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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blizzard Of 2015 Takes Aim At Eastern Connecticut

    Blizzard Of 2015 Takes Aim At Eastern Connecticut
    The Blizzard of 2015 pounded eastern Connecticut Tuesday morning, delivering heavy snow and howling winds, but western portions of the state were spared the worst. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy lifted the travel ban on local roads in Litchfield and Fairfield...
  • Crash reported near I-795 in Reisterstown

    Crash reported near I-795 in Reisterstown
    A two-vehicle crash at Maryland 140 near Interstate 795 in Reisterstown is blocking east and westbound travel lanes, according to state highway officials. The crash was reported at 6:49 a.m. No other major delays reported as of 7 a.m. State officials...
  • Man killed in crash; state trooper hurt trying to help

    Man killed in crash; state trooper hurt trying to help
    A man clocked driving more than 20 mph over the speed limit was killed after crashing his car in Howard County, and a state trooper was injured trying to help him. Maryland State Police say the trooper's radar unit clocked 47-year-old Matthew Groves'...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends. Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
  • 10 Freeway lanes shut down in Fontana after big rig driver killed in crash

    10 Freeway lanes shut down in Fontana after big rig driver killed in crash
    One person was killed on the westbound 10 Freeway in Fontana early Monday when a big rig crashed into a freeway sign and burst into flames, the California Highway Patrol said. The crash happened near Citrus Avenue about 3 a.m., said CHP Officer...
  • Vehicle crashes into Northampton County Courthouse, woman becomes combative

    Vehicle crashes into Northampton County Courthouse, woman becomes combative
    In Easton, a car headed up Washington Street lost control and crashed into columns outside the Northampton County Courthouse on a snowy Monday. The owner, identified by court officials as Sarvataa Mae Christie, took exception to a Morning Call...
  • Indonesian rescuers fail for 2nd time to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner

    The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke. Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir said strong current was the main...