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  • Fatal Crashes Linked To Drugs On The Rise

    05/31/2018 8:05:21 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A startling new report finds a dramatic rise in the number of deadly driving accidents involving drugs, including prescription medication. Ron Edwards was riding his motorcycle in 2015 when a driver ran a red light and killed him. Police in Colorado say the driver of the car had marijuana in his system. Earlier this year, Ron’s fiancee Barb talked about the crash. “I just don’t want this to happen to somebody else.” There’s an increase in deadly crashes involving drug use,according to a new report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association or GHSA.In 2016 alcohol was involved...
  • 3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

    05/19/2018 5:42:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/18/18 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    HAVANA – An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, leaving three survivors and investigators sifting through debris for clues as to what caused the airliner to go down. It was Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades and its third major air accident since 2010. Skies were overcast and rainy at the airport at the time of Friday's disaster and Cuban state television said the 39-year-old jet veered sharply to the right after departing on a domestic flight to the eastern city of Holguin. "The only thing we heard,...
  • UFO ‘crashes into Antarctica’ leaving trail of destruction

    03/05/2018 1:45:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 115 replies
    Express.uk ^ | Mar 5, 2018 | sean martin
    A strange object looks as if it has crashed into the snow and ice, sliding across the ground and leaving a trail in its wake. The alleged UFO was found by eagle eyed viewers on Google Earth and is located in South Georgia Island is the South Atlantic Ocean and slightly over 800 miles south of The Falklands. Popular conspiracy YouTube channel Secure Team 10 posted a video description of the crash and, in the clip, the narrator says: “It appears to be some sort of massive elongated or cigar-shaped that at some point – and we don’t know when...
  • System to warn wrong-way drivers to be part of new interchange

    01/04/2018 12:57:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | December 8, 2017 | Mike Akers
    A new detection system to help prevent wrong-way crashes will be part of an interchange under construction in the south Las Vegas Valley. There were 279 wrong-way driver crashes on Nevada’s freeway systems from 2005 to 2015, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. They resulted in 41 fatalities and 125 injuries. After researching ways to address the problem, NDOT determined a system using vehicle detection, cameras and red rectangular rapid-flashing beacons should be employed. To implement the system, NDOT requested and received permission from the Federal Highway Administration to experiment with the beacons. Permission was needed because red rapid...
  • Crashes double on Exit 14 around construction projects (I-81, Abingdon, Virginia)

    12/21/2017 4:02:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    SWVA Today ^ | December 19, 2017 | Zach Irby
    ABINGDON, Va. — Crashes in the construction zone around Interstate 81’s Exit 14 in Abingdon more than doubled between 2015, the year before the project started, and 2017, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. There were 67 crashes reported between Exits 10 and 17 in 2017, while the number of crashes in that stretch was 36 in 2015, according to the DMV. There were 72 crashes in 2016, the year the project began. Between Dec. 8-10, there were two accidents on that stretch of highway, including a one-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality and a tractor-trailer that...
  • Small Plane Crashes on 405 Freeway Near John Wayne Airport; 2 Hospitalized

    06/30/2017 10:36:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said the plane had crashed and two people in their early 60s were hospitalized with traumatic injuries. Both patients “had vitals” when they were removed from the plane, he said. It’s not clear what caused the plane to crash, he said. “As far as exactly what occurred to the aircraft, that’s up to the FAA for investigation,” Kurtz said. The plane’s wreckage was on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit, on the path that aircraft use when landing at John Wayne Airport. The Cessna 310 aircraft “landed” on the freeway short...
  • Crashes surge on Interstate 10 between Winnie, Orange

    01/17/2017 8:05:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | January 16, 2017 | Natalie Krebs
    The fatal lunchtime accident that shut down Interstate 10 for hours on Tuesday caught Vidor resident Theresa Manley's attention right away. "My 17-year-old totaled her car in that spot last summer," said Manley, 45, as she filled up her car at the Flying J in Orange on Wednesday. "That was a scary phone call." Manley said her daughter, who was driving with Manley's 12-year-old son, rear-ended a pick-up truck after it rear-ended the car in front of it. Her daughter's small Pontiac went under the large truck and was destroyed, she said, but her children were unharmed. The accident happened...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • (From May 6, 2016) More crashes reported in wake of construction on Interstate 75

    07/14/2016 2:40:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Todd Tongen
    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Interstate 75 express lanes construction project has created a 10-mile stretch of road that is ripe with hazards. "We believe we have had an increase in some crashes," Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. "We have had several people that have been seriously injured from debris." Earlier this week, Jessica Gabe was hit by a large rock, but amazingly she wasn't hurt. "A car hit a big boulder in the middle of the road, split it in two and half of the boulder came through my windshield and hit me," Gabe said. "Next thing...
  • 'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch

    02/27/2016 2:25:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/16 | Francesca Chambers
    'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch and takes pictures with the groom and his friends Hillary Clinton accidentally crashed a wedding brunch this morning in Charleston, South Carolina - but she made it up the groom and his friends by posing for photos. 'I love having men at my feet,' Clinton said as the man of the hour, Joe Schreck, and his 10 groomsman kneeled around her for a group shot. Clinton's campaign photographer had instructed the men, who had just ordered a round of Bloody Marys at the bakery and...
  • TRUMP CRASHES GLENN BECK SPEECH AT NEVADA CAUCUS – Steals His Thunder

    02/24/2016 7:18:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/23/16 | Jim Hoft
    STOLEN THUNDER—Glenn Beck Looks STUNNED After Trump steals his thunder in Las Vegas tonight.It is widely known that Glenn Beck loathes Donald Trump.In Iowa Glenn Beck even told Ted Cruz supporters he would support Socialist Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump. On Monday and Tuesday Glenn Beck was in Nevada campaigning for Ted Cruz.But revenge is a dish best served cold– Tonight in Las Vegas Donald Trump CRASHED a Caucus where Glenn Beck was speaking.Trump stole Beck’s big caucus moment!The crowd immediately dropped Beck and ran to Trump.THAT HAD TO HURT—-  
  • OPEC Economies On Their Last Legs

    01/28/2016 1:08:17 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 1-27-2016 | Euan Mearns
    In November 2014 the OPEC countries met in Vienna and agreed to keep pumping oil to maintain their market share rather than cut production to support the oil price. In a post written a month later I addressed the question of how these countries were positioned to withstand an extended period of low oil prices and high budget deficits. More than a year has now passed, so it's time to take a look at how they have done so far and to see what their actions presage for the future. Results to date: OPEC is known to have suffered economic...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • Russian (Su-24) bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    07/06/2015 11:00:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/15 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month, but the first with fatalities. The Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement. Shortly after leaving the runway, the plane banked sharply to the left and struck the ground, the ministry said.
  • Driver’s Licenses for Illegals Leads to Abundance of Organ Donors [semi-satire]

    03/17/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The California Transplant Donor Network hailed California’s policy of granting driver’s licenses to persons in the country illegally for boosting organs available for transplant by an estimated 30 percent. Marcella Corona, community development liaison for the Transplant Donor Network, cited two factors she felt were “critical components of this good news. Obviously, by putting more drivers on the road there will be more potential crashes resulting in brain-dead victims—the prime source of organs for transplant. But the gains are likely to be even greater than mere numbers portend. On average, the driving skills of people from Latin America are decades...
  • GM faulty ignition crashes now 47

    05/24/2014 11:14:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 24, 2014 | CNNMoney Staff
    GM (GM, Fortune 500) has raised the number of frontal-impact crashes linked to the problem ignitions to 47 from 32, according to company spokesman Greg Martin. Because of the flawed ignition, key rings holding more than one key could cause the ignition to suddenly switch to the off position. That can lead to a loss of power -- locking the steering wheel and interrupting airbags from deploying in an accident. GM says the number of deaths tied to front impact crashes stemming from this defect remains at 13. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reportedly said the number...
  • New Obamacare website ´fix´ CRASHES just as White House boasts of its success

    12/02/2013 4:55:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/2/13 | David Martosko
    The flagship Obamacare website continued to spout error messages on Monday, hobbling a new fix that the White House bragged would avoid system crashes caused by too much Web traffic. Frustrated with news reports about crashes, delays and other online failures, the Obama administration´s ´tech surge´ team put in place an email-driven ´queuing system´ similar to the overdraft feature available with some checking accounts. [Snip] ´Can´t wait?´ the message reads. ´Leave your email with us, and we´ll send you a one-time message when HealthCare.gov is ready for you to return.´ This page, too, was prone to crash on Monday, at
  • South Korean passenger jet crashes at SFO

    07/06/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/6/13 | Will Kane and John Wildermuth
    A Boeing 777 passenger jetliner bound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport at about 11:30 Saturday. The plane, Asiana Flight 214, came to rest on the side of the runway. The airport remains closed to all traffic and emergency teams are on the scene.
  • Driver Crashes Into San Jose Walmart And Attacks Customers

    03/31/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 03-31-13
    Four Walmart customers were injured in San Jose Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a vehicle into the store and started assaulting people, a San Jose police spokesman said.
  • Danica Patrick crashes hard into wall

    03/03/2013 3:44:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    foxsports ^ | Updated Mar 3, 2013 6:35 PM ET | Lee Spencer
    <p>Danica Patrick’s day ended in disappointment after she blew a right-front tire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway 500 and wrecked on the frontstretch at Phoenix International Raceway.</p> <p>The accident on Lap 185 was further compounded when David Ragan slammed into her No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevy SS.</p>