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Limo Full of Teens Goes Up in Flames While on Way to Prom

'It looked like it was going to explode'

(Newser) - Some Massachusetts teens hoping their prom night would be [fire emoji] got more than they bargained for when their limo burst into flames on the way to the dance, CBS Boston reports. According to ABC7 , 10 teens were riding in a white stretch limo Friday on their way to the... More »

Alleged Shoplifter Flees in Not-Subtle Getaway Car

Limos: the vehicle of choice of weddings, proms, and headband crime

(Newser) - To the sporting goods store, Jeeves! That may have been the directive a Minnesota woman gave Monday to the limo driver she reportedly hired to take her to a Rochester mall, where police say she then boosted $300 in headbands and clothing from Scheels All Sports and fought with security... More »

Driver Argued on Phone Before Deadly Limo Fire

Wife says he was distracted, playing loud music

(Newser) - New info from the wife of the limo driver whose car burst into flames in May, killing five passengers, casts more doubt on whether Orville Brown really did all he could to prevent the tragedy, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Rachel Hernandez-Brown says she was arguing with her estranged... More »

10 Elderly Women Escape Calif. Limo Fire

Most were in their 90s, used walkers, canes to flee

(Newser) - Authorities say 10 elderly women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California. The fire yesterday morning comes a little more than a month after five nurses were killed while trapped inside a burning limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Fire officials... More »

Limo Fire Survivor: Driver Didn't Help Us

Authorities say limo had 1 passenger too many

(Newser) - One of the surviving passengers from the limo fire that killed five women disputes driver Orville Brown's version of events and says he could have done more to help. Gloria Arrellano says she was the first to crawl through the partition after Brown stopped the limo on the San... More »

Deadly Limo Fire Broke Out Minutes From Destination

Driver initially thought women were asking if they could smoke

(Newser) - When a passenger first knocked on the limo partition to let driver Orville Brown know that she smelled smoke , Brown thought she was asking if she and the passengers, a bride and her friends, could smoke cigarettes. "They had the music up in the back," he tells the... More »

Obama's 'Beast' No Match for Irish Ramp

Limo bottoms out on way out of US Embassy, prez forced to take backup car

(Newser) - President Obama's "Beast" limousine is built to withstand assassins' bullets, bombs, and terrorist attacks—but apparently not Irish speed bumps. The 18-foot-long, 8-ton Cadillac was leaving the US Embassy for Moneygall today when it bottomed out on a ramp that the low-rider couldn't clear, reports the Daily ... More »

Repo Man Takes Kids' Limo on Prom Night

Oklahoma promgoers thought car was being stolen

(Newser) - Prom: It’s a night you’ll never forget ... especially if your limo gets repossessed while you’re heading into the big dance. That’s what happened to a group of high school students in Oklahoma on Friday, who thought their ride was being carjacked when it was driven away... More »

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