Shocking Headlines

JUNE 2017

Learner driver smashes into house, hurting two
A learner driver in Australia crashed through a fence and hit the front of a house.
Daily Mercury

Teenage driver faces court after ploughing into garage ‘to avoid cat’
A new driver ploughed into a house after swerving around two parked cars and a tree to avoid hitting a cat.
BBC News

Snake slithers across truck on west Texas highway
A driver was faced with an unusual distraction when a snake appeared from under the trunk of his vehicle and couldn’t make up its mind whether to leave the vehicle or stay inside.
United Press International

Driver caught with plastic passenger in HOV lane, meant for “2 or more actual humans”
A driver was issued with a citation after being spotted by police with a plastic passenger driving in the HOV lane.
Fox6now.com

100mph danger driver on M6 at night – with lights switched off
A driver who smashed his vehicle into another car at 100mph in a rainstorm at night told his injured victim: “It was your fault”.
News and Star

Farmer in court over father’s road death
A farmer was accused of causing the death of his father through ‘dangerous driving’ after a truck collided with the tractor and trailer he was driving.
AgriLand

Video: School Bus Carrying 20 Children Nearly Collides With Truck
A video shows a bus carrying 20 children entering a lane on Sydney’s M5 highway, forcing a truck driver to brake suddenly to avoid a collision.
NDTV.com

Woman sits on hood of moving car on Houston highway
A driver captured a dangerous scene on a highway when he spotted a woman casually riding on the hood of a moving vehicle as it traveled along a highway.
United Press International

Rooftop balcony driving school in China forced to close after photos posted online
A rooftop driving school that operated on the seventh-floor balcony of a shopping mall in Central China was shut down after photos went viral on social media.
South China Morning Post

Driver attempts to transport couch atop convertible
A fellow driver captured a motorist attempting to transport a large couch by draping it over the top of their convertible car.
United Press International

Driver distracted by her children rear-ends van, seriously injured
A driver was seriously injured after she smashed into the back of a van when she was distracted by her children. Police said one of the children was attempting to unbuckle their seat belt at the time of the crash.
mlive.com

New Jersey police probe video of dangerous highway stunt
Police in New Jersey said they were investigating a video of a shirtless man with nearly his entire body hanging out the window of a car as it traveled at around 80mph on a stretch of highway.
newsline.com

Drunk 150mph driver ‘shaken’ to find police surrounding his car at McDonald’s
A drunk driver who hit speeds of 150mph was “shaken” to find his car surrounded by police when he stopped at McDonald’s.
Liverpool Echo

Distracted driver with unrestrained toddler caught on camera
A female driver was filmed talking on a cell phone while an unrestrained toddler played in the passenger seat.
11alive.com

MAY 2017

Driver jailed for hitting pensioner as he juggled TWO mobile phones before leaving victim dying while deleting call records
A driver admitted causing death by dangerous driving after he crashed into a pensioner while talking on his phone before leaving him to die as he deleted his call records.
Mirror

‘Distracted’ driver rolls her car on Sydney highway after collision
A driver in northwest Sydney escaped serious injury when she rolled her car after driving through a red light while apparently texting on her phone.
9news.com.au 

Pregnant driver jailed for ramming cyclist into tree in Hackney
A 25-year-old woman has been jailed after crashing into the back of a cyclist in a ‘calculated’ attack.
Hackney Citizen 

Driver of Crashed Mortuary Van Charged With Drunken Driving
Police said the driver of a mortuary services van involved in crash had been charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated and one count of reckless driving.
U.S. News 

Florida DUI suspect crashes into ‘don’t drink and drive’ patrol car, police say
A man was arrested after he allegedly slammed his vehicle into a “Don’t Drink and Drive” patrol car while drunk.
Fox News 

Driver smashes through house in Surrey
Police posted an image on Twitter showing the extent of the damage caused when a driver smashed into the front of a house.
964eagle.co.uk 

Florida man cited for driving with SUV’s hood blocking view
A traveler on a highway captured a video of a fellow motorist traveling at high speed in an SUV with the windshield blocked by the vehicle’s hood.
United Press International 

Florida man tries to update registration sticker with marker
The Florida Highway Patrol shared a photo of a driver’s attempt to update his vehicle registration sticker using a permanent marker.
United Press International

New Hampshire Driver Faked Registration Using Cheese Wrapper
A woman was fined and had her vehicle towed after she tried to fake her vehicle registration using a supermarket cheese wrapper.
New Hampshire Public Radio

Couple unwittingly drives onto highway with drunk man on their trunk
A driver didn’t realize there was an intoxicated man on the trunk of his car as he drove onto on interstate after leaving a festival.
Fox8

APRIL 2017

Watch: Driver uses footpath as ‘third lane’ to beat Auckland traffic
A video shows an impatient driver manoeuvring between fences and power poles on a pavement to beat gridlock traffic.
NZ Herald

Truckie who said he had coughing fit before fatal crash gets five years’ jail
A truck driver who said he had a coughing fit and blacked out moments before a fatal crash has been sentenced to five years in jail.
abc.net.au 

Driver uses unusual method to tow boat on Florida highway
A video posted to Facebook shows a driver using an unusual method of transporting a boat.
United Press International 

Woman jailed two years for dangerous driving while on Facebook
A woman was jailed for two years and three months after colliding with two stopped vehicles while sending a Facebook message and pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
newstalk.com 

12-year-old boy drives 800 miles across Australia
A 12-year-old boy managed to drive 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) across remote Australia before being stopped by police.
CNN 

VIDEO: Big rig drags car for 4 miles
A driver was dragged for almost four miles after his car got hooked on a big rig.
CNN 

Woman captures large snake hanging out of car window
A driver captured images which showed a vehicle traveling along a freeway with a snake draped over the dash and hanging out of a window.
abc13.com

Australian Police: Fried chicken run no excuse for running red light
Australian Police shared a photo on Twitter of a ticket issued to a driver who ran a red light and told officers they were ‘in a rush to get Nando’s’.
United Press International

Quebec driver charged after police find suspension made from wooden logs and chicken wire
A driver who was stopped by police was discovered to have reinforced his vehicle’s suspension with wooden logs and chicken wire.
Ottawa Citizen

Drunk driver launches car, and her 19-month-old child, over roundabout
A 32-year-old woman was jailed for dangerous driving after she crashed into a roundabout, launching her car nearly 5 metres into the air.
Euronews

8-year-old boy drives 4-year-old sister to get cheeseburger: Police
An eight-year-old took his sister for a mile-long ride in his dad’s van – including through intersections and over railroad tracks – to get to McDonald’s.
Fox8

Driver ‘nearly killed friends after being inspired by Fast and Furious’
A driver struck a traffic island while speeding through a tunnel after he was inspired to race by Fast and Furious 7, a court heard.
msn news

MARCH 2017

New Zealand driver fined for driving with unsecured trampoline
A New Zealand driver was given a fine after being spotted traveling on a motorway with a trampoline on the roof of his vehicle.
United Press International

Learner motorcyclist thrown onto the bonnet of an oncoming car
A learner motorcyclist was thrown over the bonnet of an oncoming car after attempting to overtake vehicles at a busy junction.
Mail Online

Watch: Out-of-control driver in China crashes car onto house roof
A driver landed his vehicle on the roof of a house after losing control on an elevated road.
United Press International

Van driver on way back from Euro 2016 fell asleep and caused four-vehicle horror crash
A van driver caused a four-vehicle crash in which five people were hurt when he fell asleep at the wheel on his way home from the Euro 2016 football tournament.
The Northern Echo

Watch: Speeding Uber driver ploughs into petrol pump, bursting into flames
The moment a driver crashed into a petrol pump, causing a fiery explosion, was captured on CCTV.
tvnz.co.uk

Distracted Driver Crashes into Subway Restaurant
Police said a woman who crashed into a Subway restaurant was distracted while driving and ‘wasn’t sure’ if she hit the gas or not.
WLTX19

Learner is not convicted of dangerous driving
A learner driver ploughed into a car with such force that a baby was thrown into the air over the top of her own vehicle.
Greenock Telegraph

Forth Road Bridge ‘lorry chaos’ driver appears in court
A man was charged with dangerous driving after the truck he was driving overturned on a bridge which, reportedly, had warning signs in place instructing high-sided vehicles not to cross because of high winds.
Dalgety Bay Today

Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed
A driver paralysed his passenger in a car crash while filming, then took selfies of the pair in the wreckage.
The Guardian

Uh-oh: Teen training with mom drives through garage door
A teen driver crashed into a double garage, ripping off a garage door, while reportedly driving with his mother.
wset.com

Truck driver shamed online after dangerous driving exposed by dashcam
A video was posted to Facebook which showed a truck travelling erratically along a road, weaving in and out of lines and narrowly missing other vehicles.
9news.com.au

‘I’m being chased by the police’ – teenager driver sends text during 80mph pursuit
A female teen crashed a Ford Transit van into a garden wall then took off with police in pursuit and sent a text message to a friend during the five-and-a-half mile high speed chase.
Staffordshire Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2017

‘A miracle’: Teen driver survives 7-story plunge into hardware store
A teenager who drove off a parking garage fell seven stories before his vehicle crashed into the roof of a hardware store.
Fox 8 

28 injured after vehicle plows into New Orleans parade crowd, driver appears intoxicated
Twenty-one people were sent to hospital after a vehicle was driven into a crowd of revellers at a parade.
Global News

Dashcam shows doggy-distracted driver’s crash
Dashcam footage showed the moment a driver distracted by her dog crashed head-on into a Sheriff’s Office SUV.
nbc2 

Driver’s miraculous escape after branch ploughs straight through windscreen during Storm Doris
A driver had a lucky escape after a 30ft-long branch crashed into her car during Storm Doris.
Yahoo News

Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive
A speeding driver with 62 points on his driving licence is still allowed to drive.
BBC News 

Shocking footage posted of driver weaving across mountain road in the South Island
Footage of a driver repeatedly crossing the centre line on New Zealand’s highest main road in wet conditions has been posted online.
NZ Herald 

Villagers use hair dryers as pretend SPEED CAMERAS to scare motorists into slowing down
Residents of a tiny village have resorted to using hair dryers as pretend speed guns in an attempt to slow motorists down.
Express.co.uk

Off-duty ambulance driver stops at crash to help victim – only to find it was her brother
An off-duty ambulance driver stopped at a road crash, only to discover it involved her own brother whose van had plummeted down an embankment.
Express.co.uk 

Teen driver jumps EIGHT red lights during 90mph car chase
A teenager drove at speeds of up to 90mph and jumped eight red lights during a 14.5 mile police chase that lasted 25 minutes.
Lincolnshire Live 

Lorry driver three times the drink drive limit SIX HOURS after A15 crash
A HGV driver was more than three times over the drink drive limit six hours after he crashed, a court heard.
Lincolnshire Live

Driver was watching wrestling DVD when fatal crash occurred, court told
A man who caused a fatal collision was allegedly watching a wrestling DVD while driving along a highway, a court heard.
abc.net.au

JANUARY 2017

Blue Prius driver who weaved through traffic on PIE arrested for dangerous driving
The driver of a blue Toyota Prius car which was reportedly caught on video weaving in and out of traffic on two separate occasions was arrested for dangerous driving, said police.
The Straits Times 

Man rear-ended by distracted driver blames Apple for crash
A man who was rear-ended by a distracted driver on her cell phone blames Apple for the crash, according to a new lawsuit.
New York Post

Driving standing up conviction for tall Newcastle man
A 6ft 7in (2m) tall man, who was accused of showing off to other motorists with his head poking out of the roof of his convertible car, was convicted of driving while standing up after admitting dangerous driving.
BBC News 

Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers
Drivers eating cereal and having a shave were among 151 motorists to be stopped by two police forces in one week for being distracted behind the wheel.
Helensburgh Advertiser 

Court shown CCTV footage of driver who fitted his car with flashing blue lights in bid to beat traffic jams almost hitting cyclist
A court heard that a motorist who drove on the wrong side of the road in a car fitted with flashing blue lights to beat traffic jams told police he was delivering blood for the NHS, when in fact he had no training to drive with them, nor was he using them for a genuine emergency.
road.cc

Driver of gritter ‘did illegal U-turn and killed biker’
A motorcyclist was dragged under a gritter lorry and killed when its driver ignored two illuminated ‘No U-turn’ signs and performed a U-turn in front of him, a court heard.
Evening Standard 

Terrifying moment HGV overtakes three cars on snowbound road
The moment a truck driver overtook three cars on a snow-covered two-lane road in the pitch dark was caught on a dashcam.
Deadline News 

Man hanging out of vehicle window on Canterbury road throws hammer at tourists’ campervan
A young couple on holiday in New Zealand were left in shock after a hammer was throw at their campervan from an oncoming vehicle.
tvnz.co.nz 

“Seconds away” from catastrophe as lorry driver falls asleep at wheel and crashes into works vehicle on M5
A truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a works vehicle was ‘seconds away’ from causing a catastrophe, a court heard.
Worcester News 

Driver who sent light pole flying into road sign arrested
A driver was arrested after slamming into a street light, sending it catapulting through the air and into a road sign.
Taranaki Daily News 

Distracted driving blamed in Florida overpass crash
Florida Highway Patrol released two videos of a tractor-trailer that tumbled off a highway, one of which shows the driver on his cell phone when a car pulls out in front of him.
wnyt.com 

Fatal lorry crash driver had ‘coughing fit’, inquiry is told
The driver of a lorry which crashed into a house killing a woman had blacked out with an ‘explosive coughing fit’, a court heard.
BBC News 

Child getting off school bus hit by distracted driver in Haverhill, police say
Police said a school bus was stopped with the flashing stop sign extended when a boy who was getting off the bus was hit by a distracted driver.
wcvb.com

DECEMBER 2016

Family Sues Apple, Claiming FaceTime Distracted Driver in Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Daughter
The parents of a five-year-old girl, killed when a driver distracted by FaceTime crashed into their car, is suing Apple.
ABC News

JAILED: Dangerous ‘selfie’ driver caught during second police chase
A driver who filmed his own ‘selfie’ police chase has been jailed after he led police officers on a second pursuit.
Lancashire Telegraph

SPAD launches probe into viral video on smoking, handphone-using bus driver
An investigation has been opened after a video was posted online showing a bus driver smoking and using his mobile phone while driving.
Straits Times

Deputies: Game-playing driver runs down two on sidewalk
A teacher accused of hitting two pedestrians and driving away reportedly admitted to playing a video game on his phone while driving.
Fox 13

VIDEO: Police catch teenage farmer using snapchat while driving tractor on A38
A teenager was caught browsing Snapchat on his mobile phone while driving a tractor on a busy road.
Torquay Herald Express

Man Was Driving Drunk and Texting: East Windsor Police
A man who crashed into a parked car continued driving away from the scene on three wheels before being arrested for DUI, distracted driving and other violations.
NBC Connecticut

Lorry driver caught cooking on hob in his cab while driving as unmarked vehicle used to catch truckers at the wheel
A truck driver was caught cooking a meal on a hob in his cab while driving by an undercover police HGV.
Telegraph

76-year-old driver who was ‘distracted by horse’ crashed into bin lorry in Enniskillen area
A 76-year-old man who crashed his car into a bin lorry had been looking at a horse for ‘longer than advisable’, according to his solicitor.
Impartial Reporter

Footage shows driver ignoring motorway closure
CCTV footage released by Highways England shows road workers chasing after a motorist who ignored a motorway road closure.
Highways Magazine

Teens were live on Facebook at moment of deadly Pennsylvania crash, police say
Two young women who were killed in a wreck along a Pennsylvania highway were on Facebook Live at the time of the collision, according to state police.
Fox 8

Distracted driver too busy taking selfie to notice patrol officers in West Vancouver
A female driver was issued her sixth distracted driving ticket in three years after a police officer noticed her trying to take a selfie while driving.
Global News

Van driver was ‘blowing up BALLOONS at wheel’ moments before veering into oncoming traffic and killing father
A van driver was reportedly believed to have been blowing up balloons just seconds before veering across the road and killing a man in a collision.
Mirror

NOVEMBER 2016

Hawk drops snake on car’s windscreen
A driver and her passengers got a nasty surprise when a low flying bird of prey dropped a snake on their car’s windscreen.
Aol Car News 

HANDS THREE KIT: Brazen driver filmed using THREE mobile phones as he travels through busy London street
A cyclist filmed the moment a driver appeared to use three mobile phones behind the wheel as he travelled through a busy London street.
Scottish Sun 

Australian woman caught driving with children’s swing set stuck on vehicle
A woman was pulled over by police in Australia after she was caught driving with a children’s swing set lodged on her vehicle.
Stuff.co.nz

‘Reckless’ driver jailed after getting his car wedged in railway tunnel during high-speed police chase
A driver who tried to escape police in a high-speed chase while high on cocaine was caught after getting wedged under a railway bridge.
Mirror 

Driver ‘who did not know Highway Code’ spared jail after leaving schoolgirl brain-damaged
An ‘inexperienced’ driver who was using a hands-free phone as she drove through a pedestrian crossing while the lights were on flashing amber left a nine-year-old girl brain-damaged after hitting her and sending her ‘into the air’.
Liverpool Echo 

Driver choked on Crunchie bar before car plunged over 35 metre cliff into river
A serious crash in which a utility flew off the edge of the road and plunged 35 metres into a river, was caused by a man choking on a Crunchie chocolate bar.
Stuff.co.nz

Man admits Westerham Costa coffee death crash
A man pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after his car crashed into a coffee shop, killing a woman.
BBC News

Car park chaos! Driver bursts ceiling pipes in his tall white van – then keeps going and causes even more damage as water gushes down
Amateur footage captured the moment a driver smashed into row after row of ceiling pipes in an underground car park.
Daily Mail 

US driver blames Donald Trump for drunk driving arrest
A Minnesota driver who was arrested for drunk driving after she rammed her car into two vehicles stopped at a traffic light told officers she was upset about Donald Trump winning the US presidential election.
Wheels24

Snapchat video shows driver going 115 mph moments before fatal crash
A Snapchat video shows the moments just before a driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed nearly head-on with a van in a fatal crash that killed five, including two children.
wtsp.com

Learner driver fled after smashing new motor into woods
A 17-year-old admitted dangerous driving after careering over two footpaths and ploughing into woods in a car he had bought that day.
Daily Record

OCTOBER 2016

Fast food fanatic hit speeds of more than 129mph reckless bid to keep McDonald’s from going cold
A fast food fanatic hit speeds of more than 129mph as he raced home in a bid to keep his McDonald’s from going cold.
Mirror

Raw: Arrested man leaps into driver’s seat of Hamilton cop car and speeds away
A police search was launched after a man drove off with a police car after being arrested.
tvnz.co.nz

Young man, 20, who was sitting in the tray of ute with a large plank of timber falls out and dies – as the driver is charged with DUI
A man, who had climbed into the tray of a ute to hold onto a piece of timber, died after falling from the vehicle.
Daily Mail

BC Transit investigates complaint of bus driver reading e-book behind wheel
An investigation has been launched after a passenger complained that a bus driver was using an e-reader while behind the wheel.
CBC News

Driver distracted by moose accident hits moose: Cops
A driver who hit a moose while driving on a highway was most likely distracted because he was looking at another driver who had hit a moose, according to police.
Toronto Sun

Man strokes poodle on his lap as he drives 60mph down motorway
A man was spotted stroking a poodle on his lap while driving at 60mph on the motorway.
Metro

‘It’s ridiculous he can ever drive again!’ Britain’s most banned driver is jailed after driving while disqualified for the 61st time
The most banned driver in Britain has been jailed after being caught driving while disqualified for the 61st time.
Daily Mail

Watch: Crazy driving worthy of a Hollywood stunt in Żebbuġ
A driver was caught on camera speeding along a road before swerving onto the pavement, past another car and straight through a roundabout – taking out part of a wall in the process.
Times of Malta

London bus driver filmed ‘swerving into cyclist’ near Elephant and Castle
An investigation was launched after footage emerged of a London bus driver appearing to swerve into a cyclist.
The Standard

‘Can’t get more dangerous’: Drug driver clocks 180kph on Queensland highway in stolen car
A man was convicted of 14 offences after travelling on the wrong side of a highway while he clocked up speeds as high as 180kmh in a police chase.
Yahoo7

‘When are you going to stop?’ – distracted driver oblivious to Aussie cop watching her on phone
A driver who was at a set of lights on her phone and was told by a police offer the light had turned green, continued speaking on her phone while he had sirens on – and only stopped when he yelled into her open window.
TVNZ

Is this the WORST driver ever? Car shocks the internet with dangerous moves
A video clip showing one driver’s bad behaviour, including weaving around stationary cars and clipping wing mirrors as he goes, has gone viral.
The Express

Dangerous driver jailed after dragging police officer along the road for 20ft
A dangerous driver dragged a female police officer 20ft alongside his vehicle in a bid to avoid arrest.
Chronicle Live

Watch drink driver “showing off” plough into Poundland store injuring girlfriend
CCTV footage shows the moment a drink driver ‘showing off’ at 70mph ploughed into a Poundland store, seriously injuring his girlfriend.
Liverpool Echo

Horror smash captured in terrifying video showing motorist FLYING OUT of vehicle as driver is jailed
This shocking video shows the moment a driver was sent flying out of his window after his vehicle was hit by a lorry which failed to stop during rush-hour tailbacks.
The Mirror

SEPTEMBER 2016

Driver keeps licence after driving through roadworks with a workman on his bonnet
A grandfather who ignored a ‘road closed’ sign and drove around two workers who tried to stop him before a third climbed on his bonnet, has been allowed to keep his driving licence after pleading guilty in court to careless driving.
York Press

‘Drunk’ P-plater blacks out an entire suburb after crashing his car into an electricity box
A P-plater, who was caught drink-driving, caused an electricity outage to an entire neighbourhood after colliding with a power box.
Daily Mail Australia

Driver who killed his brother in smash back in court for dangerous driving a THIRD time
A man who killed his brother in a car crash 20 years ago has been back in court charged with dangerous driving for a third time.
Bristol Post

Man changing flat tire hit, killed by distracted driver, say police
A man was killed while trying to fix a flat tire after another car drove by, side-swiped his car and hit him. Police said the driver of the second car was distracted.
News4SA.com

Driver totals car when spider drops from rearview mirror
Police said a spider was to blame for a rollover crash after it dropped down from the driver’s rearview mirror.
News4SA.com

Banned drink driver with 28 points on her licence went wrong way up dual carriageway but walks free
A banned drink driver who had already got 28 points on her licence has walked free from court – despite heading the wrong way up a dual carriageway and appearing so drunk she fell over on a filling station forecourt before getting in her vehicle and driving off.
Chronicle Live

Hearse driver to face charge after deadly crash
The driver of a hearse involved in a collision that killed seven people is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.
News24 South Africa

Driver was travelling at almost 100mph day after passing test when he killed holidaymaker
A teenager who killed a man in a head-on collision was travelling at almost 100mph just one day after passing his driving test.
South Wales Evening Post

TTC driver using cellphone while operating bus caught on video
A Toronto Transit Commission bus driver was caught on film using a cellphone while operating a bus.
CBC News Toronto

Tourist driver to pay $30,000 over fatal crash
A tourist driver who killed a New Zealand motorcyclist was ordered to pay $30,000 and sentenced to 150 hours of community work after pleading guilty to careless driving causing death.
RNZ

What seems to be the trouble officer? Police stunned after they find a man using a pizza pan as a steering wheel
A man was arrested after he was found using a pizza pan as a steering wheel for his defective, uninsured and unregistered car.
Daily Mail Australia

Van driver with eight convictions for using his phone at the wheel killed a cyclist after reading a text
A van driver with eight previous convictions for using his phone at the wheel killed a cyclist after reading a text message.
The Telegraph

Dangerous driver rang 999 to ask police to stop chase
A driver dialed 999 to ask police to stop pursuing him as he led them on a 50-minute chase during rush hour.
ITV News

Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving after passenger slaps cyclist’s bottom
A man who was driving a car wearing just boxer shorts when his passenger opened a door and slapped a cyclist on the bottom pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and other offences, with a judge saying the case was ‘bordering on the bizarre’.
Road.cc

AUGUST 2016

Pokemon Go-playing driver kills a woman in Japan
A truck driver in Japan has been arrested on charges of hitting and killing a woman while playing Pokemon Go.
Daily Pakistan

Woman travelling to an Adelaide hospital dies after an ambulance rolled over an embankment
A 48-year-old woman who was being transported to hospital died when the ambulance rolled onto a grass embankment.
Capital Bay

Driver, 24, who killed two passengers when he lost control of his car in 112mph smash while drunk and TEN TIMES over cocaine limit is jailed for eight years
A man who killed two passengers when he lost control of his car after taking a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and cocaine, has been jailed.
Daily Mail

Driver in 125mph police chase with newborn baby and 5-year-old girl in car
An uninsured 21-year-old tried to escape police by driving at speeds of up to 125mph with his girlfriend, five-year-old niece and nine-week-old daughter in the car.
Metro

PIC: 2 killed as truck drives over learner driver’s car
Two people were killed – including one undergoing a driver’s licence test – when a truck drove over a car.
News24

Greyhound bus driver crushed to death
A Greyhound bus driver was crushed to death when he was trapped under a bus while attending to a tyre puncture.
The Herald

Sydney driver allegedly seven times over the alcohol limit on destructive journey home
A father of two was caught seven times over the legal alcohol limit after having 10 crashes and hitting one pedestrian during his journey home.
The Sydney Morning Herald

Driver out catching Pokemon in Vaughan spotted by police helicopter
A man was caught playing Pokemon go at the wheel after a police helicopter noticed his vehicle driving in an erratic pattern in the middle of the night.
CTV News Toronto

Woman caught on video driving with her foot on the dashboard, and texting, on I-25
A video posted to Facebook shows a woman in an SUV driving with her left leg on the dashboard next to the steering wheel at the same time as texting, at one point for more than ten seconds.
Denver7abc

Wyton driver Danny Warby guilty over police officer crash death
A lorry driver caused the death of an off duty police officer after opening a text message while driving.
BBC News

Dangerous driver jailed after leaving man facing leg amputation
A van driver was set to have his leg amputated because he could no longer stand the pain after it was shattered following a head-on crash.
Stratford Observer

Family of nurse killed by teenage driver in £40 Gumtree car hit out at ‘sick joke’ sentence
The family of a nurse who died when she was struck by a reckless teenage driver in a £40 car on her way home from a shift have branded his sentence a ‘sick joke’.
Daily Record

Video: Cyclist-hating truck driver deliberately soaks group of riders and publishes footage to Facebook
A truck driver was reported to police after filming himself driving through water to deliberately splash a group of cyclists.
road.cc

Minnesota family of five killed in western Nebraska crash
A family of five, including three young children, was killed while traveling to train as missionaries after their vehicle was hit by a truck, causing a multi-vehicle pileup.
MPR News

JULY 2016

Footage shows almost completely destroyed car still being DRIVEN down roads in Pakistan
Shocking footage revealed a car was still being driven on the roads despite being severely damaged and having airbags hanging through the rear window.
Daily Mail

20-year-old woman who ‘learned to drive on an Xbox’ led police on chase through city
A driver with only a provisional licence, who had learned to drive on an Xbox games console, led police on a three-mile chase.
Stoke Sentinel

Oh no! The moment ‘can-opener’ bridge peels truck’s lid off, after oblivious driver ignores warning signs
CCTV footage captured the moment a man drove his truck under a bridge and received a shock when the bridge sliced the roof off his vehicle.
TVNZ

Who the L are you? Learner driver attempts to take someone else’s test
A 35-year-old man sat a driving theory test pretending to be someone else, a court was told.
Border Telegraph

Cyclist Chris Boardman’s mother Carol killed while riding bike in North Wales
The mother of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has died after being knocked off her bicycle by a pick-up truck.
Independent

Newcastle taxi driver killed on the A19 while helping at the scene of a crash
A taxi driver was killed after he spotted the wreckage of a car and got out of his own vehicle to help.
Chronicle Live

Taxi driver dies while talking over phone to brother overseas
A taxi driver was killed in a crash while talking on his phone to his brother in another country.
Singh Station

Learner driver flips car onto ROOF during lesson after careless motorist smashes into him
A motorist was driving at ‘quite a speed’ when she overtook a learner driver, flipping his car while he was on a lesson, a court heard.
The Mirror

UPDATED: Driver trapped after Hemet three vehicle collision was texting, ran red light
A driver crashed her vehicle into an SUV, causing it to lose control and flip over, after texting as she ran a red light at an intersection.
Valley News

Dangerous driver jailed for 12 years after killing dad and unborn son in 70mph New Year’s Eve smash
A driver who killed a father and his unborn son in a head-on crash has been jailed for 12 years.
The Mirror

Incredible HOUR-LONG row over parking space after motorist ‘raced over pavement almost hitting children to get into space someone else was already trying to park in’
Police were called after two motorists were caught up in an hour-long parking stand-off when a man drove down a pavement to wedge his car into a space another driver was trying to park in.
Daily Mail

Police investigate after cyclist hit by 13yo driver in Canberra
Police were investigating after a cyclist was hit by a car driven by a 13-year-old girl. Her father was in the passenger seat but teenagers cannot apply for a learner’s licence until they are 15 years and 9 months.
ABCnews.net

WATCH: Terrified driver finds himself under deadly attack from rampaging ELEPHANT
A driver captured the terrifying moments a charging bull elephant sent his car tumbling over.
Express

Driver who turned his Renault Megane into a fake ambulance then used blue flashing lights and sirens to push his way through traffic at busy tunnel is fined more than £1,000
A driver was fined after turning his car into an ambulance with blue lights and a siren then forcing his way through traffic waiting to use a busy tunnel.
Mail Online

Man using video chat among those stopped in distracted driving blitz
During a push to curb distracted drivers, officers spotted a driver who was not only having a conversation on a smartphone, he was using the video-chat app FaceTime.
The Record

State police find parents intoxicated, teen driving
Police officers who were expecting a routine stop when they pulled over a minivan discovered the van being driven by a 15-year-old boy, with his intoxicated parents as passengers.
The Blade

JUNE 2016

Driver who did 17-hour shifts fell asleep at the wheel and killed workmate in crash
A judge slammed the ‘utterly irresponsible’ hours expected of a delivery driver as he jailed him for a fatal crash that killed his colleague.
The Mirror

Distracted driver causes crash that sends van through storefront
A woman distracted by her phone while driving caused a collision which sent a van into a storefront.
WFMYnews

Driver locked up for driving car ‘like a weapon’ at pal
A driver was jailed after deliberately using his car like a weapon and ploughing into his friend on a bicycle.
Nottingham Post

WATCH: Biker jailed for what police officer calls ‘the most outrageous incident of dangerous driving we have ever seen’
A motorcyclist who narrowly avoided colliding with pedestrians and other vehicles during a pursuit was jailed after police said it was the most outrageous incident of dangerous driving they had seen.
The News, Portsmouth

Cement mixer driver jailed for causing death of Northamptonshire cyclist through careless driving
The driver of a cement mixer was jailed after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving.
Road.cc

Police: Distracted driving caused vehicle to hit school bus in Endicott
Police said distracted driving caused the operator of an SUV to hit a small school bus.
12 WBNG Action News

Dozens of poorly-attached balloons fly from car in South Africa
A man’s dashboard camera captured the moment dozens of balloons flew from another vehicle into the sky.
UPI

DANGER DRIVER Dashcam captures moment elderly motorist goes the wrong way round a roundabout – and then reversed back again
Dashcam footage captured the moment an elderly motorist went the wrong way round a roundabout, then performed a three-point turn when he realised his mistake.
The Sun

Watch terrifying moment ‘drunk’ pensioner ploughs car through shop window and hits a small child
A six-year-old boy was picking sweets inside a shop when a vehicle ploughed through the window, knocking him over.
Manchester Evening News

Horrifying footage shows man’s deadly 150mph car chase with crying three-year-old girl in back seat
Police who chased a car at up to 150mph for more than 40 miles were shocked to find a crying three-year-old sitting in the back with no seatbelt on.
The Mirror

Motorist caught EATING PORRIDGE while driving at 50mph on M6
When motorway police ran a week-long campaign to tackle distracted driving, a motorist eating porridge at the wheel was just one of the shocking things they spotted.
Express and Star

Erotic acts, erratic driving: Couple facing charges
When a police offer noticed a car being driven erratically he discovered a couple getting ‘hot and heavy’ while driving.
CTV News Vancouver

Police charge ATV driver seen performing stunts in video
A driver of an ATV suspected of performing stunts in front of police, was charged, and so was the man who was believed to have filmed the stunts.
Wtop

‘Out of control’ elderly driver admits ploughing into group of schoolgirls at bus stop
An elderly driver admitted seriously injuring five girls – leaving one brain damaged – after impatiently pulling out into heavy traffic.
The Mirror

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NEWS

AA South Africa launches pedestrian safety campaign

AA South Africa launches pedestrian safety campaign

The Automobile Association (AA) South Africa, in collaboration with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Ford and Michelin, is launching a national #ISeeYou campaign,...