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.
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.
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, 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.
Aaron Deveau, 18, is found guilty of a homicide after he caused a fatal car accident while texting and driving.
A U.N. nuclear inspector from South Korea was killed Tuesday in a car accident in Iran, state-run media reported.
At least 16 people were injured Tuesday when a driver lost control and a school bus overturned in Washington County, Missouri, officials said.
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
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.
At least 20 bus passengers were killed and a dozen others injured in a traffic accident Tuesday in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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.
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.
Fifteen children and eight adults are recovering after a school bus accident in Pennsylvania. WHAG has more.
Affiliate KYW shot video of the scene of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's fatal car accident in Pennsylvania.
At least 13 people were killed Saturday when a tour bus overturned in the Bronx, New York.
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.
The actress is doing fine after being struck by a car Friday morning, says her rep
At least two people are dead and dozens more are injured after a bus accident in New Jersey on Monday.
NTSB investigators are urging witnesses who saw the New York bus crash that killed 15 to come forward.
Borrowing a Charlie Sheen-ism, he jokes, "Luckily I have dragon's blood"
The body of an Illinois woman who survived a car crash that killed her husband is discovered in a field. WLS reports.
A 100 car pile-up and a bus crash left several people dead in China. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
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.
A school bus traveling south on Georgia Highway 113 between Temple and Carrollton overturned Monday, killing a student and injuring 10 others, officials said.
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.
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.
A vehicle crashes into a bus shelter in San Francisco, seriously injuring several people. KGO reports.
A vehicle crashed into a bus shelter in San Francisco on Tuesday, the fire department said.
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.
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.
At least eight people were killed when a truck carrying them crashed on its side in western India Sunday, police said.
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.
A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says U.S. highway safety agencies are cracking down on distracted driving.
A bus accident in a mountainous region of Indian-administered Kashmir left at least 17 passengers and 50 others injured Friday morning, police said.
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.
The case of a man serving jail time for vehicular homicide could get a new look in light of the Toyota recalls.
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.
The reality star has been struggling after his father, Phil, passed away recently
The actor says nerve damage continues to haunt him from the accident more than a year ago
Two people are killed and members of Trace Adkins' band injured after a truck collided head-on with his tour bus.
A paparazzo is arrested for driving without a license after he rear-ends Richie in Beverly Hills
Greg Zaffke II's mother, Anita, was killed in May when a car struck her motorcycle at a stoplight, he said.
Last year, nearly six-thousand people were killed and half a million hurt in accidents involving so-called distracted drivers.
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.
Prosecutors file additional charges against Daniel J. Bark in the death of contestant Alexis Cohen
A massive rescue effort was underway Wednesday after a bus crashed in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing 25 people and wounding 43 others.
Police say a bus plunged hundreds of feet into a river after the driver lost control on a sharp curve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A school bus crashed into several cars Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, sending dozens of people to area hospitals.
A passenger bus plunged 200 meters (650 feet) into a gorge in northern India on Tuesday, killing 45 people, police said.
A tourist bus overturned in southern Egypt, killing six Belgian tourists and injuring 26 other Belgian passengers early Friday, a security official said.
Far-right Austrian politician Joerg Haider was drunk at the time of his fatal car accident over the weekend, his spokesman said Wednesday.
An overcrowded, speeding bus crashed into a stationary truck in northeastern India on Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding 44 others, police said.
Police say no one was seriously injured in the mishap
A pedestrian is seriously hurt in a hit-and-run, but no one helps him. WTNH reports.
The pop star rear-ends an SUV in Beverly Hills
A bus carrying dozens of Canadian and European tourists overturned and caught fire in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
A bus plunged into a canal in India, killing at least 45 people.
Police think a fatal, single vehicle crash might be related to the deaths of a woman and her four children in Iowa.
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.
A truck carrying soldiers and their families overturned in eastern Uganda, killing 72 people and injuring 40 others
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).
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was released from the hospital Monday, nearly three weeks after he almost died in a car crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up to six Australian tourists have been killed and 24 injured in a bus crash in Egypt, Australian officials say.
Headrests in most minivans don't provide enough protection in the case of a rear-end crash, according to an insurance industry auto group.
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.
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.
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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration passed two new regulations this week designed to make car seats safer.
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.
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 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.
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.
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