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495Teen Driver Plunges Car Into Shrimp Basin, 5 People Die

Her mother, siblings and family friend all drowned in the crash

A 14-year-old girl was behind the wheel of an SUV that plunged into a South Texas port basin, killing her mother, three siblings and a man, authorities say.

495Newport Beach, Calif., Crash Kills Five Teens On Memorial Day

One police officer said it was the worst accident he's ever witnessed

A horrific Memorial Day car crash left five teenagers dead and a field of debris scattered across the road.

17Electric, hybrid vehicle badges could get bigger to help first responders

For first responders approaching a crashed Nissan Leaf, it can be easy to recognize that the car is a plug-in electric vehicle and that a specific set of safety practices must be followed. But what about the upcoming Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid? Unless you really know your stuff, it sure looks like a regular Accord.

44Car crashes no longer No. 1 cause of injury-related deaths, replaced by suicide

Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study was put together by Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University, and the findings point out that, while deaths from car crashes are on the decline over the last decade, suicide deaths are on the rise. According to Rockett, "Suicides are undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead

7VIDEO: Hey y'all, crash your clunkers

Crashing Remote Controlled Clunkers: click image above to watch the video

32STUDY: Majority of highway fatalities caused by deficient road conditions

What would you think to be the leading contributor to fatalities in car crashes here in the States? Failure to use seat belts? Speeding? Drunk driving? Think again. According to a new study commissioned by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), the leading cause of highway fatalities is deficient road conditions. In fact, the study asserts, with a roadway-related crash occurring every minute on American streets, inadequate roadway infrastructure is responsible for the majority of

104"Hello dad, I totaled your Ferrari - what time is dinner?"

Somewhere, a father in Melbourne weeps. There were 16 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradales imported to Australia and New Zealand. There are now 15. A proud dad gave his son the keys to his so-rare-it's-almost-extinct Ferrari, and his son got a little too frisky with the audacious redhead. She didn't appreciate his advances, he lost control of the situation, and that little redhead introduced him to a pole... at a high rate of speed by the looks of it.

6PSA: What to do after a car crash

Few people think about car crashes before they happen, and immediately after one occurs isn't the time to start. Therefore, putting a few minutes into post-crash preparation makes sense before finding yourself staring into a deflated airbag with a dazed look. Doug Flint from The Car Connection has some great tips - he refers to them as "rules" and has good reasons to do so - and we'd recommend giving his list a thorough read.

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