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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...
  • Judge grants new trial in 2010 Greyhound crash that killed 6 in Fresno

    Judge grants new trial in 2010 Greyhound crash that killed 6 in Fresno
    A Fresno judge has granted a new trial in the 2010 bus crash that left six people dead, ruling that the driver was driving above the speed limit and not wearing his glasses at the time of the collision. Superior Court Judge Donald S. Black vacated the...
  • 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...
  • Publicist: Bruce Jenner wasn't texting during fatal crash

    Publicist: Bruce Jenner wasn't texting during fatal crash
    Bruce Jenner was not texting while driving when he got into a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that left a woman dead, a publicist for the Olympic gold medalist said Sunday. Jenner will provide his cellphone records if requested by investigators looking...
  • State reminds drivers to pay heed to Move Over law

    Stay alert, Lake County drivers, and be ready to scoot out of the way. That's the word from the state the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which is reminding motorists this month about the Florida's Move Over law. It was enacted in 2002...
  • 2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash

    2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash
    A school bus failed to yield to railroad crossing and stop signs and collided with an empty freight train Monday in North Dakota, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring 12 other people, the Highway Patrol said. The accident...
  • More than 20 hurt in tour bus crash in rural Arizona

    More than 20 hurt in tour bus crash in rural Arizona
    A tour bus flipped onto its side Thursday while on an agricultural sightseeing trip near the Arizona-Mexico border, injuring more than 20 people. Yuma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala said the bus had been on a dirt road near a field...
  • Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers

    Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers
    The recent tragic death of bicyclist Thomas Palmero ("Bishop charged in fatal crash to remain in jail," Jan. 13) and the arrest of Michael Phelps ("Michael Phelps gets no jail time after entering guilty plea in DUI case," Dec. 19) clearly shows our...