Traffic deaths in Japan hit record low in 2019

National Jan 6, 2020

Traffic deaths in Japan hit record low in 2019

The number of deaths in traffic accidents across Japan last year fell to 3,215, the fewest since officials started compiling comparable data in 1948, according to a National Police Agency report. The number fell by 317, or 9.0 percent, from 2019, the NPA said Monday. By ...

Five dead, 60 hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

World Jan 6, 2020

Five dead, 60 hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

A deadly crash involving a passenger bus and multiple other vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left five dead and dozens injured early Sunday, shutting down a large portion of the highway. Officials said at least 60 people, with victims ranging from 7 to 52 years ...

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2019

28 killed after bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

A bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 28 people and injuring 13 others, police and rescuers said Tuesday. The accident occurred just before midnight Monday on a winding road in South Sumatra province's Pagaralam ...

World Dec 24, 2019

German passengers hailed for stopping 'horror' tram in Bonn

German passengers were hailed for preventing a disaster over the weekend when they were able to bring a runaway tram to a halt after the driver lost consciousness. Two male passengers broke down the door to the driver's cabin after the tram sped past eight ...

63-vehicle pileup in Virginia results in dozens of injuries

World Dec 23, 2019

63-vehicle pileup in Virginia results in dozens of injuries

A pileup involving more than 60 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people, some critically, according to state police. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg and for a ...