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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Windermere Police Department sees almost 500% increase in DUI arrests

    It was a Saturday night, the first weekend of 2015,and the motorist was swerving in and out of her driving lane in Windermere. Moments later, a police officer would see the 28-year-old woman almost crash into oncoming traffic and then rear-end a...
  • Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit

    Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit
    Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after leading police on a car chase, during which the driver crashed into another car, leaving one person injured, police said. Just after 1 a.m., a Glendale officer initiated a pursuit after the driver, later...
  • Effort raises funds for kids of bicyclist killed in crash

    Effort raises funds for kids of bicyclist killed in crash
    A fundraising effort to benefit the children of a bicyclist killed over the weekend in Baltimore quickly raised more than $7,000. Thomas Palermo was killed Saturday in a crash on Roland Avenue involving a car driven by Heather Elizabeth Cook, a high-...
  • Whitehall woman hurt as car hits tree in Lower Saucon snow

    A Whitehall woman was injured Tuesday morning when her car slid off a snowy Lower Saucon road and crashed into a tree, police said. Dayanna Sanchez, 20, of Main Street was westbound in the 2200 block of Silver Creek Road at 7:30 a.m. when she lost...
  • 2 Ohio travelers, 2 dogs killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike

    2 Ohio travelers, 2 dogs killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike
    Two Ohio residents and their two dogs died Wednesday morning after their car flipped onto the driver's side and slammed into another vehicle while trying to avoid an earlier crash on Florida's Turnpike, officials said. The crashes — which closed...
  • Emotional talk at zero tolerance DUI event

    Emotional talk at zero tolerance DUI event
    George Morreale was killed on his bicycle on Yamato Road, and his widow Lois had something important to say. "On April 6 my husband went for a bike ride and never came home," she said at the Dori Slosberg Foundation 's annual DUI 0 Tolerance luncheon...
  • Driver extricated from wreck in Margate

    Driver extricated from wreck in Margate
    The driver of a pickup truck was listed in serious condition following a rollover crash in Margate, fire officials said. Margate and Coral Springs Fire Rescue worked together to extricate the driver from the twisted wreckage of a red Ford Ranger at about...
  • Police work to decrease New Year's road deaths

     Police work to decrease New Year's road deaths
    The New Year's holiday is one of the deadliest times on Illinois roads, with 35 people killed in crashes during that period over the past five years. Alcohol played a role in 15 of the accidents that led to those fatalities, according to the Illinois...
  • Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm

    Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm
    Motorists have been trapped, trucks have blown over, and at least two people have died in California amid a winter storm that has brought a blast of cold and snow. A Redding woman died after a 30- to 40-foot pine tree fell on her home, according to...
  • Police: Woman charged with drunken driving in Lehigh Township crash

    Police: Woman charged with drunken driving in Lehigh Township crash
    Lehigh Township police have charged a 36-year-old woman with drunken driving and aggravated assault in connection with a Nov. 26 crash. Lisa Rigby of Bethlehem also is charged with driving with a suspended license and accidents involving personal injury....
  • 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...