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Epic Crash Pits Semi Against Charter Bus

Over a dozen people were hospitalized in Virginia accident

(Newser) - Next on your bus tour: a tractor-trailer hurtling across the roadway. That was the nightmare scenario for a charter bus driver in Virginia early Sunday when a semi lost control and overturned on Interstate 64, WTVR reports. With 20 passengers on board the Silver Lining Tours bus, it struck the... More »

Trick-or-Treat Stroll Turns Deadly for Family of 3

Southern California community mourns tragic deaths of mom, dad, and 3-year-old in alleged DUI

(Newser) - A Halloween accident has left a family of three dead and a 20-year-old California man accused of driving drunk and killing them. CBS Los Angeles reports that Joseph Awaida, 30, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Dakhil, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, were walking home from an aunt's house while trick-or-treating... More »

Carrie Costume Fools Cops: They 'Thought I Was Dead'

'HAHAHAHA IM SO SORRY' adds Sidney Wolfe

(Newser) - Her car was totalled, but Sidney Wolfe walked away with only a bruised leg after a run-in with a deer last week in Ohio. Still, "everyone who was a first responder thought I was dead." That's because the 20-year-old Ohio woman, who appears in a Marshall University... More »

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,... More »

Suit: Man Died in 'Death Trap' Tesla Due to Door Malfunction

Omar Awan burned in Model S crash after rescuers couldn't get to him: complaint

(Newser) - A 48-year-old anesthesiologist died an unnecessary death earlier this year in a fiery Tesla crash, according to a new lawsuit that claims the car's design was what ended up killing him. Dr. Omar Awan was burned "beyond recognition" after his Model S veered off the road and crashed... More »

A Man Vanished Into Thin Air. A Dirt Biker Solved the Mystery

Ryan Linneman of Missouri is in critical condition after car crash left him in a ravine for a week

(Newser) - A dirt biker out for a ride stumbled across a horrifying sight on Wednesday: a smashed-up car at the bottom of a ravine, with what he thought was a dead body inside. As Fox News reports, that horror story soon became a miraculous one, as the man inside the car... More »

Helen Hunt's SUV Almost Cleared the Intersection. Then, a Slam

'Mad About You' star appears to be OK after frightening accident in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Helen Hunt was smack in the middle of a nasty car accident this week in Los Angeles, though the Mad About You and Twister actress is said to be relatively OK. An LAPD spokesperson tells People that the accident took place in LA's Mid-City neighborhood, and TMZ has obtained... More »

A Year After a Limo Crash Killed 20, a New Twist

Ex-manager at Mavis Discount Tire shop says repair records were falsified: DA letter

(Newser) - The limo that crashed last October in upstate New York, killing 20, was set to receive a new brake master cylinder in May 2018, and there was even an invoice that shows the part was put in. Turns out it wasn't, the ex-manager of a Mavis Discount Tire now... More »

Trump on UK Crash: Wrong-Way Driving 'Happens'

Notes suggest Anne Sacoolas will not return to UK

(Newser) - Anne Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of a US diplomat who fled the UK after a fatal Aug. 27 crash in which she claims diplomatic immunity, has no plans to return, according to notes provided to President Trump. A Washington Post photographer got a look at briefing notes given to Trump... More »

Cops: Woman Who Killed Teen Used Diplomatic Immunity to Flee

Woman said to be wife of US diplomat had told UK police she had no plans to leave country

(Newser) - She told UK police she wasn't planning on leaving the country after a car crash in which a teen was killed. Now, the parents of Harry Dunn are pleading with the wife of a US diplomat to return to England so they can "get some peace" after cops... More »

18-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Others From Car in Canal

3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into Delaware canal

(Newser) - A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities say. Delaware State Police... More »

2 Zebras Escaped the Circus, With 2 Different Fates

One animal was captured; the other was shot dead on a German highway

(Newser) - Two zebras busted out of a German circus Tuesday night, but only one of them was brought back alive. Rostock police say the runaway that didn't make it back ended up on a local highway Wednesday, wreaking havoc in traffic, damaging vehicles, and even spurring a car accident when... More »

Kevin Hart Crash Seems Far From Over

The actor/comedian is back home and recuperating

(Newser) - On the bright side, Kevin Hart is recuperating after a death-defying car crash . But TMZ reports that he and the other two survivors are lawyering up for what looks like "a big lawsuit." Sources say the comedian/actor might be at fault because his classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda had... More »

Cleveland Browns Player's Girlfriend Killed in Front of Him

She was hit by car after Lamborghini's tire blew out

(Newser) - The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit and killed by a car early Wednesday—less than a month after she gave birth to their daughter. The team says 26-year-old Petra Cordero died in front of Smith after a tire in the Lamborghini he was driving blew... More »

Cops: Country Singer Killed in 3-Car Crash Caused It

Excessive speed, alcohol suspected in crash that took the life of Kylie Rae Harris and teen girl

(Newser) - The three-car crash Wednesday in New Mexico that took the life of country singer Kylie Rae Harris and a teen girl was caused by Harris herself. That's per the Taos County Sheriff's Office, which says that excessive speed appeared to be a contributing factor, and that alcohol may... More »

Co-Star to Kevin Hart: We Aren't Done Yet

Actors, comedians send best wishes after Hart's accident

(Newser) - Well wishes for comedian Kevin Hart—who is recovering from back surgery after an auto accident—included an admonition from co-star Dwayne Johnson that their work isn't finished. "We have a lot more laughing to do together," Johnson posted on Instagram with a photo of them making... More »

Hart Undergoes Surgery After Horrific Crash

The actor/comedian left his companions pinned in the vehicle

(Newser) - Kevin Hart underwent back surgery Sunday only hours after surviving a horrific car crash in the Los Angeles area. Sources tell TMZ the actor/comedian's surgery was successful and he's expected to spend a few days in hospital. Doctors are optimistic about the 40-year-old making "a full recovery,... More »

2 Were Left Trapped in Kevin Hart Wreck: Cops

The actor/comedian managed to crawl out of the car

(Newser) - That Kevin Hart survived is a near-miracle—but somehow the actor/comedian emerged from a horrific car wreck early Sunday morning, TMZ reports. His classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda plunged off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, Calif., at about 1am, breaking through a wooden fence and plunging into a gully where the car'... More »

Race Car Driver Dead in Terrifying Crash

Anthoine Hubert, RIP

(Newser) - French driver Anthoine Hubert has died in a Formula Two accident at the Belgian Grand Prix, the AP reports. The 22-year-old Hubert died following an estimated 160mph collision on Lap 2 at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track, which earlier Saturday saw qualifying for Sunday's Formula One race. (See the terrifying... More »

AAA Puzzled by Sharp Rise in Red-Light Deaths

Deaths caused by motorists running red lights hits 10-year high

(Newser) - On average, more than two Americans are killed every day by drivers who plow through red lights, and the figure is growing, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The organization says that in 2017, the last year for which figures are available, the number... More »

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