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NTSB: Broadcasting Only Boat Size Led to Fatal Towboat Crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fatal head-on crash between barges pushed by two towboats in Louisiana was caused by inadequate communication and failure to broadcast their total sizes, the National Transportation Safety Board says. The RC Creppel overturned and sank …

Advanced Safety Equipment Slashes Young Driver Claim Rates More Than Half

Crash-avoidance technology appears to benefit young drivers more than older motorists, reducing claim rates by more than half for drivers under 25 when the vehicle is equipped with a wide array of devices, according to research by the Highway Loss …

NTSB: Green Line Train That Hit 2nd Train Was Going 30 mph

BOSTON (AP) — The Green Line train that struck a second train on Friday was traveling at 30 miles per hour, while the train that was struck was traveling at about 10 mph, according to a preliminary review of data …

Report: Wrong-Way Driver in Deadly Crash Had Diabetes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who died when she drove the wrong way on a California freeway and hit another car, killing two San Diego police detectives, was a diabetic who may have become disoriented because of low blood …

Train Barrels Into Another in Pakistan, Killing at Least 45

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 45 people, authorities said. More than 100 were injured, and rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to search …

Malaysian Official Says Train Crash Caused by Human Error

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A collision between two light rail trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people was caused by a train driver’s negligence, according to a preliminary investigation, Malaysia’s transport minister said Tuesday. A fully …

San Diego Boat Wreck Kills 3, Shows Risks of Ocean Smuggling

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tractor-trailer slams into an SUV at an intersection on a remote California desert highway, killing 13 of 25 people crammed inside the late model Ford Expedition. A man dangles a toddler over a border wall …

What Does it Mean to ‘Total’ a Vehicle?

Nowhere is the difference between “knowing” something and “understanding” something more evident than when it comes to the relationship between “totaling a vehicle” for insurance purposes and the concept of salvage vehicles under state law. Everybody knows what it means …

21 Killed, 3 Injured When Bus, Truck Crash in Southern Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt on Tuesday, causing a collision that killed at least 21 people and injured three others, authorities said. The bus was travelling from …

Ford Recalling 153,000 Vehicles in U.S., Canada That Could Have Faulty Inflators

Ford Motor Co is recalling 153,000 older trucks that may have had obsolete Takata air bag modules installed in collision and theft repairs after the Takata recall was completed, the automaker said on Thursday. The second-largest U.S. automaker identified 144,340 …