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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions.  Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • Fatal Car Crash On Route 9 In Deep River

    A 28-year-old man is dead after a one-car crash Thursday night in Deep River and the driver has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Route 9 near exit 5 when the driver, Mark...
  • Police: School Bus Accident In Portland

    Police are responding to Cox Road where a school bus and a pick truck crashed near Penfield Hill Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, said police spokesman Lt. Ron Milardo. The road remains open.
  • FBI is asked to investigate whether something hit doomed Amtrak train

    FBI is asked to investigate whether something hit doomed Amtrak train
    The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FBI to examine window damage to determine whether an Amtrak train was hit by an object before it derailed in Philadelphia, the latest step after investigators on Friday questioned the engineer, who...
  • Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site

    Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site
    The federal government has ordered Amtrak to install automatic braking systems on the stretch of track where a train moving at twice the speed limit derailed at a curve in Philadelphia, killing eight people. The Federal Railroad Administration also...
  • Drivers stung hundreds of times after crash dislodges beehive

    Crashing your car into a tree is horrific enough, but one such crash in California prompted a  massive bee attack Sunday afternoon, according to CBSLA.com.  A car struck a tree, dislodging a large bee hive. The angry bees attacked the crash victims,...
  • Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway

    Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway
    The cause of a deadly pileup involving at least 70 cars and trucks caught in whiteout conditions in Germantown, Wis., might never be known. But stunning video of the precise moment the pileup began serves as a warning to drivers to slow down in snowy,...
  • Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia

    Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia
    A Boeing airliner crash was caught on video Sunday, showing the plane perpendicular as it crashed nose first into the ground. Fifty people -- 44 passengers and six crew members -- died as the plane exploded into a fireball.  See the video above. The...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...