The families of victims who were injured or killed in a drunken-driving crash in Texas expressed outrage Wednesday after the teen driver who avoided jail time in the crash was ordered to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. Show More Summary
Although there's now some legal groundwork in place for ridesharing companies, insurance remains a gray area -- witness the Uber driver who was involved in a fatal accident while off work. How do you cover a car that's both personal transportation...
The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the US steadily rose from 1999 to 2010 and especially for drivers who tested positive for marijuana. Researchers found that of 23,591 drivers who were killed within one hour of a crash, 39.7 percent tested positive for alcohol and 24.8 percent for other drugs. Show More Summary
The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the U.S. has been steadily rising and tripled from 1999 to 2010 for drivers who tested positive for marijuana -- the most commonly detected non-alcohol drug -- suggesting that drugged driving may be playing an increasing role in fatal motor vehicle crashes. read more
More issues for alternative cab services Uber: a lawsuit from the father of the girl who died after she was hit in a recent accident involving an Uber driver in San Francisco.
The 44-year-old man who completely flipped his vehicle outside Bryant Park yesterday afternoon had a fatal heart attack prior to the crash, according to reports. [ more › ]
A driver who fatally struck a 27-year-old female pedestrian in Brooklyn over the summer has avoided a murder charge by pleading guilty to a DWI. [ more › ]
UWS residents are urging the city to crack down on drivers who kill pedestrians, after two people—including a nine-year-old boy—were fatally struck in separate incidents on Friday. [ more › ]
It is quite common for pedestrians to be cut off from crossing an intersection by turning cars, by drivers who form a swift steel barrier across a crosswalk, and by motorists who inch closer and menacingly blow their horn at their fellow humans walking on the street. Show More Summary
Today, a 50-year-old father was charged with "dozens of counts of reckless endangerment and permitting minors to possess liquor" related to a Connecticut fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old girl. The 17-year-old driver who crashed the car—with a 0.11 blood alcohol level—was charged with manslaughter, reckless endangerment and more. [ more › ]
Court clears NYC driver in fatal crash because she faced "unforeseen emergency" after back-seat passenger untied her bikini top
This story just keeps getting sadder. After the heartwrenching confirmation of Paul Walker’s fatal accident, we’re now getting details about the friend who died driving the car: Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving (a car customization shop in Santa Clarita). The two had previously raced cars together in the Pirelli World Challenge series, and decided [...]
An appeals court has ruled that a young woman is not responsible for a fatal accident on the NY State Thruway, sparked by a passenger who untied her bikini top. [ more › ]
A driver who allegedly struck and killed a 65-year-old pedestrian in Harlem yesterday morning has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter and DWI. [ more › ]
An alleged Miami-area wrong-way driver reportedly tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” a few hours before a car crash that killed two young women early Saturday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol indicated that the motorist, who reportedly was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane in her Hyundai Sonata, crashed into a Toyota Camry and killed the... Show More Summary
A grand jury has indicted a man on multiple counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the fatal boat crash that killed his two passengers, a woman two weeks from her marriage and a man who was her fiance's best friend. Show More Summary
Police have charged the driver of the SUV that struck and killed a 9-year-old boy in Fort Greene yesterday with criminally negligent homicide. Anthony Byrd, 59, allegedly drove his 2000 Ford Expedition against the flow of traffic on DeKalb Avenue and slammed into three different vehicles before jumping the curb and killing Lucian Merryweather. [ more › ]
Matthew Cordle, the man whose drunk driving YouTube confession garnered millions of views, was sentenced Wednesday to serve six-and-a-half years in prison. The 22-year-old admitted that he was under the influence during a fatal accident — an admission he posted in a YouTube video, which currently has more than 2.3 million views. Show More Summary
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration conducted an analysis of fatality data to determine if there was a relationship between a driver’s seat belt use, known as restrained (buckled) and unrestrained (idiot / not buckled), and factors such as blood alcohol concentration (BAC), age, license status, vehicle speed, etc. Read more...
In a new study researchers assessed the association of driver drug use, as well as the combination of drugs and alcohol, with the risk of fatal crash. They found that drug use is associated with a significantly increased risk of fatal crash involvement, particularly when used in combination with alcohol. Show More Summary