Latest Automotive accidents News

Child puts car in reverse, accidentally runs over mother

May. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a mother has been struck by her own car and seriously injured after her child accidentally put the car into reverse while she was loading the vehicle. Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney says the 37-year-old woman, who authorities haven't identified,...

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

May. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina. News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Highway 22 in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries. Tritt tweeted that his tour...

Ammo from crashed F-16 safely destroyed

May. 17, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Live ammunition from an F-16 fighter jet that crashed through the roof of a Southern California warehouse was safely destroyed Friday afternoon and miles of closed freeway were reopened. KABC-TV video showed the ordnance blowing up in huge clouds of dirt after being buried in...

Ohio man sues white supremacists over 2017 Virginia rally

May. 17, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

An Ohio man has is suing white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters in federal court, saying he was severely injured during their rally in Virginia two years ago. Bill Burke of Athens, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Ohio. He says he was struck by the car driven by James Alex Fields Jr.,...

Small plane crashes near Dubai's busy airport, killing 4

May. 17, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, killing four people and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for nearly an hour. Authorities gave no explanation for what caused the...

Small plane lands on Florida highway during rush hour

May. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour and crashed into a car. News outlets report the plane landed Thursday around 5:30 p.m. on an Interstate 4 on-ramp in Maitland, just north of Orlando. Maitland Police Lt. Louis Grindle says there were...

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

May. 16, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. The car drove beneath the trailer, killing the driver, in a crash that is strikingly similar to one that...

Woman, 4 children killed in central Missouri crash

May. 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

ELDON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and four children have been killed in a central Missouri crash. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott White says 30-year-old Radiance Wright lost control of her westbound vehicle around 8 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 54 near the small town of Eldon in Miller County....

Lawsuit: Bus driver was sick, tired before fatal Utah crash

May. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Greyhound driver who authorities say fell asleep before the bus careened off a road in the Utah desert two years ago was tired, sick and should never have been behind the wheel, according to a new lawsuit over the crash that killed one person and injured 12 others. Bus driver...

Police: Man killed after hitting Kentucky officer with car

May. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they fatally shot a man who hit an officer with his vehicle. Louisville police spokesman Dwight Mitchell told news outlets that officers were trying to stop a vehicle Wednesday morning in connection with an investigation of several business robberies. Mitchell...