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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 3 Anne Arundel County officers injured in Pasadena crash

    3 Anne Arundel County officers injured in Pasadena crash
    Three Anne Arundel County police officers were injured while responding to a call when their unmarked police car, with lights and siren activated, struck another car at an intersection in Pasadena Wednesday morning, police said. The officers, who were...
  • Meriden Officer, Police Dog Hurt In Crash

    Meriden Officer, Police Dog Hurt In Crash
    MERIDEN — A police officer suffered a broken wrist and a possible broken elbow when his patrol car was hit by a BMW that ran a red light, police said. Officer Jason Degumbia was taken to MidState Medical Center for treatment after the crash, which...
  • Travel, trouble, traffic: State Department numbers on deaths abroad

    Travel, trouble, traffic: State Department numbers on deaths abroad
    In just an average week, Americans safely make more than 1 million trips abroad. But over the course of a year, hundreds of U.S. citizens do die abroad -- and traffic is the leading killer. Statistics from the U.S. State Department show 803 deaths...
  • Woman arrested on DUI charge after crashing into Tampa bar

    Woman arrested on DUI charge after crashing into Tampa bar
    TAMPA — Police say one person was injured when a car slammed into the patio area of a Tampa area cafe and bar. Twenty-nine-year-old Sully Marie Torre-Medina lost control of her car Tuesday night before driving into the Independent, a Tampa bar....
  • Blotter: School bus struck in La Grange, but no one injured

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. La Grange ACCIDENT No one was...
  • Crash injures truck driver, causes power outage in Bedford Park

    Crash injures truck driver, causes power outage in Bedford Park
    A semitrailer driver was injured after his truck hit some power lines in suburban Bedford Park early Wednesday. About 3:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the the 6600 block of South Nashville Avenue in the southwest suburb, said Bedford Park...
  • Three cars, tanker truck crash in Fort Lauderdale

    Three cars, tanker truck crash in Fort Lauderdale
    Three cars and a tanker truck crashed Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, leaving one car mangled and the truck leaking fluid. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. at State Road 84 and U.S. 1. The cause of the crash is under investigation but it appears the...
  • Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash

    Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash
    A congressman is pushing for the extradition of a Brazilian woman accused of killing two people while driving drunk in Boca Raton in 2008. In a letter sent Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, urged...
  • Video shows Florida man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with car

    Video shows Florida man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with car
    HOLIDAY — The Florida Highway Patrol says a man drove off the road and hit his pregnant girlfriend with his car before fleeing. The incident happened Monday afternoon as 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen was walking along the shoulder of a road near...
  • Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

    Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash
    It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community. Metrolink has spent hundreds of millions upgrading its cars...
  • Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside

    Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside
    Leaving his 7-year-old son in the front seat, a Scranton man jumped out of a moving car hoping to avoid arrest, police said. At Mulberry Street and Harrison Avenue, police attempted to stop Theotis Spindler, 38, as part of a drug investigation Tuesday...