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  • Pompano woman paralyzed by DUI driver, deputies say

    Pompano woman paralyzed by DUI driver, deputies say
    A 55-year-old woman has been paralyzed and remains in critical condition after her car was struck Sunday by an alleged drunken driver with prior DUI and drug arrests, authorities said. Kim Smith was less than two miles from her Pompano Beach home when...
  • California's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect today

    California's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect today
    Statewide regulations that take effect Tuesday require drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing or face a $35 fine. If a vehicle is in the buffer zone and a collision occurs that injures the cyclist, the driver could face a...
  • Man seriously hurt after being hit by car on Near North Side

    Man seriously hurt after being hit by car on Near North Side
    A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car at a Near North intersection Tuesday morning, police said. A woman was driving a white Honda Civic south on LaSalle Street when the 23-year-old man “darted in front of the car" at Chicago...
  • Newport News firefighter-medic injured in accident while transporting patient

    A Newport News firefighter-medic was injured after the medic unit the person was riding in was struck by another vehicle Saturday evening, police said. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. in the area of 39th Street and Roanoke Avenue, where the...
  • Teen in critical condition after being struck by truck in Norfolk

    A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition at a local hospital after he was struck by a truck in Norfolk Monday night, police said. The incident happened about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Tidewater Drive and Brambleton Avenue, where the victim...
  • Pedestrian killed in crash involving Wheeling officer, 'wanted to succeed...help our family'

    Pedestrian killed in crash involving Wheeling officer, 'wanted to succeed...help our family'
    Fredi Morales was looking forward to turning 21 on Friday, and he’d planned to celebrate reaching legal drinking age with an evening of fun with friends at a nightclub, his brother said. Instead, friends and relatives are mourning his death...
  • All Lanes Open On I-95 South In Stratford After Bus Accident

    STRATFORD — The right lane of I-95 southbound near Exits 32 and 31 was briefly closed Monday afternoon following a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus, state police said. The accident was reported after 4 p.m. and involved two vehicles,...
  • Man in police pursuit caused patrol car to crash and had 78 grams of marijuana, cops say

    Man in police pursuit caused patrol car to crash and had 78 grams of marijuana, cops say
    With a Boynton Beach police patrol car pursuing him, William Fallon slammed on his brakes. The police car hit the back of Fallon's Dodge Durango, damaging the patrol car to the point that it could no longer drive. Fallon kept going, but another officer...
  • Car involved in crash swerves, kills man; 4 hurt

    A car veered into two homeless men, killing one, after a three-vehicle collision in Huntington Beach in which four other people were injured, police said. The fatally injured man was identified as Robert Borkland, 45, according to the Orange County...
  • Miramar truck crash sends drivers, bus passengers to hospitals

    Miramar truck crash sends drivers, bus passengers to hospitals
    An early-morning collision between a Broward County Transit bus and a large truck Monday sent the two drivers and three passengers to area hospitals, officials said. The truck driver was cited for careless driving, said Tania Rues, spokeswoman for...
  • Drunken man tased after rampage, report says

    Drunken man tased after rampage, report says
    The driver did everything he could to evade arrest after a series of crashes in rural east Seminole County, including hitting a firefighter, spitting on a paramedic and kicking a nurse, deputies say. The drunken rampage in Geneva continued after the...