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Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square; 1 Dead

26-year-old driver in custody, terrorism not suspected

(Newser) - One person was killed and 22 more were injured after a speeding car veered onto the sidewalk in New York City's Times Square on Thursday and plowed through a crowd of pedestrians before crashing and appearing to catch fire, reports Reuters . A man behind the wheel of the... More »

Wife of Beloved ESPN Anchor Killed in Car Crash

Chris Berman's wife, Kathy, was 67

(Newser) - Sad news out of ESPN : The wife of veteran broadcaster Chris Berman was killed in a car crash in Connecticut. Police say Katherine Ann Berman, 67, died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The other driver, 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, also was killed. Police say Berman's car hit... More »

Driver Crashes Car, Blames Spider

Passenger was injured in Michigan crash

(Newser) - A person can't be blamed for how they react when they're surprised by a spider, right? The passenger in a car driven by a 26-year-old Michigan man might beg to differ. The man veered off the road and through a ditch and heavy brush in northern Michigan Sunday... More »

'Screeching of Tires,' Then Death at an Auto Show

One victim was in her first day on the job when SUV went out of control

(Newser) - An SUV being shown to prospective buyers at a crowded indoor auto auction suddenly accelerated with a screech of its tires and crashed through a wall on Wednesday, killing three people, including a woman working her first day there, and injuring nine. An auction employee in his 70s was behind... More »

Man Beheaded in Freak Accident Had Pregnant Wife

Cops say Fabian Zepeda would never have seen wire across road

(Newser) - The man decapitated in a freak motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, Calif., on Tuesday morning has been identified as Fabian Zepeda, a 27-year-old who'd been married for less than a year and whose wife is four months pregnant. "I am very happy to keep a little blessing from... More »

Young Motorcyclist Decapitated in Freak Accident

Driver of a Ford Taurus lost control, setting the tragedy into motion

(Newser) - A Ford Taurus crashed in a yard in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning, and the accident set off a series of events that ended in a freak tragedy. The Press-Enterprise reports that after the driver lost control and struck a mailbox, his car didn't stop in that home's... More »

Good Samaritans Stop to Help Crash Victims, Get Hit by Car

Doctor, teen stopped after a Jeep rolled over, were hit by suspected drunk teen

(Newser) - Six teens found themselves in trouble when their Jeep rolled over early Sunday on a Detroit interstate, and help came quickly in the form of two Good Samaritans who were driving past the scene around 7:30am. But per WDIV , those two helpers ended up in the hospital themselves when... More »

Witness: Driver Was Texting Before Crash That Killed 13

There's no statewide Texas law against it

(Newser) - A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving—highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein wouldn't... More »

Callers Saw Truck Driving Erratically Before Fatal Crash

Thirteen people killed in collision between truck and church van

(Newser) - Law enforcement officials in two Texas counties say they received phone calls about a person in a white pickup truck driving erratically shortly before a deadly collision between a church bus and a pickup left 13 people dead, the AP reports. Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez says a man called... More »

Pickup Truck Collides With Church Van; 12 Reported Dead

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon in Texas

(Newser) - A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, the AP reports. Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety said three others were injured and taken to hospitals after... More »

3 Storm Chasers Die in Texas Crash

They collided while pursuing tornado

(Newser) - Three storm chasers were killed in West Texas on Tuesday—and it wasn't by the tornado they were pursuing. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the three men were killed in a collision at a rural crossroads near the town of Spur, around 70 miles east of Lubbock,... More »

State Bills Teen Killed in Car Crash for Damaged Guardrail

'I mean the audacity'

(Newser) - Seventeen-year-old Hannah Eimers died in a fatal car crash last November in Tennessee. In February, the state sent her father a bill for the guardrail that killed her. "I mean the audacity," Stephen Eimers tells WATE . In an interview with WBIR , Eimers calls the bill for nearly $3,... More »

Mom, Child Die in 2 Different Accidents 30 Minutes Apart

What appears to be a sad coincidence in Alabama

(Newser) - A mother and her 5-year-old daughter were both killed Tuesday in Alabama—but, in what seems to be a freak coincidence, in two different incidents. Per Valley Head police, the girl was hit by a vehicle on state Route 117 just outside Mentone around 3:30pm, although authorities are still... More »

Family of 5 Wiped Out in Highway Wreck

SUV hit tractor-trailer on I-75

(Newser) - Relatives are mourning an entire family wiped out in a horrific crash early Sunday on Interstate 75 in northern Florida. Police say parents Nathan and Lynda Russell and children La'Nyah 15, and Natayah, 10, were pronounced dead at the scene after their SUV veered off the road and hit... More »

Mardi Gras Parade Marred by 'Tragic Accident'

Car mows into Ala. marching band, injuring a dozen or so youngsters, several critically

(Newser) - Police in the Alabama beach town of Gulf Shores say a car participating in the city's Fat Tuesday parade accidentally plowed into a marching band, leaving around a dozen young people injured; an earlier AP report says 11 were hurt, with three critically injured, while CNN puts the number... More »

Teen Hits Gas Instead of Brake, Drives Off Parking Garage

Young Houston driver escaped with just minor injuries after car fell 7 stories

(Newser) - A Houston-area teen may not feel like watching any of the Fast & Furious franchise after his quick-but-terrifying experience at a local parking garage over the weekend. Firefighters tell KHOU it appears the teen mistakenly accelerated instead of stepping on the brake while on the roof of the garage, sending... More »

Father Killed in Head-On Crash With Own Son

One man had been out late, the other was going to work

(Newser) - A horrific coincidence, and a double tragedy for an Alabama family: A father on his way to work early Saturday was killed in a head-on crash with his own son, who was returning from a late night out. Police say bread deliveryman Jeff Brasher, 50, was killed around 4:10am... More »

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 »

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