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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Federal agency to recommend two new braking technologies on all cars

    Federal agency to recommend two new braking technologies on all cars
    Looking to curb rear-end collisions, federal safety regulators announced plans Thursday to add two new features to a list of recommended safety technologies. The move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also the first step in...
  • Landscaper hit in face by tire in Melbourne

    Landscaper hit in face by tire in Melbourne
    MELBOURNE — Authorities say a landscaper suffered a fractured skull and smashed nose when he was struck by an airborne tire as he worked along a Central Florida road. Florida Today reports the accident happened late Wednesday in Melbourne. The...
  • Police: Out-Of-Control Pickup Truck Plows Into House In Putnam

    Police: Out-Of-Control Pickup Truck Plows Into House In Putnam
    PUTNAM — Four people were injured and a house was declared unsafe after a pickup truck sped into it overnight, police said. According to police, the crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. at 11 Arthur St., when the driver of a GMC K 1500 lost control...
  • Pembroke Park's chief code officer dies making the rounds

    Pembroke Park's chief code officer dies making the rounds
    Life was just starting to look up for James Tisdale. After his wife died in 2013 from organ failure, the devastated father of three was sunk in grief. Only recently did he start to pull himself together and anticipate cheerier days ahead. He even...
  • Police hold man in Oak Forest crash that cut power

    Police hold man in Oak Forest crash that cut power
    Oak Forest police have in custody a man who was found sleeping in a resident’s car a few blocks from where a stolen sport utility vehicle smashed into a utility pole early Thursday, knocking out power to about 1,600 ComEd customers. The driver...
  • FHP: Five people with serious injuries after Orange County crash

    FHP: Five people with serious injuries after Orange County crash
    Five people suffered serious injuries Thursday night when a driver lost control of an SUV, colliding with a van and slamming into a building in the Lockhart area near Eatonville, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Joseph Salustro, 23, of Orlando was...
  • Coroner identifies man killed in fiery I-78 crash

    Coroner identifies man killed in fiery I-78 crash
    The driver killed in a Jan. 9 fiery crash on Interstate 78 in Williams Township has been identified as a Newark, N.J., man, the Northampton County coroner reported. Ulvio Rivera, 46, died when his van ran into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer....
  • CHP: Unsafe driving caused fire truck crash at Monterey Park restaurant

    CHP: Unsafe driving caused fire truck crash at Monterey Park restaurant
    Unsafe driving caused an Alhambra Fire Department truck to collide with a Monterey Park fire engine last spring, injuring 15 people, according to an investigation released Thursday. Despite placing fault with the Alhambra fire engine’s driver,...
  • Brooklyn man killed in Pocono Township crash identified

    The passenger killed Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle he was in crashed into a boulder and a utility pole in Pocono Township was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Brooklyn, New York, man. Nathan Gore was thrown from the car in the 5:55 p.m....
  • Westbound Alligator Alley closed at US 27 for hours after fatal crash

    Westbound Alligator Alley closed at US 27 for hours after fatal crash
    A woman was killed and three others injured Thursday in a three-vehicle crash that shut down westbound lanes of Alligator Alley at U.S. 27 in western Broward County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. near...
  • Woman, 53, killed as car collides with pickup on Rt. 191, south of Stroudsburg

    Woman, 53, killed as car collides with pickup on Rt. 191, south of Stroudsburg
    A Stroud Township woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her car slid sideways into an oncoming pickup truck about a mile south of Stroudsburg, authorities said. Melanie Bond, 53, was going south on Route 191 at 12:39 p.m. when she lost control of...