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Man Who Pleaded With City for Speed Bump Hit by Truck

Aaron Dome repeatedly warned Detroit about people speeding near his home

(Newser) - Aaron Dome repeatedly asked the city to install speed bumps on his street on Detroit's east side. He took videos and reported hundreds of speeding drivers to authorities, but his requests were rejected on grounds including the area's crash history. Last month, he became part of that history...

Cops: He Intentionally Drove Into Big Rig, With 4 Kids in Tow

Cesar Iban Torres, charged with girlfriend's murder, reportedly claimed God spoke to him

(Newser) - A California man was trying to kill his girlfriend and four children when he drove his SUV into a tractor-trailer on a freeway Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. The female passenger was killed, though the four children, ages 1 to 7, survived with moderate...

Alleged Road-Rage Crash 'a Parent's Worst Nightmare'

Krista Nichols, unborn son died Saturday; boyfriend Miguel Larios is accused of driving drunk

(Newser) - Police say a California man had been drinking Saturday when he got behind the wheel of his truck, accompanied by his 8-months-pregnant girlfriend, who would soon die along with her unborn son. The driver, 26-year-old Miguel Larios, "was involved in a road rage incident with a second vehicle for...

Activists Slam 'Shameful' Killing of Escaped Bull

Campanito the bull gored 2 elderly men in Brihuega, Spain, before a local slammed their car into him

(Newser) - Animal rights advocates are steaming after a 500-pound-plus bull escaped from a bullfighting ring in Spain over the weekend and met a terrible fate. The Guardian reports that spectators had gathered early Sunday in Brihuega to attend a "concurso de recortadores" event, in which those taking part taunt the...

Driver Who Livestreamed Speeding Guilty of Homicide

Colorado man Bryan Kirby boasted about speed before deadly crash

(Newser) - A Colorado man has been convicted of vehicular homicide after prosecutors say he hit a car while driving around 120 mph during a Facebook livestream showing him speeding. A jury in Adams County found 44-year-old Bryan Kirby guilty Thursday in the 2018 crash, District Attorney Brian Mason said Monday. Kirby...

Bridgerton Author Says Drunk Driver Killed Her Father, Sister

'I have lost my father, and I don't have my sister with whom to grieve,' Julia Quinn says

(Newser) - "I have lost my father, and I don't have my sister with whom to grieve," Bridgerton author Julia Quinn said in a Facebook post Wednesday night. She said father Steve Cotler, 77, and sister Ariana Cotler, 37, were killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in...

Teen Who Filmed Floyd's Murder Has Distressing News

Darnella Frazier says her uncle was killed in crash while Minneapolis cops were chasing someone else

(Newser) - The teen awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her recording of George Floyd's murder says her uncle has died in an interaction with police. "Minneapolis police killed my uncle ... nothing feels real," Darnella Frazier, 18, wrote Tuesday on Facebook, per NBC News , noting police "took...

8 Kids Killed in Alabama Crash Tied to Same Youth Home
Driver Pulled From Alabama
Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews
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Driver Pulled From Alabama Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews

Candice Gully is director of the Tallapoosa Girls Ranch

(Newser) - It was a jarring headline: 10 people killed in a Saturday afternoon car crash on I-65 in Alabama, eight of them tied to a home for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Now, more details on the accident and the victims are emerging. It happened around 2:30pm in Butler County...

Driver Gets Unpleasant Surprise During Evening Commute

#NothingGoodHappensWithCicadas

(Newser) - Some people have their eating utensils ready to chow down on the swarms of "Brood X" cicadas that have emerged from their underground lairs. Others simply want to avoid running into them during their evening commute. One Cincinnati driver wasn't so lucky, after what ABC News calls an...

Incredulous Cop at Scene of Car Crash: 'She's Driving?'

Utah girls, 9 and 4, had tried to drive to the ocean but ended up slamming into tractor-trailer

(Newser) - We're all eager for summer to get started, but two little girls from West Jordan, Utah, simply couldn't wait a single minute more. NBC News reports that police responding to an early morning accident in West Valley City on Wednesday got quite a shock when they found out...

En Route to Graduation Party, Mom, 3 Kids Killed in Crash

Car plunged into Alabama lake

(Newser) - Mariah Towns, 18, had just graduated from her Alabama high school last week. She, her parents, and two younger siblings were on their way to a graduation party in Atlanta Saturday night when their car plunged into Logan Martin Lake, killing four of the car's five occupants, AL.com...

Moneyball Author on Daughter's Death: 'Our Hearts Are So Broken'

Dixie Lewis, 19, daughter of Michael Lewis and ex-MTV reporter Tabitha Soren dies in car crash

(Newser) - Michael Lewis has been making the rounds promoting The Premonition, his new book about the pandemic. Now, that good news has been shattered after tragedy struck the Berkeley financial journalist and author of Moneyball and The Big Short: Dixie Lewis, his 19-year-old daughter with photographer and former MTV reporter Tabitha...

Woman Catches on Fire in Latest Gas-Hoarding Mishap

Jessica Gale Patterson crashed car that she was stashing gas in: SC deputies

(Newser) - The chaotic aftermath of the gas shortage in the South brought about by the Colonial Pipeline hacking continues. On Tuesday a brawl ensued at a North Carolina gas station backed up with long lines, while on Wednesday a Hummer burst into flames in Florida after its driver filled up several...

'Most Hated Man in Australia' Sentenced to 10 Months

Richard Pusey, 42, filmed dead and dying cops

(Newser) - The charge was last used nearly 60 years ago, but it was resurrected by Australian prosecutors with success in the case of a man who filmed four dead and dying police officers a year ago. Richard Pusey, 42, pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging public decency and received a...

NBA Prospect, 19, Dead in Car Accident

Terrence Clarke was in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles, the AP reports. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday night, but did not include any more details. Coach John Calipari said he was “absolutely gutted and sick tonight”...

Cops: Tiger Woods Applied 99% Pressure to Gas in Crash

They think he meant to hit the brake

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was driving in an unsafe manner at the time of his Feb. 23 car crash in California, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday detailed what that looked like. The data recorder from Woods' Genesis GV80 SUV showed that Woods failed to "negotiate the curve...

Dozens Watch as Car Sails Over Coastal Cliff

Northern California tragedy kills a mother and daughter

(Newser) - A mother and daughter are dead after their car drove through a parking lot, hit a barricade, and sailed over a coastal cliff in northern California on Saturday morning, plunging 100 feet to land on its roof on the rocky shoreline below. The victims of the Bodega Bay tragedy were...

Sheriff Won't Reveal Cause of Tiger Woods Crash

He says investigators need permission from golfer

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 23 crash when he struck a raised median around 7am...

New Report on Tiger's Crash Leads to a Big Question

After sources tell TMZ it looks like he never hit the brakes, outlet wonders if he lost consciousness

(Newser) - Earlier this week, Tiger Woods offered some good news , noting he was back home in Florida to start the recovery process after his Feb. 23 crash in a suburb of Los Angeles. Now, an update on the probe into the accident, with law enforcement sources saying some "troubling evidence"...

3 Dead, 6 Hurt After Car Hits San Diego Pedestrians

Cops say driver lost control, veered onto sidewalk

(Newser) - A driver lost control and veered onto a sidewalk Monday dotted with the tents of homeless people in downtown San Diego, killing three people and injuring six others, police said. The driver—whom authorities identified only as a 71-year-old man—was heading through a tunnel underneath a community college campus...

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