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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Blotter: School bus struck in La Grange, but no one injured

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. La Grange ACCIDENT No one was...
  • Crash injures truck driver, causes power outage in Bedford Park

    Crash injures truck driver, causes power outage in Bedford Park
    A semitrailer driver was injured after his truck hit some power lines in suburban Bedford Park early Wednesday. About 3:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the the 6600 block of South Nashville Avenue in the southwest suburb, said Bedford Park...
  • Three cars, tanker truck crash in Fort Lauderdale

    Three cars, tanker truck crash in Fort Lauderdale
    Three cars and a tanker truck crashed Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, leaving one car mangled and the truck leaking fluid. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. at State Road 84 and U.S. 1. The cause of the crash is under investigation but it appears the...
  • Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash

    Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash
    A congressman is pushing for the extradition of a Brazilian woman accused of killing two people while driving drunk in Boca Raton in 2008. In a letter sent Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, urged...
  • Video shows Florida man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with car

    Video shows Florida man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with car
    HOLIDAY — The Florida Highway Patrol says a man drove off the road and hit his pregnant girlfriend with his car before fleeing. The incident happened Monday afternoon as 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen was walking along the shoulder of a road near...
  • 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...
  • Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

    Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash
    It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community. Metrolink has spent hundreds of millions upgrading its cars...
  • Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside

    Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside
    Leaving his 7-year-old son in the front seat, a Scranton man jumped out of a moving car hoping to avoid arrest, police said. At Mulberry Street and Harrison Avenue, police attempted to stop Theotis Spindler, 38, as part of a drug investigation Tuesday...
  • Vehicle rear-ends school bus; kids are unhurt

    Vehicle rear-ends school bus; kids are unhurt
    Hollywood firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to pry open a Honda and free a passenger after the vehicle hit a school bus. The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of Harrison Street. The school bus was stopped when the...
  • 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'...