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Pedestrian fatalities up 4 percent in 2010; non-intersection crossings most deadlyupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 16:57:00

When it comes to pedestrian fatalities in the United States, the chances of being injured or dying when crossing roads at non-intersections increase significantly, according to just released government statistics.

Damaged front tire caused deadly pickup truck accident, highway patrol says updated: Wed Jul 25 2012 12:17:00

A damaged front right tire caused the pickup truck accident in Texas that killed 15 people in the town of Goliad this week, authorities said Wednesday.

U.S. traffic fatalities soar 13.5 percent in first quarter of 2012updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 18:56:00

Despite efforts to build cars to better withstand accidents and reduce threats posed by distracted driving, traffic fatalities for the first three months of 2012 have shown a "significant increase" compared with government statistics from a year earlier.

Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreckupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 08:19:00

Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said a partial seizure is the cause of a Friday morning car crash. At a press conference on Tuesday, Kennedy also said the seizure might have been from a previous injury she suffered on the right side of her brain.

Both sides emotional in 'texting' verdictupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 07:11:00

Aaron Deveau, 18, is found guilty of a homicide after he caused a fatal car accident while texting and driving.

Iran says nuclear inspector killed in car crashupdated: Tue May 08 2012 21:59:00

A U.N. nuclear inspector from South Korea was killed Tuesday in a car accident in Iran, state-run media reported.

At least 16 injured after school bus overturns in Missouriupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 19:28:00

At least 16 people were injured Tuesday when a driver lost control and a school bus overturned in Washington County, Missouri, officials said.

5 children killed after van rams into tractor-trailerupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 01:13:00

Five children under 17 and their foster father were killed when their van slammed into the back of a stationary tractor-trailer in eastern Colorado

Teen restrictions fail to curb fatal crashesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:36:00

State laws that place restrictions on teenage drivers and require them to "graduate" from an intermediate license to a full license do seem to prevent fatal crashes involving teens, but only among the youngest drivers.

Bus rolls down gorge in Kashmir; at least 20 deadupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 12:42:00

At least 20 bus passengers were killed and a dozen others injured in a traffic accident Tuesday in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Bus driver indicted in Bronx crash that killed 15updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 21:06:00

The driver of a bus involved in a deadly accident in March has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, according to the Bronx district attorney.

18 dead in Kashmir bus crashupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 11:59:00

At least 18 persons were killed and 20 others were injured when a bus skidded off a road in the mountainous region of Kashmir, officials said.

Children injured in school bus crashupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 05:45:00

Fifteen children and eight adults are recovering after a school bus accident in Pennsylvania. WHAG has more.

'Jackass' star dies in car accidentupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 06:04:00

Affiliate KYW shot video of the scene of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's fatal car accident in Pennsylvania.

Fatal tour bus crash in New Yorkupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 16:15:00

At least 13 people were killed Saturday when a tour bus overturned in the Bronx, New York.

Traffic fatalities fall to lowest level since 1949updated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:11:00

The number of traffic fatalities continued its welcomed downward trajectory last year, falling 3% to its lowest levels since 1949, and a 25 percent drop from 2005, according to U.S. Department of Transportation estimates released Friday.

People.com: Lea Michele Walks Away Unscathed After Car Accidentupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 10:10:00

The actress is doing fine after being struck by a car Friday morning, says her rep

Fatal bus crash, dozens injuredupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 08:06:00

At least two people are dead and dozens more are injured after a bus accident in New Jersey on Monday.

NTSB looking for bus crash witnessesupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 22:24:00

NTSB investigators are urging witnesses who saw the New York bus crash that killed 15 to come forward.

People.com: David Arquette: 'I'm Fine' After Car Accidentupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 21:28:00

Borrowing a Charlie Sheen-ism, he jokes, "Luckily I have dragon's blood"

Police find body of woman who left crashupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 08:01:00

The body of an Illinois woman who survived a car crash that killed her husband is discovered in a field. WLS reports.

Two fatal auto accidents in Chinaupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 06:13:00

A 100 car pile-up and a bus crash left several people dead in China. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

Bus crash kills at least 19 in Mexicoupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 14:07:00

At least 19 people were killed in the central Mexican state of Queretaro on Monday when a bus crashed into a dump truck, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing local officials.

Student dead, 10 injured after school bus overturns in Georgiaupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 18:13:00

A school bus traveling south on Georgia Highway 113 between Temple and Carrollton overturned Monday, killing a student and injuring 10 others, officials said.

Percentage of deaths linked to distracted driving remains steadyupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 11:55:00

Distracted driving claimed the same percentage of overall traffic deaths in 2009 as in 2008, according to numbers released Monday, meaning it's still a big problem across the country, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.

CNNMoney: Traffic deaths lowest since 1950updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 15:15:00

Traffic deaths have hit their lowest level since 1950, the year fatalities behind the wheel began to be tracked, according to the latest government statistics.

Car crashes into California bus shelterupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:44:00

A vehicle crashes into a bus shelter in San Francisco, seriously injuring several people. KGO reports.

Car crashes into bus shelter in San Francisco, hurting 4 peopleupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:44:00

A vehicle crashed into a bus shelter in San Francisco on Tuesday, the fire department said.

Police: 15 dead in Nigeria truck crashupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 09:40:00

Fifteen people, including a baby, were killed and 18 others were injured Sunday when a truck on its way to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed into several vehicles and caught fire, police said Monday.

Bus accident kills at least 13 in Boliviaupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 09:10:00

A bus crashed into the side of a mountain Tuesday in western Bolivia, killing at least 13 people and injuring another 26, the government news agency reported.

8 dead in Indian truck crashupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 11:19:00

At least eight people were killed when a truck carrying them crashed on its side in western India Sunday, police said.

Hundreds killed in Congo after oil tanker truck explodesupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 20:53:00

At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Saturday.

States cracking down on distracted drivingupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 11:05:00

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says U.S. highway safety agencies are cracking down on distracted driving.

17 killed in Kashmir as bus plunges into gorgeupdated: Fri May 21 2010 08:01:00

A bus accident in a mountainous region of Indian-administered Kashmir left at least 17 passengers and 50 others injured Friday morning, police said.

Senate leader Reid's family hurt in car wreckupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 21:51:00

The wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were injured Thursday in a highway accident, a spokesman for the Democratic senator from Nevada said. The injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

Old Toyota crash gets new lookupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:27:00

The case of a man serving jail time for vehicular homicide could get a new look in light of the Toyota recalls.

'Toyota defense' could reverse criminal convictionupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:27:00

A man serving eight years for vehicular homicide because of a fatal crash involving his Toyota Camry is hoping for exoneration amid concerns over unintended acceleration in some of Toyota's vehicles.

People.com: Deadliest Catch's Jake Harris Jailed After DUI Arrestupdated: Sat Feb 20 2010 21:33:00

The reality star has been struggling after his father, Phil, passed away recently

People.com: Morgan Freeman Still Can't Move Hand Since Car Crashupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 21:09:00

The actor says nerve damage continues to haunt him from the accident more than a year ago

Trace Adkins' bus crashupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 11:32:00

Two people are killed and members of Trace Adkins' band injured after a truck collided head-on with his tour bus.

People.com: Nicole Richie Seeks Medical Help After Car Accidentupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 14:18:00

A paparazzo is arrested for driving without a license after he rear-ends Richie in Beverly Hills

Victims, relatives press for action on distracted drivingupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 13:43:00

Greg Zaffke II's mother, Anita, was killed in May when a car struck her motorcycle at a stoplight, he said.

Distracted driversupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 13:43:00

Last year, nearly six-thousand people were killed and half a million hurt in accidents involving so-called distracted drivers.

Bus crash in mountainous Kashmir kills 20, injures 26updated: Mon Sep 07 2009 07:35:00

At least 20 people were killed and 26 others injured, 21 of them seriously, Monday afternoon in a road accident in the mountainous Doda district of Indian administered Kashmir.

People.com: Cops: Idol Hit-and-Run Suspect Was Fleeing Policeupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 08:48:00

Prosecutors file additional charges against Daniel J. Bark in the death of contestant Alexis Cohen

Bus crash kills 25 in Kashmirupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 03:12:00

A massive rescue effort was underway Wednesday after a bus crashed in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing 25 people and wounding 43 others.

Kashmir bus crashupdated: Mon May 04 2009 15:07:00

Police say a bus plunged hundreds of feet into a river after the driver lost control on a sharp curve.

At least 29 dead in Kashmir bus accidentupdated: Mon May 04 2009 15:07:00

A passenger bus tumbled into the Chenab River in Indian-administered Kashmir's hilly Kishtwar district Monday morning, killing at least 29 people and injuring nine others, authorities said.

11 dead in bus crashupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 10:24:00

At least 10 passengers from the U.S. and Canada were among 11 people killed in a bus wreck with a tractor-trailer in northeast Mexico.

Tsvangirai rules out foul play in fatal crashupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 14:33:00

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe said Monday that he does not believe foul play was involved in a car wreck that killed his wife.

Injured Tsvangirai returning to Zimbabwe for wife's funeralupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 11:34:00

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will return to the country for his wife's funeral on Wednesday, a spokesman for his Movement for Democratic Change party says.

Official: Tsvangirai believes fatal crash was deliberateupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 23:43:00

Zimbabwe's prime minister believes the driver of the truck that struck his car, killing his wife, deliberately drove toward them, his party told CNN.

Car-truck crash kills Zimbabwe prime minister's wife, injures himupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 19:06:00

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries Friday night after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan, medical sources told CNN.

Dozens hurt in AZ bus crashupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 03:48:00

A school bus crashed into several cars Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, sending dozens of people to area hospitals.

India: 45 dead as bus plunges into gorgeupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 06:58:00

A passenger bus plunged 200 meters (650 feet) into a gorge in northern India on Tuesday, killing 45 people, police said.

Six Belgians die in bus accident in Egyptupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 10:20:00

A tourist bus overturned in southern Egypt, killing six Belgian tourists and injuring 26 other Belgian passengers early Friday, a security official said.

Austria's Haider 'drunk in fatal crash'updated: Wed Oct 15 2008 09:38:00

Far-right Austrian politician Joerg Haider was drunk at the time of his fatal car accident over the weekend, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Time.com: 23 Killed in Bus Crash in Northeastern Indiaupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 02:10:00

An overcrowded, speeding bus crashed into a stationary truck in northeastern India on Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding 44 others, police said.

People.com: Hairspray's Amanda Bynes Involved in Minor Car Accidentupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 22:01:00

Police say no one was seriously injured in the mishap

Hit by car, but no one helpsupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 18:34:00

A pedestrian is seriously hurt in a hit-and-run, but no one helps him. WTNH reports.

People.com: Britney Spears Involved in Minor Car Accidentupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:48:00

The pop star rear-ends an SUV in Beverly Hills

Tourists die in bus crashupdated: Thu May 01 2008 13:34:00

A bus carrying dozens of Canadian and European tourists overturned and caught fire in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

India bus crashupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 10:33:00

A bus plunged into a canal in India, killing at least 45 people.

Body found in charred SUVupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 14:31:00

Police think a fatal, single vehicle crash might be related to the deaths of a woman and her four children in Iowa.

CNNMoney: U.S. car accident cost: $164.2 billionupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 15:57:00

Auto accidents cost each American more than $1,000 a year, 2-1/2 times the cost of the traffic jams that frustrate the nation's drivers, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Time.com: 72 Dead in Uganda Truck Crashupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 13:00:00

A truck carrying soldiers and their families overturned in eastern Uganda, killing 72 people and injuring 40 others

CNNMoney: Most trucks, SUVs do poorly in whiplash testupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 01:08:00

Two-thirds of pickups, vans and sport-utility vehicles don't provide acceptable protection against whiplash in rear-end collisions, according to tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Corzine: I hope the state will forgive meupdated: Mon Apr 30 2007 15:08:00

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was released from the hospital Monday, nearly three weeks after he almost died in a car crash.

Focus turns to left-side exit lane in bus tragedyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 14:29:00

Ohio baseball players who were on a bus that plunged off an Atlanta overpass struggled Saturday to comprehend the tragedy that killed four of their teammates, the bus driver and the driver's wife.

Teens driven to distraction -- and deathupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 15:42:00

The class president and the prom king were heading to the dance, packed into a car with four other kids. The 16-year-old driver was sober and wasn't speeding. But she got distracted.

NFL star seriously hurt in crashupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 07:46:00

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Super Bowl crown last February, is in a serious condition in hospital after a motorcyle crash.

Study: Technology could prevent 10,000 crash deaths a yearupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 12:50:00

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that crash deaths on American roads could be reduced by one third if all vehicles were equipped with the Electronic Stability Control.

Egypt bus crash kills six touristsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 01:12:00

Up to six Australian tourists have been killed and 24 injured in a bus crash in Egypt, Australian officials say.

CNNMoney: Some vans rate 'Poor' in whiplash safetyupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 06:17:00

Headrests in most minivans don't provide enough protection in the case of a rear-end crash, according to an insurance industry auto group.

CNNMoney: Vibrating seatbelts could warn driversupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 09:22:00

Whether it is wafting lavender or citrus scents to calm drivers and keep them awake, or vibrating seatbelts to get them to slow down, smart cars in the future could help reduce road accidents.

Hamed is arrested after car crashupdated: Mon May 02 2005 15:07:00

Former world boxing champion Naseem Hamed was arrested on Monday after he was involved in a car crash in which a man was seriously injured.

26 die in Pakistani road accidentsupdated: Sat Dec 25 2004 03:09:00

Police say a wave of heavy fog in Pakistan's northern Punjab province is responsible for two deadly road accidents Saturday, killing 26 people, and is grounding airplanes at Lahore's airport.

CNNMoney: New government rules for safer seatsupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 10:05:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration passed two new regulations this week designed to make car seats safer.

CNNMoney: Deadliest states for drivingupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 15:45:00

Widely dispersed populations connected by narrow two-lane highways are a recipe for dangerous driving, according to a simple look at state-by-state traffic fatality counts as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Police recover 18 bombs from teen's home, carupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 02:30:00

In a case that started as a hit-and-run accident, federal law enforcement and local agencies Monday recovered more than a dozen bombs, as well as bombing-making materials, from the home of a high school student, a Cary, North Carolina, police statement said.

Jury selection begins for bishop's fatal hit-and-run trialupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 17:21:00

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of ex-Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas O'Brien, who is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident last June.

Coroner: Diana was not pregnantupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 03:47:00

Princess Diana was not pregnant when she died, a former royal coroner says, apparently ruling out one of the rumors which has swirled around her death in a car crash six years ago.

Fortune: Inside Operation Boris It looked like a routine traffic accident on a wet Long Island highway. But it led investigators to a gigupdated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

There was a shortage of regular guys on the road. At least that's how it seemed to six young Russians driving on the Southern State Parkway. They had left the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn--kn...

Money Magazine: Money's Safety Ratingsupdated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

We've told you how to make your car as safe as possible by doing maintenance and spotting trouble signs. But how does your car really measure up when it comes to safety? In the tables on pages 153 ...

Fortune: GM GETS TOUGH WITH ITS CRITICS Angered by ''low blows,'' the auto giant is lashing out at plaintiffs' lawyers, safety advocates,updated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

AS A YOUNG MAN, Harry Pearce dreamed of piloting F-101s but washed out of flight training at the U.S. Air Force Academy because he was colorblind. Grudgingly, he became a trial lawyer. Today, at 50...

Fortune: THE SCANDAL OF KILLER TRUCKS To survive in a deregulated industry, many drivers are delaying essential maintenance and spending updated: Mon Mar 30 1987 00:01:00

THERE YOU ARE, cruising blissfully down the highway. The world treated you just super this particular day, and you are murmuring the lyrics of a beloved tune playing on the car radio. Then you glan...

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