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...

Nicolas Patino, an extreme pogo competitor, demonstrates a trick at Thomas Paine Plaza in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Pogo stick has taken him around the world

Jan. 16, 2021 9:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nic Patino didn’t start pogoing because it was cool. Who would? “It was strange,” he said. “Everybody was confused.” But when Patino’s dad died in a motorcycle accident a month before his 13th birthday, he pulled an old pogo stick out of his...

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...

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...

Bus driver placed on probation after plea in fatal accident

Jan. 11, 2021 1:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Port Authority bus driver has been placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a University of Pittsburgh student struck by the bus she was driving a year ago. Shavonne James, 34, also pleaded guilty Monday in Allegheny County...