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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Man dies after car crashes into bee-infested house

     
    Filed under: Etc. Leaving buildings vacant can present all kinds of dangers, as officials in Michigan in particular have found in recent years. But this tragic incident has to be a new one. A 54-year-old man was driving his Hyundai down Spruce Road in the...
  • Woman in critical condition after car crashes into tree in Fort Lauderdale

    A 64-year-old woman was in critical condition Thursday at Broward Health North after her car crashed into a tree in Fort Lauderdale. Following the crash at 3200 Port Royale Drive, the woman was pinned in the car, which was heavily damaged, Fort...
  • Goodman set to appeal judge's decision to keep blood evidence

    John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial may be delayed further than an October court date, even after another major defeat for his defense team this week. The Wellington polo executive, charged in the Feb. 12, 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, will...
  • Man missing after car crash in Suffolk, police say

    Man missing after car crash in Suffolk, police say
    A 40-year-old Chesapeake man was reported missing Thursday after police said his car was found crashed into a ditch in Suffolk, a city spokeswoman said. David Christopher Gillespie, whose last known address was in Chesapeake, has not been seen since his...
  • Police: Drunken postal worker flipped mail truck

    A U.S. Postal Service driver has been charged with DUI after crashing her mail truck Tuesday afternoon near Philadelphia. State police said 58-year-old Deborah Reynolds lost control of the USPS truck around 4:45 p.m. The truck crashed into the berm of...
  • Police: Driver attacked Bushkill cop after being ticketed

    A driver who rear-ended a woman's car on Route 512 ended up in more trouble after he attacked the Bushkill police officer who ticketed him, township police alleged in arrest paperwork. Michael J. Skrzypek, 31, was charged with resisting arrest,...
  • Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

     
    In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014........
  • Mini Cooper Countryman only small car to earn good grade in latest IIHS crash tests [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Budget, Safety, Videos, Hatchback, Mazda, Mini Competitors in the small-car segment didn't do nearly as well. Four vehicles earned "poor" grades. Only one small car out of 12 tested earned a good grade in the latest round of crash-test...
  • Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked police cars, police say

    Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked police cars, police say
    Police in Boynton Beach didn't need to go far to pull over a suspected drunk driver — he came crashing into them. Police said Daniel Strang, 39, crashed his van into four parked police cruisers just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The cruisers were...
  • Mini Cooper Countryman wins small car crash tests, Nissan Leaf fails

    Mini Cooper Countryman wins small car crash tests, Nissan Leaf fails
    In crash tests of small cars, the little Mini Cooper Countryman turned in a big performance — it was the only vehicle in a group of 12 to win the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The electric Nissan Leaf short-circuited...
  • Red-light runner hit FHP patrol car

     Red-light runner hit FHP patrol car
    A red-light runner who struck a Florida Highway Patrol car Wednesday was chased down by a trooper driving the damaged car, records show. Peterson Mitchel sped away from the 12:11 p.m. collision after running a red light at the intersection of...