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    Report: Comedian Tracy Morgan injured in fatal highway collision
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    Tragedy struck on the New Jersey Turnpike over the weekend when a truck caused a six-vehicle pile up, killing one and injuring four – among them actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, who was returning from a stand-up comedy show in Delaware. Reports indicate that the incident occurred early on ...

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    Report: Three spectators killed, six injured at Jim Clark Rally in Scotland [w/video]
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    If you've ever watched an off-road rally and wondered how the spectators are allowed to get so close to the cars traveling at high speeds over loose and often unpredictable surfaces, we're afraid to report that your suspicions have tragically been confirmed as news comes in of two separate ...

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    Report: Tuner may sue Monaco hotel for damage caused by valet's injury
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    It's relatively common to hear about unethical valets taking a joyride and wrecking high-performance cars. However, a recent 'accident' in Monaco might be one of the weirdest cases ever. Of course, now the lawyers may get involved. Andreas Belzek, owner of tuning firm Prior Design, was driving ...

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    Video: Watch this British motorcyclist tumble down a 40-foot hill
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    The image above is a frame from English motorcyclist Jack Sanderson's helmet cam. After a bit of impatience while riding a seven-mile stretch of the A537 called Cat and Fiddle, 21-year-old Sanderson learned why it's one of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe. He took a corner too fast, ...

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    Video: This 2,000-hp Mustang is in serious need of wheelie bars
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    The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell. Measell said his outfit ...

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    Report: PETA wants roadside memorial for chickens killed in truck crash [w/video]
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    Gainesville, Georgia bills itself as "The poultry capital of the world." January 27 of this year was a dark day, then, because a truck carrying live chickens from Pilgrim's Farm overturned on US 129 near the city resulting in the deaths of "dozens" of chickens (the drivers were all right). People ...

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    ETC: Car vs. building crashes in Buffalo mapped with Google's help
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    In December 2013, Buffalo, NY news station WVIB posted a gallery of 69 images of cars that had crashed into storefronts and homes entitled "Rash of vehicles crashing into buildings." In November 2012 the town of Amherst, NY - part of the Buffalo metro area - began looking at municipal regulations ...

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    Video: Watch how badly you can drive when texting while driving
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    It's likely that we've all, once in our lives and before it was illegal, sent one teensy tiny text while we were driving. And while the vast majority of us managed to do it without smashing into another car or a tree, the same can't be said for everyone who drives and texts. Ft. Myers, Florida ...

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    Report: Uber driver kills 6-year-old pedestrian, raises questions about company's liability [w/video]
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    On New Year's Eve, an Uber driver struck a family of three as they were crossing a San Francisco street. The driver, 57-year-old Syed Muzzaraf, turned into the crosswalk without yielding and struck six-year-old Sophia Liu, her brother and her mother, San Francisco District Supervisor Jane Kim ...

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    Followup: Michael Schumacher fights for his life in French hospital
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    Michael Schumacher is in a fight for his life. As we reported earlier, the seven-time Formula One World Champion was involved in an accident while skiing in the French alps, but the severity of his injuries were not fully known. And they may still not be, but certain details have come to light in ...

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    Report: First accident makes insurance jump up 67% in Massachusetts, survey says
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    We don't have to tell you to think twice about causing an accident (we hope), but if you do happen to be at fault in a crash, there are a few states where insurance rates jump by as much as 67 percent. That's in Massachusetts, but California drivers who are at fault in a crash experience a ...

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    Motorsports: Doriano Rombini killed in Italian motorbike race
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    In a cruel twist of fate this weekend, a memorial event for the late Marco Simoncelli has tragically claimed another life. The Sic Supermoto Day was being held in honor of the late Italian rider, killed in a racing accident two years ago, at the Latina circuit in Italy. That's where former grand ...

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    Video: Ohio trooper's dash cam records collision with motorcycle couple
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    Amy and Corey Waldman were riding a motorcycle down US35 in Ohio, when Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Jacob Daymon ran into the back of their bike with his police cruiser. The resulting impact, which was caught on the cruiser's dash cam, shows the bike's riders thrown off, with the motorcycle, or ...

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    Report: You might be held responsible if a driver you're texting causes an accident [w/poll]
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    There's no question that driving and texting at the same time is dangerous and illegal. But a lawsuit in New Jersey filed by a couple who were the victims of a texting accident blamed not only the distracted driver who caused it, but also the person who was texting him at the time, CNN ...

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    Video: Ginetta racecar hit by flying door
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    Mike Simpson, you're a bad, bad man. The Ginetta factory driver was piloting his G55 GT3 around Brands Hatch in the Avon Tyres British GT race when a freaking door flew into his windshield at 140 miles per hour. How does Simpson handle the inconvenience of a shattered windshield along with the ...

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    Video: Drunk driver causes Boston Globe truck to fly off highway
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    Just last week, we wondered how lucky a driver could get after we watched a tractor trailer get airborne and burst into flames after being run off the road, but one newspaper delivery driver in Boston had luck on his side, too. Early Monday morning, 25-year-old Vevencia Bellgarde was allegedly ...

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    Video: Watch a semi-truck go airborne and explode on impact
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    Dash cams have caught some pretty amazing events on camera, as the unforgettable sights of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia proved in February. As another example, a trucker driving through Greensburg, Indiana, had his dash cam rolling when another semi truck caught major air ...

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    Report: Flying car falls from sky and crashes [w/video]
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    Flying cars aren't on their way, flying cars are here. If we're going to see more of them in the air above us, we're also going to see more images like the one above, in which a Maverick flying car has crash landed in a tree. We wrote about the Maverick in 2010 and the reverse-prop-driven buggy ...

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    Report: Main factor in distracted driving deaths not phones, it's getting lost in thought
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    It turns out electronic devices aren't the leading cause of distracted driving car crashes. Around 10 percent of all accidents that cause a death involve distracted driving, and Bloomberg reports that an Erie Insurance Group study has found that daydreaming and being lost in thought are ...

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    Video: Chinese bus driver barely cheats death by pole
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    We aren't entirely sure what happened here, but we do know this is one of the luckiest bus drivers we've ever seen. This guy's bus struck what looks to be a light pole while he was driving his passengers around in China. The pole came crashing through the windscreen, knocking him out of the ...

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