Latest Automotive accidents News

Tesla recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks because accelerator pedal can get stuck

Apr. 19, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

Tesla is recalling 3,878 of its 2024 Cybertrucks after it discovered that the accelerator pedal can become stuck, potentially causing the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally and increase the risk of a crash. The accelerator pedal pad may dislodge and become trapped by the interior...

Virginia school bus hits DMV building, injures driver and two students, officials say

Apr. 18, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A school bus struck a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building Thursday morning after swerving to avoid hitting a car, injuring two students and the bus driver, officials said. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said in a social media post that...

Woman dies after riding on car's hood and falling off, police say

Apr. 18, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

ELKTON, Va. (AP) — A woman has died in Virginia after she rode on the hood of a moving car and fell off of it, state police said. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. The crash occurred at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in...

Motorist dies in fiery crash when vehicle plows into suburban Chicago highway toll plaza, police say

Apr. 18, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle plowed into a suburban Chicago highway toll plaza early Thursday, engulfing it and the plaza in flames and killing the motorist, police said. Illinois State Police said troopers responded to the scene after receiving a report that a vehicle...

11-year-old boy killed in ATV crash in northern Maine, wardens say

Apr. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

SANGERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was killed when he crashed an all-terrain vehicle while riding on a neighbor's property in the northern Maine town of Sangerville, wardens said. The neighbor went looking for the boy and found him unresponsive with the ATV on top of him...

Suspect arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest stop, stealing cars

Apr. 16, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest area, stealing a vehicle at knifepoint and leading state police on a car chase, authorities said Tuesday. Police said 21-year-old Dorien Ray was arrested Monday on suspicion...

Indiana sheriff's deputy dies after coming into contact with power lines at car crash scene

Apr. 16, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis sheriff's deputy died after he came into contact with downed power lines at the scene of a car crash, police said Tuesday. Deputy Fred Fislar came into contact with power lines knocked down by the crash after he arrived at the scene...

Sudden heavy rains in Oman kill at least 17 including schoolchildren whose bus was overtaken

Apr. 15, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Oman on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 17 people as rescuers searched for survivors, authorities said Monday. In one incident, a group of school children and a driver died when their vehicle...

Another suspect charged in 2023 quadruple homicide in northern Mississippi

Apr. 14, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in a quadruple homicide that occurred in northern Mississippi last year, authorities announced. Anthony Carter Jr., 20, of Tunica, Mississippi, has been charged in the November 2023 shooting and car crash deaths, the Tunica...

Veteran Nebraska police officer killed in crash when pickup truck rear-ended his cruiser

Apr. 13, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

CERESCO, Neb. (AP) — A veteran police officer was killed when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle after he made a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska, authorities said Saturday. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that Ceresco Police Officer Ross Bartlett, 54,...