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Remember: When gassing up your minivan, remove nozzle when done

Forgetful minivan driver turned this blue Lamborghini into an inferno.

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A morgue worker who went to check on her found her breathing

A morgue worker who went to check on her found her breathing.

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Concern as Ericsson remained in car while flames rose

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Dude really did a number on that street

Dude really did a number on that street.

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Is this 1,360-hp supercar cursed?

Almost exactly a year after a rare $1.5 million-plus Koenigsegg Agera RS crashed during testing in Sweden, it's happened again. To the same, repaired supercar.

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What better way to use a junker Pontiac Grand Am?

Here's a pretty epic high-school senior prank: A car crashed into the side of the school building just outside the principal's office, bricks strewn everywhere and a gaping black hole. Except none of it is real.

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IIHS says one vehicle type has an 81 percent spike in fatalities

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.

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Hit-and-run accidents occur about once every 43 seconds in the U.S.

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that hit-and-run crashes killed 2,049 people in the U.S. in 2016, a record high and a 60 percent increase since 2009. Unsurprisingly, most of the victims — nearly 65 percent — were pedestrians or bicyclists.

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The thing's really hauling, too

What happens when a raised dump trailer full of canola seed collides with a bridge in the rain at highway speeds? Watch to find out.

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Quick reflexes help rider survive this close shave

Quick reflexes and a bit of luck can make a big difference in an accident, especially when you're a motorcyclist caught between a car and an SUV. This hair-raising helmet-cam video is evidence of that. YouTube user Malik Elizee walked away from a close call when a Chevy Camaro T-boned a Toyota RAV4 directly in his path.

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Square your turns, folks — and pay attention!

We've all seen examples of drivers who don't square their turns, instead making left turns that are too tight and cut well into the oncoming driving lanes, making you glad there's nobody approaching to make their own left turns.

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Volvo says it's a consideration that's mostly gone to the dogs

It's always fun to see a dog hanging its head out a passenger window of a passing car, its tongue trailing in the wind. But many people probably don't think about the safety implications of that unrestrained pet and what would happen if that car were to crash at high speed. That's also the topic behind a new survey of American car and pet owners from Volvo Car USA.

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After fiery Concept_One crash, the successor gets cheeky new safety gear.

Richard Hammond had his own clever response to the jab from Rimac.

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GM's Cruise Automation not at fault, police say.

The car from GM's Cruise Automation was not at fault, police say.

Fatal crash comes soon after NTSB condemned Amtrak's safety culture

The fatal derailment of an Amtrak train south of Seattle on Monday is likely to intensify scrutiny of the national passenger railroad company's safety record, which was already under the microscope following a series of fatal incidents. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said late on Monday that a data recorder retrieved from the rear locomotive showed the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone when it jumped the tracks. The NTSB said it was too soon to say

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IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

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Fatalities are reduced by 86 percent.

U.S. drivers like to turn the systems off, though.