Woman passenger ejected from vehicle on Chicago Skyway after driver cut off by speeding vehicles, police say
A 26-year-old woman passenger was ejected from a vehicle after the driver, 24, was cut off by speeding motorist causing him to lose control and hit a guard rail Friday night on the inbound lanes of the Chicago Skyway, Chicago police said.chicagotribune.com
Cop car on way to call crashes into Little Village home containing children, causing wooden beam to fall into living room
A Chicago police officer crashed through a fence hitting a Little Village home where four children were inside Friday night while responding to a call, according to a traffic crash report.chicagotribune.com
Police: Drunk driver was going 152 mph on Virginia highway
A drunk driver was going 152 mph (245 kph) when he was pulled over in Rockbridge County over the weekend, Virginia State Police said. The 29-year-old man was stopped on Interstate 81 on Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a tweet Tuesday from state police. The tweet shows a photo of the officer's ticket, which said the man was driving 152 mph in a 70 mph (113 kph) zone.news.yahoo.com
3 valets struck, killed by vehicle eluding Houston police
A driver fleeing from police in Houston struck and killed three valets before crashing in a ditch, authorities said. A patrol sergeant saw the driver doing doughnuts, or driving in circles and leaving tire tracks on the pavement, in a parking lot Friday night and tried to stop the vehicle as it sped away, Assistant Police Chief Yasar Bashir said. The driver eventually struck the three valets before crashing into a ditch, Bashir said.news.yahoo.com
42-year-old man critically injured in early morning 2-vehicle crash in Humboldt Park, charges pending against other driver, police say
Police said a 26-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Malibu blew a red light in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning, hitting a Chevrolet Spark and critically injuring a 42-year-old man.chicagotribune.com
Man order held on $75,000 bail after being accused of carjacking Amazon delivery truck
A 38-year-old man was handed a $75,000 bond after appearing Saturday at a bail hearing broadcasted on YouTube. Laron Holt of the 6100 block of South Richmond Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, was charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, prosecutors said.chicagotribune.com
Chicago police officer who shot Anthony Alvarez claimed to be victim in recent road-rage incident captured on viral video
The Chicago police officer who fatally shot Anthony Alvarez in late March alleged that he was the victim in a road-rage incident last month where he unholstered his gun, police reports show.chicagotribune.com
Man killed in Bolingbrook after car goes off ramp connecting I-55 and I-355 and ends up in retention pond
A man was killed early Thursday in Bolingbrook after he drove off the ramp from northbound Interstate 55 to northbound Interstate 355 and flipped into a retention pond, Illinois State Police said.chicagotribune.com
Motorcyclist, 32, killed in Chesterton head-on crash
The driver in a 2006 Toyota Highlander, stated that the first motorcycle passed him going south but the first one, “for an unknown reason, crossed the center line and struck his vehicle directly in the hood/front end,” police said.chicagotribune.com
2 killed in head-on collision on Eisenhower Expressway in Forest Park caused by wrong-way driver
Preliminary information from the Cook County medical examiner’s office said the driver of each vehicle was a woman, but their names and ages had not been released Monday. State police at first said the driver of the Honda may have been a man but later confirmed she was a woman. The driver of the Infiniti was a 21-year-old woman from Melrose Park, and her passenger was a 26-year-old man from Berwyn, according to state police, who corrected earlier information the passenger was a woman.chicagotribune.com
St. Charles skateboarder hit by SUV in Geneva dies
The driver of the Tahoe said at the scene that he did not see the skateboarder due to the darkness along the roadway, police said. The driver was not injured in the crash and has been cooperating with an ongoing police investigation. No charges have been filed against the driver, police said.chicagotribune.com
1 person dead, another injured after crash caused by street racer, HCSO says
HOUSTON – One person is dead, and another is seriously injured following a crash caused by a street race, Harris County Sheriff’s Office says. Witness report a street race turned deadly when a Truck lost control and struck another car killing one and seriously injuring another. The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot. The driver of the GMC fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid, according to police. The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot, according to deputies.
3 killed, 6 injured when car plows into crowd on sidewalk in San Diego
A driver plowed through a crowd on a sidewalk under an overpass on a rainy Monday morning in downtown San Diego, killing three people and injuring six others, police said. San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said two people were in critical condition. San Diego authorities say three people were killed when a car struck nine people near a downtown community college Monday morning, March 15, 2021. "Our crews found, obviously, a tragic incident under the bridge," San Diego Fire Department Chief Colin Stowell said. Brotzman told The San Diego Union-Tribune.cbsnews.com
Police investigating Portage Park shooting, crash with street sweeper that leads to 4 seriously injured
The driver and two passengers of the Dodge suffered serious injuries, but emergency crews realized one of the women who had been in the Dodge had also been shot three times in the stomach. It wasn’t clear whether she had been shot before or after the collision and authorities would not provide additional information.chicagotribune.com
2 dead in Southwest Side crash that left 5 others injured, including 6-year-old boy
Along with the 25-year-old driver who had “unspecified injuries,” there were five passengers in the Aviator, including Zendejo. A boy, 6, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with minor injuries, police said. A 20-year-old man had a fractured arm and a 32-year-old man and a 19-year-old man each suffered “minor injuries,” with all three treated at a hospital, officials said.chicagotribune.com
Uber Eats driver carjacked, shot in northwest Harris County, authorities say
NORTHCLIFFE, Texas – An investigation is underway in northwest Harris County after a man who said he was an Uber Eats driver was shot and carjacked, according to authorities. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said the incident happened around 2 p.m. in the 4000 block of Swinden Drive near Veterans Memorial Drive. Investigators said the driver was attacked by three armed men, who shot him and stole his white Chevy Malibu. The men are described as one Black man and two Hispanic men, according to authorities. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.
HPD: Police pursuit on East Freeway ends in crash, foot chase
HOUSTON – A BMW driver who led Houston police officers on a chase early Sunday was arrested after crashing into a pole, firing at an officer and running from the crash scene on foot, authorities said. At some point during the chase, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a pole. When an officer approached the disabled vehicle, the driver fired multiple rounds in his direction. The driver got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. A short pursuit ensued before the officer took the suspect into custody.
Search underway for driver involved in deadly hit-and-run in northwest Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A pedestrian is dead and the driver accused of hitting him is on the run, police said. Officers said the man was struck in northwest Houston Sunday while crossing the street near North Shepherd and Thornton around 10:40 p.m. The man died at the scene and the driver kept going, police said. Investigators said if the driver stayed at the scene, they would not have been charged because the man was crossing out of a crosswalk. The driver could now face charges for failure to stop and render aid, investigators said.
HCSO: Driver killed in Spring crash
SPRING, Texas – Authorities said a speeding driver was killed when she crashed into another car overnight in Spring. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash on Spring Cypress Road. Authorities said she lost control of her vehicle, veered into oncoming traffic at around 1:45 a.m. and collided with an SUV. Deputies said the woman was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred. Five people inside the SUV, two parents and their three children, were transported to area hospital and are expected to be okay.
Driver arrested after returning to scene of deadly hit-and-run in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A driver is in custody after police said he returned to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in southeast Houston Wednesday. Police said they found the victim, who has been identified as a man in his 50′s, laying along Reed Road near Rockford Drive around 12:23 a.m. Officers said he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to investigators, the driver called a family member when he got home saying he believed he hit someone. Police said he was told to return to the scene, where he was detained. Investigators said charges against the man are pending.
Incredible video: Aquarium surveillance video shows moment 18-wheeler falls off freeway
HOUSTON – The Downtown Aquarium has released surveillance footage of the moment an 18-wheeler fell off the North Freeway and landed in the business' parking lot. Police said the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday after a wrong-way driver caused the southbound big-rig, hauling charcoal, to roll over and plummet nearly 30 feet into the restaurant parking lot. Friday evening, the Aquarium shared a tweet showing the moment the vehicle landed in the parking lot, and said they are “amazed and happy” there were no fatalities. pic.twitter.com/mLTDvc5Rzv — Aquarium Houston (@AquariumHouston) September 19, 2020Baltej Singh, the 65-year-old driver of the big rig, was removed from the vehicle and suffered cuts and bruises. It was later determined that the wrong-way driver was intoxicated, authorities said.
Uber Eats driver finds man’s body at apartment complex, deputies say
HOUSTON – Deputies are investigating after they said an Uber Eats driver found a man’s dead body at an apartment complex Monday. Deputies said the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Cypress Creek EMS responded after the driver found the body at an apartment complex located at 905 Cypress Station near Rustyleaf Lane at around 12:45 a.m. According to investigators that were at the scene, the Uber Eats driver found an unresponsive black male with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the apartment complex by the dumpster. Deputies said there isn’t any suspect info or known motive. Deputies said they are hoping to find clues on nearby surveillance video.
HCSO: 1 man dead and 2 others injured in fiery, multi-vehicle crash
HOUSTON – One man is dead and two others injured following a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in northeast Harris County Saturday night. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Harris County deputies and firefighters responded to a report of a wreck in the 8700 block of FM 1960 E, near the intersection of FM 1960 E and Atascocita Shores Drive in northeast Houston. Upon impact, the Tundra rotated counterclockwise and came to rest in the grass in the southwest corner of the intersection. Two adult occupants in a burned Dodge Charger: male driver is deceased & female is critical. The crash remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.
Suspected drunk driver crashes into garage of home, deputies say
HOUSTON – A suspected drunk driver is in custody after deputies said he crashed right into the side of a home's garage in Alief. Deputies said the incident happened just after 3 a.m. on Birchaven and Westknoll, not far from Beechnut. Officers said no one was injured in the crash. Deputies arrested the driver at the scene on suspicion of DWI. He is expected to face charges.
Pregnant Woman injured after high-speed chase ends in multi-vehicle crash
HOUSTON – A high-speed chase in north Houston ended when a fleeing driver crashed into three other cars, sending a pregnant woman and another driver to the hospital. It ended when the fleeing driver ran a red light at Gulf Bank and Airline and plowed into three other cars, officials said. One of the drivers was a pregnant woman, officials said. Officials said the suspect ran from the wreckage but was soon caught. Late Monday, constable’s deputies still had not released the names of the suspect or two other drivers who were injured.
UPS truck driver killed in shootout identified
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Friends and family have identified the UPS truck driver who was killed in a shootout between police and the suspects who held him hostage, reports KPRC 2 partner WPLG. Friends identified the 27-year-old victim in Thursday afternoon’s shootout as Frank Ordonez. The FBI said four people, including the UPS driver, were killed after robbers stole the driver's truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire in Miramar. It was not immediately clear who fired the shots that killed the UPS driver or the bystander. “We are deeply saddened that UPS service provider Frank Ordonez passed away from a senseless act of violence on Dec. 5, 2019,” UPS said in a statement.
18-wheeler driver ejected, killed after crash near Brookshire, officials say
BROOKSHIRE, Texas – The driver of an 18-wheeler was killed Friday when he was ejected during a crash near Brookshire, according to authorities. Officials said the driver struck a barrier on I-10, near Peach Ridge Road, on the passenger side of his truck. The vehicle ended up in a body of water near the freeway. Officials said the crash happened around 3 p.m. The truck was eastbound on the freeway, heading toward Houston, officials said.