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Woman’s SUV Struck by Long Island Railroad Train

An off-duty firefighter is being commended after officials say he pulled a woman from her SUV just before the vehicle was struck by an oncoming Long Island Railroad train. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the collision occurred Tuesday night in …

Massive Fire Destroys Building, Cars at New York Dealership

Authorities say a massive industrial fire has destroyed several vehicles and a building at a car dealership near Syracuse, N.Y. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 911 dispatchers fielded several calls around 9:10 p.m. Thursday reporting heavy fire and smoke …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Preparation for Winter Weather

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has advised consumers to plan ahead and review their homeowners and auto insurance policies as winter weather conditions like snow, sleet and ice become more frequent. “Winter is coming, and it is important that you …

Rash of Property, Auto Fires in Arkansas Town Thought to Be Arson

Police in Helena-West Helena, Ark., say six separate fires that caused about $120,000 in property damage are being investigated as arson. The first occurred on Friday close to a public housing development where firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in …

AIR Worldwide: At Least 9 Tornadoes in North Texas; Extent of Damage Not Yet Known

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reported that the huge storm system that impacted the United States from New Mexico to Michigan and Georgia over the Christmas holiday weekend delivered at least nine tornadoes in North Texas. In addition to tornadoes, …

Storm Damage Estimated at $500K in Northeast Nevada City

Elko County officials say the city of Carlin suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in storm damage from the high winds and snow that blew through Nevada last week. The town on Interstate 80 about 12 miles west of Elko …

Liberty Mutual Launches Towing Program Through Trinity Transportation Services

Liberty Mutual Insurance, through its program administrator Trinity Transportation Services, LLC, is now offering coverage for towing companies. The Liberty Mutual Trinity Towing Program offers commercial auto, general liability, property, inland marine and excess/umbrella coverages for towing operations and vehicles. …

Hailstorm Pummels Hundreds of Vehicles in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D., auto body shops are in for a busy summer after a storm that pelted the metro area with pea- to golf ball-size hail, damaging hundreds of vehicles. No injuries were immediately reported from the afternoon storm on …

Ohio Road Signs Smash Into Cars; State Seeks Cause

The Ohio Department of Transportation is investigating how three signs posted above a Cleveland-area highway smashed into traffic during stormy weather, damaging three vehicles and leaving a man in critical condition. The Interstate 480 signs that fell Tuesday near Valley …

Trade Group: 70K Vehicles Damaged in Dallas Area Hailstorm

Approximately 70,000 vehicles were damaged in the June 13 hailstorm in the Dallas, Texas, area and car rental companies are feeling the pinch, according to an insurance industry trade group. Car rental companies are reporting a shortage of cars, not …