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NTSB: Safety Processes Failed in Crash That Killed 7 Bikers

Systems meant to keep motorists safe failed to prevent a pickup driver on drugs from crashing last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of seven bikers, the National Transportation Safety Board found …

Woman Sues Uber for $1M, Alleging Sexual Assault by Driver

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Hillsboro woman is seeking more than $1 million from the ride-hailing company Uber, alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers in 2018. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the woman filed a lawsuit against Uber …

Louisiana Driver in Double Fatality Had Suspended License

A Thibodaux man killed in a weekend traffic accident was driving with a suspended license. Thirty-four-year-old Danny Young and a passenger, 28-year-old Maria Harry, died in the Saturday night accident. State police said the car Young was driving left the …

Driver Dies, Causes Wreck on Louisiana’s Interstate 12

State police say the driver of an tractor-trailer apparently died behind the wheel, causing his truck to hit a bridge rail on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish and block traffic. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers say investigators …

Iowan Hurt When Pumpkin Crashes Through Windshield

A motorist has been injured by a pumpkin that crashed through her windshield after it fell from or was dropped off an overpass north of Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the incident occurred on Interstate 380 …

GM to Offer Center Air Bag on 3 Models

General Motors Co. said Thursday it will install a center air bag on three of its models next year to better protect drivers and front-seat passengers. The new bag inflates from the right side of the driver’s seat and is …

Police: Driver in Deadly Conn. Crash on Cellphone

Bridgeport police say a driver charged with fatally injuring a woman as she stepped off a city bus was talking on his cellphone at the time. Police say 41-one-year-old Michael Maddox of Newtown was charged Friday with negligent homicide, operating …

Oregon Driver Trying to Avoid Possum Hits Power Pole

Oregon State Police say a 22-year-old Newberg woman tells them she was trying to avoid hitting a possum on Oregon Highway 224 when she lost control of her car and struck a power pole, cutting electrical power to about 75 …

Ark. High Court: Policy Does Not Limit Insurer’s Liability in Uninsured Driver Case

The Arkansas Supreme Court has denied an insurer’s appeal of a lower court finding that the language of its insurance policy at issue in a case involving an underinsured driver is ambiguous. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company Inc. was the insurer …

Husband of New York Driver Who Killed 8 Blames Signs

The husband of a woman whose wrong-way driving killed eight people on a New York parkway says the road’s warning signs were insufficient. Daniel Schuler of West Babylon has filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of a daughter …