Automotive accidents

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 3:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Dana Gould poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Stan Against Evil" on day 1 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater. It happened Thursday just outside Relapse Comedy Theatre. Atlanta police Officer TaSheena Brown says the comedians' driver failed to yield when...
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CORRECTS TO MADSEN PLEADED NO CONTEST, INSTEAD OF PLEADED GUILTY FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Michael Madsen arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu, Calif., in March 2019. The “Reservoir Dogs” actor was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, to four days in jail, and five years’ probation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:33 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu in March. In an agreement with prosecutors, the "Reservoir Dogs" actor entered the plea to one count of driving with .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of...
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August 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has suspended the licenses of another 869 drivers as part of an ongoing review of the agency's practices following a deadly crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in June. The suspensions announced Thursday in a memo by...
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A man rides an electric scooter in Paris, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The French government is meeting with people who've been injured by electric scooters as it readies restrictions on vehicles that are transforming the Paris cityscape. The Transport Ministry says Monday's closed-door meeting is part of consultations aimed at limiting scooter speeds and where users can ride and park them. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
August 13, 2019 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Ban them outright. Issue speeding tickets. Make users take a driving test. From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the two-wheeled phenomenon that's fast transforming cityscapes worldwide: Electric scooters. Proponents call them a leap into the future, an...
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CORRECTING TO PETROL TANKER - An injured man is carried from the scene as a petrol tanker burns in the background, Saturday, Aug. 10 2019, in Morogoro, Tanzania. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2019 - 3:41 pm
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Tanzanian state broadcaster TBC, citing police figures, said at...
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This Aug. 3, 2019 photo from the Hoopa Fire Department shows a Humboldt County Sheriff's Department patrol car after it was struck by a falling bear and then hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames, near Hoopa, Calif., in Northern California. The deputy managed to escape without serious injury. (Rod Mendes/Hoopa Fire Department via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 8:41 pm
HOOPA, Calif. (AP) — They probably don't train people for this at the Sheriff's Academy. A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in Northern California last weekend. Authorities say a Humboldt County sheriff's deputy was driving on State Route 96 on Aug. 3, answering a report of a drug overdose...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about a $1.5 million settlement from Nissan in a lawsuit over an automobile crash in South Carolina, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Nissan Versa lacked side curtain air bags. The vehicle lacked a rollover sensor that would have activated...
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August 05, 2019 - 9:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say two young girls have died after a driver slammed into the trailer they were being pulled in behind their mother's electric moped. Police say a 1-year-old died at the scene of the accident on a rural highway near the town of Hausleiten, northwest of Vienna, before...
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People survey the aftermath of a fiery car crash outside the National Cancer Institute in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The multiple-car crash set off an explosion that ignited a fire at Egypt's main cancer hospital, the government said.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
August 05, 2019 - 6:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — A multiple-car crash on a Cairo street in front of Egypt's main cancer hospital set off an explosion that triggered a fire outside the building, killing a total of 19 people, authorities said Monday. The crash and the explosion also injured 30 others, the health ministry said. Some of...
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