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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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Lance Armstrong let girlfriend take rap in hit-and-run accident

    Police: Lance Armstrong let girlfriend take rap in hit-and-run accident
    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong drove his SUV into two parked vehicles, then let his girlfriend take the blame for the hit-and-run accident in December, according to an Aspen police report. Armstrong was issued two traffic citations in January for the...
  • Loyola student dies in Colorado crash

    Loyola student dies in Colorado crash
    A Loyola University resident assistant and biology major was killed in a car accident Friday in Colorado, the university reported. Colleen Zirkle, a junior who was also majoring in chemistry, died after she was driving from Kansas to Colorado with her...
  • Crashes Affect Traffic On Routes 3,2 In Glastonbury

    Crashes Affect Traffic On Routes 3,2 In Glastonbury
    GLASTONBURY — Incidents on two different highways in town made the morning commute challenging Wednesday. There were no reports of life-threatening injuries, and the scenes have been cleared. Route 3 north was shut down at the Glastonbury Boulevard...
  • School Buses Collide In Hartford

    HARTFORD — Two school buses collided in the North End Wednesday morning, a school spokesman said. The collision, which was described as very minor, happened shortly before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Capen and Main streets. No students were...
  • Seminole County deputy suspended after arrest on DUI charge

    Seminole County deputy suspended after arrest on DUI charge
    After causing a rear-end crash on Interstate 4, intoxicated off-duty Deputy Paul Reiss made a last-ditch attempt to get out of trouble on New Year's Eve, his arrest report said. Reiss tried to switch seats with his girlfriend to make it look like she...
  • Northampton coroner: Kutztown area man is likely victim in fiery I-78 crash into stopped tractor-trailer

    Northampton coroner: Kutztown area man is likely victim in fiery I-78 crash into stopped tractor-trailer
    Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said a Kutztown area man appears to have died Friday morning when his van ran into the rear of a stopped tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 in Williams Township. But Lysek said his office still has to analyze...