Latest Recreation accidents News

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

Nov. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a huge fire in a crash that destroyed the building, authorities said. The driver was killed. The 53-year-old driver had rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks...

Man dies 2 weeks after being beaten by ATV, dirt bike riders

Nov. 23, 2022 11:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A swarm of ATV and motorized dirt bike riders surrounded a man in Harlem and beat him so badly that he died in a hospital two weeks later, police said Wednesday. The assault happened at about 10 p.m. on Nov. 4, New York City police said in a news release. Arthur...

Boy dies in apparent hunting accident in western Wis.

Nov. 21, 2022 11:02 AM EST

SENECA, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy died in an apparent accident in Green Lake County during the opening weekend of Wisconsin's deer hunt. The boy was shot in the chest around 9 a.m. Sunday as a 41-year-old man was trying to unload his gun while it was in the back seat of a...

2 die in accident at finish of Route du Rhum sailing race

Nov. 16, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two people died Wednesday when a motorboat following the Route du Rhum solo trans-Atlantic sailing race capsized off the coast of Guadeloupe, just as the winner was reaching the finish line, race organizers said. The exact circumstances of the accident are being...

Giants' McKinney accepts responsibility for ATV accident

Nov. 08, 2022 17:33 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney accepted responsibility for the off-road accident that injured his left hand during the bye week and will force him to miss at least the next four games. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since...

Fireworks injure 17 at Mexico town's Day of Dead celebration

Nov. 06, 2022 17:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fireworks explosion at a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico injured 17 people, authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday in the township of Huejutla in Mexico’s Gulf coast region known as the Huasteca. The Huejutla municipal...

7 people hurt when amusement park train derails in Missouri

Oct. 27, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Seven people suffered what were described as minor injuries after an amusement park train derailed in Branson, Missouri. The derailment happened Wednesday evening at Silver Dollar City. Six patrons and one employee were taken by ambulance to hospitals after the...

2 Spanish tourists dead, 3 hurt in Turkish balloon accident

Oct. 18, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Spanish tourists were killed and three others were injured on Tuesday when a hot air balloon made a hard landing following a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in central Turkey, officials said The accident occurred in Turkey’s Cappadocia...

Boat hits rock jetty; 3 thrown onto rocks; 1 dead, 2 injured

Oct. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

EMPIRE, La. (AP) — One man died and two were seriously injured during the weekend when their boat hit a rock jetty and threw all three onto the rocks in southeastern Louisiana, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday. One man remained hospitalized and the other...

Former NFL player, 2nd rock climber found dead in California

Sep. 30, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Two rock climbers, including a former NFL player, were found dead near a Southern California peak after rescue crews responded to reports of injuries, authorities said. The climbers were identified Thursday as Chelsea Walsh, 33, and Gavin Escobar, 31. ...