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Officer Charged in Crash Into House in Philadelphia Suspended, to be Fired

The police commissioner of Philadelphia has suspended with intent to dismiss an off-duty police officer accused of driving under the influence when his car went out of control and crashed into a northeast Philadelphia home, hitting two residents and critically …

New Jersey Driver Accused of Texting Gets Prison in Pedestrian’s Death

A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the death of a pedestrian that prosecutors said occurred as the driver was texting – an accusation the defendant denied on the stand. Alexandra Mansonet, 51, of …

Tesla Crash in Connecticut Elicits New Warnings About Autopilot Shortcomings

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked …

Tesla Driver Who Hit Two Cars in Connecticut Says He Used Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla says the car was on autopilot when it struck a police cruiser and a disabled vehicle on Saturday in Connecticut, according to State Police. State Police said troopers responded to Interstate 95 northbound early Saturday …

New Jersey Woman Critically Hurt in Car Crash Receives $4.5M Settlement

A New Jersey woman who was permanently injured in a crash last year with a volunteer firefighter answering a fire call has settled a lawsuit for $4.6 million. NJ.com reports that 56-year-old Melinda Baker, of Manuta, received $4.5 million from …

Police Say Intoxicated Driver Hit 41 Cars in Rhode Island

Rhode Island police have arrested a man they say was driving under the influence when he struck more than 40 other vehicles. Police say 45-year-old Christopher Paolissi, of Foster, was “zig-zagging” his pickup truck when he struck 41 vehicles in …

One Killed, Six Injured When Car Drives into NYC Pedestrians

A 70-year-old driver trying to parallel park on a New York City street Monday lost control of his minivan and struck several pedestrians standing next to a fruit stand, killing one person and injuring six others, police said. “The car …

Crash at Connecticut Auto Auction Leaves Six Injured

A man driving a car at a Connecticut auto auction suffered a medical emergency, struck four pedestrians and crashed into another vehicle on Wednesday, sending six people to area hospitals, police said. The driver of the car, who was revived …

Pennsylvania Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Guardrail in Crash

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s department of transportation (PennDOT) can be held liable for injuries caused by an allegedly dangerous guardrail on a Pennsylvania highway. The court found that under the state’s Sovereign Immunity Act, exemptions …

Nondrinker Wrongly Charged with DUI Gets Nearly $1M from NYC

A man who doesn’t drink but was arrested on an impaired driving charge has settled his lawsuit against New York City for nearly $1 million. According to the Daily News, Oliver Wiggins says he was charged in a cover-up after …