Witness Describes Car Crash Before Renisha Mcbride Was Shot

Camry Back on Consumer Reports’ List After Crash Tests

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Toyota Motor Corp.s Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test. The Yonkers, New York-based magazine excluded Camry in October after the 2013 model sedan received a poor rating in a new front-end test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . The 2014 Camry with a strengthened frame received an acceptable rating when retested, prompting Arlington, Virginia-based IIHS to give Camrys built after November its second-highest total rating in a report released today. The Consumer Reports recommendation is certainly a big thing for Toyota, said Jake Fisher, the magazines director of automotive testing, in a phone interview. Fisher said he wasnt aware of any vehicle returning to the recommended list faster than Camry. Twenty-two passenger vehicles, only two of them from a U.S. manufacturer, won the insurance groups highest rating of top safety pick plus, after the new testing designed to prod automakers to improve protection in one of the deadliest types of front-end crashes. Ford Motor Co. (F) s Fusion and Lincoln MKZ are the only vehicles from U.S.-based automakers on the list. Honda Motor Co., including its Acura brand, had the most top picks with six.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, firefighters stand near the wreckage of a Porsche that hit a light pole and burned on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., a crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas.  A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to "speed, and speed alone." Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the "Fast & Furious" actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. Photo: Dan Watson, AP / The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer , chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. The sheriff’s office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsche’s help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment.
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Brooklyn’s Gowanus Expressway grinds to halt after chain-reaction car crashes

prompted a flurry of 911 calls about 8 p.m., officials said. Ken Murray/New York Daily News The pile-up happened in the lane heading towards Manhattan. Helpless drivers slammed on their brakes and skidded on the slick roadway. Ken Murray/New York Daily News FDNY personnel work to free up the section of road blocked by the pile-up. I slid for about 20 seconds. I screamed, I cant stop, said John Tricochi, 23, who was taking his girlfriend to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree when his Dodge Ram smacked into the next car. RLJR News The accidents occurred on a stretch of road near 65 St. I feel lucky. There was a bus behind us.
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Notable sprint car crashes and fatalities in 2013

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Stewart sits in his car in the garage area at Pocono International Raceway while talking with crew chief, Greg Zipadelli. The photo, taken in 1999, is from Stewart’s rookie season in the Cup series. Russ Hamilton, AP Stewart (20) passes Jeff Gordon (24) en route to winning his first Winston Cup Series race at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999. Dean Hoffmeyer, AP Tony Stewart (20) flies through the air after an accident during the 2001 Daytona 500. Despite winning three Cup championships and racking up 47 career wins, Stewart has yet to win a Daytona 500. Jim Topper, AP Stewart drives through the first turn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the final practice session before the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2001. Stewart occasionally raced in the IZOD IndyCar series from 1996-2001. Michael Conroy, AP Stewart signs a car for Philip Simons in May 2003. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk after the first session of practice for the Bud Shootout in 2004. Tim Dillon, USA TODAY Sports Stewart celebrates his first Brickyard win by climbing the fence at the finish line with his team on Aug. 7, 2005. Sam Riche, Indianapolis Star Tony Stewart, left, shown with Ryan Newman in November 2005. Stewart would later become Newman’s boss when he ran his own team. Matt Slocum, AP Stewart (right) celebrates atop the flag stand near fans at Daytona International Speedway after winning the 2005 Pepsi 400. According to National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA), Stewart is one of the Top 10 most popular drivers in NASCAR. David Graham, AP Stewart shows his frustration after a last lap crash during the 2007 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports Stewart, an Indiana native, kisses the bricks after winning the 14th running of the Allstate 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July of 2007. Sam Riche, Indianapolis Star After driving for Joe Gibbs Racing for 10 years, Stewart became a team owner and driver with Stewart Hass Racing in 2009. Davis Turner for USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. The title was Stewart’s third Cup series championship, having previously won in 2002 and 2005. Jared C.
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