Latest Automotive accidents News

9-year-old, 6-year-old, dad hit at Georgia school bus stop

Nov. 15, 2019 7:09 PM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after she, her 6-year-old sister and their father were hit by a car while waiting for the school bus in Georgia. A Forsyth County Schools spokesman says it happened when the bus stopped around 7 a.m. Friday. As the bus activated its lights and...

Charges filed in 2017 deaths of 2 teens crossing street

Nov. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, more than two years after two teens were struck and killed by a car in Flint in a case that “kind of fell between the cracks,” a prosecutor said. Jerry Turnbow, 27, of Grand Rapids appeared in court Wednesday and...

Arkansas court rules driver wasn’t negligent in fatal crash

Nov. 15, 2019 3:13 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A driver who crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle on a state highway, killing a family of four, was not criminally negligent, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled. In a decision issued Thursday, the court said there’s no evidence Benjamin Ward Ledwell was speeding,...

Trial date postponed in drunken driving case against senator

Nov. 15, 2019 2:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A November trail date is being postponed for a New Mexico state senator charged with drunken driving in connection with a car crash. Court records on Friday showed that the trail date for Sen. Richard Martinez of Ojo Caliente is rescheduled for late December. Martinez has pleaded not...

Driver flees after crashing into home, hurting 8-year-old

Nov. 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a driver fled after crashing into a suburban Kansas City home and seriously injuring an 8-year-old child who was inside the structure. The Kansas City Star reports that the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Belton. The driver was arrested a short distance...

Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with...

Report: Philadelphia’s trash trucks crashing daily

Nov. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s sanitation fleet has been involved in about 2,000 accidents since June 2015, with two-thirds of the crashes determined to be the garbage truck driver’s fault, according to a newspaper analysis. The city’s rate of accidents involving municipal trash...

Driver who stopped to help motorist struck, killed

Nov. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EST

RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man who stopped his pickup truck on a highway and got out to help another motorist has been struck and killed by a passing vehicle. A department spokesman says that at about 1 a.m. Friday an SUV heading south on Interstate 495 in Raynham apparently...

Wrong-way driver killed in crash ID’d as 27-year-old woman

Nov. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a wrong-way driver killed Thursday in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas as a 27-year-old woman. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the driver as Ericka Avila of Las Vegas. Cause and manner of death were not immediately released,...

3 children, 2 adults injured in bus stop crash near Orlando

Nov. 15, 2019 9:24 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a driver lost control of a vehicle, drove into a bus stop and hit two adults and three children. Lt. Kim Montes says the accident happened Friday morning in Orlando. Montes says the injured were taken to a hospital under a trauma alert. She said none...