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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies

    Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
  • NHTSA Spotlight Could Hasten Spread of Auto-Braking Systems

     
    Forward collision warning systems are now available on cars as affordable as the Ford Focus and Mazda3, but a new spotlight from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration could hasten their spread. On Thursday, NHTSA announced plans to add...
  • State reminds drivers to pay heed to Move Over law

    Stay alert, Lake County drivers, and be ready to scoot out of the way. That's the word from the state the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which is reminding motorists this month about the Florida's Move Over law. It was enacted in 2002...
  • Donté Stallworth tells students DUI death 'will always haunt me'

     Donté Stallworth tells students DUI death 'will always haunt me'
    When NFL wide receiver Donté Stallworth got behind the wheel of his car the morning of March 14, 2009, despite having been out drinking most of the night before, he made a decision that changed his life — and cost another man his. Student athletes...
  • Four dead in icy crashes on PA highways; 50-car pileup on Schuylkill

    Four dead in icy crashes on PA highways; 50-car pileup on Schuylkill
    Several multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern...
  • 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...
  • Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Home

    WESTBROOK — Police arrested a 23-year-old man after they say he crashed into an unoccupied home on Boston Post Road early Sunday. Rodrigo P. Sousa, of Old Saybrook, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, third-...
  • Longtime Chicago DJ charged after fatal Lake Shore Drive crash

    Longtime Chicago DJ charged after fatal Lake Shore Drive crash
    A longtime Chicago DJ was drunk and driving more than 90 mph when he lost control of his black Lexus on Lake Shore Drive and flipped over on a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park, killing the woman riding with him, prosecutors and police said. Rafael...
  • Rollover crash snarls traffic on Route 22

    A multi-vehicle accident reported just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning brought traffic to a stop on Route 22 westbound in Upper Macungie. The accident was dispatched as a rollover accident near the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Upper Macungie...
  • Police: Driver Tries To Beat Bus, Gets Wedged Under It

    MERIDEN — A driver who police said tried to get ahead of an oncoming school bus ended up wedged under it Thursday morning. Neither the driver nor any of the 10 schoolchildren on the bus was injured, Lt. Salvatore J. Nesci said. The collision...