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How This Mom Saved Her Daughter Is Incredible

Catrina Cramer Alexander knew something was wrong

(Newser) - A North Carolina mom is calling it a "miracle" after technology helped her find her missing daughter—who was trapped in a 25-foot ditch with serious injuries, the Charlotte Observer reports. Catrina Cramer Alexander says she got worried on June 7 when her 17-year-old daughter, Macy Smith, missed curfew... More »

Wife and Daughter of Coach Killed in Head-On Collision

Howard Moore was left in a coma but is expected to recover

(Newser) - A head-on collision Saturday in Michigan killed the wife and daughter of Howard Moore, a University of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach, and left him in a coma. Moore is expected to recover. His son, Jerrell, had minor injuries. The accident was caused by a woman who was driving the wrong... More »

He Drove Off Embankment, Then Got Lucky

A tree and a sharp-eyed driver help save him

(Newser) - The driver of a Jeep who went off an embankment on a remote road likely would not have lived to tell the tale if not for three strokes of good luck: a single tree held him up after 50 feet, preventing a plunge of another 1,000 feet; a woman... More »

5 People on Way to Funeral Are Killed in Car Crash

They were en route from Memphis to Chicago

(Newser) - Tragedy, compounded: Five people en route to a funeral were killed in a highway crash, reports the Southern Illinoisan . All five were residents of Memphis heading to Chicago when their SUV rear-ended a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon on Interstate 57 in Illinois. Killed were 78-year-old Coraleen A. Luellen; 75-year-old Peggy Jackson... More »

29 Dead in Tour Bus Plunge

28 others are injured as bus falls down steep hillside

(Newser) - A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and... More »

She Was Alive as They Searched for Her —but Not for Long

Portia Ravenelle believed to have died 8 days after crash killed Orlando Moore

(Newser) - A man and woman from New York reported missing in the Dominican Republic are believed to have died following a car accident on their way to catch a 2am return flight on March 27. A body believed to be that of Orlando Moore (police cite an identifying tattoo) was found... More »

Limo Operator Faces 40 Counts in Crash That Killed 20 People

Vehicle had failed inspection just before horrific accident

(Newser) - The son of a limousine company's owner has been indicted on 40 felony counts in the deaths of 20 people in a crash in Upstate New York last fall. Nauman Hussain hired the driver involved in the crash, the complaint says, though he knew the driver didn't have... More »

Family of Storm Chaser Killed in Crash Sues TWC for $125M

Corbin Lee Jaeger's mom says 2 Weather Channel contractors were 'habitually reckless and dangerous'

(Newser) - Nearly two years to the day after three storm-chasers were killed in a Texas crash , the mother of one of the men has filed a $125 million lawsuit against The Weather Channel, per USA Today . The complaint filed by Karen Di Piazza, mother of the National Weather Service's Corbin... More »

Suit: He Skipped 2 Meals, Felt 'Lightheaded.' A Woman Died

Lawsuit says driver's Whole30 diet caused accident that killed Susan Matthies, 68

(Newser) - A lawsuit blames a driver and his diet for the death of a woman struck in a Safeway parking lot, saying he was lightheaded after skipping two meals when he lost control of the truck he was driving. Susan Matthies, 68, was putting groceries in her car in Dallas, Ore.... More »

One Tesla Burst Into Flames. The Other, Sheared Off.

One possible issue is the cars' Autopilot driving system

(Newser) - A federal agency with the power to seek recalls and issue fines is investigating two fatal Tesla crashes in Florida over the past week, Reuters reports. The Friday crash in Delray Beach involved a 2018 Model 3 that had its roof cut off when it passed under a tractor-trailer; the... More »

After Fiery Fatal Crash, Tesla Battery Kept Igniting

One dead after high-speed Model S collision outside Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

(Newser) - The driver of a Tesla Model S was killed when his car crashed near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and erupted in flames. Witnesses told police in Davie that the car was traveling 75mph to 90mph Sunday afternoon when it left the road for an unknown reason, per the AP . The driver... More »

Boeheim Discusses 'When a Human Life Is Lost and You're There'

Syracuse coach breaks silence after being involved in a fatal car accident

(Newser) - Jim Boeheim returned to the Carrier Dome on Saturday night for the first game since he was involved in a car accident that killed a man , and addressed the tragedy head-on, reports ESPN : The beloved Syracuse coach came on to the court to a standing ovation, but had arranged a... More »

Syracuse Coach Kills Pedestrian on Highway

Jim Boeheim cooperating with police after accident on interstate

(Newser) - Jim Boeheim led Syracuse University's men's basketball team to victory over the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday before his night took a horrible turn. The 74-year-old coach was driving home from the game around 11:20pm when he struck and killed a man who'd exited a vehicle that had... More »

Cops: After Mom's Funeral, His 6th DUI Proved Fatal

David Strowhouer denied driving, admitted to wanting cocaine: cops

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison under a new state law if convicted of what police say was his sixth DUI since 2010. But it's a situation where you think "seven years isn’t even enough, not by any stretch of... More »

Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in... More »

Good Samaritan Stopped to Help, Paid Awful Price

Robert Bruno Jr. jumps over bridge to avoid oncoming cars after stopping at a crash

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan stopped to help a crashed driver in San Diego County on Wednesday, only to die when he was forced over one of America's tallest bridges. Robert Verlin Bruno Jr. had pulled over in icy and foggy conditions to assist the driver of a Ford F-150 that... More »

Prince Philip 'Voluntarily' Gives Up His Driver's License

Seems that accident has finally sunk in

(Newser) - Prince Philip will no longer be behind the wheel—at least not legally, the BBC reports. The 97-year-old duke, who was recently involved in a car crash , has "taken the decision to voluntarily" give up his driver's license, says Buckingham Palace. "The duke is reported to have... More »

Dad Dies Trying to Spare His Daughter an Awful Sight

Andrew Rosas, 50, was hit by car as he tried to get her dead cat out of the road

(Newser) - Authorities say a Michigan man was fatally struck by a car while trying to remove his daughter's dead cat from a roadway before she saw it. Saginaw County sheriff's officials say 50-year-old Andrew Rosas of Merrill was struck before sunrise Tuesday by a woman who was driving to... More »

Cops: Driver Crashed Car While Trying to Avoid 'Octopus'

Not a great defense when you're 3 miles inland

(Newser) - A UK driver whose vehicle landed upside down in a ditch swerved "to avoid an octopus" on the road—or so police say he claimed. The 49-year-old, who escaped major injury, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs on Tuesday after police found no sign... More »

5 Children Ejected From Vehicle in Tragic Accident

All five of them died in single-car Maryland crash

(Newser) - Tragedy struck in Maryland Saturday when five children died in a horrifying single-car accident, NBC News reports. A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica went off the road and smashed into several trees, ejecting all five children from the vehicle. "Every collision where we lose life is a tragedy," says a... More »

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