Latest Automotive accidents News

The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

Apr. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI says it is assisting in the investigation after a driver crashed into eight pedestrians in Northern California.

French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections. Vincent Lambert was critically injured in a 2008 car accident and has been in a vegetative state since 2014. A team of...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

Woman charged in Maryland wreck that killed 5 kids, 1 man

Apr. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been indicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a February wreck that killed a man and five children. News outlets report 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, of Bowie, was indicted Tuesday. It's unclear if she's been arrested. An...

Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash

Apr. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds. The wetter the roads, the deadlier they become, with rain, snow and ice increasing the risk of deadly car crashes by 34%, according to a study this week in the Bulletin of the American...

5 reasons experts think autonomous cars are many years away

Apr. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not...

Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

Apr. 22, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday during an...

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

Apr. 22, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a...

Stolen pickup truck strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon

Apr. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph (161 kph) crashed into an SUV, killing an Uber passenger. Police believe the pickup truck driver was under the influence of intoxicants when he collided head-on with the SUV Saturday night. According to police, the Uber...