Preventable Tragedies

Update: Person killed on I-77 in Fort Mill was standing outside car, troopers say

October 20, 2020

A person standing along Interstate 77 near a disabled vehicle was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash that caused traffic to be backed up for miles, officials said. The wreck happened around 2:30 p.m. on the interstate near Exit 83 in Fort Mill, according to Master Trooper Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Troopers advised motorists to seek other routes because of the backups that lasted into Tuesday evening.

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California woman killed after exiting SUV to tend to children following earlier crash

October 19, 2020

A Northern California woman was killed and another seriously injured Friday evening, struck by a vehicle while standing outside their own disabled SUV to tend to two young children inside of it, according to the California Highway Patrol. The fatal crash happened around 7:40 p.m. Friday on Live Oak Boulevard in unincorporated Sutter County, CHP’s Yuba-Sutter office said Monday in a news release. The incident involved a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse and a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox.

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Deer causes crash involving multiple cars

October 19, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — A deer caused a crash involving seven vehicles Sunday night. It started when a 19-year-old woman from Indiana hit the deer and spun out. The vehicle was left disabled in the middle of the I-94 near Marshall. A second car collided with it head on. A 58-year-old man from Lansing along with two women were seriously injured. Police say their injuries are not life-threatening. While the two cars were spinning, they hit three other vehicles that were driving around the collision.

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Driver killed when car hit by tractor-trailer on Route 95 in Warwick

October 19, 2020

A 54-year-old Fall River man was killed early Monday morning when his car was hit from the rear by a tractor-trailer on Route 95 in Warwick, the state police said. Patrick Albin as the driver and sole occupant of a Toyota Corolla that was hit about 5 a.m. on Route 95 South, just north of Route 117, the state police said. The state police said a preliminary investigation indicates that the Corolla was stopped in the breakdown lane when it was hit by the tractor-trailer.

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Good Samaritan killed on I-65 northbound near Elizabethtown

October 19, 2020

A Hardin County man was killed while helping a person involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 65 on Monday morning. Officials got an initial call at 3:25 am about an accident near the 97-mile marker of I 65 north involving one vehicle, said Hardin County Deputy Coroner Shana Norton. The man killed was Michael Fizer, 48, of Hardin County, Norton said. He stopped to help the person in the crash when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

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Police Make Arrest In South Central Omaha Hit And Run

October 19, 2020

Omaha Police say 19-year old Carlos Gonzales of Omaha has been booked for leaving the scene of a personal injury collision after a person working on a disabled vehicle was hit by a car Sunday evening. Investigators say 30-year old Reynold Reed was fixing a tire near 60th and F Streets when he was hit by a northbound Nissan Altima. Police say warning lights were flashing on the car, and an orange traffic cone was in place.

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Driver hits guardrail on I-75, exits car and is killed after running into traffic, FHP says

October 18, 2020

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A 31-year-old man died Saturday from being struck by a car when he ran into traffic minutes after his car hit a guardrail. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and collided with a guardrail before the car came to rest on the grass shoulder of the road. The driver was traveling in the express lanes of northbound I-75, just south of Sheridan Street (SR 822).

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Pedestrian struck, killed while putting gas in his car on BW Parkway

October 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — A man is dead after he was struck and killed by a car while he was putting gas in his vehicle on Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Sunday morning, U.S. Park Police said. The fatal pedestrian crash happened on southbound BW Parkway just south of Interstate 495 around 3 a.m., police said. The man was struck on the shoulder of the roadway and pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the incident.

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Four-vehicle accident on I-90 east of Sturgis

October 16, 2020

STURGIS, S.D. — At around 8:29 a.m. Friday morning, there was a four-vehicle crash on I-90 at mile marker 34 one mile east of Sturgis. A 2014 Ford Focus was westbound on I-90 and crashed into a guard rail on the median side where it became disabled in the passing lane. A 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan was westbound in the passing lane and came upon the Ford Focus, where it tried to merge into the driving lane, but a 2017 Ford Transit van, also in the passing lane, rear-ended a 2014 Toyota Tundra, which then hit the Caravan.

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Chicago man killed, California woman critically injured in I-57 crash in Oak Forest

October 14, 2020

A Chicago man died on Interstate 57 in Oak Forest overnight when the car he was in rear-ended another car that was stopped on the road after becoming disabled, critically injuring a passenger in the first car, police said.Roosevelt Logan, 23, of the 9700 block of South Wentworth Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:04 a.m. at the scene on I-57 near Cicero Avenue and 171st Street in Oak Forest, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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