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InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles loose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the …

Pedestrian Hit by Noiseless Electric Car in France

A noiseless electric car, lorded for its role in a brand new car-sharing program in the French capital, has knocked over a pedestrian – who apparently didn’t hear it coming. Police say she was struck Monday as she crossed a …

Fla. Campaign Aims to Stop Bike, Pedestrian Deaths

A new Florida Department of Transportation website is trying to reduce the high number of bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities in the Tampa Bay area. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the state used $125,000 to hire an advertising firm, which …

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 …

Lawyer Questions Proof in Vermont Accident

A lawyer for a Vermont teenager accused of hitting a pedestrian with her car while texting says it’ll be tough to prove. Eighteen-year-old Emma Vieira, of Colchester, pleaded not guilty Thursday to grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle with …

Boy Buried After Crash Involving NBA’s Lamar Odom

Neighbors have buried a teenager who died when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom and hurtled onto a New York sidewalk. Odom, who stars in a reality TV show with his wife, Khloe …

‘Cash Cab’ Taxi Kills Canadian Pedestrian

A replica taxi used in the Canadian version of the TV game show “Cash Cab” struck and killed a pedestrian after finishing production for the day in Vancouver. Vancouver Police said a 61-year-old man from Surrey, B.C., died in a …

Hit and Run Crash Kills Alaskan Woman

A 92-year-old Fairbanks woman struck on one of her daily walks downtown has died of her injuries. Locals told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that Yolana Rockar was a fixture in the city’s downtown. Mayor Jerry Cleworth says Rockar was a …