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  • Woman hurt in Allentown rush-hour crash on Martin Luther King Drive

    Woman hurt in Allentown rush-hour crash on Martin Luther King Drive
    A woman was injured when her car collided with another vehicle on Martin Luther King Drive late Friday afternoon, tying up traffic as rush hour began. The accident happened about 3:50 p.m. as the woman, who was going west on Martin Luther King Drive,...
  • Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars

    Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars
    Attention Santa Claus: If there are some teenagers on your list who have been very good this year and will be getting cars for Christmas, please make sure those cars are relatively new and relatively large. A new analysis of fatal car crashes finds...
  • Drunken Pennsburg man crashes into Allentown school bus, police say

    Drunken Pennsburg man crashes into Allentown school bus, police say
    A Pennsburg man was driving drunk and with a suspended license Thursday afternoon when he crashed into a school bus in Allentown, injuring two people, police said. Daniel S. Williams, 52, had a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit at 5:50 p.m....
  • I-84 In Vernon Re-Opens After Fiery, Early-Morning Truck Crash

    I-84 In Vernon Re-Opens After Fiery, Early-Morning Truck Crash
    VERNON — Two tractor trailers crashed, and one burned, before dawn Friday, shutting down I-84 between exits 66 and 67 for eight hours. No one was seriously injured. The westbound lanes re-opened in time for the morning rush, but the eastbound lanes...
  • Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power

    Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power
    Crews are working to restore electricity to more than 1,000 customers after a driver struck several power poles and fled early Friday. Police are continuing to look for the driver who crashed into the power poles and a fire hydrant about 1 a.m. on...
  • Middletown Police Searching For Car That Evaded Accident

    Middletown Police Searching For Car That Evaded Accident
    MIDDLETOWN - Police are searching for a vehicle they believe struck a parked car on Main Street Tuesday evening and then fled the scene. Police said a witness reported a parked car being struck on Main Street in front of the St. Vincent De Paul Soup...
  • Bicyclist seriously injured in Royal Palm crash

    Bicyclist seriously injured in Royal Palm crash
    A car hit a bicyclist in Royal Palm Beach on Friday, seriously injuring him, authorities said. It happened at 9:30 a.m. near South State Road 7 and Pioneer Road, just south of Southern Boulevard. Firefighters responded and found a man down on the...
  • Child is fourth to die from California crash, driver charged

    A 6-year-old boy has become the fourth person to die from a crash earlier this week in which a driver plowed into pedestrians leaving a church in Southern California, and the driver was charged on Friday, officials said. Samuel Gaza, who was hospitalized...
  • New Haven Police: 14-Year-Old Crashes Car Into School Bus

    New Haven Police: 14-Year-Old Crashes Car Into School Bus
    NEW HAVEN — A 14-year-old girl driving a car hit two cars before hitting a bus at Whalley and Sherman avenues midday Tuesday, police said. Officers had been called to the area on reports of a car hitting a school bus. The driver of the car was a...
  • Police arrest man in death of Anaheim bicyclist, who was mother of 8

    Police arrest man in death of Anaheim bicyclist, who was mother of 8
    The driver who hit a bicyclist, the mother of eight, and then fled has been tracked down and arrested, police say. Daniella Palacios, 44, of Anaheim, died the day after she was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Anaheim. Junior Rigoberto Lopez,...
  • Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...