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UAE Woman Munira Abdulla Wakes Up From Coma 27 Years After Sustaining Brain Damage From Car Crash

Munira Abdulla sustained serious brain injury protecting her son during a 1991 car accident. She was left in coma but miraculously woke up, calling her son's name in 2018, 27 years after the incident.

Feature | Health April 24, 2019

Taco Bell Hot Sauce Saves Florida Customer's Life

A Taco Bell customer walked out unharmed in a car accident after an SUV barrelled into the restaurant. He said he had left his place momentarily to get more hot sauce before the vehicle destroyed his table.

Life & Style March 19, 2019

More Drivers Killed From Fatal Car Crashes Are Testing Positive For Marijuana And Opioids

New statistics show that more fatal car crashes are being caused by drugs, marijuana, and opioids. A 2016 statistics showed that at least 44 percent of drivers who died in crashes had some trace of drug in their system.

May 31, 2018

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Because Their Steering Wheels Could Fall Off

Ford is recalling more than 1.4 million cars because of a crucial defect that could cost lives. Two models made by Ford are known to have the defect.

Car Tech March 15, 2018

Advisory Panel Recommends Reducing Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit To Prevent Traffic-Related Deaths

Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have been a problem in the United States since the early 1980s. As a solution, the National Academies advisory committee recommended policy reforms, including a reduced BAC limit.

Public Health January 17, 2018

Tesla Model X Saved Groom's Life The Night Before His Wedding: Car Safety FTW

A groom got into an accident the night before his wedding, when a stolen Honda Civic smashed into his Tesla Model X at 65 miles per hour. The man says the Model X saved his life thanks to its safety-first design, shielding him from in the violent impact.

Car Tech May 20, 2017

Google Self-Driving Car Gets Into Worst Accident Yet: Is The Autonomous Car At Fault This Time?

Google confirms that one of its automated vehicles was involved in an accident in Mountain View, California. No one was injured but the vehicle sustained serious damage after being hit by a van.

Google September 24, 2016

This Woman Who Crashed Her Car Because Of A Spider Is All Of Us

A woman driving in Portland, Oregon got into a car crash, totaling her vehicle when she noticed a spider hanging from her rearview mirror.

Viral September 23, 2016

Top 10 Most Dangerous American States For Senior Drivers

Which states in the U.S. are the most and least dangerous for senior drivers aged 65 and above? Survey findings shed light on the lack of regulations and high roadway fatalities among the graying baby boomers.

NASS July 13, 2016

US Has Highest Death Rate For Car Crashes In The World

The United States has the highest car crash-related death rates in the world. Why are more Americans dying in roadway accidents and what can be done about it?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Drivers Using Autopilot Still Safer Than Those Who Don’t: Tesla

Tesla’s Autopilot mode is under investigation in relation to a fatal accident involving a Model S driver. The company, however, is adamant that drivers using the feature are safer on the road than those who don’t.

Car Tech July 7, 2016

'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In A Car Accident At 27

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin, known for his portrayal of Chekov in the rebooted films, died in a freak car accident last Sunday morning. The actor was found dead outside of his home in Los Angeles.

Celebrities June 20, 2016

Car Crashes No Longer The Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths In The US

Vehicular accidents are no longer the number one cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Instead, a growing number of Americans die unintentionally because of drug overdoses.

Medicine June 12, 2016

Safest Car Ever? Five Tesla Model S Passengers Survive Horrible Accident That Sent Them Flying

The Tesla Model S is possibly the safest car ever, as five passengers in the EV managed to survive a horrific accident that shot them into the air with 'serious but not life-threatening' injuries.

Car Tech May 9, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Had Two Accidents In April, Reveals Monthly Report

Google just released its self-driving car report for the last month and it shows a couple of accidents. Two traffic incidents were reported, involving one of the company’s Lexus cars, as well as one of the autonomous prototypes.

Car Tech May 7, 2016

Attorneys Allege That Snapchat's Speed Filter Is To Blame For Teen's High-Speed Car Wreck

Snapchat and driver Christal McGee are both being sued for causing a serious accident that was allegedly caused by the app's speed filter.

Life & Style April 26, 2016

Guns, Cars And Drugs Explain Why Americans Die Younger Than Europeans

The life expectancy in the U.S. is lower than that of other developed countries. New study reveals this could largely be attributed to three things: guns, cars and drugs.

Life February 10, 2016

Pedestrian Wheelchair Users 36 Percent More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

American wheelchair users are at 36 percent risk of death from road traffic collision than other pedestrians. Men are also at a fivefold increased risk of getting killed in car-pedestrian crashes than women.

Life November 27, 2015

People More Afraid Of Dying From Sex Than Driving, Study Finds

Many people are more afraid of engaging in unprotected sex than carrying out other risky undertakings such as driving a vehicle. The team believes this is likely a result of the stigmatization of sexually transmitted infections.

Life November 18, 2015

NSC Report Shows Increase In US Traffic Deaths

The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents in the US has dramatically increased in the first half of this year compared to last year. The improving economy and cheaper gas prices, overspeeding and cell phone distractions are the most common causes of road accidents. This year just might be the deadliest driving year yet, since 2007.

Life August 18, 2015

Iberian Lynx Survives Brush With Extinction: Now Threatened By Road Accidents

Efforts to save the endangered Iberian Lynx are costly but many of the spotted cats that were released into the wild are getting hit by cars. Last year alone, 22 of the endangered animals were hit by vehicles.

Animals June 21, 2015

Illinois Man Goes Under the Knife to Remove Thunderbird Turn Signal in Arm for 51 Years

Arthur Lampitt underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove a metal lever in his left arm that was lodged in there more than half a century ago.

Internet Culture January 2, 2015

Don't Buy Your Teen That Cheap, Old Car: It May Be Deadly

Teen drivers in smaller cars, or older vehicles, face greater risks of death in accidents, study finds. New cars better are protecting occupants in crashes, researchers point out.

Society December 23, 2014

Parents are to blame for distracting teen drivers

Parents’ constant calls are distracting driving teens. A new report found drivers are responding to parents more than their friends when behind the wheel.

Internet Culture August 11, 2014

Vehicular crashes cost Americans $871 billion a year

Americans are paying $900 every year to shoulder the cost of car crashes, says the NHTSA, and much of that accounts for the costs of speeding and drunk driving.

Life May 30, 2014

Distracted drivers don't look at road 10 percent of the time

Researchers say texting and eating are two of the major causes of accidents caused by distracted drivers, who don't look at the road 10 percent of the time they are driving.

Society January 2, 2014

Utah car crash victim penned love letters to family as he waited to die

A man suddenly left his home in Kansas on September 2. He was found dead on October 18 in a car crash site spotted in a deep ravine 900 miles away from his home. Next to the corpse were love letters - while the man was dying, he penned letters saying goodbye to his wife and family.

Society October 31, 2013

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