Tag: Automotive accidents

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

13 Die In Texas Church Bus Crash [VIDEO]

The death toll in a Texas bus crash rose to 13 late Wednesday after one of the injured passengers died at a hospital. The midday crash occurred when a bus carrying a church choir group from the city of New Braunfels collided head-on with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park, some 90 miles west…

Driver In Custody After Trying To Ram Capitol Police Cruiser

A woman is in custody after apparently attempting to strike a Capitol Police cruiser and run over other officers during a traffic stop near the U.S. Botanic Garden, authorities said. The incident, which happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked a heavy police response. At one point, police fired a weapon but no one was struck,…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

LIRR Train Derails In Brooklyn Injuring 103 People

A speeding LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring more than a 100 people, officials said. The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources…

At Least 6 Dead In WS Baltimore School Bus-MTA Bus Crash [VIDEO]

At least 6 people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore, police said. T.J. Smith, a Baltimore Police spokesman, said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No students were on the school bus during the crash,…

Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Car Crash [VIDEO]

Anton Yelchin, a young actor known for his role as Chekov in the new Star Trek franchise was killed in a fatal car crash on Sunday morning, according to his publicist. He was only 27 years old. Yelchin was an only child, born in Russia to figure-skating parents.

SF Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek [VIDEO]

Nine people were injured Monday night when a Bay Area commuter train derailed in a heavy rainstorm and fell into a swollen creek after it struck a tree that had fallen onto tracks. Authorities at the Sunol, California, crash scene said it was “an absolute miracle” that no one was killed, though four passengers sustained…

Car, Amtrak Train Collide in Missouri [VIDEO]

Local news sources report that a car crashed into an Amtrak train in St. Louis County on Monday, injuring at least two people around 6 a.m. There was a large emergency response to the scene, where at least one person was still trapped after the incident. Scarce details were immediately available.

Duck Tour & Bus Crash In Seattle Aurora Bridge

Emergency crews try to asses injuries after accident involving ‘Ride the Ducks’ tour vehicle and bus crashed on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. Several people have been injured in a collision involving a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle and a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge, Seattle police say. The extent and number of the injured are…

2 Dead in Houston School Bus Crash [VIDEO]

Two Houston students are dead and two others are injured after a school bus was struck by a driver and forced off the road. The bus was headed for Furr High School when a car struck the driver’s side. Police said the bus driver apparently overcorrected, sending the bus over the guardrail, and down onto…

Cam Newton hospitalized with lower back fractures after car crash

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will remain in a local Charlotte hospital overnight for observation after being involved in a two-car vehicle wreck near the city’s stadium on Tuesday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers said. The veteran quarterback is in fair condition with two transverse process fractures in his lower back, according to Panthers Director of…

Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta 2014 – Big crash [VIDEO]

These rally fans got a close-up look at just how dangerous rally driving can be – when they cheated certain death by mere inches when a car flipped right over them. The accident happened at the 2014 Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta in northern Italy over the weekend when driver Piero Scavone and navigator Diego D’Hérin’s…

State media: Explosives used in attack in China’s Xinjiang

China’s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

Affluenza? Really?! Ethan Couch Teen Who Killed 4 Avoids Jail

A 16-year-old who killed four people in a drunk driving incident this summer was spared jail and sentenced to 10 years probation after his attorneys argued he suffered from “affluenza,” a psychological condition due to his parents never teaching him right from wrong. Ethan Couch had a blood alcohol level of .24—triple the legal driving…

Ex-Falcons Player Thomas Howard Dies in Crash

Former NFL linebacker Thomas Howard was pronounced dead Monday after a car he was driving barreled into a semi-truck at between 100 and 110 mph. The accident, which took the life of another driver as well, comes just a week after Thomas was cut by the Atlanta Falcons. The collision, observed by multiple witnesses, sent…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…

Another Multiple Shooting! 3 Dead, Several Hurt In Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Another Multiple Shooting! 3 Dead, Several Hurt In Las Vegas Strip Shooting Police say three people are dead and at least three are wounded after a ‘rolling gun battle’ and multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection on the Las Vegas Strip. Sgt. John Sheahan says five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi…