Latest Automotive accidents News

Egypt says 9 killed in road accident in southern province

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police say nine people were killed when a minibus collided with a small truck on a highway in the southern province of Sohag. A police statement says the accident took place late on Saturday and that along with the nine killed, nine others were injured. Sohag is located 390...

Florida high-speed train strikes SUV, kills woman

Nov. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman died when her SUV was hit by a high-speed train at a railroad crossing. Authorities told news outlets that a woman was driving a Mercedes SUV Friday afternoon near the suburb of Aventura and was trying to cross the tracks when a Brightline train struck...

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...

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...

2 dead, 5 injured in fiery Florida multicar crash

Nov. 14, 2019 2:55 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say two people have died and five more have been hurt in a fiery eight-vehicle crash that shut down part of an interstate. News outlets report a tractor-trailer apparently was burning Wednesday night along Interstate 75 near Tampa as emergency crews responded....

Louisiana officer won’t face charges in 94 mph fatal crash

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding sports car while off duty will face no criminal charges in the death of a child. Prosecutors cleared Christopher Manuel of negligent homicide, even though investigators say he was driving an orange Corvette at 94 mph (151 kph) before...

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

Nov. 14, 2019 2:09 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals. The report says 21 people were also injured when two vans collided near the town of Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan province early on...

Clarification: Girl Struck-Patrol Vehicle story

Nov. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a headline on a Nov. 12 story about the death of a girl, The Associated Press reported that she died a month after being hit by a Missouri patrol vehicle. The headline should have made clear that the vehicle belonged to the St. Louis County Police Department, not the Missouri State...

City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

Tour de France ‘eternal runner-up’ Poulidor dies at 83

Nov. 13, 2019 11:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation...