Latest Automotive accidents News

Car carrying gas canisters hits Dutch town hall; driver dies

Aug. 22, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police say a car carrying two gas canisters has crashed into the town hall of the small Dutch town of Bemmel and burst into flames. One person, believed to be the driver, was found dead at the scene. Police have not released the identity of the driver but say in a tweet...

Man injured after Amtrak train hits pickup in Mississippi

Aug. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi man was critically injured Tuesday after his pickup truck was hit by an Amtrak train. Ellisville police tell The Hattiesburg American that they found a pickup truck upside down beside Norfolk Southern Railway tracks. The train's engineer told police the pickup...

Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

Aug. 21, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said. Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine...

1,600 attend funeral for Detroit officer hit by speeding SUV

Aug. 21, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,600 people attended the funeral for a newlywed police officer who was struck and killed by a speeding SUV outside a Detroit nightclub. A requiem Mass was held Monday for 30-year-old Fadi Shukur at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Utica. He died Aug. 15 from injuries he...

Toddlers survive alone for days after car wreck kills mother

Aug. 21, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy and his 1-year-old brother survived alone for about two days after they were passengers in a single-car wreck that killed their mother in south Arkansas. The older boy was found first, wandering alone on Monday morning along a road in Camden, about 85 miles (135...

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Aug. 21, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said....

Police ID Salem couple killed in fiery crash

Aug. 20, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified a Salem couple who died when their motorcycle was hit by a driver accused running a red light while drunk. Salem police said Monday that 34-year-old Logan Wilson and 32-year-old Jessica Wilson died at Salem Hospital after Sunday's fiery crash. The Statesman Journal...

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

Aug. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday The Metropolitan Police force said 29-year-old Salih Khater faces two charges — trying to kill police officers, and trying...

Catalan seaside resort marks anniversary of attack

Aug. 18, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Catalan seaside resort has marked the anniversary of an attack that killed one and injured six following deadlier violence in Barcelona's Las Ramblas. Catalonia's regional president, Quim Torra, and other officials took part in the unveiling of a mosaic located where a car struck...

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

Aug. 17, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan. Benjamin and Kristi Reavis alleged defects caused their front seat backs in a September 2016 rear-end collision to collapse on their two...