HPD: Distracted driver causes crash
POLICE SAY THE VICTIM’S NAME HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a suspected drunken driver after a woman who survived a car crash in north Houston was killed in another accident moments after the initial crash. Officials said the first accident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on the North Loop near the North Freeway. Police said the 21-year-old woman was taking the exit ramp when she lost control of her car and crashed into a barricade. Police said the woman got out of her Chevy Impala and stood in a lane on the freeway. Quick Clicks According to officers, another driver noticed the woman, stopped, and tried to convince her to get back in the car because it was not safe, but the woman refused. Moments later, police said the driver of a Kia hit the Impala, which then hit the woman. The woman died at the scene. The witness who tried to help the woman was not injured. Houston police identified Richard Arroyo, 24, as the driver of the Kia. He was questioned at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated. The victim’s name was not immediately released.
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Heather Randol said two cars were involved in the crash, with one, a red Pontiac GTO, smashing into a house on the 3300 block of Cropley Avenue just before 11 a.m. Witnesses said the two vehicles — the other was a Mitsubishi Eclipse — were racing at a high rate of speed, and another unrelated vehicle crashed with one of the suspect’s vehicles. Neighbor David Beck said racing “happens all the time” near his home and that the sound of the accident was so loud “it was if a dumpster were dropped from a three-story building.” “This is a speed haven,” said Beck, who added that a car once spun out in his driveway. The San Jose Fire Department was quickly on the scene to check for structural instability. Photos that firefighters tweeted from the scene showed one car rear-ending a beige home directly under a string of Christmas lights. Police said no one was injured inside the home, but the driver of the GTO is in the hospital with what police are calling mild-to-moderate injuries.
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Street Racing Accident Sends Car Slamming into Home
THAT IS IT. Reporter: HE WAS NOT DEAD BUT SEVERELY INJURED, INCLUDING A BROKEN ARM, FRACTURED SKULL AND BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN. ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT T DRIVER WHO CAUSED THE CRASH WAS LOOKING DOWN AT HIS PHONE AND THE VICTIM’S MOTHER-IN-LAW SAYS THE MAN ADMITTING TO TEXTING AT THE TIME. SO SHOULD CHRISTMAS EVE — THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, THIS FAMILY WILL BE SPENDING IT IN THE HOSPITAL. BUT THEY DO HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE DRIVER WHO WAS AT FAULT. TAKE A STEP BACK. LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO OUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS. YOU ADMITTED IT. YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE ON THE PHONE.
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WFTV investigates staged car accidents in central Fla.
Orange County investigators said they are overloaded with cases. Eyewitness News reporter Myrt Price shows how the scheme can even put you and your family in danger. Video of a staged accident was captured during an undercover operation by the Division of Insurance Fraud. In Orange County, an average of 11 phony crashes happen every week, officials said. But investigators are catching on, and arrests are up 27 percent. “We added a second PIP squad, a squad of five detectives just to investigate PIP-related claims,” said an official. Experts said crashes are staged in a couple of scenarios. In one, everyone is in on it, sometimes as many as 10 people. They crash cars, and then call to report it. Sometimes they use junk cars that are towed to the fake accident scene. “All you need to do is have a scuff on you bumper to initiate a PIP claim,” said the official.
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Firefighter arrives at fatal crash to find his daughter is the victim
Katie Hamilton, a Brookline resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officials in the southern New Hampshire town declined to identify her father. However, Police Chief William Quigley told the New Hampshire Union Leader that her father unsuspectingly pulled her body from the wreckage. Her father was the one who pulled her out of the car without knowing it was her, Quigley told the Union Leader. Hamiltons Ford Explorer was struck from behind as she waited to make a left turn from Route 13 South to Route 130 around 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police statement. The collision with the pickup truck behind her, driven by a man police identified as Greg Cullen, 31, of Milford, N.H., caused Hamiltons Explorer to lurch into the northbound lane of Route 13, where she was struck by another pickup truck driven by James Ciprotti, 37, of Weare, N.H. Neither Ciprotti nor Cullen were injured, police said. Authorities did not say if either face charges, noting that the accident remains under investigation. Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss Copyright 2013 Globe Newspaper Company.
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Arsenio Hall Involved in Minor Car Accident
Jerod Harris/WireImage Arsenio Hall was involved in a minor car accident on Monday, Dec 23 in Los Angeles, according to NBC. Los Angeles Police confirmed that they were investigating a solo-vehicle accident involving the 57-year-old entertainer. The Celebrity Apprentice winner was not injured and he was not arrested. The accident, in which the Coming to America star ran his vehicle off the road, was reported around 7:15 p.m. near West Hills Hospital in the West San Fernando Valley. No other motorists were involved.
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Four-car accident near Holland Tunnel injures 2, shuts down Marin Boulevard
My car was hit on the right side, said Ygliesias. The side-view mirror was knocked out and theres a scratch from the back panel to the front. He must have 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. He and girlfriend Tara Steward were in the SUV that was struck from the rear and careened into Mecca Trucking, located at 580 Marin Blvd. 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, Wilson said. Yglesias said all he remembers hearing was the muffler of the vehicle that struck his car.
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