Preventable Tragedies

Lakeside man, 77, killed in crash with broken down semi on shoulder of Hwy 101

February 26, 2021

LAKESIDE, Ore. - A 77-year-old Lakeside man died Thursday when his pickup truck crashed into the rear of a broken down truck pulling double trailers on Highway 101. Oregon State Police responded to the scene at 7:15 p.m. They found that a Seattle man driving a commercial vehicle pullng double trailers had stopped for repairs on the northbound shoulder of Hwy 101. A Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Frank Martinez of Lakeside traveled onto the shoulder and hit the rear of the trailer combination, police said.

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Man struck and killed by car on Beltway in Maryland

February 25, 2021

A man was struck and killed by a car as he was running back to his disabled vehicle on the Beltway in the New Carrollton area. Maryland State Police said the crash happened around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday along the outer loop of the Beltway near Route 450. An initial investigation found that a man was “running from the right shoulder across the highway to the left shoulder where his vehicle was disabled” when he was struck by a Honda Accord.

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Tractor-trailer driver hit by vehicle along Interstate 81 in Franklin County

February 25, 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — A tractor-trailer driver was taken to a hospital after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 81 in Franklin County. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes near exit 14.According to the Franklin Fire Company, the tractor-trailer had been involved in a crash and the driver was walking around the scene. A passing vehicle then hit the driver. The victim was flown to a trauma center.

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One dead, three injured in Okaloosa County crash

February 24, 2021

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One person is dead and three people are hurt after a crash in Okaloosa County. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say Wednesday around 7:35 a.m., on Highway 90 near Clint Mason Road, two vehicles were driving west and one vehicle was driving east. They say a car driven by a 38-year-old woman from Holt stopped in the westbound lane and a van driven by a 43-year-old woman from Crestview rear-ended the car.

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Teenage girl dies in 16-vehicle crash on old Miss. River Bridge, police say

February 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old girl has died following a 16-vehicle crash on US 190 on the old Mississippi River Bridge Tuesday morning. Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz identified the teenager as Janaria James, of Plaquemine. The crash happened shortly before 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Scrantz tells WAFB’s Austin Kemker the vehicle the teen was in was hit by a semi-truck. Multiple cars were also hit by several semi-trucks, Scrantz says.

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Man Who Lost Leg Hailed As Hero For Helping Stranded Driver On Merritt Parkway

February 22, 2021

A Fairfield County man is being hailed a hero after losing his leg while stopped to help a stranded driver and was hit by a vehicle. The crash took place around 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, said the Connecticut State Police. According to police, the crash occurred when a vehicle was disabled on the shoulder of the northbound lane and a second vehicle was stopped adjacent to the vehicle offering a jump start when it was struck by another vehicle that was hit from behind while changing lanes and then braked because of the second car.

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Second Time This Month: Man Pulled Over On Mass Pike Is Killed By A Tractor-Trailer

February 22, 2021

Police have identified the victim of a fatal Mass Pike collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and a man on the side of the road attempting to fix his vehicle. This is the second time in February 2021 that a person in a broken-down vehicle on the side of I-90 was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer. The most recent accident happened on Saturday, Feb. 20, around 6 a.m. Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a report of a man being hit by a vehicle.

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Woman killed in rollover crash on I-57 near 107th; good Samaritan struck by vehicle: state police

February 22, 2021

A woman was killed in a crash Sunday on Interstate 57 on the South Side, and a good Samaritan who pulled over to help was injured in a hit-and-run, state police said. Troopers responded to a rollover crash about 3:17 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-57 near 107th Street, Illinois State Police said. A person involved in that crash was pronounced dead, state police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Alfreda Blanton, of Gresham.

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6-year-old boy among 4 killed in Rolling Meadows crash, 3 victims ID’d

February 21, 2021

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (WLS) – Three of the four people killed in a crash on Illinois Route 53 in Rolling Meadows Saturday night have been identified by Illinois State Police. A 6-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were among those killed in the crash, according to officials.Troopers said a blue Ford Fiesta pulled over on the side of Route 53 near Kirchoff Road just before midnight Saturday. Moments later, a 2018 Jeep Wrangler smashed into the back of the car.

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Eastbound lanes of Loop 202 in Mesa reopened after serious crash

February 21, 2021

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A serious crash closed the eastbound lanes of Loop 202 Red Mountain at Dobson Road in Mesa Sunday morning. DPS says before 5 a.m. they received calls of multiple people pushing a disabled car on the SR-202 eastbound at Dobson Road. A bit after, there was a crash reported in the same area. They say a car either hit the disabled car or the people with it.

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