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Transportation Disasters

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  • Fatal Car Crash On Route 9 In Deep River

    A 28-year-old man is dead after a one-car crash Thursday night in Deep River and the driver has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Route 9 near exit 5 when the driver, Mark...
  • Police: School Bus Accident In Portland

    Police are responding to Cox Road where a school bus and a pick truck crashed near Penfield Hill Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, said police spokesman Lt. Ron Milardo. The road remains open.
  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions. ¬†Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • Blotter: Road rage, guitar stolen, school damaged

    Blotter: Road rage, guitar stolen, school damaged
    The following items were taken from police reports. Des Plaines After driving into a parking lot on the 2000 block of South Pine St. April 16 and attempting to break into a car, a man fired 5 shots from a small caliber handgun into the air before...
  • Girl, 8, killed and sister, 15, seriously hurt in Elwood crash

    Girl, 8, killed and sister, 15, seriously hurt in Elwood crash
    Despite the efforts of a good Samaritan who performed CPR, an 8-year-old girl died when her family's van was struck by a semi in Elwood shortly after they left a restaurant, police said. Madison Frost was unconscious and unresponsive when a driver pulled...
  • Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections

    Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections
    Buffalo Grove police have identified five intersections most prone to car crashes in the village. Lake Cook Road at McHenry, Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove roads ranked in the top three. The intersections of Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads and...
  • 4 injured in Des Plaines car crash

    4 injured in Des Plaines car crash
    Four people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries after a car crash this morning in Des Plaines, authorities said.   The collision involved a van and a car, and took place at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wolf Road and Jarvis...
  • 2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized

    2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized
    An Elgin police officer was injured overnight in a traffic crash in the northwest suburb, police said. The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and River Bluff Road sometime about midnight, Elgin Police Departent Cmdr. Dan O'...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...