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19 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bus Crash During Pilgrimage

State officials in Mexico says it appears the bus on its way to religious site lost its brakes

(Newser) - Nineteen people died and 32 more were injured after a bus apparently carrying pilgrims to a religious site in central Mexico crashed on Friday. State officials said the bus apparently lost its brakes and slammed into a building in the state of Mexico, per the AP . Six of the victims...

'Something Went Terribly Wrong' on 'Extreme' Version of AGT

Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin severely injured after being smashed between 2 swinging cars

(Newser) - Maybe "extreme" versions of talent show competitions aren't a great idea. A stunt for America's Got Talent: Extreme, an NBC spinoff of the popular original, went awry on Thursday at Georgia's Atlanta Motor Speedway, and "it was so bad people on the set thought [the...

Married With Children's Sagal Hit by Car in LA

67-year-old actor going to be fine after Tesla tagged her in crosswalk

(Newser) - Katey Sagal is "going to be fine" after a Tesla clipped her in a Los Angeles crosswalk, a source tells People . TMZ first reported the Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy, and Conners star was hit Thursday around 11:30am as she was crossing the street, and the driver...

Woman Waiting to Ride Roller Coaster Hit by 'Metal Object'

Top Thrill Dragster, world's 2nd-tallest roller coaster, shut down at Ohio's Cedar Point

(Newser) - The world's second-tallest roller coaster won't open again this year after a person standing in line was hit in the head by a metal object that flew off the ride last weekend at Cedar Point amusement park. The 420-foot-tall Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster will remain closed as...

3 Ohio Brothers Die in Manure Pit
3 Ohio Brothers
Die in Manure Pit

3 Ohio Brothers Die in Manure Pit

They were working on family farm when they became trapped, overcome by fumes

(Newser) - The obituaries for three Ohio siblings all feature the same chilling line: "He is preceded in death by his brothers." That's because the Wuebker brothers—31-year-old Todd, 35-year-old Brad, and 37-year-old Gary—died together this week in a freak accident, overcome by fumes after becoming trapped in...

Gone Girl Actress Badly Injured While Crossing NYC Street

Lisa Banes was reportedly back in NYC for the first time since the pandemic began

(Newser) - Gone Girl and Cocktail actor Lisa Banes remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday night after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York City, her manager said. Banes, 65, was struck by either a scooter or a motorcycle in the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center on...

3 Arrests After Cops Find DIY Brake Fix to Doomed Cable Car

Owner of Italian cable car company among those arrests after crash that killed 14

(Newser) - Three people involved with an Italian cable car company have been arrested after a crash Sunday in the northern part of the country left 14 dead. Carabinieri Lt. Col. Alberto Cicognani told local media one of those three admitted to police that an emergency brake on the cable car kept...

Cable Snaps on Scenic Lift
Scenic Cable Car
Falls, Killing 14

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Scenic Cable Car Falls, Killing 14

Accident happens on mountain in northern Italy

(Newser) - A mountain cable car plunged to the ground Sunday in northern Italy, killing 14 people. Two children, 5 and 9, were seriously injured, the BBC reports. The cars take passengers on a 20-minute trip from the resort town of Stresa up Mottarone mountain for a view of Lake Maggiore. Stresa'...

Dad Dies of Heart Attack After Girl's Fatal Sledding Accident

'Her daddy got to heaven just before she did'

(Newser) - Tragedy hit twice in the same day for an Akron, Ohio family. After 14-year-old Eirelyn Zuercher suffered a brain injury in a sledding accident, her father died from a massive heart attack as he arrived at the hospital, Cleveland.com reports. The teen was taken off life support five days...

Ashley Judd Details an 'Incredibly Harrowing 55 Hours'

Actress is healing from 'catastrophic' fall while doing conservation work in Democratic Republic of Congo

(Newser) - New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof had an Instagram Live chat on Friday with Ashley Judd, who was propped up in an ICU bed in a South Africa hospital. How she got there: She explained she'd had a recent "catastrophic" fall while doing conservation work tracking endangered bonobos...

After Deaths at Chicken Plant, Probe Zeroes In on Conveyer

6 workers died after liquid nitrogen release at Foundation Food Group in Georgia

(Newser) - A conveyer that transported chicken to a liquid nitrogen bath at a Georgia poultry processing plant had unresolved problems prior to the liquid nitrogen release that killed six workers on Jan. 28, federal investigators said. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the plant in Gainesville flash freezes its chicken using liquid...

Jennifer Lawrence Injured by 'Controlled Glass Explosion'

She is filming 'Don't Look Up' in Boston

(Newser) - Actress Jennifer Lawrence was left with a cut to her eyelid Friday after what was supposed to be a “controlled glass explosion” went awry during filming of her new movie Don’t Look Up, TMZ reports. “An explosion was set up for a stunt in which glass shatters,...

Late-Night Bus Ride Turns Terrifying in NYC

9 injured after MTA vehicle plunged 50 feet off overpass toward Cross Bronx Expressway

(Newser) - It was supposed to make a left, but instead, the bus went over a bridge. The New York Daily News reports on Thursday's frightening crash at around 11pm in the Bronx borough of New York City, when an MTA bus smashed through the barriers of an overpass and fell...

Report: Here's How Woman Died in 'Ungodly' Accident

Massachusetts inspectors take a closer look

(Newser) - Inspectors are casting fresh light on a horrible accident that claimed a woman's life in Boston last month, the Boston Globe reports. According to a state report, 38-year-old Carrie O'Connor plunged into an elevator shaft while lugging an oversized package on the first floor. She was moving into...

People With These Names Should Watch Their Step

A California-based firm compiles a rather odd list

(Newser) - What's in a name? Your odds of breaking a toe or looking silly in public, it seems. That's according to Uplift Legal Funding, a company that lists the top 10 names of the "most accident-prone" men and women, Today reports. Seems the firm made its list by...

Cake Boss Star Hurt in Horrific Bowling Accident

Buddy Valastro's hand was impaled by a pinsetter

(Newser) - Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro has badly injured his right hand—and it didn't happen in a kitchen. A rep tells Fox that the 43-year-old's hand was impaled multiple times after it became stuck in a pinsetter at his home bowling alley in New Jersey. "Unable to...

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22
Crane Collision in
Austin Injures 22

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22

It occurred at a construction site

(Newser) - Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under construction near the Mueller Development just...

Cowell: If You Buy an Electric Trail Bike, 'Read the Manual'

He thanks nurses, doctors after breaking his back

(Newser) - Some advice from Simon Cowell: "If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time." The America's Got Talent creator tweeted the advice Sunday, the day after he broke part of his back testing the bike in the courtyard...

Cate Blanchett's Lockdown Accident Was a Weird One
Cate Blanchett: 1,
Chainsaw: Zero

Cate Blanchett: 1, Chainsaw: Zero

Actress doing OK after lockdown accident left her with a 'little nick to the head'

(Newser) - If you've been having a hard time stuck at home during the pandemic, consider yourself lucky you haven't been attacked by a chainsaw (unless you have, in which case ... carry on). During a podcast conversation with ex-Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Cate Blanchett revealed just such a thing...

'Incalculable' Damage After Truck Hits Easter Island Statue

The unmanned vehicle was parked, but the brake apparently failed

(Newser) - For the Rapa Nui, the iconic moai statues of Easter Island are "sacred structures," Camilo Rapu, the head of the indigenous community there, tells CNN . That's why what went down in the Chilean territory Sunday has the locals distressed and wondering how to better protect the famous...

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