Preventable Tragedies

1 killed in crash on NB I-65; man died after stopped vehicle was hit by Jeep

September 26, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after a crash on I-65 Monday morning. It happened around 5:20 a.m. near the 127 mile marker (at 86th Street in between the 71st Street and Whitestown/Zionsville exit) in the northbound lanes of I-65. According to Indiana State Police, two cars were involved in the crash. A man was trapped inside one of those vehicles. He was removed from the car by Pike Township firefighters and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Motorcyclist survives deer crash, dies in vehicle hit and run

September 26, 2021

A motorcyclist is dead after a horrific crash in central Alberta early Friday morning. Just before 6 a.m., the man struck a deer on Highway 815 and Township road 420, southeast of Ponoka. RCMP say he lost control of the bike and slid, coming to a stop in the middle of the highway. The motorcycle crashed into the ditch. Several passersby stopped to help the victim, but as they were assisting him a northbound vehicle pulled out to pass one of the vehicles that had stopped to help.

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Truck driver killed in collision with parked semi-tractor-trailer in Scurry County

September 26, 2021

SNYDER – A Houston truck driver was killed early Thursday when his vehicle hit a semi-tractor-trailer parked on the highway shoulder because of a flat tire, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release. A 2006 Freightliner semi-tractor-trailer was headed northwest about 23 miles from here on U.S. Highway 84 at about 6:10 a.m. when it “crossed the east fog line,” DPS said. The 2006 Freightliner struck the rear of the parked 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor-tractor.

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Houston police: Woman hit and killed outside of disabled vehicle on S Post Oak

September 24, 2021

HOUSTON - Houston police say a driver left the scene after fatally striking another driver who had gotten out of her disabled vehicle. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. Friday in the 9400 block of S Post Oak at the exit from 610. The woman’s vehicle was reportedly disabled on the shoulder. Police say she was outside of the vehicle when another vehicle struck her. Police say the other vehicle did not stay at the scene.

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Woman struck and killed by a passing car after exiting her vehicle on I-805 (San Diego, CA)

September 24, 2021

On late Wednesday, a woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle on Interstate 805 after she stepped out of her vehicle following a crash. As per the initial information, the fatal auto-pedestrian accident happened just before midnight on northbound I-805, south of Murray Ridge Rd. in the Serra Mesa area. Click the link below to read additional details regarding this accident news report.

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Boise woman who ran out of gas hit, killed on I-84

September 23, 2021

Police say the 54-year-old had gotten out of her SUV and stepped onto the highway when she was struck by a pickup. BOISE, Idaho — A Boise driver who ran out of fuel was struck and killed by a pickup truck late Wednesday night. The crash happened at 11:47 p.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 east of Boise. Idaho State Police say 54-year-old Kala Blush ran out of gas and stopped on the right shoulder of the highway.

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2 killed after car struck from behind on shoulder of 210 Freeway near Rialto

September 22, 2021

A driver from Riverside and his passenger died in an early-morning crash on the 210 Freeway in Rialto after their car became disabled on the side of the freeway and was struck by another car, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday, Sept. 21. Around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, a silver Toyota Prius was headed east on the 210 Freeway, east of Locust Avenue, when the Prius became disabled and stopped on the freeway’s right shoulder, the CHP said in a news release.

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25-year-old killed in hit-and-run while pulled over with flat tire, NC troopers say

September 22, 2021

A 25-year-old North Carolina man was killed in a hit-and-run while pulled over with a flat tire, police said. Ammad Brown of Wilmington was driving north on U.S. 421 near McQuillan Drive in New Hanover County on Sunday when his vehicle got a flat tire and he pulled over onto the shoulder, Sgt. David Adams with the North Carolina Highway Patrol told McClatchy News on Tuesday.Brown at one point stepped “at least partially in the roadway” and was hit by a vehicle traveling north around 6:40 a.

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Bronx motorcyclist dies after ramming into back of car with flat tire on Major Deegan: officials

September 22, 2021

A 34-year-old motorcyclist died after rear-ending a disabled car on a Bronx highway, officials said Wednesday. Joel Ramirez Payano was heading south on the Major Deegan Expressway near the E. 233rd St. exit in Woodlawn Heights about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when he slammed into the back of a 2007 Toyota Prius with a flat tire in the left lane. Payano tried to brake, but was too late and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the asphalt, cops said.

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Pedestrian killed in a hit and run on Carolina Beach Road

September 22, 2021

A man is dead after being struck by a car along Carolina Beach Road early Sunday morning. According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Ammad ONeil Brown, a 25-year-old from Wilmington, was parked with a flat tire sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday on the right shoulder of Carolina Beach Road between Myrtle Grove and Carolina Beach. Brown was outside his vehicle when he was struck by a car heading north on Carolina Beach Road.

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