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4 Dead in Icy Highway Crashes

One Pennsylvania crash involved dozens of vehicles

(Newser) - Several multi-car pileups—including one involving dozens of vehicles—in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens today as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities say. State police in Philadelphia say 31-year-old Eric Blau of Philadelphia was killed... More »

Facebook Post Lands Parolee Back Behind Bars

He was sentenced to 3 years after speeding led to crash that killed passenger

(Newser) - "Prison didnt break me. It MADE me," wrote Ryan Fye on Facebook last month, beneath a photo of himself with both middle fingers extended, soon after he was released early from a three-year sentence. "Im free. Im a new man. Dont come at me like before."... More »

How to Avoid Dying in a Deer Car Crash

Just hit the deer, expert tells author Al Cambronne

(Newser) - The deadliest animal in North America? The white-tailed deer, writes Al Cambronne, author of a book on deer, for Slate . Each year, 150 people are killed and another 10,000 are injured in more than a million vehicle crashes involving the animal, so Cambronne recently went on a ride-along with... More »

12 Hurt in 35-Car New Hampshire Pile-up

Snow squall moves in quickly, surprises drivers

(Newser) - A dozen people were injured in an interstate pileup involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions in New Hampshire yesterday. Police say none of the injuries from the crashes on Interstate 93 were life-threatening, reports WMUR-TV , though one vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The fire also damaged three other vehicles... More »

Mom, 2 Kids Survive Crazy Wreck With Oil Tanker

Car was dragged 200 yards, but all 3 passengers walked away

(Newser) - A family of three is lucky to be alive after being pinned under a large fuel tanker and dragged 200 yards before both vehicles finally came to a stop. Heather Slack was driving her two children home from a holiday trip in Utah—perhaps too quickly for the icy conditions,... More »

Hong Kong Money Van Spills $4.5M

Police implore people who stopped to scoop up cash to return it

(Newser) - "They looked like schoolkids who knew they were being naughty" is how one witness described the scene on a Hong Kong roadway to the South China Morning Post . What those dozens of people were doing: scooping up cash scattered in the street after a security van transporting what may... More »

Coma Left Man Thinking He's Matthew McConaughey

Rory Curtis has it all sorted out now, however

(Newser) - One day you're a 25-year-old barber; the next, you're Matthew McConaughey. Or at least, you think you're Matthew McConaughey. That's what happened to Rory Curtis, a UK man who got in a bad car accident in England in August 2012 and came out of the six-day... More »

9-Year-Old's Joyride Ends With 2 Kids Dead

Boys, ages 3 and 13, thrown from car

(Newser) - On Friday night, 9-year-old Ty'Jun Thigpen got hold of his mom's car keys and climbed into her Mercury in Scott County, Miss., along with three other children. The joyride ended in tragedy when Ty'Jun noticed the blue lights of a Mississippi Highway Patrol safety checkpoint along a... More »

Worried Dad Sees Crash, Calls Son; Trooper Answers

'Where are you?' read a text before the call

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy in North Carolina has been charged with reckless driving after a crash that killed two friends and critically injured a third, reports the Dispatch of Lexington. Police say Jordan Deal, who survived the crash and is in fair condition, took a curve too fast. The crash occurred... More »

No Ticket in Crash That Killed Disney-Bound Family

DA says 16-year-old who fell asleep at the wheel 'has been punished enough'

(Newser) - The 16-year-old who admits falling asleep behind the wheel and causing the fatal Louisiana accident that killed five members of his family on their way to Disney World will see a ticket issued over the crash dismissed, the DA for the 4th District says. The teen says he lost control... More »

Couple, 3 Kids Killed on Way to Disney World

16-year-old driver may have fallen asleep

(Newser) - Two parents and three children en route to a Disney World vacation were killed last night in a car accident, reports WFAA . Police say none of the five were wearing seat belts, and all were ejected from their SUV when it rolled over on an interstate in northern Louisiana. Killed... More »

Passer-by Saves Baby From Sunken Car

Another passer-by in Maine gives the girl CPR

(Newser) - Two Good Samaritans teamed up to save the life of a baby in a submerged SUV, reports AP . The rescue unfolded in Kossuth Township, Maine, when Leo Moody spotted the flipped vehicle in about 3 feet of water in a culvert. The driver and two passengers had made it to... More »

Baseball's 'Rising Meteor' Dead in Crash at 22

Oscar Taveras, girlfriend suffer accident in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - High hopes for St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, came to a tragic end yesterday when the rising slugger and his girlfriend were both killed in a car crash. The accident occurred on a Dominican Republic highway near Taveras' home, just weeks after he nailed a home run to... More »

Man Crawls 3 Days for Help After Car Crash

Malaysian man had broken arm, leg

(Newser) - A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through the jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities say. The man, identified as Nicholas Andrew, showed up at the village on Wednesday after the car he was driving sped off a highway in central Malaysia... More »

Weak iPad Password May Have Saved Woman's Life

'Tech geek' cop guessed it, allowing him to track Melissa Vasquez's iPhone

(Newser) - A California woman can credit her iPhone and a police force's "tech geek" with saving her life after a car crash left her stuck hundreds of feet down a ravine. Though OnStar alerted police that Melissa Vasquez's car was involved in a rollover accident Monday afternoon, the... More »

Ohio Groom Killed in Crash Just Hours After Wedding

New wife Ruth Driskill in critical condition

(Newser) - On Sunday, Andrew Bloomfield married his bride. "Three hours later or so," the Ohio 27-year-old was dead and his new wife hospitalized. Bloomfield, wife Ruth Driskill, and friends Elizabeth Shelton and Timothy Tebbe had driven to Tebbe's house and, per the AP , were en route back to... More »

Man Survives Crash, Is Killed When Wife Comes to Help

She loses control on same curve

(Newser) - A man who lost control of his van and crashed in Carville, France, survived the Wednesday night accident only to be struck and killed by his wife's car when she came to pick him up. The 54-year-old victim and his 16-year-old daughter walked away from the first crash, in... More »

Tracy Morgan: Walmart Is Blaming Me?

Statement from comedian hits back at chain's allegation in lawsuit

(Newser) - Walmart's new strategy of blaming Tracy Morgan for the injuries he suffered when a company truck plowed into his limo has caught the attention of Morgan himself. "After I heard what Walmart said in court, I felt I had to speak out," reads a statement from the... More »

Before He Died, Ex-NFL Kicker Acted Strangely

Rob Bironas' wife reported him missing; other driver describes road rage

(Newser) - On Saturday, the night Rob Bironas died in a car accident , the former Tennessee Titans kicker watched a movie at his Nashville home with his wife and a friend, drinking just one beer over the course of the evening, his wife says. He said goodnight to wife Rachel Bradshaw at... More »

Armpit Hair Fire Triggers Car Crash

A prank on a driver goes very wrong in Boise, Idaho

(Newser) - Police say five teenagers are lucky to be alive after an early Sunday rollover crash in Boise, Idaho. The cause? Burning armpit hair. Three boys and two girls, aged 15 to 18, suffered non-life-threatening injuries—a fortunate feat as police say none were wearing seat belts and two were thrown... More »

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