Cellphone use causes over 1 in 4 car accidents
advertisement The weather may have played a role in a crash that sent a car into an East Bay house, according to police. The accident happened in El Sobrante around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. When police got to the scene, they found an overturned Honda that had slammed into the front stairs of the house. The homeowner said when he heard the screeching tires, he knew exactly what had happened. “People come speeding through this corner, usually its raining or something,” Ray Wakida said. “They crashed in my front house at least three times.” Growing Use of Vaporizers Alarms Health Officials Police said the driver had no visible injuries, but he was airlifted to a nearby hospital as a safety precaution. Police are investigating the accident and have not yet said if they believe weather , alcohol, or drugs were a factor.
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Five Car Accident in Odessa Sends Two to the Hospital
(Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune) Authorities are looking for an apparent drunken driver who crashed a car into a concrete wall and jumped the sidewalk coming to rest outside the front doors of the Tribune Tower this morning, according to police and a doorman. “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.” “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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Tags: Report a typo March 30, 2014 (SCHERERVILLE, Ind.) (WLS) — A frightening accident happened Sunday morning in northwest Indiana when a car crashed into a basement apartment in Schererville. The vehicle crashed all the way into the living room and kitchen area. Related Content Fortunately, a mother and her 7-year-old daughter were asleep in the next room. They were not hurt, nor was the driver of the car. However, it was certainly a scary moment for the apartment’s residents and neighbors. The car was eventually towed out of the apartment. The building will now be boarded up. There’s no word on how this happened or any charges against the driver.
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Car crashes into house at Creggan Hill
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. The majority of the accidents involve drivers distracted while talking on handheld or hands-free cellphones. The NSC report, combined with Texas A&M research institute’s “Voice-to-Text Driver Distraction Study,” warns drivers that talking can be more dangerous than texting while operating a vehicle, and the use of talk-to-text applications is not a solution. For most phone-related tasks, Texas A&M’s survey said manual texting took slightly less time than the voice-to-text method. Regardless, driver performance was almost equally affected during both tasks. In early 2013, the nation’s four biggest cellphone companies launched their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving. Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile united behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” advertising campaign, warning their customers against the misuse of their own devices. However, hands-free cellphone use has become a driving force in cellphone-related distractions of those behind the wheel.
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Car crashes into Schererville basement apartment
Two people were arrested after authorities conducted a narcotics search warrant in Gaines County last Wednesday.According to the Gaines County Sheriffs Office, the CID Unit identified two people trafficking marijuana. A Midland man was arrested after police say he ran over a woman with his car. A Midland man was arrested after police say he ran over a woman with his car. Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off Set in Presidio this Weekend Staff ReportNewsWest 9PRESIDIO – City Officials in Presidio are getting ready to participate in the “Don’t Mess with Texas” trash-off this weekend. It’s all part of the Great American Cleanup Initiative. Residents are invited to help clean up different areas of the city on Saturday. Participants will be given all the cleaning materials they need, as well as a free lunch at Daly Park. Presidio Mayor John Ferguson says participation is key for these clean ups to be a success.
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Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower
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