One of the most frequent collision scenarios we see here at Accident Data Center is a fiery crash. Crashing is scary enough on its own, but adding fire to the mix is truly terrifying. We also see many Good Samaritans risking at least some burns -- and at most their lives -- in their efforts to save a complete stranger from a burning vehicle.
The Alternate Route
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I'm starting to think that my plan to get away with shoplifting by blaming it on my 6-month-old baby might be less than iron-clad.
The Newburyport Daily News reports that after being caught speeding in November, Haverhill man Dennis Sayers attempted to fight the $105 ticket by claiming that the officer who clocked him going 40 mph in 30 mph zone was actually reading a deer:
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Tostitos is releasing a limited-edition "Party Safe" bag that can detect if you have alcohol on your breath when you blow into the bag. If a light at the bottom of the bag turns green, no alcohol is detected, but keep in mind that it's a chip bag. If the bag does detect alcohol, the light flashes red and displays a "don’t drink and drive" message along the bottom.
Hey, it happens to the best of us. By which I mean worst of us, we're living in a nightmare, never leave your house if you want to be safe.
(Photo: Dodge County Sheriff's Office)
The scene was grim. The Wisconsin highway was covered in a thick, dark red substance as far as the eye could see. The air was thick with the smell of...um...Skittles. It was Skittles. WTF.
When you're a new mom or dad, buying a car seat for your baby is a Big Deal. When you read and write about fatal car crashes all day long, buying a child safety car seat is an Existential Crisis. But, you'll be glad to know that I survived my quest to find a seat I feel great about putting my toddler in. In the interest of saving you some time and anguish, I will now reveal Accident Data Center's favorite child safety car seat on the market. Now you can have the benefit of research from a highly paranoid safety writer without having to log thousands of incidents of death and loss. Yay?
Yesterday morning in Fayette County, in a scene that is shockingly not from a Japanese game show, a giant spool of wire fell off a truck and began rolling down Route 40. Motorists on the highway near Uniontown pulled off to the shoulder in what appears to be calm fashion, although we can't hear the terrifiend screams of people inside the cars, so we can't know for sure.
My fervent wish for humanity is to rid the world of human drivers. So I guess you could say that my fervent wish for humanity is to be replaced with robots (Westworld was a heartfelt romantic comedy, right?). My hopes and dreams gleamed a little bit brighter today when I saw this video of Tesla Autopilot in action on a highway in The Netherlands.
This story is so much better than when my husband told me last week, "The mice keep building nests in here," while we were in our car, hurtling down an interstate highway at 70 mph and I had no choice but to stay inside the vehicle. If you think that kittens > lots and lots of swarming mice, then you're in for a treat!