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Poland PM Injured After Car Slams Into Limo

Beata Szydlo is in stable condition

(Newser) - Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is in stable condition after her limousine was involved in a car crash Friday night, but she can carry out her government duties as "nothing serious happened to her," a spokesman says. Rafal Bochenek told reporters that Szydlo, 53, is undergoing tests,... More »

Crash Lands Identical Twins in Jail for Decades

Ruslan, Roman Glukhoy crashed into father and his 14-year-old daughter

(Newser) - They share the same birthday and, now, the same fate: decades behind bars. California twins Ruslan and Roman Glukhoy were on Friday sentenced for the murders of Jose Barriga-Tovar and his 14-year-old daughter, Anahi Tovar. The 35-year-old was driving his child to a friend's house on the morning of... More »

For 12 Hours, Teen Clung to Tree in Freezing Water

'I thought I was going to die'

(Newser) - As Natalie Griffin clung to a branch while a creek swelled below her, she imagined that her friend—who was dead—was speaking to her. "She said, 'It's OK, you can't think you are going to die,'" Griffin tells People . The thought helped calm... More »

Major Crashes, Some Fatal, as Winter Weather Hits Eastern US

Two were killed in a fiery crash on Baltimore highway

(Newser) - A blast of cold air caused rain and wet roads to freeze across the Eastern US, triggering major traffic pileups in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, the AP reports. Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark said two people were killed and at least 15 were injured in a 55-vehicle accident... More »

Seconds Into Facebook Live Video, a Deadly Crash

2 Pennsylvania teens died at the scene

(Newser) - For a few seconds, a light illuminated Brooke Hughes' face. "Are you going live?" a voice asked, but Hughes didn't have time to respond. With the sound of squealing tires, the Facebook Live video went dark after midnight on Tuesday, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune . By the time a... More »

2 Killed in 30-Car Pileup on Icy Interstate

Others are hurt following the Michigan accident

(Newser) - Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing, the AP reports. Michigan State Police are blaming slippery conditions for the Thursday morning crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. The pileup forced... More »

Baltimore School Bus Crash 'Sounded Like a Trainwreck'

No kids on school bus that slammed into commuter bus, but 6 people died

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning crash in Southwest Baltimore between a school bus and a commuter bus that left six dead, the Baltimore Sun reports. No children were reportedly on the school bus, but the driver of that bus died, while five people on the MTA bus perished, Baltimore... More »

Missing 5 Days, Woman Pulled From Hummer in Mojave

Many questions remain about her disappearance

(Newser) - A woman who'd been reported missing five days earlier was found alive Saturday, trapped inside a Hummer that had crashed in the Mojave Desert. San Bernadino County Fire reports on Facebook that search and rescue teams had to use off-road vehicles to reach the SUV, which had rolled down... More »

Firefighter Makes Horrible Discovery at Crash Site

Victim was his own 16-year-old son

(Newser) - Minnesota firefighter Randy Peterson's worst fears came true Sunday night when he was called to a car crash with a vehicle on fire. Peterson, a volunteer firefighter in the small town of Ada, knew that his 16-year-old son, Carter, was out—and he knew the vehicle was his son'... More »

Former Jet Who Overcame Paralysis Killed in Car Wreck

Dennis Byrd learned to walk again, wrote inspirational book

(Newser) - Dennis Byrd was an inspiration for far more than anything he ever accomplished on a football field. He was able to walk again. And with each step he took toward recovery from paralysis while guided by his always-present faith, Byrd defied doctors' grim predictions and became a symbol of perseverance... More »

5-Year-Old Saves 2-Year-Old Brother After Deadly Crash

He pulled his brother from the burning wreckage

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy is being called a hero after pulling his 2-year-old brother from the fiery wreck that killed their father, KPRC reports. According to KHOU , the boys were riding in an 18-wheel moving truck with their father shortly after 1am Friday in Houston when the truck hit a guardrail... More »

If He Crashed 12 Hours Earlier, He Wouldn't Face Bankruptcy

Adam Bari got just a fraction of the compensation he would have the day before

(Newser) - They say timing is everything. That seems to be distinctly, horribly true in the case of Adam Bari. The 34-year-old Canadian man was riding his motorcycle June 1 when he was T-boned by a car, CBC reports. Bari's family is now facing the possibility of bankruptcy, but that wouldn'... More »

Mia Farrow's Son Killed Himself: Officials

Thaddeus was adopted from India in 1994

(Newser) - Mia Farrow's 27-year-old son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner tells People . Police earlier said Thaddeus was found in his car suffering a life-threatening injury on Route 67 around 12:45pm Wednesday; the cause of death was previously... More »

3 Days After Crash Kills Girlfriend, Man Crawls From Wreck

Kevin Bell, 39, finally escaped his SUV and sought help

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man seriously injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend was trapped in the SUV with her body for three days before he was able to crawl from the wreckage and seek help, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Kevin Bell, 39, lost control of his Ford Explorer on a... More »

Atlanta Rapper Dead at 40 in Car Crash

Shawty Lo's vehicle went over guardrail and burned

(Newser) - Rapper Shawty Lo—real name Carlos Walker—has died in a blazing car crash in Atlanta, his manager confirms. Fulton County police say a single car accident occurred around 2:20am Wednesday when a white Audi went over a guardrail on an I-285 ramp, hit two trees, and caught fire,... More »

A 50-Year Downward Trend in Traffic Deaths Just Ended

More than 35K people died in car crashes in 2015

(Newser) - Last year, 35,092 people died in car crashes, according to numbers released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NPR reports it was a 7.2% increase over 2014—the largest single-year increase since 1966 and, according to a press release , the end of a 50-year downward trend... More »

2 Killed, 40 Hurt in Bus Crash Involving La. Flood Workers

Driver was in the country illegally

(Newser) - Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin was among two people killed in a horrific crash in St. John the Baptist Parish, La., early Sunday. Police say a bus full of volunteers on the way to help with flood relief slammed into Chauvin and two other firefighters while they were at the... More »

Car Plows Into Crowd at Outdoor Ohio Concert

Driver was among 9 injured

(Newser) - Police in Ohio are considering charges against a 74-year-old woman who hit the gas instead of her brakes and crashed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio, injuring herself and eight other people, officials say. The woman drove onto a small, packed dance floor Sunday night in... More »

Unborn Baby Survives Car Crash That Killed His Mother

'All she ever wanted was to hold her baby in her arms'

(Newser) - An 18-year-old woman in San Jose will never get to meet her baby after she was killed in a car crash Wednesday two months before her child was due, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Doctors were able to save Dulce Capetillo's unborn baby, Christopher, and he remains in... More »

After China Crash, Tesla Scrubs 'Autopilot'

Hello, 'self-assisted driving'

(Newser) - Weeks after the first crash of a Tesla in China, the US carmaker has deleted the terms “self-driving” and “autopilot” from its website in that country, Reuters reports. The move came after the 33-year-old driver accused Tesla salespeople of misleading him about the capabilities of the automated driving... More »

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