Preventable Tragedies

1 Killed in 2-Car Collision on 80 Freeway near Gilman Street in Berkeley

November 20, 2019

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-car accident that happened on Monday morning in Berkeley. The accident occurred on 80 Freeway east of Gilman Street at around 5:15 a.m., November 18. A disabled black Nissan sedan with its hazard lights was in the fast lane of eastbound 80 Freeway when it was hit by a silver Volkswagen sedan.

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Driver who stopped to help fellow motorist on Massachusetts highway dies after being struck by another car

November 15, 2019

A driver was fatally hit on a Massachusetts highway after he got out of his truck to help another motorist, according to police. The tragic accident happened overnight on I-495 in Raynham, a town located approximately 32 miles south of Boston.

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Medical Examiner IDs man killed in I-35 crash

November 04, 2019

Gavin Matthew Walence, 35, was killed after his disabled vehicle was hit. The accident happened at the 14600 block of I-35 around 3:15 a.m. Live Oak Police said Walence had struck a concrete barrier and was stopped in the right-hand lane when a second vehicle stopped to assist him. Walence’s car was then hit by a third vehicle. The crash ejected Walence from the vehicle and he was then struck and killed by oncoming traffic, investigators said.

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Man helping woman with flat tire hit by driver

November 02, 2019

A semitrailer driver who had pulled over to help a woman with a flat fire is recovering in a hospital after he was hit by another driver on the highway, San Antonio police say. Police say around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the semitrailer driver noticed a woman pulled over at the Eisenhauer Road exit on I-35, trying to change one of her tires after she had a blowout. The driver decided to pull over and help the woman.

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Woman killed after multi-car crash in Spring

October 27, 2019

A woman died early Sunday following a multiple-car crash in Spring, police said. Two sedans were involved in a minor crash shortly after 4 a.m. on northbound I-45, said Commander Kevin Deese of the Houston Police Department. Officials said one of the cars pulled over to the right shoulder and another stopped in the left lane of the freeway. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles got out and walked to the back of the car to assess the damage.

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Abandoned car caused deadly tractor-trailer crash on I-485, troopers say

October 04, 2019

Officials said an abandoned car caused a deadly tractor-trailer crash that shut down Interstate 485 near Northlake for hours. The crash happened just before 10 a.m. Friday on the outer loop of I-485 north near West W.T. Harris Boulevard under the bridge at Northlake Centre Parkway. Troopers said a tractor-trailer heading northbound on I-485 hit an abandoned black car, flipped and burst into flames. The truck driver died at the scene.

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Three drivers hit, killed in two weeks after vehicle breakdowns

October 03, 2019

Three people have died since mid-September after getting hit on Triangle highway while checking on their cars after a breakdown. The most recent incident occurred Monday night on U.S. Highway 15/501 near Cornwallis Road in Durham. Danielle Noel, 30, had car trouble and was standing behind her 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, which was stopped in the right lane with the hazard lights on, when she was hit by a car that didn’t stop, police said.

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Driver slams into, kills woman standing next to broken down car with flashing lights on 15-501

October 01, 2019

A woman was pinned between vehicles, killing her in Durham hit-and-run overnight. Danielle Noel died after pulling over to the shoulder of US 15-501 northbound around 11:50 Monday night, according to Durham Police Department. Police say Noel got out of her Chevrolet Blazer near the Cornwallis Road intersection after it broke down.

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Traffic crash kills 13-year-old girl

October 01, 2019

“A semi with a dump-type trailer was parked along the roadway not moving with its hazard lights on,” Morris said. It was waiting there to be loaded with silage that was being cut in an adjacent field, he explained. A vehicle, driven by Stephanie Chase, 37, of Ithaca, ran into the back of the semi killing Mariah Chase, 13, on impact, Morris said.

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Petara Cordero, girlfriend of Browns’ Chris Smith, killed in accident

September 11, 2019

Petara Cordero, the girlfriend of Browns defensive end Chris Smith, died Wednesday morning after a car accident on a Cleveland highway. According to a statement released by the Browns, Smith’s 2019 Lamborghini had a tire malfunction and spun into the median. Both Smith, who was driving, and Cordero, a passenger, exited the car without major injury. Cordero, 26, was then struck by an oncoming vehicle. Smith was not impaired, nor was he injured, police said.

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