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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Google's 'goofy' new self-driving car a sign of things to come

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Google unveiled its first "fully functional" prototype for its own self-driving car Monday and plans to test it on Bay Area public roads in the new year. The dainty two-seater still requires government approval before it can legally...
  • Coroner identifies 4 teens killed in Carbon County wreck

    Coroner identifies 4 teens killed in Carbon County wreck
    The Carbon County coroner has identified the four teens killed in a fiery wreck Friday night in Lower Towamensing Township and determined that they all died from multiple blunt force injuries Two of the dead were brother and sister, Coroner Bruce...
  • Window washer who fell 11 stories reunited with family before Christmas

    Window washer who fell 11 stories reunited with family before Christmas
    A window washer who survived an 11-story fall onto a car in downtown San Francisco has finally been released from the hospital in time for Christmas, family and healthcare officials said Monday. Marciela Perez, wife of the man who fell, Pedro Perez,...
  • Drunk driver flees scene of back-to-back car crashes

    Drunk driver flees scene of back-to-back car crashes
    A 24-year-old Burbank man allegedly fled the scene of back-to-back car crashes while drunk, and after getting arrested, damaged a fire sprinkler in his jail cell, police said. Two Burbank sergeants witnessed the man, identified as Reginald Jackson,...
  • Two lanes closed on I-4 east after crash, chemical spill

    Two lanes closed on I-4 east after crash, chemical spill
    Two eastbound lanes are closed on Interstate 4 after a crash involving a truck hauling pool-cleaning materials near Sandlake Road Chlorine and hydrochloric acid were spilled on the highway, according to Orange County Fire officials. Traffic is...
  • Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment in Mundelein

    Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment in Mundelein
    The following items were taken from Mundelein police reports: A 32-year-old Mundelein man was arrested at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 on Route 45 at Diamond Lake Road. He was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol count over .08, driving without insurance and...
  • Car possibly involved in fatal Boynton hit-and-run found near West Palm

    Car possibly involved in fatal Boynton hit-and-run found near West Palm
    A car police said may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash was been found Monday near West Palm Beach. The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of High Ridge Road. Khiar Raymond, 15, was killed. He was walking home after...
  • Blotter: Several arrested for DUI in Libertyville

    Blotter: Several arrested for DUI in Libertyville
    The following items were taken from Libertyville police reports: A 60-year-old Gurnee man was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Dec. 8 on Route 176 at First Street. He was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol count over .08, speeding, improper lane usage...
  • Woman ID'd, remains in critical condition after car goes into Boynton canal

    A woman critically injured after her car plunged into a canal Sunday has been identified. Police said the driver, Judith Lavers, 68, of Boynton Beach, is still hospitalized in critical condition Monday. The crash left Lavers trapped inside her car early...
  • Man hit by car dies in Norfolk, police say

    Man hit by car dies in Norfolk, police say
    A 50-year-old man died after he was hit by a car in Norfolk Sunday night, according to a police department news release. The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the 3100 block of Azalea Garden Road.  Police believe the man was attempting to...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...