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  • After Plunging Off Cliff, Crash Victim Rescued 17 Hours Later
    After Plunging Off Cliff, Crash Victim Rescued 17 Hours Later

    A young man was rescued Wednesday, 17 hours after his car plunged 60 to 80 feet off a cliff in rural North Carolina.Joseph Woodring, 21, drove his car off a curve in a road near Boone, N.C., and down a steep embankment T......

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  • Crew Saves Man Trapped Under Truck In Minutes
    Crew Saves Man Trapped Under Truck In Minutes

    Utility workers are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions saved a truck driver's life last week in Iowa.Rick Dawson stopped last Thursday to help a fellow trucker stuck in some loose gravel in Ankeny, Iowa, KC......

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  • Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road
    Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road

    Halloween is all about making fun out of the frightening. Ghosts, vampires and ghouls prowl the night, but the real fear factors can be found on the roads. Whether you're a pedestrian or a motorist, Halloween is consiste......

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  • Aging, Obese Crash Test Dummies In Development To Replicate US Population
    Aging, Obese Crash Test Dummies In Development To Replicate US Population

    America's well-publicized weight problem and aging population of baby boomers is collaborating to bring about a change in the humble crash test dummy, as automakers and safety regulators are attempting to build vehicles ......

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  • Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles
    Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

    The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.The government's auto safety agency......

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  • Takata Air Bag Recall List
    Takata Air Bag Recall List

    The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under ongoing scrutiny. The fe......

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  • Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed
    Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

    A Florida woman involved in a fatal car crash was injured so badly by her malfunctioning Takata airbag that police originally believed she was the victim of homicide.Hien Tran died in intensive care a month after turning......

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  • Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving
    Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

    Every few months it seems that there is another push geared towards young people to drive safer. Viral ads show the devastating affects of distracted driving and reminders that #ItCanWait are pushed on social media in th......

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  • NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action
    NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to f......

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  • Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim
    Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim

    ​A tech-savvy cop in California may have saved a missing car-crash victim's life yesterday with a little know-how and an iPhone.Melissa Vasquez's Chevy Cruze automatically reported an accident Monday afternoon using th......

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  • Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day
    Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day

    An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed.Friends and family were mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old friend Elizab......

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  • Seattle Ranked Safest City In America For Pedestrians
    Seattle Ranked Safest City In America For Pedestrians

    A recent study by Liberty Mutual Insurance found Seattle to be the safest city in America for pedestrians. The Emerald City has 108,000 residents traveling by foot or bike everyday, and less than ten pedestrian deaths ea......

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  • Train Collides With Stalled Semi Truck
    Train Collides With Stalled Semi Truck

    An astonishing video of a train smashing into a stalled 18-wheeler tractor-trailer was shot by onlookers in the small town of Mer Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday afternoon.The eighteen-wheeler carrying a crane bottomed out wh......

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  • Texas Researchers Improving Guardrails To Protect Embassies
    Texas Researchers Improving Guardrails To Protect Embassies

    Whatever you may have to say about US foreign policy, the bottom line is that there are American embassies and consulates in places around the world that aren't necessarily friendly towards America.That's how we end up w......

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  • New York's 'Rule Of Two' Lets Deadly Drivers Off Without Charges
    New York's 'Rule Of Two' Lets Deadly Drivers Off Without Charges

    A cab driver in New York killed a young boy earlier this year while he was crossing the street with his dad. They were in the crosswalk, and had the right of way, but the cab driver was let off with only a small fine. It......

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  • Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt In Crash
    Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt In Crash

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company ......

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  • Kevin Ward Jr.'s Aunt Writes Open Letter Questioning Investigation
    Kevin Ward Jr.'s Aunt Writes Open Letter Questioning Investigation

    Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr.'s aunt read a prepared letter to USA Today Sports today addressing the incident that killed her nephew last month and the criminal investigation that released fellow driver Tony Stewart o......

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  • Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem
    Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

    A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration......

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  • No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash
    No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash

    A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collis......

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  • Man Charged With Four DUIs In 30-hour Span
    Man Charged With Four DUIs In 30-hour Span

    A man in Rhode Island with an apparently inexhaustible supply of cars and alcohol went on a two-day drunk-driving bender which ended with four crashed vehicles, four DUI charges and three trips to the hospital.Police say......

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