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Transportation Disasters

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  • 2nd body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash; 1 still missing

    The bodies of two people aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night were recovered Saturday morning as crews continued to search a densely wooded area for a third person riding in the balloon when it struck a power line...
  • Huntington Beach crash kills one, injures two; DUI suspected

    A 21-year-old suspected drunk driver was killed and two passengers were injured in Huntington Beach on Friday night when the driver lost control of his speeding vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at the...
  • Man dies in Mundelein-area crash

    Man dies in Mundelein-area crash
    A Mundelein man died and three other people were injured when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a car heading toward him on a Mundelein-area road Saturday afternoon, police said. Brian E. Martin, 49, of Mundelein, was pronounced dead at...
  • Danica Patrick finishes 36th at Phoenix after crash, patchwork

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — By the time the race ended, it wasn't clear where the paint job of Danica Patrick's car ended and the black repair tape holding it together started. Patrick's No. 10 Chevrolet was collected in a multi-car crash midway through...
  • LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified

    LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified
    The Los Angeles police detective killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup in Beverly Hills has been identified as a family man who had been with the department for 27 years. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was assigned to the LAPD’s...
  • Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge
    All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that...
  • Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources

    Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources
    Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times. One...
  • Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

    Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
    A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor...
  • Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?

    Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?
    Are China’s senior citizens turning deviant, or is a cohort of criminals just getting old? That’s the question some Chinese Internet users were asking Wednesday after a video surfaced online apparently showing an elderly woman pretending...
  • Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago

    Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago
    The recent brutal winter weather continues to take a chunk out of the city’s pocketbook, as claims for vehicles damaged when they hit potholes more than doubled for the year. More than 1,000 claims were filed with the City Council at its Wednesday...
  • Hawaii-bound jetliner turns back, makes emergency landing at LAX

    A United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Hawaii had to turn back and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport just before noon Saturday after smoke was detected in the cabin. None of the 143 passengers and crew on board United Flight...