Preventable Tragedies

63-year-old man injured in hit-and-run

June 16, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Police say on May 21 at approximately 12:31 a.m. a 63-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Grayson Road, that left him hospitalized. According to police the man was walking to the driver’s door of his tractor trailer on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene without checking on the victim.

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63-year-old man injured in hit-and-run

June 16, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Police say on May 21 at approximately 12:31 a.m. a 63-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Grayson Road, that left him hospitalized. According to police the man was walking to the driver’s door of his tractor trailer on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene without checking on the victim.

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Chicago Man Killed After Getting Hit By Semi

June 16, 2020

A 20-year-old Chicago man was killed \after an incident that occurred on Interstate 80 near mile marker 105 around 1:30 this morning. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said a vehicle driven by Jake Enblom was eastbound on Interstate 80 when he struck a guardrail. After coming to a stop, Enblom exited the vehicle and was walking in the eastbound lane of traffic, when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer. He was transported by Seneca EMS to Morris Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Driver in fatal H-1 freeway crash in Kapolei identified

June 16, 2020

A 46-year-old man was killed after being struck by multiple vehicles in the Kapolei area early Tuesday, and an off-duty deputy sheriff who pulled over to render aid was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, police said. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 46-year-old man as Ioane Tafaovale, of Waianae. Police said a white delivery truck operated by the man later identified as Tafaovale was traveling eastbound on the H-1 freeway when the truck and a silver 2001 Chevy pickup truck operated by a 37-year-old man collided shortly before 5 a.

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I-80 Pedestrian Dies After Semi Hits Him: Coroner

June 16, 2020

SENECA, IL — The Grundy County Coroner’s Office announced that a 20-year-old Chicago man was killed early Tuesday after being struck by a semi along Interstate 80 near mile marker 105. The coroner’s office said that Jake Enblom was driving eastbound along I-80 when he hit a guardrail. Afterward, Enblom got out of his vehicle and began walking in the eastbound lane of traffic and a semi-tractor trailer hit him around 1:30 a.

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Small-town police chief finds little girls alive after mother was killed in crash

June 16, 2020

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV)— Last week was a difficult one for a Shenandoah Valley family following the death of Desirae Sherwood. Sherwood’s mother Brenda said it could have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for a local police officer. On June 8, Brenda was up early waiting for Desirae to drop off her daughters, Grace and Violet. But that morning, Desirae never came. Brenda realized her daughter wasn’t at work either and no one had heard from her since Sunday night, when she was driving back from Harrisonburg.

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Timmy Burke sadly dies after being hit by semi-truck

June 16, 2020

FOREST PARK, OH, (June 16, 2020) - Timmy Burke was tragically struck and killed by a semi-truck on Tuesday, June 16th in Forest Park while standing outside his car following a previous crash. Burke’s 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis became disabled in the middle lane of Interstate 275 West at about 4:30 a.m. after an accident. At that time, two 18-wheelers were driving in the same westbound middle lane of I-275. The first truck, a 2020 Volvo, driven by a 50-year-old woman, swerved to avoid Burke’s vehicle.

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Good Samaritan helping stranded driver loses leg after car runs him down and takes off

June 15, 2020

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Jonathan Patterson said it was just in his nature to help a complete stranger on the side of the road earlier this month. “It’s just what good people do. It’s what humans should do,” he said. But in the blink of an eye, his life forever changed after a hit-and-run driver struck him on the street, severing the lower part of his leg. Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened June 3rd, at about 12:15 a.

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Man killed in Sunday morning crash; driver of hit-and-run vehicle being sought

June 14, 2020

A Statesville man died early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash on Chestnut Grove Road at Beechwood Farm Road. Robert Bruce Selvey, 55, of Statesville, died at the scene, said Sgt. Chad Crouse of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He said Selvey’s 2004 Buick Lesabre apparently broke down and was sitting sideways in the road. Selvey, Crouse said, was either sitting in his car or standing outside of it when a 2011 Ford F-150 struck the Buick and also hit Selvey.

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Florida man killed in 3-vehicle accident on I-77 in Fairfield County

June 12, 2020

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — A Florida man is dead after a three-vehicle accident on I-77 in Fairfield County on Thursday night, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP). Christopher Estevez, 54, of Melrose, Florida, died on the scene after the van he was driving collided with a tractor trailer and was then hit by another car. Troopers say the accident happened around 9:10 p.m. Thursday night on I-77 South near mile marker 48, seven miles east of Winnsboro.

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