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Republican Lawmakers Add Mistake in Signature Business Bill

BATON ROUGE, La. — After a last-minute scramble to pass the business lobby’s top priority for the regular session, Republican legislators quickly realized they mangled the language of the bill aimed at limiting damage claims against insurance companies in car …

GOP Lawmakers Look to Limit Car Accident Claims in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Republican lawmakers Tuesday advanced proposals to limit damage claims against businesses in car wreck lawsuits, pushing ahead with the pre-coronavirus priority as Democrats argued the debate was inappropriate amid a pandemic. House and Senate committees …

Silver Lining For Some: Virus Shutdown Boosts China P/C Insurers

HONG KONG/BEIJING — Chinese non-life insurers are discovering a silver lining to the cloud spreading over China’s economic performance from the coronavirus outbreak — a sharp drop in car accident claims. Beijing’s efforts to contain the new coronavirus have included …

Indiana Car Accidents Spike During I-69 Construction

There has been a rise in car accidents on an Indiana highway since construction began more than two years ago. Crashes between the Bloomington and Martinsville portion of Interstate 69 have increased nearly 48 percent since construction began in 2014, …

Nevada Highway Patrol Says Ice Linked to Dozens of Reno-Area Crashes

Authorities say icy roads caused by freezing rain helped cause at least three dozen accidents in the Reno area. Sgt. Frank Hernandez of the Nevada Highway Patrol says most of the crashes were on Interstate 395 late Friday and Saturday. …

Oklahoma Authorities Find 5 Bodies in 2 Cars in Lake

Authorities in Oklahoma on Tuesday recovered two vehicles from a lake that contain the bodies of five people who may have been missing for decades. The cars recovered from Foss Lake in western Oklahoma may solve cold cases from the …

New Hampshire Man Gets Suspended Sentence for Insurance Fraud

A New Hampshire man has received a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. Police said Peter St. Laurent of Nashua was in a one-car accident on Aug. 15, 2011, on the Daniel Webster Highway. His car was …

Pig Causes Crash in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol says a pig is responsible for causing a series of car accidents in Collier County and injuring nearly a dozen people. An FHP report says 24-year-old Gabriela Resendiz struck a pig Saturday night that was in …

More Than 100 Crashes Blamed on Utah Snowstorm

A weekend snowstorm that dropped as much as 18 inches of snow on the Wasatch Front is being blamed for more than 100 car accidents. The Utah Highway Patrol reported 117 property damage crashes in Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and …

Responders Train for Hybrid, Electric Car Rescues

On Interstate 84 recently, a taxi became lodged under a tractor-trailer after being struck from behind. The first priority for firefighters was getting the victim out of the car but because the vehicle had been so severely damaged, no one …