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More Research Needed Into How Crash Risk Is Related to Roadway Design

How dangerous is travel in the United States? It depends on how the question is framed. If it’s risk per kilometer (about 6/10ths of a mile), the U.S. has 6.71 deaths per billion vehicle kilometers of travel compared to the …

Four Wounded During New Jersey Candlelight Vigil Shooting

Police say four girls and women were wounded, one critically, in a shooting during a candlelight vigil in New Jersey for two males killed in the crash of a stolen vehicle. Police in Newark say the victims, who range in …

Three Dozen Vehicles Involved in New York Chain-Reaction Pile-Up

A major New York highway has been reopened east of Buffalo after a deadly chain-reaction pile-up in heavy snow. WHEC says one driver was killed and another severely injured Tuesday afternoon when about three dozen vehicles, including 10 tractor trailers, …

Patron Injured After Car Crashes Into Maine Diner

Police in Maine say a man has been injured and another man arrested after a car involved in a collision barreled into a diner. According to police, three vehicles were involved in a collision in Sanford around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Site Where Five Died Fined $267K

A federal workers’ safety agency is recommending $267,081 in penalties for a Massachusetts auto auction house where five people died when a vehicle suddenly accelerated into a crowd. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced it was citing …

Delaware Woman to Pay $241K in Crash that Destroyed Restaurant

A woman who was driving a car that crashed into a popular Dewey Beach restaurant, igniting a fire that burned the eatery down, has been ordered to pay $241,000 and serve two years of probation. Media outlets report that 37-year-old …

Deadly Times Square Attack Highlights NYC Pedestrian Safety

Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …

Two People Killed at Massachusetts Indoor Auto Auction Identified

Two Rhode Island residents were identified Thursday as victims of a deadly crash at a crowded indoor automobile auction in Massachusetts. Three people died Wednesday when an SUV being shown to prospective buyers suddenly accelerated, striking several people and crashing …

Rhode Island Man Who Streamed Drive, Crashed Had Suspended License

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost …

Two-Car Crash On Rainy Texas Highway Kills 5

Five people are dead following a two-car crash on a rainy Texas highway on Mother’s Day. The Texas Department of Public Safety tells the Austin American-Statesman it happened Sunday afternoon near the town of Dripping Springs, about 20 miles southwest …