Preventable Tragedies

Two pedestrians die after being struck on shoulder of I-215 Freewey

July 01, 2020

Two pedestrians who were standing on the right shoulder of the Interstate 215 Freeway died after being struck by a vehicle on June 30, according to the California Highway Patrol. At about 11:45 p.m., a 22-year-old Ontario man driving a 2013 White Ford E350 box truck was traveling on I-215 southbound, south of Palm Avenue in San Bernardino. At the same time, the pedestrians were standing outside two parked vehicles on I-215.

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Man struck and killed on I-459 when he got out to check damage on his car

June 29, 2020

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - Bessemer police are investigating after a man was killed when he got out of his car to check damage after an accident on I-459. The Jefferson County Coroner said 66-year-old Harold Lee Henson was struck Friday morning around 5:00 a.m. in I-459 North in Bessemer. The coroner said the person who hit Henson drove off and Henson pulled his car into the emergency lane on the right shoulder of the road.

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Winter Haven man dies after pickup hits disabled semi on I-4

June 29, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Winter Haven man died Monday morning after his pickup hit a disabled semi on the outside lanes of Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. According to troopers, a semi that was heading westbound experienced a mechanical failure and stopped on the outside travel lane, just west of County Line Road. Troopers said the semi had its hazard lights flashing when it was rear-ended by the driver of a pickup.

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Battle Creek motorcyclist injured in crash, hit-and-run

June 26, 2020

BATTLE CREEK, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – A Battle Creek man is in critical condition after he was thrown off of his motorcycle and then hit by another vehicle that then fled the scene. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Helmer Road and Goguac Street in Springfield, near the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. Calhoun County Sheriff deputies say the 31-year-old motorcyclist rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped on the roadway to turn left onto Goguac.

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Driver flees after hitting man standing on side of Howard Frankland, troopers say

June 25, 2020

TAMPA — A 19-year-old man from Sioux City, Iowa, was struck and killed by a vehicle while standing on the side of the Howard Frankland Bridge on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A pick-up truck towing a trailer drifted onto the shoulder and struck the man as he stood along the fog line of the northbound shoulder just before 1 p.m., troopers said. He was a passenger in a vehicle that had broken down and was examining it when he was hit.

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Identity of victim struck in fatal crash on I-74 revealed

June 25, 2020

CARLOCK, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Coroners Office released information Wednesday on the pedestrian fatally struck by a truck on I-74 Tuesday. McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathy Yoder identified the victim as 57-year-old Richard E. Gaunt, Jr., of Morton. An investigation from the Illinois State Police (ISP) determined that the driver was traveling eastbound on I-74. Gaunt was outside his vehicle on the right shoulder at milepost 125. He was securing the load on top of his vehicle.

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Identity of victim struck in fatal crash on I-74 revealed

June 25, 2020

CARLOCK, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Coroners Office released information Wednesday on the pedestrian fatally struck by a truck on I-74 Tuesday. McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathy Yoder identified the victim as 57-year-old Richard E. Gaunt, Jr., of Morton. An investigation from the Illinois State Police (ISP) determined that the driver was traveling eastbound on I-74. Gaunt was outside his vehicle on the right shoulder at milepost 125. He was securing the load on top of his vehicle.

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Good Samaritan attempts to help 2 women trapped in car after crash in NW Houston, police say

June 24, 2020

HOUSTON – A good Samaritan jumped into action to help rescue two women trapped in a car following a pair of crashes in northwest Houston. Police said those crashes happened on Wednesday off Highway 290 and Antoine at around 12:30 a.m.A man said he initially got out to help a box truck that had rolled over after possibly being hit by a black car. That’s when the good Samaritan said he saw a white Jeep that appeared to be speeding slam right into the back of the black car.

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5 dead, 6 injured in Avoyelles Parish multi-vehicle crash

June 23, 2020

MARKSVILLE, La. - Five people died in a three-vehicle crash Monday on La Highway 29 in Avoyelles Parish. Six were injured. Two residents of Ville Platte and one from Eunice were among those killed in the crash. State police said the crash happened at around 11:30 a.m. Six were injured. Troopers said a pickup, driven by Derrick D. Kyle Jr., 21, of Cottonport, was northbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit van head-on.

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Driver arrested in Baton Rouge after truck slams into disabled car, killing child in back seat

June 23, 2020

An 11-year-old boy was killed in a crash Tuesday morning after a box truck slammed into a disabled vehicle in the southbound lane of U.S. 61, State Police said. The driver of the truck, Treasure Charles, 27, has been arrested. Officials identified the boy as Wayne Ford of Baton Rouge, saying he was unrestrained in the back seat of a Lexus sedan that was disabled due to engine failure when the crash occurred.

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