New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “No” he said it looks like a case of DWI. Harrison says that 21 people were hospitalized after the crash with five victims in guarded condition. Seven others declined to be hospitalized.
Dashcam shows a Midland Police cruiser lose control at high speed, resulting in a roll-over crash. The officer was speeding up to chase a reckless driver on highway 191 before the incident happened. Emergency respondents arrived on scene shortly after. Officer Jacob Churchwell sustain injuries and has just been released from the hospital following treatment.
A bus carrying passengers in Peru's Andes fell into the swollen Rio Seco on February, trapping passengers inside.
Local residents rushed to help those inside the vehicle, who managed to escape through the windows. Nobody was killed in the accident, which occurred near the town of Piura and came one day after a similar incident left two people dead in Ancash.
The Andean areas of Ancash and Piura have seen months of heavy rain, covering roads with mud and flooding many homes.
The incident happened in China's Sichuan Province and features the mother and child walking obliviously into the path of an excavator.
Equally oblivious, the driver of the excavator never slows down as he runs the duo over.
Miraculously, the child is said to have survived. The child's mother succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Wyoming Police have released dash camera video of a terrifying crash where an officer and a woman were struck by a vehicle. The crash happened Feb. 1 when Officer Ryan Silvis was helping a driver on a snowy stretch of northbound US-131 north of 44th Street. “I was dispatched to a single car accident on the highway,” Silvis told FOX 17 in a Feb. 15 interview, referring to a truck that had skidded off the road on the left side of the highway. “That section of highway is three lanes, so I parked my cruiser in the middle lane.” Officer Silvis immediately threw on his flasher lights, alerting approaching traffic they needed to get over to the right lane. “When I was talking to her, at the last second out of the corner of my eye, I saw headlights,” said Silvis. “And my brain kind of went, ‘those aren’t supposed to be there.’” The car slammed into the parked truck and into Silvis and the other motorist. Jeffrey Lee Huizenga, 26, is charged with failing to use caution when passing an emergency vehicle in connection with the crash.
“All I could do was kind of turn my body,” Silvis said. “I wasn’t even able to brace for the impact.” Officer Silvis was thrown after impact. The 23-year-old woman was pinned between the guardrail and her truck. Suffering from a fractured hip, Silvis was amazingly able to get up and make it to his cruiser to call for back up. “After that I was kind of on auto pilot,” he said. “I reached for my radio to call for more cars and call for an ambulance, and my radio was no longer there...When I stood up, I kind of looked down at my arms and legs and went ‘okay, they’re still where they’re supposed to be…” Police say Silvis and the woman are still recovering from their injuries.
Description via Pio Seminole Sheriff: "On Saturday, members of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Aviation Unit teamed up with the Seminole County Fire Department to rescue two men after their boat capsized on Lake Harney. It all started at around 11:15 a.m., when the men stated their boat suddenly started taking on water and within 10 minutes overturned. Our SCSO Alert helicopter responded and quickly located the men in the middle of the massive lake, still holding on to the sinking boat. Flight crew members deployed emergency inflatable devices to help keep the men afloat and then guided a Seminole County Fire Department rescue team to their location. Both men were assisted into the rescue boat and transported safely back to land."
Brazil was the setting for a shocking Final Destination-style end to a man's life.
On February 17, 2017, a man and woman were strolling down a sidewalk like millions of people do every single day.
Suddenly, presumably with no audible warning, an accident of some sort played out quite a ways behind them.
That accident sent a vehicle's entire wheel airborne and bouncing hundreds of meters from its origin.
That wheel bounced directly into the oblivious man's head; clueless that his life was about to come crushing to a halt.
Pasco County Deputy Anthony Petersen and two residents rescued a man from a burning vehicle on Saturday around 4:19 a.m. The driver had been traveling westbound on SR 52 near Kent Grove Dr. when the driver traveled backward suddenly towards a tree, according to Deputy Petersen. Petersen along with two residents assisted in dragging the incoherent and combative driver of the vehicle to safety soon after the crash occurred. A body cam attached to Deputy Peterson captured the whole incident. He is seen in the video running towards the car to assist the driver in the burning vehicle. Corporal Peterson arrived at the scene of the crash as the closest respondent to the call on the crash. "There were about 15 to 20-foot flames coming out the hood of the car when I responded to call," Corporal Peterson said at the press conference held Monday afternoon. The two residents ran over to assist the deputy following the crash. The deputy and residents were able to get one of the rear doors of the vehicle open and pull the male driver out of the car.
"At that moment, it's kind of instinctual and training, it's not something that you're thinking about, you just try to focus on your training," Petersen said. The two residents are being deemed as heroes as well for stopping to assist the driver and deputy. The first resident has been identified as 26-year-old Crystian Martinez. Martinez is an EMT and he stopped and responded to the car when he saw movement and fire rising from the car. "To me, I'm a single parent, so that's all I could think about, is in case this driver might be a single driver. Whether he was a parent or not, we were going to get him out of that vehicle alive. I've had a difficult time getting hired lately, so I took this as a sign that this is what I need to be doing, this is what I love to do," Martinez added.
The second person has been identified as Randy Breighner, who was heading home from work. He pulled off to assist Martinez who was already trying to help the driver. "I just ran in and helped the two guys out. I couldn't take a chance of this guy burning to death and letting the two other guys get hurt. I was just grateful the guy was still alive and that the car didn't explode," Breighner said. The fire department arrived at the scene of the crash shortly after the three men were able to pull the driver out of the vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver had minor reported injuries.
Bystanders on Tuesday rescued a boy who accidentally became stuck under a van after it drove over him in Tianzhu county, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province.
The accident happened in the afternoon when a three-year-old boy stopped in front of the van and bent over to collect oranges on the ground.
Without noticing the boy, the driver suddenly started his van and drove over the child, not noticing for a few seconds that the child was under his van.
A man sitting by a shop on the street witnessed the accident and immediately stood up and yelled at the van, forcing it to stop.
People within the van then got off and found that the boy was pinned under the van and unable to move.
Bystanders soon gathered to help lift the van and the driver, who surnamed Wu picked up the boy and transferred him to the hospital.
Black Hawk crew members from the California Air National Guard rescued an 81-year-old man who had been swept into turbulent flood waters in Plumas County, California on Friday.
Rodger McMurtry, 81, attempted to cross a flooded bridge when his vehicle stalled. He made the decision to exit the vehicle and was violently swept downstream. He was able to grasp some branches of a tree, but was seconds from death.
The Black Hawk crew was flying nearby, assessing the flood damage and gathering the necessary information for further evacuation orders. The crew was alerted to McMurtry’s situation and prepared their jungle penetrating hoist to rescue the stranded man.
With much risk to his own life, the serviceman was lowered into the deep and rapidly flowing water. You can see he completely submerges a few times as he struggles to beat the current, while getting the large, exhausted man secured to the hoist.
Finally, they extract McMurtry to the safety of the local hospital for treatment. These men are absolute heroes and are deserving of the highest home front medals for their actions.
This old vehicle crumples in like paper after it gets rear ended, trapping passengers inside. Witnesses then help the passengers get out safely. A modern vehicle likely would have sustained the impact with only moderate damage.