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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 »

Teen Kalamazoo Survivor Suffers Major Setback

Infection has put Abbie Kopf 'back to square one'

(Newser) - "When it rains, it pours," Abigail Kopf's family says in an update on the recovery of the 14-year-old survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage . The family announced on the Abbie Kopf's Recovery Facebook page Monday that a severe infection has set in around a surgical incision,... More »

8-Month-Old Saved From Under Japan Quake Debris

She was reunited with her parents after 6 hours in a protected cavity

(Newser) - As rescuers scramble to find survivors in the debris after Thursday's 6.5-magnitude earthquake in southern Japan, a bit of encouraging news at the site of a collapsed home, per CBS News : An unharmed 8-month-old baby was yanked from the rubble and given back to her parents after a... More »

Booze, Speed Tied to Crash That Killed Survivor of Boston Bombing

Just hours after a rider in the ill-fated Ferrari promised no speeding in Dubai

(Newser) - "Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;)" was Cody Nixon's final Instagram post , showing the Canadian boxer standing next to said yellow Ferrari just hours before the crash early Sunday that killed him and three others , including Boston Marathon... More »

Teen Who Survived Plane Crash Tried to Save Grandparents

Autumn Veatch burned her hands trying in vain to pull grandfather out

(Newser) - The 16-year-old dubbed a "super hero" after surviving a plane crash in remote Washington state and then hiking to civilization is providing first-person accounts of her ordeal. Autumn Veatch tells NBC News that things first got scary during the flight from Montana to Washington when they hit bad weather.... More »

Girl, 7, Walks Away From Plane Crash That Kills 4

She made it to a home in Kentucky, where she asked for help

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl survived the crash of a small plane in Kentucky that killed the other four people on board, and she managed to walk to a nearby home for help, say police. Police haven't identified her or her relationship to those killed, but the resident of the home... More »

The Lonely Tale of a Shipwreck's Sole Survivor

Dennis Hale survived 1966 wreck in Great Lakes during brutal blizzard

(Newser) - The SS Daniel J. Morrell was the second-to-last shipwreck on the Great Lakes, torn apart by a fierce blizzard on Nov. 28, 1966. Dennis Hale was the sole survivor of that wreck, and his harrowing tale is detailed in the Morning News . Hale had been sleeping when, around midnight, the... More »

6-Year-Old Newtown Survivor Seeks $100M

First legal action comes on behalf of girl who was in school at the time

(Newser) - The family of a 6-year-old girl who survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary aims to sue the state for $100 million, reports the Hartford Courant . The girl, identified only as Jill Doe, has been traumatized, says her lawyer. "She was in her classroom, and over the loudspeaker came... More »

Conn. Survivor Heard Whimpers, 'Screaming' on Intercom

Shari Thornberg may have walked right past the shooter

(Newser) - Sandy Hook Elementary staffer Shari Thornberg was happily showing off photos of her son to co-workers when she heard a "weird noise" that she mistook for the janitor taking down risers in the gym. But when the intercom came on, she realized the "pop-pop-pop" sound she heard was... More »

Young Crash Survivor Returns to Netherlands

Extended family will care for 9-year-old Dutch boy

(Newser) - The 9-year-old Dutch boy who miraculously survived a plane crash in Libya returned to the Netherlands aboard an airborne ambulance today and was whisked away to a hospital in his hometown, where he must begin to rebuild his life without his parents or brother. Ruben van Assouw, the sole survivor,... More »

Young Plane Crash Survivor a 'Miracle'

Youth is undergoing surgery in a Libyan hospital

(Newser) - The young—and sole—survivor of today's plane crash in Libya is undergoing surgery for broken bones at a hospital in Tripoli. The youth is believed to be a 10-year-old Dutch boy, but authorities have yet to confirm that or his identity. The other 103 people aboard were killed when... More »

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