alongside five... More »

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