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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble

    Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble
    Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from the 2010 to 2013 model years....
  • 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...
  • Woman arrested on DUI charge after crashing into Tampa bar

    Woman arrested on DUI charge after crashing into Tampa bar
    TAMPA — Police say one person was injured when a car slammed into the patio area of a Tampa area cafe and bar. Twenty-nine-year-old Sully Marie Torre-Medina lost control of her car Tuesday night before driving into the Independent, a Tampa bar....
  • 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...
  • Trooper urges stiffer charges against trucker in fatal I-88 crash

    Trooper urges stiffer charges against trucker in fatal I-88 crash
    A year to the day after he crawled from his burning squad car along Interstate 88, an Illinois state trooper urged authorities to upgrade charges against the allegedly fatigued semi driver who struck him. Douglas Balder, accompanied by his wife,...
  • 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...
  • Indonesian rescuers fail for 2nd time to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner

    The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke. Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir said strong current was the main...
  • Motorcycle crash on I-95 claims life of Deerfield Beach man, 20

    Motorcycle crash on I-95 claims life of Deerfield Beach man, 20
    When John Austin Ward didn't come home from work as expected Sunday night, his girlfriend drove north on Interstate 95 to look for him. In the southbound lanes just north of Congress Avenue, Melanie Steixner saw police vehicles, Ward's smashed motorcycle...
  • One student taken to hospital after school-bus crash in Seminole County

    One student was taken to a local hospital when a vehicle collided into a school bus in Seminole County Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred roughly at 8:50 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 46 and...