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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Vehicle rear-ends school bus; kids are unhurt

    Vehicle rear-ends school bus; kids are unhurt
    Hollywood firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to pry open a Honda and free a passenger after the vehicle hit a school bus. The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of Harrison Street. The school bus was stopped when the...
  • Crash reported near I-795 in Reisterstown

    Crash reported near I-795 in Reisterstown
    A two-vehicle crash at Maryland 140 near Interstate 795 in Reisterstown is blocking east and westbound travel lanes, according to state highway officials. The crash was reported at 6:49 a.m. No other major delays reported as of 7 a.m. State officials...
  • Traffic: Crash on U.S. 17-92 blocking traffic in Seminole

    Traffic: Crash on U.S. 17-92 blocking traffic in Seminole
    A crash with injuries is blocking traffic on U.S. Highway 17-92 in Seminole County right now. The crash is blocking southbound lanes at Obrien Road. Traffic is backed up to Live Oaks Boulevard. Two left lanes are blocked. Avoid the area if possible....
  • Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, crash data show

    Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, crash data show
    Be careful driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Your chance of being involved in a crash tied to drunk driving can be as much as double that of a normal Sunday in January or February, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern...
  • Car accident could raise insurance premium by 35 percent in Illinois

    Car accident could raise insurance premium by 35 percent in Illinois
    A car accident can happen in seconds, but you can expect to endure up to five years of higher auto insurance premiums after filing your claim. According to a study by Insurancequotes.com, if a 45-year-old married woman in Illinois with a perfect driving...
  • Ride-hailing services may reduce drunk driving, Uber-MADD report says

    Ride-hailing services may reduce drunk driving, Uber-MADD report says
    Ride-hailing services like Uber, Sidecar and Lyft may be lowering instances of drunk driving, according to a report produced by Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The report focused on some of the company's earliest markets including California,...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends. Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...