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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison

    Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison
    A man who authorities said crashed his car into a school in Hoffman Estates while fleeing police last fall was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for drunken driving. Jonathan Hernandez, 23, of Streamwood, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI and...
  • Bicyclist killed in Boynton Beach crash was 58-year-old man

    Bicyclist killed in Boynton Beach crash was 58-year-old man
    A bicyclist struck and killed by a car in Boynton Beach was a 58-year-old man, police said Saturday. William Fred Tebbetts, who police say was homeless, died after pedaling into the path of a silver 2013 Ford Taurus while crossing Knuth Road from...
  • Former Marine gets 11 years in prison for DUI crash that killed three

    Former Marine gets 11 years in prison for DUI crash that killed three
    A former Marine was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday after being convicted of killing three friends in a drunk-driving accident. The three victims were fellow Marines stationed at Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton. Jared Ray Hale, 28, was...
  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him
    Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group's members, ranging in age from 20s to 70s, were among nearly 200 people whose...
  • Car rams apartment building, girl hurt

    Car rams apartment building, girl hurt
    An 8-year-old girl, sleeping in her bed, received minor injuries when a car hit her apartment building early Friday. A witness, awoken by the 4:05 a.m. crash, told police he looked outside and saw a dark gray car driving in reverse, then drive away from...
  • 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...
  • 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...