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  • Car fled scene of fatal pedestrian accident in Elkridge

    Car fled scene of fatal pedestrian accident in Elkridge
    A pedestrian walking along U.S. 1 in Elkridge on Wednesday morning was killed after being struck by two vehicles, including one that left the scene, according to Howard County Police. Authorities said that at 4:40 a.m., a 2002 Toyota SUV was traveling...
  • Image of Asia: Automobile dashboard camera shows plane clipping road before crashing in Taiwan

    In this combination of photos taken from video, a TransAsia Airways plane banks sharply, then clips a road and a vehicle before careening into a shallow river in Taipei, Taiwan, after takeoff Wednesday. The dramatic footage aired by Taiwanese television...
  • Taiwan plane crashes into river after takeoff, killing 23

    TAIPEI, Taiwan A Taiwanese passenger plane hurtled into a river after hitting a bridge shortly upon takeoff from a Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 with 53 passengers and five crew members on board...
  • Deputy crashed into tree while responding to emergency call

    Deputy crashed into tree while responding to emergency call
    An Orange County deputy was rushed to the hospital after crashing into a tree near State Road 535 while responding to a call for backup Wednesday morning, officials said. The deputy, who was not named, is doing well, according to the sheriff's office....
  • Jury: Design flaw in 1996 Camry partly to blame for fatal wreck, Toyota must pay victims $11M

    A federal jury decided on Tuesday that the design of the 1996 Toyota Camry had a dangerous defect that was partly to blame for a fatal 2006 crash, and the automaker must pay nearly $11 million to victims. Jurors said the company was 60 percent to blame...
  • Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei river after takeoff

    Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei river after takeoff
    A Taiwanese flight with 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island's capital of Taipei, killing at least 15 people, local media and officials said. The...
  • 4 vehicles crash on Route 22 at Easton's Cemetery Curve; 1 car flees

    At least four vehicles were damaged and at least two people hurt in a series of collisions on Route 22 at Easton's Cemetery Curve on Tuesday night, and one of the vehicles left the scene without stopping. The collisions happened about 10:50 p.m. in...
  • Overcoming fears to share a moving story

    Overcoming fears to share a moving story
    Fear is what drove Kimberly Collins into what she calls a “vicious cycle” of addiction. When she was 22, her older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, and in her grief, Collins turned to alcohol “to ease the pain,” she...
  • Jury rules Camry defect partly to blame in fatal crash

    Toyota Motor Corp.'s 1996 Camry had a design defect that is partly to blame for a 2006 crash that left three people dead in Minnesota, but the man driving the car also was partially at fault, a federal jury ruled Tuesday. Koua Fong Lee was driving a...
  • Toyota found '60 percent' responsible, to pay $11M

    MINNEAPOLIS The jury in the Toyota liability trial found the automaker 60 percent responsible for a 2006 crash that caused the deaths of three people and sent a man to prison for more than two years. Toyota is ordered to pay about $11 million in...
  • Jury: Toyota must pay $11M to victims of fatal crash

    Jury: Toyota must pay $11M to victims of fatal crash
    A federal jury ordered Toyota Motor Corp. to pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal Minnesota crash on Tuesday after ruling that a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partially to blame for the 2006 wreck. The jury said the company was 60 percent to...