Car Crashes Into Tree, Killing 1

Article Photos PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rescue personnel work at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on SR 18, near CR 34, Sunday. Holmes was pronounced deceased at the scene, he said. Short said the passenger, Dakota Schaffer, 17, of Bellevue, sustained “very serious” injuries. He first was taken to The Bellevue Hospital and then was taken by ground ambulance to University of Toledo Medical Center, he said. Life Flight was unable to fly Sunday night due to low cloud cover, he said. Short said he did not know what caused Holmes to lose control, and he did not know whether the boys were wearing seatbelts. He said it was possible that speed was a factor in the crash.
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Four-car chain reaction accident shuts down Marin Boulevard near Holland Tunnel

Three people were ejected from the silver 2003 Nissan Altima and two others were trapped inside after it went over the edge of Ridge Line Drive in the hills of San Bernardino. Police say the car carrying five people was headed up the hill – the road makes a slight curve, but the driver continued straight, traveling right over the edge. The car rolled several times and fell 200 yards down the side of a hill and ended up in a ravine, San Bernardino County Fire said. Cesar Andrew Caro, 24, of San Bernardino and Jennifer Blancas, 19, of Banning were pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters found the third man who was ejected. He was immediately rescued and transported to the hospital with multiple fractures to his spine. He was identified as a 23-year-old man from San Bernardino. A female and a pregnant woman, both 19, were trapped inside the car. The pregnant woman was airlifted to the hospital, but suffered extensive injuries including the loss of her unborn child.
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Preparation for a car accident can provide legal protection

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH THE SCENE HAS CLEARED, DETECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THIS DEADLY CRASH. THERE IS NOT ONLY ONE BUT TWO ACCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED RIGHT HERE OFF 610 THE NORTH LOOP AND THE 45 SPLIT. DETECTIVES BELIEVE A COMBINATION OF THE EARLY MORNING WET ROADS AND ALCOHOL MAY HAVE LED TO A FATAL CRASH ON THE 610 NORTH LOOP. POLICE BLOCKED THE WESTBOUND LANES LEADING UP TO THE 45 NORTH FREEWAY SPLIT FOR HOURS INVESTIGATING NOT ONE BUT TWO CAR CRASHES. THE FIRST TOOK PLACE AT 2:20 THIS MORNING, WHILE A WOMAN WAS DRIVING, THIS DARK COLORED FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. VEHICLE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE 610 LOOP AND LOST CONTROL, STRIKING THE WALL. Reporter: THAT FIRST ACCIDENT SET OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE WOMAN’S DEATH. 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: POLICE TELL US 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.
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Car crashes into canal in Bloxwich

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Fire crews from Aldridge and Bloxwich were called to the scene at about 10.20am yesterday 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, so a water rescue team from the fire services 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 no-one was inside. The canal bed was then searched in case anyone had fallen out. Within about an hour the search was called off as the emergency services were satisfied nobody was in the canal. The car had been driven about 100 yards down a track to the canal off Sneyd Lane. Watch commander Steve Palmer, of Aldridge Fire Station, said: When we got the call we were told there were bubbles coming to the surface, so it had only just gone in the water. The water rescue team managed to break one of the cars windows but they still couldnt see if there was anyone there. One of the lads got in there while it was still partially submerged and managed to tell there was no-one in there. It was a big thing for us having to commit a firefighter to do that as the water was so cold and within minutes he could have got hypothermia. Inspector Dave Farrell, of West Midlands Police, said investigations were ongoing into what had happened. Carl Adams, who lives nearby, said he heard sirens and a helicopter overhead. The 44-year-old office worker said: Its shocking to think all these emergency services have to come out and it turns out theres no-one there.
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Woman survives car crash, dies in second accident moments later

(12/22/13) STAMFORD – Police are investigating after a car crashed on the front lawn of a Stamford home. Authorities say the incident began when a driver ran a stop sign this morning on Tom’s Road. They say he sped away when he saw a police car. Authorities told News 12 that by the time they caught up with the vehicle on Oak Lawn Avenue, the driver had fled. Read More: Bronx Top Stories The daughter of Maria Conte, the woman who owns the house where the vehicle crashed, says her mom is actually used to having cars crash onto her lawn. Conte says she’s been fighting for years to get a stop light installed to manage the traffic. Neighbors say that three or four cars have crashed on Conte’s lawn in the past. “It’s like it’s targeted,” said neighbor Cathy Cafagna. “Everything always happens to her house.” Be the first to rate: 0
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Car crashes on lawn of Stamford home while trying to evade police

An insurance policy is designed to protect people financially in the event of a collision but many people do not understand the features of their policy. In order to make sure that a policy will be effective it is important for people to consider what their needs will be if they are in an accident. These needs include: – Ability to pay deductible. – Bodily injury and property damage coverage. – Rental car. – Towing. If a person finds that his or her policy is lacking, then that person should take the necessary steps to make changes to the policy. Doing so can ensure that the appropriate coverage is there when, and if, it is ever needed. Make a car accident kit Gathering information about the accident is important because it can prove a person’s innocence and show support for any claims of compensation that are made. In order to gather information, a person needs a car accident kit and this kit contains items that can help when an accident happens.
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San Bernardino car crash leaves unborn child, 2 adults dead and 3 injured

Unborn child, 2 killed, 3 injured in IE crash

“The side view mirror was knocked out and there’s a scratch from the back panel to the front. He must of been going over 40 m.p.h.” Near 13th Street on Marin Boulevard standing a few feet away from the wreckage, Gary Wilson of North Bergen was in disbelief and in pain as he and his girlfriend, Tara Steward, were in the SUV that was struck from the rear and careened into Mecca Trucking, located at 580 Marin Blvd. Stewart and Wilson were coming back from shopping at Newport Mall. “We were in the car listening to our music when all of a sudden we heard, ‘boom,'” said Stewart. “We were stopped at the (red) light when the car came out of nowhere and hit multiple cars,” said Wilson. Yglesias said all he remembers hearing was the muffler of the vehicle that struck his car. “I got lucky or maybe unlucky,” said Yglesias. “Maybe if the car had hit me harder there wouldn’t have been that big of an accident.” Kaled Awad, 39, of Jersey City was on his way to pick up his wife and newborn from the hospital when he heard screeches. He was in the minivan with his two infant kids. “They just ‘nubbed’ us,” said Awad.
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