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MMA Fighter's Baby Dies After Being Plowed Down by SUV

72-year-old arrested on DUI, hit-and-run charges in crash that killed Marcus Kowal's toddler

(Newser) - A Saturday walk turned tragic in Hawthorne, Calif., when a 15-year-old girl and a 15-month-old boy in a stroller were plowed into by an SUV, PIX11 reports. Toddler Liam Mikael Kowal, the son of MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and his partner, Mishel Eder, died Sunday from his injuries, and a... More »

Cops: Motorists Drove Around Dying Boy, 11

East St. Louis boy killed in hit-and-run

(Newser) - Cops in East St. Louis want to speak to several callous drivers: The one who fatally injured 11-year-old Maurice A. Richards on Wednesday night, and the ones who drove around the dying boy afterward. Police say the boy was hit around a block away from his home in the Illinois... More »

Cops: Bus Drove 80 Miles After Killing Elderly Woman

Witnesses say her body was run over by multiple cars

(Newser) - Police say the tour bus that hit and killed an 84-year-old woman Thursday night in Queens kept driving for more than 80 miles before police eventually stopped it in Connecticut, the New York Daily News reports. Agalia Gounaris was crossing the street when she was clipped by the bus and... More »

Firefighter 'Cut Down' While Collecting for Charity

Driver deliberately hit Dennis Rodeman after altercation: cops

(Newser) - Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for charity, killing him. Dennis Rodeman, a seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department who also served in the US Marines in Iraq, was struck about... More »

In China, Some Drivers Hit to Kill

It costs less money to pay for a funeral than a lifetime of care

(Newser) - In the US, hit-and-runs are not only frowned upon, they're often prosecuted if the perpetrator is caught. In China, hitting and running from the scene leaves open the possibility of being responsible for a lifetime of medical bills, so some drivers who hit then throw the car in reverse... More »

Paparazzo Hits Ryan Reynolds With Car, Flees

Reynolds is OK, publicist says

(Newser) - Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run in a hotel parking lot, his publicist and Vancouver police said yesterday. "While walking, Ryan was struck by a paparazzi driving a car through an underground parking garage," publicist Leslie Sloane said. "The man fled the scene. Ryan is... More »

Truck Driver Found 1.6 Miles From Metrolink Crash

Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez charged with felony hit-and-run

(Newser) - The driver whose truck was hit by an LA-bound Metrolink train yesterday , injuring around 30 people, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run after being found on foot more than a mile away. Oxnard police Assistant Chief Jason Benites says Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was "disoriented," "unsettled,... More »

911 Operator to Teen Whose Dad Died: 'Stop Whining'

She called 911 after her dad was hit by a passing car while changing a flat

(Newser) - When a teenage girl called 911 after her father and his fiancee were struck in a hit-and-run while changing a flat tire, she was so distraught that the 911 operator had a hard time ascertaining her location. Even so, he is catching flak for telling her to "stop yelling"... More »

Suge Knight Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Lawyer says rap mogul turned himself in

(Newser) - Suge Knight has been arrested in LA after allegedly killing a man with his truck, CNN reports. A lawyer for the Death Row records founder tells the AP Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend yesterday afternoon while trying to "escape" in his pickup truck after being attacked... More »

Episcopal Bishop Fatally Hit Cyclist, Drove Off: Cops

She returned after other bikers tracked her down: reporter

(Newser) - The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland's No. 2 official was the driver in an accident that killed a cyclist in Baltimore on Saturday, the church says. Thomas Palermo, 41, died in the accident, and the driver at first left the scene, witnesses and police have said. But she came back... More »

Halloween Hit-and-Run Suspect Has DUI Record

Jaquinn Bell was driving on suspended license

(Newser) - The man accused of killing three 13-year-old girls in a Halloween hit-and-run should never have been behind the wheel. Court records show that Jaquinn Bell, who had his two teenage children in the car at the time of the incident, was driving on a suspended license and has violated probation... More »

Cops Make Arrests in Halloween Hit-and-Run

Neighbors mistook girls for dolls, they flew so far

(Newser) - Police today made multiple arrests in a Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenage girls and left a California neighborhood reeling, the AP reports. Police in Santa Ana, Calif., gave no details on the arrests but had tracked the black Honda SUV to the registered owner's home. Meanwhile, about 70... More »

Pair Reports Kid in Hot Car, Mom Runs Them Over: Cops

Kristina Riddell faces hit-and-run and child abuse charges

(Newser) - Shannon Dominguez says "it scares the heck out of" her when she sees a child left in a hot car. So when the 43-year-old and boyfriend Alan Mason saw a young boy in what Dominguez describes as a car in direct sunlight with its windows up in a Colorado... More »

Police: 2 Men Hit Cyclist, Try to Dump Body

Texas officers say cyclist may have flown into pickup on impact

(Newser) - Texas police have arrested two men accused of trying to dump a cyclist's body after running him over on a highway Thursday morning, Raw Story reports. According to police, 38-year-old Eduardo Arguelles was cycling with a friend on US Highway 281 in Edinburg at around 4:30am when a... More »

1 Child Dead, 10 Injured When Car Hits Day Care

Driver who caused the accident is still at large

(Newser) - A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care today, killing one child and injuring about a dozen more, reports the Orlando Sentinel . At least one adult was reported to be injured as well. Several of the victims were in serious condition hours after this afternoon's accident in Winter Park.... More »

'Pippi Longstocking' Busted in Triple Hit and Run

Seems Tami Erin is not having the greatest time lately

(Newser) - Things seem to have gone downhill for Tami Erin since she played Pippi Longstocking in the '80s: The actress was arrested yesterday for felony hit and run ... while allegedly driving drunk, TMZ reports. Erin is accused of hitting three cars in LA—in three separate incidents, not all at... More »

Google Car Crashes Into Bus, Flees, Hits Another Bus

Google says it's working with authorities to address the issue

(Newser) - It's always a good idea to stop after you get in a car accident, but it's an especially good idea if a) your car is bedecked with colorful Google images, identifiable logos, and a huge camera tower, and/or b) you're a horrible driver. Both of these things... More »

Car Rampage Suspect Had Just Moved to LA

Nathan Campbell had arrest record in Florida, Colorado

(Newser) - The drifter accused of deliberately driving into a crowd at a Los Angeles beach over the weekend had only been in town for a few weeks, investigators say. Nathan Campbell, 38, has a history of drug and alcohol abuse and has been arrested in Florida and Colorado for crimes including... More »

LA Car Rampage Victim Was on Honeymoon

Witnesses say driver wanted to 'massacre a lot of people'

(Newser) - The woman allegedly killed by a deranged driver who plowed into pedestrians on LA's Venice Beach boardwalk was on her honeymoon and had only been married for three days. Alice Gruppioni, a 32-year-old from Bologna, Italy, was walking along the boardwalk with her husband when she was struck and... More »

Pregnant Woman Drives Into Pregnant Woman: Cops

Alise Kelley, Shareyll Starre Hunter apparently have same babydaddy

(Newser) - A pregnant woman drove a car into and seriously injured another pregnant woman yesterday in Houston, say police—in what Fox News Houston is calling a "love triangle dispute." The five-month pregnant Alise Kelley suffered two broken legs and had a foot amputated after Shareyll Hunter, four-months pregnant,... More »

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