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Lindsay Lohan Crashes Into 18 Wheeler on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Santa Monica. Truck Driver Says Accident Was ‘All Her Fault’
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Lindsay Lohan was involved in an 18 wheeler accident on Friday, June 8, on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Santa Monica. The 25-year old actress, who is no stranger to car accidents, was lucky to escape without life-threatening injuries after crashing her car into an 18-wheeler truck.
NORTH STONINGTON, CT – A semi truck driver hauling equipment for a Carrie Underwood concert was killed when his truck went off the northbound side of Interstate 95 near the Taugwonk overpass in Stonington, Connecticut at about 8:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2010.
The crash occurred when the big rig, traveling northbound on I-95, veered off the shoulder, then scraped along the guard rail for about 400 feet. The guard rail ripped open the 18 wheeler’s fuel tank spilling diesel fuel onto the drivers side of the tractor trailer. The diesel fuel ignitied and engulfed the semi truck in flames then careened into a bridge abutment at the overpass. ... Read More
IDA, LA – A fatal accident occurred when two people in a pickup truck were killed after the truck ran head-on into Trace Adkin’s tour bus carrying members of the country singer’s band.
The accident occurred at 9:30 am on U.S. 71, four miles south of Ida in far north Caddo Parish, about 5 miles south of the Arkansas-Louisiana border and 33 miles north of Shreveport, LA.
Trace Adkins was not in the tour bus at the time of the accident. He had already arrived ahead of the band at Bossier City, LA for the concert at the CenturyTel Center which was the next stop.
Five band members were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries and observation. ... Read More
NEW YORK – According to MSNBC Tom Brokaw and his wife were involved in a three-car accident on a New York City highway that killed one woman. Neither Brokaw nor his wife were injured, but the out of control SUV driver who caused the accident was killed.
The accident happened Friday afternoon on the Bruckner Expressway. Brokaw says he was driving in the highway’s left lane when he saw a spool of cable bouncing along the far right lane. Brokaw said he saw a green SUV coming up in the right lane that went out of control.
Brokaw and police say the SUV driver, an unidentified woman, slid into the middle lane, forcing a mail truck in front of Brokaw’s car. Brokaw says his car slid into the median and collided with the mail truck.
Police say the SUV driver was thrown from the vehicle, off the highway and down onto train tracks below and killed. The 69-year-old Brokaw and his wife, Meredith, were not injured.
The postal service truck driver, 54, was injured in the accident and was taken to Westchester Medical
A statement from Brokaw said he and his wife “are greatly saddened by this loss of life.
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Dinwiddle, VA – One of Miley Cyrus tour buses carrying the singer’s band and crew, overturned on Interstate 85 early Friday morning at 10:23 A.M. in the Virginia accident. Miley Cyrus was on another bus and was not hurt.
The bus was one of four coaches transporting Cyrus’ tour crew to Greensboro, North Carolina, where she is due to perform on Sunday. The singer was not travelling with her crew – instead, she had boarded a flight to her native Nashville, as The Los Angeles Times reports.
Bill Douglas 53, the driver of the rolled over bus, died when the bus flipped over, injuring nine of 14 production crewmembers on board.
Cyrus has paid tribute on her website to the bus driver who lost his life in this tragic accident.
Miley expressed her grief at the death of “Uncle Bill”, who she considered part of her “family”.
In a statement posted on Cyrus’ website, she says, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill ‘Uncle Bill’ Douglas.
“Members of our tour are like members of our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in the midst of this tragedy. He will truly be missed.”
Police told TMZ there were no obvious signs that alcohol played a factor in the crash, and believe Douglas may have had health-related issues. The matter is still under investigation.
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Pittsburgh, PA – Actor Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks were filming a scene for ‘The Next Three Days’ when a van he was riding in was clipped by a Pittsburgh fire truck according to an ABC news affiliate (WTAE) Jon Griener in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The truck was reportedly pulling out of the Deutschtown Fire Station Wednesday afternoon when it hit the front end of a van that was parked in the street.
Crowe and his costar Elizabeth Banks were both in the van at the time of the accident but no one was injured – except to the van. in which the front end was reportedly knocked off.
Greiner said one firefighter called the incident rather embarrassing.
“The Next Three Days” is an adaption from a French thriller, where the movie’s plot has Crowe playing a college professor who tries to free his wife from jail for a murder that she swears she didn’t commit.
Crowe shot scenes of the film on the Duquesne University campus on Monday, where he also interacted with a crowd and signed autographs for students.
Movie scenes have been shot in the Allegheny County Jail’s lobby and visiting area and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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Berkshire, England – BBC News reports that police were called to an accident involving singer George Michael whose silver Land Rover crashed into a seven ton truck, two miles north of the M4, on the A34 in Berkshire in the early hours of Friday morning (August 14).
George Michael was arrested and questioned on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Michael’s silver Range Rover slammed into a seven-ton truck at high speed on the A34 just after 1am.
The tests on George at a police station proved negative and the 46-year-old singer was released without charge.
Michael only recently got his licence back after a two-year ban for drug-driving in 2007.
ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter reports:
Onlookers thought Michael was DEAD as he sat dazed in the wrecked SUV for ten minutes near Newbury, Berks.
Shaken trucker Lawrie Rowe, 43, said: “He must have been doing 100mph. When he got out he couldn’t walk straight.”
Lawrie of Middlesbrough, said: “I was driving at 45mph in the inside lane when I saw a car come speeding up behind me, its lights on full beam.
“It must have been doing about 100mph and was weaving all over the place as if it was overtaking and undertaking. It smashed into the back of my cab and I felt a hell of a thump.
“His car went spinning across the outside lane and into the central barrier before bouncing back into my cab. He then hit the barrier again.”
Lawrie was in his seven-ton Volvo 440 in a convoy of three trucks heading from Peterborough to Southampton.
He said: “I pulled over and called the police and ambulance.
“There was no movement from his car for what seemed like ten minutes. I was really shaken and thought someone had died.
“The Range Rover’s bonnet was sticking up, the front panels were missing and all the windows were shattered.
“There were big scrape marks along the full length of the vehicle. It was blocking the road.
“Eventually the guy got out of his car. He came over to my cab and asked if I had stopped to give him a lift. I was stunned.
“He was absolutely not with it, so I told him no. But he insisted and came around the other side of the truck and tried to get in the passenger door.
“When it finally dawned on him that I wouldn’t give in, he walked off down the verge.
“He was quite merry and wanted a lift but didn’t say where to. He was wearing glasses, a black baseball cap, a tight-fitting black T-shirt, black trousers and Crocs shoes. He carried a satchel.”
Clive Butterfield, 48, who was driving the truck in front of Lawrie’s said: “How he got out alive is beyond me. It’s a miracle.
“The left side of the Range Rover was non-existent. He walked up and asked for a lift. We said he had to wait for the police.” Driver David Hooper, 50, added: “He was strolling along a dual carriageway, totally away with the fairies.” Lawrie said: “When police arrived I said the guy looked like George Michael. They told me it was. He couldn’t walk in a straight line.”
Two years ago, Michael was banned from driving for 24 months after pleading guilty to driving while unfit through drugs after being accused of colliding with three parked cars and driving off without notifying the owners.
He was also twice cautioned for possessing cannabis after being found asleep at the wheel of his car on two separate occasions in 2006.
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Baltimore, MD – Olympic gold medal winner, Michael Phelps was involved in a three-car accident yesterday in his hometown of Baltimore at around 9:00 PM.
Police say Phelps was not at fault for the accident.
Police reported that a Honda ran a red light and struck Phelps’ Cadillac Escalade, before bouncing off and hitting a parked car.
Witnesses on the scene reported that the two cars collided after someone ran a stoplight and then hit a third car that was not moving at the time.
Law enforcement also said Phelps was definitely not drunk at the time of the crash.
A police spokesman told TMZ “If he was impaired, you can bet your bottom dollar he would’ve been taken in. We don’t tolerate that.”
WJZ13 shot footage of Phelps inside an ambulance giving his official statement to police who said that he was “very respectful of the process.”
One of the local papers reported that a passenger in Phelps’ car was also injured, but it’s unclear as to the extent of that person’s injuries.
A tow-truck was on the scene removing Phelps’ ride. Michael’s car received “heavy damage.”
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Monterey, California – Jesse James, host of Motorcycle Mania and the former series Monster Garage, could’ve been killed yesterday afternoon when the Amtrak train he and his 11 year old son were riding on collided with a semi-truck hauling a load of tomatoes.
It has been reported that James and his son were among 279 passengers on an Amtrak train traveling through Monterey County, California, when it suddenly crashed through a semi truck which was stopped on the tracks.
Amtrak and the California Highway Patrol confirmed no one was hurt.
James posted photos of the wreckage on his Twitter page, saying “This trip is turning out to be a real train wreck … train was going 70 mph, good thing the truck wasn’t Peterbuilt. Would have been Tragic.”
Jesse James is married to actress Sandra Bullock.
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