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  • 2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station

    12/13/2018 9:45:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    APNews ^ | December 12, 2018
    <p>The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died.</p> <p>The foundation said Wednesday the two had been working in a building at McMurdo Station, which is on Ross Island. It says they were found on the floor by a helicopter pilot who had landed after spotting what appeared to be smoke from the building.</p>
  • UPDATE: Four injured in I-84 crash near Burley (work zone mayhem)

    11/16/2018 8:16:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Magic Valley Times-News ^ | November 1, 2018 | Times-News
    BURLEY — A multiple-vehicle crash sent four people to Idaho hospitals Oct. 30 east of Burley. Idaho State Police investigated the crash just before 3 p.m. on westbound Interstate 84 near the Interstate 86 junction. The crash included a truck and two semi-trailers, blocking eastbound and westbound lanes for two-and-a-half hours. John Greigg, 31, of Sonoma, Calif., was driving a 2018 Ford F250 east on I-84 near milepost 221.5. Kolton King, 49, of Layton, Utah, was driving west on I-84 in a 2017 Freightliner commercial vehicle pulling two trailers. Greigg attempted to make a U-turn from the eastbound lane of...
  • Here’s what led to the four-vehicle Interstate 99 crash Thursday

    11/14/2018 11:55:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jeremy Hartley
    State police have released details on a four-vehicle crash that tied up traffic Thursday morning on Interstate 99 in Patton Township. According to the report, officers responded to the crash shortly before 9 a.m. to the 71.5 mile marker within the construction zone along the interstate. Troopers reported that James E. Bentz, 60, of Tampa, Fla., was traveling north into the construction zone when he struck a car driven by Christian L. Lamana, 25, of Milroy. Bentz allegedly stated he had been traveling faster than the posted speed and didn’t see traffic moving slower in the construction zone, police said....
  • Simi Valley Man Dies After Trying to Rescue Wife From Grand Canyon River Raft Accident

    10/05/2018 2:29:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/05/2018
    A medical examiner’s office has confirmed a body recovered from the Grand Canyon is that of a missing California man... 67-year-old Mike Howard of Simi Valley... His body was pulled from downstream of Phantom Ranch on Sept. 14, about 10 miles from where he last was seen a week earlier.... Authorities say Howard tried to rescue his wife when she slipped into the Colorado River during a commercial rafting trip. Both swam through a river rapid. Others in the group that was setting out for a day hike pulled Howard’s wife from the water.
  • Family of construction worker killed in Tri-State Tollway crash devastated

    10/04/2018 2:06:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2018 | Alvia Mlalagon
    It seemed like Frank Caputo had worked in construction with his family since he could walk, and at 61 years old, he had no plans of retiring anytime soon, his family said. “He would die with concrete on his hands, and he did,” said Lorraine Richards Caputo, his estranged wife. “His blood ran concrete. He was proud of his job. He was a good worker, and he did a damn good job.” Caputo was working Friday night on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont where two lanes had been closed for a construction project. Just before 10:20...
  • Truck driver dies in fiery early morning I-10 crash

    09/28/2018 10:57:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff Report
    MILTON — A driver was killed early Friday after rear-ending a car on Interstate 10 that had stopped due to road construction. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, at around 2 a.m. Friday three cars were traveling east on Interstate 10 at mile marker 20, approaching Avalon Boulevard. Two of the cars, one driven by 38-year-old Amaury Cisneros Morales of Orlando and another driven by 57-year-old Brian Cordes of Slidell, Louisiana, came to a complete stop due to a construction roadblock in the area. A Freightliner truck traveling behind Morales’ car failed to stop and rear-ended the...
  • MDOT shares photos of motorcycle that drove into wet concrete as a reminder

    08/30/2018 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    ABC 12 ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Hybels
    Bath Township, MICHIGAN (WJRT) - (08/21/2018) - The Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted out photos of a motorcycle on I-69 missing its driver. MDOT is using the photos as reminder of the importance of driving safety in work zones as the busy construction season is wrapping up. Their Facebook Post, which has generated thousands of responses and shares, asks if you have lost a motorcycle driving on I-69 in Clinton County Monday. One of the photos, which appears to show tire imprints in wet concrete, serves as a reminder of why it's not a good idea to use closed lanes...
  • Two Boise men killed in crash involving semi-truck near Las Vegas

    08/14/2018 12:06:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Idaho Press ^ | July 17, 2018 | CBS 2 News Staff
    LAS VEGAS — Two Boise men were killed in a crash Wednesday near Las Vegas, media partner CBS 2 News reports. The Nevada Highway Patrol told station KSNV a semi-truck driver admitted he fell asleep before a five-vehicle crash on Highway 93. The crash happened just before 6 a.m., Wednesday at an active construction zone. According to highway patrol, the semi was filled with sand, so the driver could not stop in time, running over the car in front of him. The car was ripped in half, split down the middle. The two men inside were pronounced dead at the...
  • Mom who lost entire family in wrong-way crash wants cops to press criminal charges

    07/28/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by grundle · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2018 | Chris Perez
    <p>The New Jersey woman who lost her husband and four kids in a deadly wrong-way crash in Delaware earlier this month is calling on cops to press criminal charges.</p> <p>“I’m dying inside over and over again,” Mary Rose Trinidad, 55, told WABC on Friday.</p>
  • Table Rock Lake duck boat tragedy: 11 dead, others injured in 'mass casualty' incident

    07/19/2018 10:42:03 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 66 replies
    Ky3 ^ | July 19, 2018 | Staff
    BRANSON — Eleven people, including at least one child, are dead after an amphibious duck boat capsized Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake. At least seven other passengers were injured, including one in serious condition. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader updated the casualty information just after 11 p.m. Thursday. The Ride the Ducks tourist boat sank near the Showboat Branson Belle with a reported 31 people on board. Rader said emergency personnel were still searching for at least five people. CoxHealth said in a statement victims were being treated at Cox Branson. Spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said the patients were a...
  • Brazilian football fan dies after slicing open her THROAT when she fell on her wine glass ...

    06/29/2018 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 29th June 2018, 2:43 pm | By Phoebe Cooke
    Friends were unable to save the 30-year-old, who warned that 'accidents do happen' in her final written Facebook post A BRAZILIAN football fan has died after slicing open her THROAT when she fell on her wine glass while celebrating her team's victory against Serbia. Tamra Maiochi suffered the freak accident just as the referee blew the whistle after the game on Wednesday, which sent Neymar and his teammates through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Russia. Tamra Maiochi suffered the freak accident as she was celebrating Brazil's win over Serbia The 30-year-old had been watching the crucial...
  • Freak Accident of Chemistry Sunk Russia's Aircraft-Killer Submarine

    06/24/2018 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    National Interest ^ | Jun 24, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had ripped through the front of the hull, tearing a terrible gash along the upper bow. Still, at least twenty-three of the 118 crew had survived the sinking, as a note penned by one of the ship’s senior officers, Lt. Capt. Dmitri Kolesnikov, indicated. The note was dated exactly two hours after the initial explosion. Rescue efforts by Russian—and later British and Norwegian—teams failed to rescue the survivors. A Russian inquiry into the accident concluded that one of the Kursk’s...
  • Self-driving vehicle involved in 5-car crash

    06/20/2018 10:25:46 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 49 replies
    http://www.khq.com/story ^ | June 17 2018 | AP
    MESA, Ariz. - Police in a Phoenix suburb say a self-driving Waymo vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported.
  • Man, ejected from vehicle, survives violent crash at Florida toll plaza [video]

    06/14/2018 1:36:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/13/18 | Travis Fedschun
    A sleepy driver slammed into a toll plaza in Central Florida earlier this month sending a passenger flying into the air in a moment captured on surveillance video. The Florida Highway Patrol released video of the fiery crash in Osceola County on Monday, which took place around 7:15 a.m. on June 3 near St. Cloud, located south of Orlando. The speeding car is seen in video striking a barrier in front of a toll lane, sending a man flying out of the vehicle. The man lands in another toll lane near where a car was paying a toll. State troopers...
  • Joy Behar hospitalized after avocado accident

    06/12/2018 12:41:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 128 replies
    nypost ^ | 06/12/2018 | Bryan Hood
    Who knew avocados were so dangerous? On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” co-host Joy Behar revealed she had to miss work Monday because she’d sliced open her hand cutting an avocado. “Saturday night, on my way to the event at the retreat, I stabbed myself in the hand with a knife,” she explained. “I was trying to desperately eat something, so I was trying to open an avocado. So I stuck the knife into the pit to get it out … and I stabbed myself!” At the hospital, where the 75-year-old stayed overnight and was administered an antibacterial drip to...
  • Tractor-trailer slams into stopped traffic on I-15

    06/02/2018 1:03:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Victorville Daily Press ^ | May 30, 2018 | Staff Reports
    A tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Interstate 15 slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer and Chevrolet pickup Tuesday night near Stoddard Wells Road after failing to yield to stopped traffic, according to a CHP news release. At the time of the collision, which authorities say occurred at approximately 11:57 p.m., traffic was at a standstill due to a full-freeway closure for construction of the D Street Bridge. As traffic was being routed off the freeway at Stoddard Wells Road, 52-year-old Mariano Valle, of Montclair, approached the stopped vehicles in a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer traveling at 60 mph. For unknown reasons,...
  • Another truck slams into parked Department of Transportation vehicle

    05/04/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Olean Times Herald ^ | February 13, 2018 | Tom Dinki
    HINSDALE — For the second time in just over a month, a tractor-trailer-type vehicle collided with a parked New York State Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 86. Both drivers involved in the two-vehicle accident were injured, said Hinsdale First Assistant Fire Chief Greg Church. The incident was reported at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday after a northbound box truck rear-ended a state DOT dump truck a few miles before Exit 27. “They were patching the road,” Church said of state DOT crew. “They had a truck with a lighted arrow and work zone signs up, but for some reason he didn’t...
  • State police issue safety warning after ‘chilling’ crash

    05/04/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | April 27, 2018 | Tara O'Neill
    After a crash that state police called chilling, the agency has issued a reminder about highway safety. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, state police Troop G in Bridgeport and West Haven fire units and emergency medical services responded to a crash on Interstate 95 northbound near exit 43 in West Haven. The call reported a crash involving two tractor trailers. But when troopers arrived at the scene, they found a more serious crash and closed the highway. The crash involved four tractor trailers and a Toyota Corolla. “Troopers, firefighters and EMS immediately checked on the crash victims and, despite what...
  • 3 Siblings Are on Their Way to Recovery After The Accident That Killed Their Parents

    04/29/2018 3:35:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    There’s a long road ahead for three children whose parents were killed in a car accident on the way home from a family outing earlier this month, but their progress thus far is miraculous. Zachary Clemens, 5, Angela Clemens, 8, and Wyatt Clemens, 4, are recovering at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Texas after the April 7 accident killed their parents Jim, 31, and Karisa Clemens, 29, and their 2-month-old baby sister, Julieanna. Saturday was the first time all three siblings had been together since the accident. Their 2-year-old sibling, Nicholas, who was also in the car during the accident,...
  • ‘Tell my mom that I love her if I die,' teen pleads as van seat fatally crushes him

    04/12/2018 11:50:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 12, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CINCINNATI - Two 911 calls show that a Cincinnati teenager pleaded for help as he was crushed to death by the seat in his van Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot near his school. Kyle Jacob Plush, 16, was found dead by his father about six hours after he made the first 911 call, according to WCPO in Cincinnati. A preliminary autopsy report indicated that he died of asphyxia due to compression of his chest. His death was ruled accidental. “At this time, there is no indication of foul play or evidence of a drug overdose,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr....