Latest Automotive accidents News

A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it 'just took off'

Jan. 16, 2021 5:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge blamed the dramatic crash on mechanical failure, saying Saturday that the tandem vehicle “just took off” as he slowed into a turn. Everton Beccan, 55, disputed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's assertion a...

A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a highway ramp, its fall broken only by the road below. The 55-year-old driver broke his jaw in the crash and refused to submit to a drug and alcohol test after arriving at the...

Man injured after exchanging gunfire with Minneapolis police

Jan. 14, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a gun at someone was injured after exchanging gunfire with officers in Minneapolis on Thursday, police said. The man was arrested on multiple counts of probable cause second-degree assault and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were...

Man charged in fatal crash that killed teenage siblings

Jan. 14, 2021 10:29 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence in a crash that killed two teenage siblings. Zachary Smith, 30, was driving a Ford Explorer on Saturday night on a Lexington road when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Mazda...

3 peacekeepers killed, 6 wounded by attack in northern Mali

Jan. 13, 2021 11:25 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three United Nations peacekeepers died and six more were wounded Wednesday in northern Mali hours before the U.N.’s top official in the country expressed cautious optimism that a new roadmap would lead the turbulent West African nation to elections in March 2022. The U.N....

Officer dies cleaning trash; state's 3rd recent police death

Jan. 13, 2021 2:25 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A police officer picking debris out of an expressway in South Carolina died after he was stuck by a SUV, becoming the third law enforcement officer in the state to be killed in a traffic incident in the past two weeks, authorities said. Horry County Police officer Melton...

14-year-olds among those killed in police chase car crash

Jan. 12, 2021 3:31 PM EST

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Police have revealed that three people killed in a crash following a high-speed police chase in central Iowa were teenagers — including two 14-year-olds. Emmanuel Martin Nyariel, 16, Majok Martin Nyariel, 14, and Zacharia Warsame, 14, all of Des Moines, died in the early Monday...

Split verdict conviction tossed for ex-NFL star's killer

Jan. 12, 2021 1:12 PM EST

The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016. Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and attempted...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs pauses as he warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Jacobs received minor injuries and was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge after a pre-dawn single-vehicle crash Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, near McCarran International Airport, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs won't face DUI charge in Vegas crash

Jan. 11, 2021 4:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders player Josh Jacobs won't face a driving under the influence charge in his single-vehicle crash last week near McCarran International Airport, authorities said Monday. Blood test results showed Jacobs' blood-alcohol level did not reach the 0.08% level required to pursue a...

Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of an accident, just outside of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. At least four Russian soldiers died and about 20 others were injured Monday in a traffic accident near Moscow, officials said. The Russian Defense Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a highway just northwest of the capital. (Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

4 Russian soldiers die, over 40 injured in road crash

Jan. 11, 2021 1:05 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — At least four Russian soldiers died and more than 40 others were injured Monday in a traffic crash near Moscow, officials said. The Defense Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a highway just northwest of the capital. Two...