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Man, 83, With Prosthetic Leg Helps Save Kids

They had been in car accident that killed their mom

(Newser) - An 83-year-old man with a prosthetic leg is being hailed as a hero after helping rescue two small children from a car after it crashed, killing their mother. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ralph Patterson said he heard the crash and the children's screams in Plant City, Fla.... More »

Mom Trying to Help Crash Victim Plunges to Own Death

SC's Jessica Smith apparently misjudged how high bridge was

(Newser) - A South Carolina family is burying its second family member in two months and a 9-year-old boy is left without a mom after a 29-year-old Good Samaritan fell to her death while trying to help an injured truck driver, WYFF reports. "Heartbroken and empty" is how Hope Smith describes... More »

Human Smuggling Suspected in Deadly Crash

6 dead as SUV flips in Texas police chase

(Newser) - Human smuggling is suspected in an early morning crash outside Houston that left six people dead, seven injured, and two arrested, KTRK reports. The incident started when police tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic violation, according to the Houston Chronicle . The driver allegedly sped off, leading police... More »

Family Furious to Find Loved One's Remains at Crash Site

There was supposedly nothing left of Jared McPherson, but family found body parts

(Newser) - It's devastating enough to lose a loved one in a car crash. But the family of Jared McPherson didn't expect to have their trauma compounded when they went to pay their respects at the crash site. "I looked down and [his fiancee] was holding part of a... More »

Man Texting While on Motorcycle Loses His Life

Brandon R. McClain was headed south on I-65 in Indiana

(Newser) - Should you need more proof that texting while driving can be a deadly mix, consider the story of Brandon R. McClain. The 43-year-old Indiana man was heading south on I-65 on his motorcycle Thursday afternoon—while texting at the same time, police say. He apparently veered into the grassy median,... More »

Survivor of Limo Crash That Killed 4 Friends Sues

Olga Lipets' jaw remains wired shut after July 18 crash

(Newser) - One of the survivors of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by an attorney for 24-year-old Olga Lipets. The Brooklyn woman is seeking unspecified damages for... More »

Teens Come to Aid of Friend in Stalled BMW, Are Killed

Jonah Mosaphir and Gabrielle Camps were a couple, had recently graduated

(Newser) - An act of friendship ended in tragedy in Florida in the wee hours of the morning. Police say Giovanni Martinez, 19, was driving a BMW that stalled in Miramar; he called three friends to ask for help around 1am Monday. They all showed up, and an additional person stopped to... More »

Truck Driver Makes Plea in 'Bachelorette Horror' Crash

Steven Romeo, 55, says he's not guilty of DUI

(Newser) - The truck driver who left a bride-to-be critically injured and killed four of her friends in a horrific car crash yesterday has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving. Steven Romeo, 55, made the plea today from a Long Island hospital bed where he's recovering from injuries sustained in the... More »

Truck Crash's Odd Victim: a Shark

4 sandbar sharks were being transported from Florida to Coney Island

(Newser) - One died, three survived. That was the outcome for four sandbar sharks being hauled from Marathon, Fla., to an aquarium in Coney Island, NY, after the truck they were in crashed during a storm on Interstate 95 yesterday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol tells Florida Today . The semitrailer blew a... More »

Determined Student Dies on Way to Graduation

Houston student Omar Rodas was driving to the ceremony

(Newser) - A Houston student who put in extra hours to graduate from high school died in a car crash yesterday while driving to the ceremony, the Houston Chronicle reports. Identified by friends as Omar Rodas, the student died on Interstate 45 only two hours before graduation. He was wearing his graduation... More »

John Nash Wasn't Supposed to Be in Cab That Crashed

The couple's travel arrangements had changed

(Newser) - Renowned mathematician John Nash and his wife, Alicia, weren't supposed to be in the cab that crashed into a guardrail on the NJ Turnpike on Saturday, killing the couple , according to the New York Post : Their flight from Norway to Newark Airport got in five hours ahead of schedule,... More »

A Beautiful Mind Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash

John Forbes Nash, Alicia Nash killed in taxi on New Jersey Turnpike

(Newser) - John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey. Also killed was his wife and partner of nearly six decades, Alicia Nash. The Nashes were riding in a taxi... More »

Injured Motorists Helped by Dr. Oz

He stopped while driving on the NJ Turnpike motorists

(Newser) - A lot of doctors aren't happy about Dr. Mehmet Oz's dubious recommendations on TV , but he was a credit to his profession at the scene of a car crash on Saturday night. Westampton Emergency Services Chief Jason Carty says the celebrity doctor was driving north on the New... More »

Google: Driverless Cars Not to Blame for 11 Accidents

But Google, California DMV haven't released full accident reports

(Newser) - Google's fleet of 23 self-driving Lexuses has been involved in 11 accidents over the past six years of testing in California—but the company says not one of those incidents was the fault of a Google car, the AP reports. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving initiative, writes... More »

Could Girl's Nightmares Hold Truth of Mom's Death?

Elisa's visions of a white van coincide with similar reports

(Newser) - When Natali Castellanos-Tyler died after her car slid off a road near her home in Chesterfield County, Va., in late February, investigators blamed roads wet with sleet for what they thought was a one-car accident. But the mother of three's young daughter Elisa, who was in the car and... More »

Wrong Exit May Have Led to Deadly NSA Encounter

Reportedly stolen car and cross-dressing men add to the mystery

(Newser) - More pieces of the puzzle are coming together as to why two men reportedly dressed as women rammed an NSA gate yesterday morning, resulting in gunfire and the death of one of the suspects. Police are now speculating that the driver of the stolen Ford Escape may have made a... More »

8 Killed in Church Van Accident

10 others in vehicle injured, 2 of them critically

(Newser) - A church van returning from a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., crashed in Glades County this morning around 12:30am, killing eight people. The van was apparently traveling on State Road 78 when it ran a stop sign at Highway 27, crossed all four lanes of the highway and a... More »

Baby Alive in Submerged Car, Hours After Crash

But mom is found dead in front seat

(Newser) - A fisherman spotted an overturned car in a Utah river yesterday—and when first responders showed up, they looked inside and found a dead mom and her 18-month-old girl still alive some 14 hours after the accident may have happened, NBC News reports. Police officers "tipped the car on... More »

Good Samaritan, Young Son Die in Highway Crash

They stopped to help when SUV hit black ice

(Newser) - Friends and family members are heartbroken by the death of Kristi Clark and her 10-year-old son, Carter Oakley—but they say she was acting completely in character when she rushed to help passengers in an SUV that rolled over in front of her vehicle. In what police describe as a... More »

Girl Named for Crash Victim 'Saves' Dad From Crash

4-year-old got Dad to buckle up

(Newser) - A Utah man whose car ended up jammed under a semi truck on an interstate tells KSL that he's got his 4-year-old daughter to thank for his life. Jordan Peterson was in the car alone, and he says that he was never much of a seatbelt guy until daughter... More »

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