Automotive accidents

FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 12:12 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2018, file image taken from video provided by ABC-15, an investigators works at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self driving Uber car in Tempe, Ariz. Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says prosecutors asked for more investigation before making a decision about whether to charge backup driver Rafaela Vasquez who was supposed to take control in an emergency. Another prosecutor’s office decided in March not to charge Uber. (ABC-15.com via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says prosecutors asked for more...
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July 10, 2019 - 4:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly is increasing the criminal penalty for motorists who violate North Carolina's "move-over" law and a first responder dies or is seriously injured. The Senate agreed on Wednesday to House changes to the bill, which responds to the December death of a...
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This photo provided by the Greenville Police Department shows Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. Police say Moreno-Berrios stole a vehicle after throwing a nonpoisonous snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole vaulting exhibition Friday, July 5, 2019, in the South Carolina city. (Greenville Police Department via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 1:57 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina. In a statement, Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They she was hurt...
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July 09, 2019 - 10:32 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger in a vehicle speeding away from police trying to pull it over has died in a crash. Greenville County Senior Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said 30-year-old Michael Mansell died at the scene of the wreck on Interstate 85 in Greenville around 9:35 p.m...
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Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies work a crime scene along Highland Avenue, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Gainesville Ga., where a Hall County Sheriff's deputy was shot the night before. Authorities were searching Monday for suspects after a Georgia sheriff's deputy was killed in a shootout northeast of Atlanta. (Scott Rogers/The Times via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 10:08 am
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A funeral is planned Thursday for a Georgia sheriff's deputy who was gunned down in a shootout northeast of Atlanta. Authorities said 28-year-old Hall County Deputy Nicolas Dixon was killed exchanging gunfire with people who crashed a stolen car Sunday night in Gainesville...
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July 09, 2019 - 7:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia say a man stopped on Interstate 285 to help a stranded driver and was fatally struck by several cars. News outlets report DeKalb County police say the man was killed late Monday. Authorities didn't immediately release his identity. Police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer...
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July 08, 2019 - 6:46 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30. Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family statement reported by local media . Maseko became...
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A motorcyclist passes an American flag on the route for the Ride for the Fallen 7 in near Randolph, N.H., on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Thousands of motorcyclists traveled through parts of New Hampshire as a tribute to the seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 9:39 pm
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists, waved on by bystanders with American flags, rode through New Hampshire on Saturday to the site where seven bikers were killed in a collision with a truck last month. More than 3,000 bikers, some from as far away as California and Florida,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, flowers and flag of South Korea are laid on the Margit Bridge where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday, July 6 that the body was found some 58 kilometers (36 miles) downstream from the scene of the accident at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, file)
July 06, 2019 - 5:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday that the body was found at the village of Makad, 58 kilometers (36 miles)...
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