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Christmas Tree-Tossing Hobby Costs Woman Big

Kamila Grabska's $825K suit for 2017 car crash injuries nixed after she won unusual competition

(Newser) - If you're going to claim serious injuries from a car crash have left you unable to work or play with your kids, entering a Christmas tree-throwing contest probably shouldn't be on your to-do list as your case winds its way through the courts. Kamila Grabska found that out...

Single-Car Crash Devastates U of Wyoming Swim Team

3 members killed Thursday in Colorado

(Newser) - Three members of the University of Wyoming swim and dive team are dead following a single-car crash in Colorado. Five people were in a Toyota RAV4 heading south along Highway 287, about 10 miles from the Colorado-Wyoming border, around 2:45pm local time on Thursday when the vehicle went off...

Floating Sauna Saves Tesla Passengers From Icy Fjord

Half-naked patrons pulled stranded motorists out of water in Norwegian capital of Oslo

(Newser) - As Tesla handles a new recall in the US , a Tesla owner on the other side of the globe dealt with a different kind of issue this week. A witness tells the Norwegian newspaper VG that the Tesla was cruising Thursday near the quay at the foot of Oslo's...

Police Chase Led to Crash That Injured Joe Manchin's Wife

Suspect faces charges in connection with Alabama crash

(Newser) - A man fleeing police caused the Alabama car crash that injured Gayle Manchin, head of an economic development partnership of the federal government and 13 state governments and the wife of US Sen. Joe Manchin, authorities said Wednesday. Police in Homewood, a Birmingham suburb, said the man faces charges of...

He Was Hit by 3 Different Cars. None of the Drivers Stopped

He was pronounced dead at the scene in LA

(Newser) - "He was breathing. He was trying to get up." That's what a Los Angeles business owner said after watching video taken by his surveillance camera of a pedestrian who was hit by a car late Friday night. That car didn't stop. Neither did the second car...

'Pretty Lucky' Woman Rescued After Truck Falls 200 Feet

Driver rescued after 4 days after truck plummets off cliff in California's Angeles National Forest

(Newser) - A woman in Southern California has some hikers to thank for being alive after her vehicle veered off the road and off a mountain cliff in Angeles National Forest. Per the East Bay Times , a hiking group spotted a Ford Ranger pickup truck around 12:30pm local time on Sunday...

FBI: No 'Nexus to Terrorism' Found in Deadly NY Crash

Police say suspect was stockpiling gas cans in days before fiery crash

(Newser) - The driver who crashed an SUV loaded with gas cans outside a western New York concert venue appeared to have been aiming at a pedestrian crossing, but there's no evidence of a terror motive in the fiery wreck that killed him and two ride-hail passengers on New Year's...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

It Was a 'Lazy Day.' They Saved a Man Who Was Near Death

Man and son-in-law looking for fishing holes spotted a mangled truck

(Newser) - The day after Christmas was a "lazy day" for Mario Garcia and son-in-law Nivardo De La Torre. Garcia's wife was working and his daughter was out, so the pair decided to scout a few Indiana fishing holes, ending at Salt Creek. CNN reports that as the men finished...

5 Teens Crushed After SUV Doing 'Donuts' Flips

19-year-old Colorado Springs driver Marisol Wentling faces vehicular assault charges

(Newser) - A Colorado Springs teenager was arrested and five of her friends were hospitalized after her SUV tipped over while she was doing donuts in a strip mall parking lot, authorities say. Police said five young people were hanging out of the windows as Marisol Wentling drove in tight circles, and...

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Couple Killed in Border Bridge Crash Identified

Police say Kurt, Monica Villani of Grand Island, New York, died in fiery crash

(Newser) - The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the couple killed when their Bentley exploded in a crash at the American side of the US-Canada border on Wednesday. Police said Kurt Villani and Monica Villani, both 53 years old, were residents of the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island, the AP reports....

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Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous

A new study found that shrinking lane width by just a couple of feet resulted in less accidents

(Newser) - Researchers out of Johns Hopkins University are hoping to make nine the new magic number in urban design. After analyzing 1,117 streets in seven cities, from DC to Dallas, they found that wider traffic lanes have significantly more pedestrian accidents than lanes shrunk down to 9 feet. Per Johns...

Suit: Schwarzenegger Drove 'Wrongfully and Recklessly'

Woman involved in 2022 multivehicle accident in LA says actor is to blame for her injuries

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger has been making headlines recently for his apparent romantic dalliances with one or more women, but TMZ has a new scoop involving something entirely different: a multivehicle accident that the former California governor was caught up in early last year. The outlet reports that the 76-year-old politician and...

Sen. Menendez's Wife Killed Man in 2018 Crash

Victim's sister says it was 'swept under the rug'

(Newser) - A deadly 2018 car crash in New Jersey involving the future wife of Sen. Bob Menendez is getting fresh attention now that the Democratic senator and his wife have been indicted on bribery charges. Richard Koop, 49, was struck and killed by Nadine Arslanian Menendez's Mercedes-Benz around 7:30pm...

Bail Revoked for Driver in Deadly Apple Store Crash

Bradley Rein accused of failing to charge GPS monitoring device

(Newser) - A judge revoked bail Tuesday for a man who was confined at home while awaiting trial for driving his SUV into a Massachusetts Apple store last year, killing a man and injuring nearly two dozen others, officials said. Bradley Rein, 54, was ordered to jail for 60 days after police...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

15-Year-Old, Mom Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Police say she gave him the keys for a trip to the market

(Newser) - A 45-year-old woman in Bakersfield, California, is facing a felony charge in connection with a car crash that happened while she was at home. Authorities say the woman gave her 15-year-old son the keys to her car for what she thought would be a quick trip to the market and...

Lamborghini Drivers Decided to Race. It Didn't End Well

Driver of one of the luxury cars is detained by California cops after slamming into innocent victim

(Newser) - The driver of a Lamborghini hit an innocent driver while racing another Lamborghini, sending himself to the hospital, and the police on the hunt for the second Lamborghini driver. KTLA reports that the incident took place around 6:30pm local time on Friday in Murrieta, California, in Riverside County, on...

Driver Trying to Park Injures 20 at Restaurant

Car crashed through front of restaurant at Florida shopping center

(Newser) - A driver trying to park crashed into a restaurant at a shopping center in south Florida Friday evening, injuring 20 people. Lt. Aston Bright, spokesperson for the Plantation Fire Department in Broward County, says the woman crashed into the Thai Meal restaurant around 6:30pm, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise

The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat

(Newser) - Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...

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