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  • Truck driver found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter

    02/28/2019 1:16:34 PM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Daily Progress ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Tyler Hammel
    After more than five hours of deliberation Wednesday, a jury found a trash truck driver not guilty in a fatal 2018 train crash. Dana Naylor Jr., 31, initially was charged with involuntary manslaughter and maiming while under the influence after authorities said he drove a Time Disposal garbage truck onto train tracks on Jan. 31, 2018, and was struck by a chartered Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress. The collision killed Chris Foley and severely injured Dennis Eddy. Both men were passengers in the trash truck. The DUI maiming charge was dropped Wednesday morning after being rendered moot by...
  • Prince Philip won't be charged in UK car crash

    02/14/2019 9:07:20 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 14, 2019 | AP
    Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was driving a Land Rover near the royal family's Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car on Jan. 17. Philip needed help to get out of the vehicle, but he wasn't injured. Two women in the other car were injured, but not seriously. A 9-month-old child in the car was unhurt. Both Philip and the...
  • YouTuber McSkillet Allegedly Involved in 100 MPH Car Crash That Left Two Dead, Eight Injured

    08/25/2018 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 24, 2018 | Steven Asarch
    On Thursday afternoon, a McLaren going more than 100 MPH (160 KPH) on the wrong side of Interstate 805 in San Diego killed two people and injured eight more. The driver of the McLaren is allegedly an 18-year-old Counter Strike YouTuber known online as McSkillet, who may have passed away in the crash.
  • [joke] The REAL reason Justice Kennedy is retiring....

    07/09/2018 7:24:06 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 11 replies
    The Wind ^ | July 9, 2016 | unnamed sources!
    The weekend of the first week of May, 2016 Anthony Kennedy told his wife Mary he wanted to go see his old friend Joe Smith in Baltimore, Maryland. Kennedy, who hated using a driver, or Secret Service guards, was determined to drive himself. Mary was concerned--but knew he'd do what he wanted no matter what she said. "OK, honey, don't forget your cell phone, so you can call me in case of emergency," Mary told him. The aged Supreme Court Justice dutifully put his cell phone in his pocket. The day went well, with the journey up I-95 uneventful. After...
  • Truck driver indicted over fatal wreck with lawmakers' train

    06/11/2018 10:48:14 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    WVNS TV59 ^ | June 11, 2018 | WVNSTV
    <p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress, resulting in a wreck that left a co-worker dead, has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the influence.</p>
  • Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

    04/20/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Stefan Sauer/
    A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesman saying: "The fish bar is open."
  • Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route

    12/19/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 12/18/2017
    Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route "It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise," Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned WSDOT about the new high-speed route. Author: Susannah Frame Published: 10:37 PM PST December 18, 2017 Two weeks before a high-speed Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that the route could be deadly without additional safety precautions.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute Wreck – Barely Able To Function” Since Imran Awan Arrest

    07/27/2017 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 258 replies
    GP ^ | 07/27/17 | Cristina Laila
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach.   Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal.  When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists. The three brothers were...
  • The Wreck of the Hillary Clinton (song parody)

    07/23/2017 5:09:07 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-11-2016 | "Gordon Athletesfoot" (Al Doane)
    With all the joy and drama of those tumultuous days last November, somehow this little song parody of Gordon Lightfoot's 1970s hit "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" escaped my attention but it deserves a look-see. FReepers will no doubt understand the lyrics. The sound and video quality are a bit subpar but, lyrically, it's a solid work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwSaSl_PGk#t=378.67102 Enjoy!
  • Man survives as car crushed by large piece of scrap metal in Florida

    07/15/2017 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | Morgan Winsor
    A large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on an overpass of a Florida highway, crashing onto a car below and nearly crushing its driver, authorities said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck loaded with scrap metal was traveling westbound from the State Road 528 exit ramp onto Interstate 4 in Orange County on Saturday morning when its driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The truck flipped over, causing a large metal object it had been carrying to fly off the overpass and fall directly on top of a vehicle...
  • Police: Williams legally entered intersection before crash

    07/08/2017 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Raymann · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 7/8/17 | TERRY SPENCER
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that seconds later resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows. The video, taken by a security camera, shows Williams heading north as she stops her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at a stoplight behind a white car as she exits her Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. June 9. When the light turns green, the white car turns left onto a six-lane, heavily traveled boulevard, but...
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people aren’t quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • ‘Lover’s quarrel’ may have led to shooting, car chase on North Side, police say

    04/09/2017 8:52:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    mySA.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Kaleb Downs
    Officer's first responded around 10:30 a.m. to the shooting on a Loop 410 access road near San Pedro Avenue, where they found a silver BMW crashed into a green Honda sedan. The BMW had been abandoned, but the vehicle's owner was located at a nearby Taco Cabana. The driver told police that he and another passenger had been driving by the Allstars Gentlemen’s Club near Wurzbach Road and Interstate 10, when a woman waved them down. "This guy can't believe his luck," said Sgt. Ramiro Juarez. "He's like 'Man, a good lookin' girl just flagged me down.’"
  • Watch lazy Comcast workers cause a bunch of traffic pileups

    12/15/2016 8:09:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    https://bgr.com/2016/12/14/comcast-crash-traffic/ ^ | December 14, 2016 | Chris Mills
    When you hear people complaining about Comcast, it’s normally something to do with bad service or price hikes. But this repair tech found a whole new way to make people mad about Comcast: park your truck right over a blind hill in the middle of a snowstorm, cause multiple cars to bail into a ditch, then drive off while blaming everyone else. The video shows a pair of Comcast trucks carrying out repairs along a 40mph road in a rural area, in the middle of a snowstorm. Where the trucks are stopped is just over a blind hill, so the...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • VIDEO: Mom Wrecks Car While Filming Daughter In Back Seat

    11/22/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    ktrh.iheart.com ^ | November 22, 2016 | Michael Berry
    This is really tough to watch, but serves as a reminder of how important it is to be responsible while driving! Please be safe with your kids in the car! **VIDEO ON LINK****
  • German WW1 destroyers found in Whale Island mud

    04/18/2016 7:30:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Navy News ^ | 13 April 2016
    A tiny drone has scanned the wrecks of two German WW1 warships – forgotten and mostly buried by the sludge and mud at the southern end of Whale Island. Marine archeologists hope to bring the two vessels - one a veteran of Jutland - back to life in 3D computer model form as part of centennial commemorations of the Great War.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife – even ducklings

    07/25/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-15 | Vineeta Sawkar
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. That’s the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. “I watched that video and I cringed,” said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.” Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. “It’s definitely a touchy subject … It’s not very kind, but the risk...
  • Nepal earthquake: Wreck of missing US helicopter found

    05/15/2015 12:06:13 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 May 2015
    The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing in Nepal has been found, the Nepalese army says. The helicopter went missing earlier this week while delivering aid near the Chinese border, with six US marines and two Nepali soldiers on board. Maj Gen Binoj Basnet told AFP agency that it was not known if there were any survivors. The editor of the Nepal Times, Kunda Dixit, said the wreckage was found 56km (35 miles) from Kathmandu.