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  • Drivers: confusing light change leading to numerous wrecks

    July 9, 2014 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous car wrecks have plagued an intersection that was recently changed and drivers have complained the confusion surrounding the new flow is causing the crashes. People who drive the area frequently said Wednesday, on the scene of another crash, there had been at least three at... more »
  • New school bus safety recommendations expected

    July 23, 2013 8:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an accident in Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck... more »
  • FAA: Airliner crash lands in San Francisco

    July 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal aviation official says an Asiana Airlines flight has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says the Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco Airport while landing on Saturday. A... more »
  • Study: Red-light cameras reduce crashes in BR

    July 1, 2013 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been five years since Baton Rouge launched a traffic light camera program, and data released last week shows drops in both traffic crashes and violations at the selected intersections. The Department of Public Works evaluated intersections where traffic cameras were installed in 2008 and 2009 by... more »
  • Three motorcyclists injured in separate crashes

    April 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State troopers responded to three incidents involving motorcyclists Sunday. Investigators say each cyclist sustained serious injuries. The first crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 61 and Duplessis Rd. in Ascension Parish. Police say 25-year-old Matthew Anders of Gonzales was heading south on Hwy. 61... more »
  • Pittsburgh girl, 6, crashes car in bid to see dad

    February 4, 2013 8:52 AM

    PITTSBURGH- Pittsburgh police say a determined 6-year-old girl didn't hurt anyone when she crashed her mother's car while trying to drive across town to visit her father. Police haven't released the name of the girl whose mother was reportedly still sleeping when the girl took the woman's car keys about... more »
  • Motorcycle deaths, injuries cost $16 billion

    November 27, 2012 3:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - A government watchdog says direct costs from deaths and injuries in motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher. The report by the Government Accountability Office said motorcyclists are involved in fatal crashes at higher rates than drivers of other types... more »
  • La. seat belt use at record high

    October 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The use of seat belts in Louisiana has reached a record high of 79.3 percent this year. It's a factor officials say is contributing to the state's declining highway death rate. The 79.3 percent rate is an increase from last year's 77.7 percent, which itself matched... more »
  • Troopers: At least 9 killed in wrecks on Fla. highway

    January 29, 2012 10:11 AM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Authorities say at least nine people died in a series of crashes apparently caused by heavy smoke and fog overnight on Interstate 75 in north Florida. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan says the pileups happened around 3:45 a.m. Sunday on both sides of I-75 south of... more »
  • Truck crashes into Clinton business

    October 20, 2011 2:46 PM

    An auto parts store in Clinton is picking up the pieces after a truck crashed into their business Thursday afternoon. Police say an elderly man drove a truck into Clinton Auto Parts, after he stepped on the gas accidentally. There was one employee in the store at the... more »
  • La. honored for decrease in highway deaths

    April 29, 2011 12:01 PM

    Louisiana reports the greatest decrease in highway death rates in the southern states, and will be honored by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). Florida and Georgia tied, and will share the award. The bayou state saw a 12$ decrease in fatal crashes from 2008-2009. ... more »
  • La. State Police investigating two deadly crashes

    January 22, 2011 10:56 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating two deadly crashes that happened Friday evening. The first crash happened on I-55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Investigators say 20-year-old Jerome Johnson was hit by a car while walking across the road. Several people who were with Johnson told investigators he attempted suicide by... more »
  • Plane crashes in lagoon off San Francisco Bay

    September 2, 2010 3:14 PM

    A small plane has crashed in lagoon off San Francisco Bay. Officials say the plane took off from the San Carlos Airport around noon and went into the water. No word yet on any deaths in the crash. more »
  • Improvements coming to deadly road in Zachary

    February 26, 2010 3:53 PM

    Widening improvements will be made to Mchost Road in Zachary after a string of crashes killed at least four people since 2003. This week, the Zachary City Council approved a plan that would call for widening the road. Mchost Road runs between Highway 64 and Pride Port Hudson Road.... more »

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