Car Accident Kills Ventura Educator – Sfgate

Car crash dasher tracked through license plate indent in bumper |

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(AP) Authorities say a Ventura educator was hit by a car and killed and a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Ventura County Star reports ( Christopher Prewitt , assistant principal at DeAnza Academy of Technology and Arts , was jogging Sunday morning when he was struck. The California Highway Patrol says Shante Chappell made an unsafe turn and ran into Prewitt. Sheriff's officials say Chappell faces charges including vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs. She remains jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Before becoming assistant principal at DeAnza, Prewitt taught social studies at Foothill Technology High School and coached the girls water polo team at Buena High. Ventura Unified superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga called Prewitt's death a loss to the community. ___ Rover pic of apparent artificial light creates buzz – what are the chances of something alien? Michael Macor, The Chronicle <br>Please see the full article at: <a href='; ></a&gt;

Second Queens car crash a truly bizarre coincidence | New York Post

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Her name was released today by the Hurricane City Police Department. Mary Sandra Wilcox, 81, and her husband were traveling in the maroon Honda Accord, withMary Wilcox in the passenger seatwhen the accident happened at the intersection of 2260 W. State Street in Hurricane. This is a very unfortunate situation, our hearts are with the families who have lost a loved one and to all those who were involved, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a press release statement. Witness accounts and a police investigation indicated that one of the other drivers, in a red Mazda, failed to stop at the red light when entering the intersection. A citation was issued. See St. <br>Please see the full article at: <a href='; ></a&gt;

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LOUIS, MO (KTVI) St. Louis County prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Derek Davison with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony. In court documents, they allege that Davison was behind the wheel of a car when he got into a three car accident on I-270 and I-64. The Missouri Highway Patrol alleges the drivers of the other two vehicles stayed at the accident scene and waited for police. However, Davison allegedly sped away. Responding officers quickly noticed that Davisons license plate from his vehicle had indented into the bumper of another car. They tracked the plate and visited Davison. He told them he was driving the car, but didnt think the damage was severe enough to warrant a police report. Police didnt buy the excuse and report the damage to the other cars was in excess of $2,000. Davison was arrested. <br>Please see the full article at: <a href='; ></a&gt;

Stress response may help teens avoid car accidents | Fox News

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The accident happened Saturday at around 4 a.m. on 20th Avenue and Shore Boulevard just a mile from the fatal accident that killed the foursome of childhood friends. As the five pals reached the edge of 20th Avenue, the driver lost control of the 2010 Toyota which hit a metal fence and overturned into the East River, sources said. First responders arrived quickly but found all victims out of the water when they got there. The group of friendsTanuja Farma, 28, Carlos Ferreira, 28, Adeel Khan, 29, and Tony Lal, 35 were treated for minor injuries and released from Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens, sources said. The occupants of the car told cops they had been at Club Central in Astoria and decided to stop by the nearby Neptune Diner, sources said. Bizarrely, the occupants of the vehicle told cops they had only met the alleged driver of the car at the club when he offered to be the designated driver for the group and take them to Neptune for some late-night grub. The man, identified only as Mike, fled the scene after the accident, the occupants of the car told police, according to sources. Khan, the vehicles registered owner, was not cooperating with police, sources said. He has a prior arrest for driving while intoxicated and at first gave cops a false name and date of birth. <br>Please see the full article at: <a href='; ></a&gt;

Update: One dies from 3-car accident on State Street | St George News

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Alternatives, such as in-vehicle technologies aimed at reducing accidents, may be especially useful for teens with a "neurological basis" for their increased risk of getting into an accident, they said. The neurobiology of risk Automobile accidents are the No. 1 cause of death of teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car crashes also kill more 15- to 29-year-olds globally than any other cause, according to the World Health Organization. [ Top 10 Leading Causes of Death ] For the study, Marie Claude Ouimet, a professor of community health at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, and her colleagues recruited 42 teens in Virginia, and fitted their cars with video cameras, accelerometers, GPS and mileage recorders to record the teens' crashes and near misses during their first 18 months of driving. They also took saliva samples from the 16-year-olds as they struggled with a series of stressful math problems, measuring how much the teens' cortisol levels rose during this stress test. Stress and learning The results revealed that the more responsive a teen's cortisol levels were to stress, the fewer crashes and near misses they experienced per mile driven, and the faster they saw their rates of crashing or nearly crashing drop. The study was limited in that the participants were wealthier and healthier than all teenagers on average, and there were only a few, minor crashes during the experiment. <br>Please see the full article at: <a href='; ></a&gt;


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