We’re experiencing a few technical issues. Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Cellphone use causes over 1 in 4 car accidents Gabrielle Kratsas, USATODAY 6:03 p.m. EDT March 28, 2014 Tina Derby sends text messages while driving in Concord, N.H. (Photo: Jim Cole AP) SHARE 367 CONNECT 77 TWEET 7 COMMENTEMAILMORE Drivers are constantly reminded not to use their phones while behind the wheel, but a new study reminds us just how dangerous it is. The National Safety Council’s annual injury and fatality report , “Injury Facts,” found that the use of cellphones causes 26% of the nation’s car accidents, a modest increase from the previous year. The 2014 edition of the report compares data from 2013 and earlier. Only 5% of cellphone-related crashes occur because the driver is texting.
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Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower
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Fatal car crash on Northwest Side kills elderly man
(Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / March 27, 2014) Staff report 5:29 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2014 An 85-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on the Northwest Side this morning. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. The man walked into oncoming northbound traffic when he was struck by the vehicle, Pacheco said. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to police. The victim was taken to Resurrection Medical Center and was pronounced dead there at 6:05 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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Car crashes through middle school fence
“I just heard a big bang,” said a Tribune Tower doorman, who then spotted the older model beige-colored Lexus travel off the road and up onto the sidewalk, stopping in front of the historic building at 435 N. Michigan Avenue. After the 4:30 a.m. crash, the driver got out and went inside the lobby briefly, assuring staffers he wasn’t hurt, the doorman said. He grabbed his keys and walked away northbound after telling the doorman he didn’t want to see the police because he “was drunk.” Related 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States “I said, ‘Dude, are you sure youre OK?’ ” the doorman said. The driver, who appeared to be in his 30s, said he was. The doorman saw him once more, walking southbound on Michigan Avenue. The Lexus was northbound on the east side of Michigan when its passenger side front end slammed into the corner of a concrete wall surrounding stairs leading to lower Michigan Avenue, leaving one corner of the wall crumbled. Shattered glass and pieces of the cars front end scattered about. Once on the sidewalk, it traveled in an arc, narrowly missing a fire hydrant, two trash receptacles, and the Tribune building itself before coming to rest, with its airbags deployed.
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Shooting in bar’s parking lot leads to fatal crash; teen killed
She is the fourth traffic fatality for Allen County in 2014. Officers said alcohol was a factor in the crash and have arrested a man in connection to the incident. According to Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Jason Anthony, around midnight, police responded to Corner Pocket Pub on St. Joe Center Road after hearing reports of gunshots being fired. Witnesses told police two cars then sped out of the bars parking lot. Jeremy D. Washington According to investigators, Jeremy D. Washington, 35, was speeding southbound and ran a red lightat the intersection ofStellhorn Road and Hobson Road. He hit Nellums car driving eastboundon Stellhorn Road. Nellum was unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived, according to Anthony. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Boy, 2, seriously injured in car crash in London, Ont.
8 Columbus High downs Fremont Friday Recent Car crashes through middle school fence Saved (0) Comments COLUMBUS Columbus Police believe alcohol and drugs may have contributed to an accident Thursday afternoon that caused a car to crash through the chain-link fence on the west side of Columbus Middle School. The accident, which happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of 26th Avenue and 17th Street, involved a four-door sedan and SUV. According to a Columbus Police report, 77-year-old Joseph Misek of Columbus was driving a 2001 Mercury Sable east on 17th Street when he ran the stop sign at the 26th Avenue intersection. His vehicle struck a 2007 GMC Yukon driven south on 26th Avenue by 38-year-old Shari Jansen of Columbus before veering off the road and colliding with the middle school fence. Misek, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported by ambulance to Columbus Community Hospital. Police believe alcohol and drugs may have contributed to the crash, according to the report, and Misek could be cited. Jansen and a passenger in her vehicle, 15-year-old Jenah Jansen, were wearing seat belts. Both vehicles were totaled and the fence sustained approximately $500 in damage. Copyright 2014 Columbus Telegram.
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Single car accident requires SkyLife
(DALE CARRUTHERS/QMI Agency) Viral video of crash leads to distracted driving charges LONDON, Ont. — Four people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries, in a two-vehicle crash west of London Saturday morning. A Jeep travelling south on Carriage Rd. collided with a minivan travelling west on Longwoods Rd. about 10:30 a.m., police said. The Jeep was carrying a mother and her two sons, ages two and four, police said. The two-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The mother and four-year-old boy, along with the male driver of the minivan, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. What we do know at this point is Carriage Rd.
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Car crashes into wall in Summer Hill, 1 person taken into custody
A single car accident north of Summit Road near Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp resulted in one passenger being medevaced to Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday, March 26 after the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and traveled down an embankment. According to authorities driver Woo Lam, 21, of Los Angeles traveling northbound on Highway 41 at unsafe speeds lost control of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra causing the vehicle to veer off the road and down an embankment. The car collided with a pine tree on the passenger side causing major damage to the front passenger Muhammad Puteras right arm. Putera, 20, of Los Angeles suffered a possible broken arm and was transported by ambulance to Oakhurst before being flown to CRMC to receive medical attention. Lam and the other two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene. Highway 41 remain open during the accident and the collision is still under investigation. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print Order a reprint of this story Join The Conversation The Sierra Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what’s in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.
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