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IndyCar racer Justin Wilson died of the injuries he suffered during yesterday's ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.


Tony Stewart may finally be compelled to appear in court over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. last year as the bereaved family has filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the culprit.


A man installing a robot at the the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, Germany, was killed when he was hit in the chest by the machine.


Reports say a worker was crushed in a press at the water treatment facility at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit early this morning.


The father of a pregnant driver in Malaysia has sued Takata and Honda in US district court over the malfunctioning airbag that allegedly killed his daughter and unborn granddaughter.


An instructor at the Exotic Driving Experience was killed when the driver crashed a Lamborghini at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL.


With cars getting safer all the time and the number of guns in private hands growing, the leading killer of Americans under the age of 25 will soon switch, according to the latest reports.


The 2015 Dakar Rally has claimed its first life: Polish biker Michal Hernik died on January 6 during the third stage of the race of unknown causes.


Host of one of NPR's most beloved programs died from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease

Tom Magliozzi, one of the beloved hosts of National Public Radio's long-running Car Talk program has died. He was 77, and passed from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease.


We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags are finding, and tragically finding out the hard way.


Motorist must be breaking at least two traffic laws when they kill a pedestrian to be charged with a crime

A New York State precedent known as the "rule of two" stipulates a driver must commit two traffic misdemeanors when the pedestrian or cyclist is struck for prosecutors to bring a charge of criminal negligence.


Grieving family feels Ward was portrayed unfairly after his death

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 of criminal guilt.


Father remains in jail awaiting trial

A Georgia woman whose husband is charged with murder in the death of their toddler son in a hot vehicle passed a polygraph test in which she was asked about whether she knew her husband would leave the child in the vehicle, her lawyer said Monday.


An average of 38 children die each year in the United States from vehicular heatstroke

Kids and Cars, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children's traffic safety, is asking the federal government to provide funds for research and development of technology that can detect a child left in the rear seat of a vehicle.


Sunbelt states experience the highest rates of pedestrian deaths

A new report ranked the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians, and things are not looking too bright in the Sunshine State.


Toyota using law firm to extract over $2,300 from dead customer

Toyota is currently taking legal action against Sally Shafton, an 81-year-old widow, for fees associated with her husband's "early cancellation" of his lease, The Los Angeles Times reported. The reason for his early cancellation? Death at 83 from prostate cancer.


According to the accident report compiled by the California Highway Patrol, 63-year-old driver Navindra Kumar Jain fell asleep at the wheel while driving northbound on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, crossed into the oncoming, southbound lane, crested a small hill and then while doing 55 miles per hour hit a southbound cyclist who was riding on the shoulder. The cyclist, Joshua Alper, died at the scene. Jain was driving a Tesla Model S he had bought ten days earlier and said that the intense new-car sm


Teen got off easy after killing four people in a drunk driving crash

California is working to proactively block use of the 'affluenza' defense after a teen in Texas used his upper class upbringing as an excuse for causing the deaths of four people and seriously wounding two while drunk driving.


A good Halloween display usually has some of spooky zombie climbing out of a coffin coming back to life, but to be honest, if a car-loving zombie had been buried in a coffin from Cruisin Caskets, they might not be in too big of a rush to haunt the living. Now, we've seen cool car coffins before, but never to this level of detail.


We were saddened to report the other day on the untimely death of Maria De Villota, an aspiring Formula One racing driver who was found dead on Friday in her hotel room in Seville, Spain. At the time the circumstances of her passing were unknown, but reports now indicate that officials have ruled out any foul play, linking her death with the injuries she sustained in the July 2012 crash that took her right eye.

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