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  • 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,...
  • Lower Macungie motorcyclist injured badly in Mill Creek Road crash

    Lower Macungie motorcyclist injured badly in Mill Creek Road crash
    A Lower Macungie Township motorcyclist was injured seriously Monday afternoon when his bike collided with a car in the township, police said Thursday. Gerad D. Wurst, 62, of Radcliffe Court was riding south on Mill Creek Road at 1:35 p.m. when a car...
  • Police: Driver who struck, killed girl in Bucks County ignored school bus stoplights

    An 18-year-old student driving to school in Bensalem Wednesday struck and killed a 16-year-old girl crossing the street to catch her school bus, police said. Police say the motorist -— whom they did not identify or charge -— drove his 1984...
  • On-duty officer among four injured in Lauderhill crash

    On-duty officer among four injured in Lauderhill crash
    Four people were taken to area hospitals Thursday night after a traffic accident in Lauderhill involving an on-duty police officer. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 7 and Northwest 16th Street, said Lauderhill...
  • Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

    A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of...
  • Father of unlicensed driver in fatal crash denies having let her drive his SUV

    A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney said on Thursday. The father, Michael J. Ware, was...
  • 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...
  • Christmas concert crash: Driver may have been using prescriptions, police say

    Christmas concert crash: Driver may have been using prescriptions, police say
    Police believe a driver who plowed into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert at a Redondo Beach church, killing three, had prescription drugs in her system. Three women were killed, a child and an adult were critically injured and seven...
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton relishes new role: Santa

    One week after sustaining two fractures in his lower back in a two-car collision, Cam Newton was playing Santa Claus and shooting basketball with two-dozen middle-school children at Charlotte's Cochrane Collegiate Academy on Tuesday afternoon. He wasn'...
  • Families of victims of fatal Texas festival crash sue organizers

    Families of the victims and survivors of a fatal March crash outside the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin sued the organizers on Thursday, according to court documents and local media. Four people died at this year's event when a 21-year-old...
  • Former Chrysler Group recalling pickups for possible loose fastener

    FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by U.S. safety regulators over complaints that a loose fastener might cause the rear axle to lock up or detach. The 287,945 Ram...