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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, crash data show

    Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, crash data show
    Be careful driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Your chance of being involved in a crash tied to drunk driving can be as much as double that of a normal Sunday in January or February, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern...
  • Man killed in crash; state trooper hurt trying to help

    Man killed in crash; state trooper hurt trying to help
    A man clocked driving more than 20 mph over the speed limit was killed after crashing his car in Howard County, and a state trooper was injured trying to help him. Maryland State Police say the trooper's radar unit clocked 47-year-old Matthew Groves'...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends. Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
  • Bond reduced for woman in Valparaiso traffic death

    Bond reduced for woman in Valparaiso traffic death
    The LaPorte woman who allegedly hit two women, killing one, while under the influence of drugs, had her bail bond reduced Monday. Rachel A. Marvin, 23, originally had her bail bond set at $100,000 cash for the Sept. 25 accident that killed Lindy Wilson,...
  • 2 dead after car slams through guardrail on 118 Freeway

    2 dead after car slams through guardrail on 118 Freeway
    Two people died early Sunday after their car crashed through a guardrail on the eastbound 118 Freeway in Chatsworth and landed upside down in a riverbed, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight near the DeSoto Avenue...
  • 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...
  • 89-year-old killed in crash is identified

    An 89-year-old Huntington Beach man who died after a traffic accident Thursday has been identified. Joseph Avella was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima out of parking lot onto Bolsa Chica Street near Heil Avenue around 2:40 p.m. when it collided with a truck...
  • Vehicle crashes into Northampton County Courthouse, woman becomes combative

    Vehicle crashes into Northampton County Courthouse, woman becomes combative
    In Easton, a car headed up Washington Street lost control and crashed into columns outside the Northampton County Courthouse on a snowy Monday. The owner, identified by court officials as Sarvataa Mae Christie, took exception to a Morning Call...
  • Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies

    Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...