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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 'Tori & Dean' star injured in motorcycle accident

     
    Dean McDermott, who stars with his wife Tori Spelling in "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. He's hospitalized and being treated for a punctured lung, according to the Associated Press, but he's expected......
  • Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

     
    Ford has issued a recall for more than 30,000 Transit Connect vans, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects models built between Dec. 5, 2008, and May 31, 2010. The pushpins that hold the van???s headliner......
  • 2011 BMW 5 Series Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

     
    The redesigned 2011 BMW 5 Series has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety???s Top Safety Pick status. To earn the award, a vehicle must receive the top rating of Good in a front, side, rear and rollover crash tests.......
  • 2010 Cadillac SRX Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

     
    The redesigned 2010 Cadillac SRX has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety???s Top Safety Pick status. To earn the award, a vehicle must receive the top rating of Good in front, side, rear and rollover crash tests. The vehicle......
  • NHTSA Announces List of 2012 Vehicles to Be Tested

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the 2012 vehicles it will test, as it wraps up testing on its 2011 lineup. This year the government safety agency will test 74 vehicles from the 2012 model year: 42 passenger......
  • Airbags for Three-Rows Not Universal

     
    Andrew Friedman admits safety wasn't a top priority when he was shopping for a new car, even though it would carry his wife and three children. An attorney in the Washington, D.C. area, Friedman bought a 2011 Ford Explorer last......
  • Delray Beach day care van death: Accident or crime?

     
    As the parent of a young girl, I can't imagine the horror and anguish of the family of the Delray Beach toddler who died after being left for hours in a day-care center van. Her name was Haile Brockington. She......
  • Study: Child-Safety Seat Laws Effective at Reducing Injury

     
    Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death in young children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, many of these fatalities can be prevented with the use of child-safety seats, according to recent research. A study....
  • 2011 Kia Sportage Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

     
    The 2011 Kia Sportage won the honor of Top Safety Pick in the small SUV category by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Since the Sportage is a twin of the 2010 Hyundai Tucson (also a Top Safety Pick), the......
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

     
    The 2011 Ford Fiesta won the honor of Top Safety Pick in the minicar category by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The award applies to the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles. To earn the award, a vehicle......
  • Study: Women More Likely to be Injured in Car Accidents

     
    Women who wear seat belts are 47% more likely to be injured in a car accident compared with men who wear seat belts, according to a study by the American Journal of Public Health. That dramatic difference has to do......