Preventable Tragedies

UPDATE: WF man identified as victim in Sunday crash near Scotland

September 15, 2020

RCHER COUNTY, Texas (TNN) - UPDATE Texas DPS has identified the victim of a Sunday crash that happened near Scotland as Paul Jones, 46, of Wichita Falls. The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.A pedestrian was killed last Sunday after a pickup truck hit him and his parked car on US 281 near Scotland, according to Texas DPS. The man was reportedly standing at the rear of his car while being illegally parked on the northbound shoulder when a northbound truck veered onto the shoulder and struck him.

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Olean man killed in I-86 head-on crash

September 14, 2020

Earlier Wednesday, deputies were summoned to a two-vehicle crash on I-86 near Salamanca that resulted in serious injuries. An investigation found that a man driving a pick-up truck struck the rear of a vehicle stopped on the eastbound shoulder due to possible mechanical issues. Four Buffalo-area men were inside the vehicle at the time of the collision. The driver of the pick-up was taken by ambulance to Olean General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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1 dead, 2 others injured when van slams into back of box truck in Durham

September 12, 2020

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) – A Raleigh man is dead and two others were injured when a van slammed into the back of a box truck on Saturday morning. The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. Durham police said a van crashed into the back of a box truck along Guess Road. According to police, the box truck had its hazard lights on and had stopped to make a delivery. Lashawn Daniel Jones, 43, of Raleigh was standing outside of the box truck and was struck by the van.

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Man Charged In Death Of Ossining Resident Fled Crash Scene, Prosecutor Says

September 11, 2020

A 37-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Northern Westchester man who was struck on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway, authorities said. Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, of Toms River, New Jersey, was charged with vehicular homicide, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Daniel Cintron, 50, of Ossining, had been involved in a minor crash late Saturday, Sept. 5, with a car driven by Frank Puglisi, 21, of Staten Island before a third vehicle struck both of them along the side of the parkway, Billhimer said.

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Modesto Man Killed in Keystone Motorcycle Accident on Highway 108 Identified

September 10, 2020

Keystone, California – Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a Keystone motorcycle accident on Highway 108 near Rushing Hill Lookout Road on Saturday. Phillip Allen Luckert, 68, of Modesto, was hit and killed by a big rig after stopping his 1999 Harley Davidson on the shoulder of the highway to help another motorcyclist. After assisting, he got back to his bike when he was hit by a 2012 Kenworth big rig while attempting to enter the eastbound lanes of Highway 108.

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Passenger killed after minivan disabled by crash is struck by SUV on N.J. Turnpike

September 10, 2020

A woman was killed and another seriously injured when their disabled minivan was struck by an SUV along the southbound New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County early Thursday morning. Jadira Espinal, 40, of Philadelphia, was seated in a passenger’s seat of a minivan stuck in the center lane of the inner roadway when it was hit by the SUV. Espinal was thrown from the vehicle, according to New Jersey State Police.

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32-year-old Lansing man struck, killed by vehicle along I-96

September 05, 2020

HANDY TWP. – A 32-year-old Lansing man died after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning along Interstate 96 in Handy Township, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The incident was reported at 6 a.m. on westbound I-96 near Fowlerville Road.The 32-year-old was standing on the shoulder of the roadway, outside of a vehicle, in an “argument” with his girlfriend when he stepped into traffic and was struck by a sedan driven by a 56-year-old resident of Brighton, the sheriff’s office said.

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2 injured in string of wrecks on I-285 in Dunwoody

September 04, 2020

Two people were injured in a series of crashes that shutdown several eastbound lanes of I-285 for nearly two hours during the Friday morning commute, authorities said. The wrecks occurred shortly before 6:50 a.m. in the left lanes of the inner loop near Ashford Dunwoody Road, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. According to Dunwoody police, the first crash occurred when a black sedan lost control and hit the wall. Another car stopped to check on the driver, who was stopped in the far left lane, when a white sedan swerved to avoid the crash and also hit the median wall.

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Mother’s final act to unbuckle daughter seat before deadly crash

September 03, 2020

SALISBURY — In a final act of love, Ebony Evans-Kindle crawled into the back seat of the car on Aug. 27 to unlatch her daughter’s car seat right before the vehicle was struck and she was killed on Interstate 85. Evans-Kindle, 31, was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse when the front right tire blew. She pulled the car onto the shoulder of the Yadkin River bridge and called her former partner, Maddy Rogers.

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MSP: Good samaritan dies after being hit by car, trying to help other woman hit by car

September 03, 2020

BAY COUNTY, Mich. - Troopers were called to the area of eastbound US-10, east of Nine Mile Road, for two separate crashes around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.Investigators say that an altercation occurred between a driver and passenger that was traveling eastbound on US-10.Police then say the driver, a 52-year-old female from Unionville, stopped and exited the vehicle, and began walking eastbound on US-10. The passenger, a 34-year-old female from Unionville, attempted to drive the Equinox eastbound on US-10 and struck the 52-year-old female.

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