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Rock Thrown From Overpass Kills Mom in Front of 3 Kids

Texas case is being treated as murder

(Newser) - In a horrific incident in Texas on Saturday, a mother was fatally injured in front of her boyfriend and their three children by a rock thrown onto their vehicle on Interstate 35 near Temple. The large rock "struck and entered the vehicle’s windshield, making contact with the front...

43 Hurt as Bus Carrying NY Teens Hits Overpass

Crash mangled entire top half of charter bus

(Newser) - A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip Sunday night struck a bridge overpass on Long Island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus, the AP reports. The crash happened shortly after 9pm Sunday on the Southern State Parkway...

Teens' Actions 'Not a Prank. It's Second-Degree Murder'

Michigan teens have been charged after rocks thrown from highway overpass

(Newser) - Police in Michigan say prosecutors are "throwing the book" at five teenagers accused of throwing a rock from a highway overpass, killing a construction worker who was on his way home to his fiancee and their 5-year-old son. Kyle Anger, 17; Mark Sekelsky, 16; Mikadyn Payne, 16; Alexzander Miller,...

Dad Jumps From Bridge With 2 Kids; Then, a 'Miracle'

2 boys found injured but alive; father is dead

(Newser) - A father parked his vehicle on a New Jersey overpass, grabbed his two young sons in his arms, maneuvered around an 8-foot-high suicide prevention fence, then jumped, killing himself on Monday, police say. The boys, ages 1 and 3, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. An hour earlier, around 7pm, the unidentified man...

14 Dead in India Overpass Collapse

150 feared trapped under concrete, metal in Kolkata

(Newser) - At least 14 people are dead and another 150 feared trapped after a half-finished overpass collapsed onto traffic Thursday in Kolkata, India. Witnesses tell the Indian Express they heard an explosion and a crash, then "a cloud of smoke emerged." Paramedics and bystanders were attempting to rescue people...

One Dead in Ohio Highway Overpass Collapse

Big-rig driver cheats death by seconds

(Newser) - A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati last night, fire and emergency medical officials say. The Cincinnati Fire Department says the collapse onto southbound Interstate 75 happened near Hopple Street north of downtown at about 10:30pm. Police...

New Bridge Collapses; NTSB Warns Many More at Risk

Train cars derail, slam into overpass in Missouri

(Newser) - The nation's bridges and overpasses are proving particularly vulnerable to having their support systems knocked out, with a highway overpass in Missouri becoming the latest victim, reports the AP . The span partially collapsed yesterday after a train derailment sent rail cars smashing into support columns, causing two 40-foot sections...

Drunk Driver Dangles Off Overpass

Matthew Hamilton had a .50 blood alcohol level

(Newser) - Need a reminder about the dangers of driving at .50 blood alcohol level? An inebriated Oregon man dangled off an overpass in his truck for nearly an hour yesterday while rescue crews struggled to save him, the Oregonian reports. Matthew Hamilton, 38, had driven his pickup off an overpass in...

Bay Area Overpass Collapses
Bay Area Overpass Collapses

Bay Area Overpass Collapses

Oakland Tanker explosion and fire close busy freeway

(Newser) - A speeding 8,600-gallon gas tanker smashed into a guardrail early yesterday on a Bay Area highway, causing a fireball that melted an overpass above it. The driver sustained minor injuries, and no one else was hurt. But the collapsed overpass, which carried traffic eastbound from the Baby Bridge, closed...

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