Car Accident Causes Power Outage

Woman survives car crash, dies in second accident moments later

A portion of the city of Erie was left in the dark after hundreds of Penelec customers lost power this evening. The outage happening just after 6:30 p.m. Penelec officials said a car struck a pole near Greengarden Boulevard in Erie causing the outage. Customers living from West 25th Street south to West 38th Street, from Raspberry Street west to Elmwood Avenue were affected. They say roughly 200 customers are still without power. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Car crashes into canal in Bloxwich

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JOPLIN, MO– A new study shows car accidents increase the highest during this time of year. According to the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety the cause is holiday travel. The recent study shows that in the past 10 years, the six days surrounding Christmas had 18-percent more car wrecks than Thanksgiving and 27-percent more than New Years Day. Those who conducted the study report the accidents can be attributed to late Christmas shopping and long distance travelers who may not be familiar with the area around their destination. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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New study Shows More Car Accidents Happen Around Christmas

WE HAVE AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS WHO STOPPED TO HELP THE INITIAL-CAR ACCIDENT AND THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE GOT OUT AND APPARENTLY WAS WALKING IN THE FREEWAY. Reporter: THE WITNESS TRIED TO CONVINCE THE WOMAN TO GET BACK INTO HER CAR, BUT OFFICERS SAY SHE REFUSED. MOMENTS LATER, THE DRIVER OF THIS IMPALA WAS SEEN HEADING TOWARD THEM. SHE WAS STANDING OUTSIDE HER VEHICLE AND THE IMPALA STRUCK HER CAR, WHICH THEN STRUCK HER AND THREW HER FURTHER INTO THE FREEWAY. Reporter: THE IMPACT WAS TOO MUCH FOR HER TO BEAR. UNFORTUNATELY, SHE DIED AT THE SCENE. ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES, THEY HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THE DRIVER OF THE IMPALA MAY HAVE BEEN INTOXICATED. THEY ALSO SAY THEY’RE STILL UNSURE WHY THAT WOMAN LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THIS IS ALL STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. HOUSTON – A woman who survived a car crash in north Houston was killed in another accident moments after the initial crash, according to witnesses. The first accident happened around 2 a.m.
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2 killed, 3 transported in San Bernardino car crash

Firefighters appear at the scene of a car crash in San Bernardino that left two people dead Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

(KABC Photo) Tags: Report a typo SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) — Two people were killed and three others were taken to the hospital after a horrific car crash in San Bernardino on Sunday. The accident happened in the 3500 block of Ridgeline Drive around 1 a.m., San Bernardino County Fire said. Three people were ejected from the car and two others were trapped inside after it went 150 yards down the side of a hill and ended up in a ravine, San Bernardino County Fire said. A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters found the other man who was ejected. He was immediately rescued and transported to the hospital. A man and a pregnant woman were trapped inside the car. The woman was airlifted to the hospital, while the man was transported via ambulance.
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A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass

Fire crews from Aldridge and Bloxwich was called to the scene but as the water was so murky they could not see whether anyone was in the vehicle – so a firefighter dived in to check. However the freezing temperatures meant he would only stay in the canal for a few minutes. A water rescue team from the fire service’s Perry Barr station was drafted in. Paramedics and the air ambulance were also called, while the West Midlands Police helicopter was on standby in case an infra red search was needed. Fire crews managed to winch part of the vehicle out of the water and confirmed it was empty. Within about an hour the search was called off as the emergency services were satisfied nobody was in the canal. Police are now investigating.
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