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Highway and Road Disasters

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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...
  • Fiery collision shuts down most lanes of 210 Freeway

    Fiery collision shuts down most lanes of 210 Freeway
    All of the westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the 210 Freeway in Arcadia were closed Monday evening after a collision involving several vehicles, including a big rig, authorities said. The accident was reported just after 7 p.m. near the Santa...
  • Greyhound not to blame for 2010 Fresno bus crash that killed six

    Greyhound not to blame for 2010 Fresno bus crash that killed six
    A Fresno jury ruled Tuesday that Greyhound was not to blame for a July 22, 2010, bus crash that left six people dead. After deliberating for about 1-1/2 hours, jurors decided 10 to 2 that Greyhound was not negligent when one of its buses plowed into...
  • Soap opera actress struck by car after Westside collision

    Soap opera actress struck by car after Westside collision
    An actress on "The Bold and the Beautiful" was struck Monday afternoon by a car that drove onto a Westside sidewalk after a collision, police said. Linsey Godfrey -- best known as Caroline Spencer Forrester on the CBS soap opera -- was taken to a...
  • Grieving mom in search of son's missing tools

    Grieving mom in search of son's missing tools
    Saturday was Jacob Hastert's 29th birthday. It was also the day his cremated remains were laid to rest in Chandler, Arizona. Hastert died the evening of. Sept. 2 from injuries he sustained near the intersection of Montgomery Road and Hill Avenue in...
  • Lake County schools canceled, but few accidents after blizzard

    Lake County schools canceled, but few accidents after blizzard
    Snowfall measured between 13 and 17 inches around Lake County last weekend, but no major accidents or outages were reported as a result of the recent blizzard, officials said. Meanwhile, all public school districts in Libertyville, Lake Forest, Lake...
  • 8 people killed, dozens injured in bus crash in southern Israel

    8 people killed, dozens injured in bus crash in southern Israel
    A day of prayer ended in mourning for members of Israel’s Negev desert Bedouin community Tuesday when eight women returning from a trip to Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem were killed in a road accident. The accident occurred when a truck...
  • Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars

    Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars
    Attention Santa Claus: If there are some teenagers on your list who have been very good this year and will be getting cars for Christmas, please make sure those cars are relatively new and relatively large. A new analysis of fatal car crashes finds...