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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boy, 12, suffers critical injuries when car strikes him near school-bus stop

    Boy, 12, suffers critical injuries when car strikes him near school-bus stop
    A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning while crossing a road in Osceola County on his way to a school bus stop, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at 6:40 a.m., near a school bus stop on Partin...
  • 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...
  • Irvine man charged in passenger's death after crash

    An Irvine man is facing a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly driving drunk and causing the death of a female passenger when the car they were in flipped over, according to charges filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office Thursday....
  • Burglars crash van into West Side store: 'This was a planned attack'

    Burglars crash van into West Side store: 'This was a planned attack'
    A swarm of as many as 20 thieves stripped a West Side clothing store of jeans and shoes after crashing a van through the front doors early Wednesday, according to police and store workers. "This was a planned attack," said one worker, who did not want to...