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January 2017 has not been a good month for baseball players on the road. Recently, Yolando Ventura of the Royals and Andy Marte, who played for the Diamondbacks a few years ago, were both killed in two separate car accidents in the Dominican Republic.  Now, according to a recent news article from Fox Sports, Sean Rodriguez of the Atlanta Braves was just in a serious car accident involving an allegedly stolen police car.

police lineAuthorities have said Rodriquez was driving his SUV with this wife and two children as passengers when he was struck by another vehicle.  The suspect had allegedly stolen a police cruiser and was driving at a high rate of speed when he T-boned Rodriquez’s vehicle.  While Rodriquez was not seriously injured in the car crash, the police car burst into flames and ended up doing serious damage to his SUV, and his family suffered more significant injuries.  His two children, ages 8 and 2, were both listed as being in serious condition at a level-one trauma center. The driver of the allegedly stolen police car was killed in the fiery wreck. Continue reading

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Many in the baseball world are still reeling from the untimely death of Miami Marlins’ ace pitcher José Fernández.  Now, there has been another great loss. According to a recent news report from Fox News, Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been killed in a car accident.  The Dominican native was 25-years-old at the time of his death.sad

Authorities have said Ventura was driving his Jeep as he was going around a sharp curve and lost control of the vehicle.  The Jeep then flipped over on its side.  As the vehicle rolled over, witnesses say Ventura was ejected from the Jeep and his body slammed into the road surface with a considerable amount of force. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from Mass Live, the owner of a Jeep Cherokee reported his car stolen.  Four days after the stolen car report, the vehicle crashed into a tree in Springfield, Massachusetts. Four of the five occupants in the vehicle were killed. While the theft of the vehicle from the owner’s home in neighboring Connecticut was captured on the vehicle owner’s home security cameras, the police have not connected the alleged car thief to the victims of the crash, other than it being the same vehicle.

carThere was a fifth victim in the Massachusetts car accident who was not killed in the crash, but he was rushed to the hospital, and he was listed in critical condition by medical professionals. Authorities have said the victims were all 20 years of age or under.  Three of them were students at the same high school. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report from the Washington Post, a major collision occurred between a passenger train and semi tractor-trailer fuel tank.  The passenger train was carrying around 100 passengers, and the tanker truck was carrying a highly flammable fuel oil.

trainThis major accident occurred around noon as the train was carrying passengers along the heavily used, but aging, Northeast Corridor tracks used for the Northeast Regional service, the Acela Express, and the various freight trains. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries in this truck and train accident, including the passengers on the train and he driver of the tanker truck. Continue reading

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Kristen Johnson, better known by her stage name Lady Houdini, is an escape artist who is considered by many to be the world’s leading female escape artist and performs for crowds across the world and on television. However, she was reportedly unable to escape injury resulting from a recent car accident. She canceled a series of performances after she suffered personal injury as a result of a car crash, according to a recent news article from the Sun Sentinel.

drivingJohnson’s accident involved her vehicle and one other and occurred the evening before she was scheduled to do a show in Florida.  At that show, she was supposed to perform an escape from a clear “water torture cell” in full view of the audience, as well as an escape that involved her hanging upside down and wearing a straight jacket.  These are, of course, the same or similar types of escapes made famous by the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. Continue reading

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According to CBS Local Boston, Falmouth High School hockey players held a memorial in honor of the two players who had been killed in a car accident. This was their first game back on the ice since the tragic event, and emotions where high on the ice and in the crowd.

crashOn that day, two hockey players for the Falmouth Clippers had just finished a Friday afternoon skate and were only a mile and half from the ice rink when they were involved in what turned out to a double fatal car accident.  Both of the victims were not only on the team, but were very close friends. Continue reading

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Residents of one small suburban neighborhood were shocked by what they have described as a bizarre car crash, according to a recent report from KOMO News.  The crash occurred when one car crashed into a row of parked cars with enough force to essentially slide under one of the cars, wedging it into a vertical position such that the brake lights were facing the sky, before it toppled back over onto the car that allegedly caused the accident.

crashThe police were called to the scene, and after paramedics checked to make sure nobody was seriously injured as a result of this car accident, officers began conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.  They did not find any evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident and believe that the driver of the car that crashed suffered some type of medical emergency at which point he or she lost control of the vehicle. Continue reading

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New England winters can be especially harsh as compared to many other areas of the country. When it comes to driving in the ice and snow, things go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds.

ice-1552892-225x300According to a recent news report from WCVB 5 Boston, a pedestrian was killed when she was hit by a car in the middle of what will likely be only of one a series of terrible storms to hit our area this winter. Authorities have said the deadly Boston car accident occurred a few minutes before 6 p.m. in the Mission Hill neighborhood. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report from Entertainment Weekly, Savannah Chrisley, start of the reality television show, “Chrisley Knows Best”, suffered broken vertebrae as a result of a serious car accident.  In addition to the broken vertebrae, Chrisley has said she is also experienced a great deal of pain throughout her entire body.

carThe 19-year-old star released an Instagram post that showed a picture of herself in a hospital bed wearing a cervical collar brace, which is the type of neck brace often used for victims of serious accidents when it is necessary to keep the head and neck stabilized.   In her Instagram post, the young star stated that she was driving and her floor mat had shifted so it became lodged behind the vehicle’s pedals.  She then looked down briefly to try to move it away from the pedals. Continue reading

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According to a recent report from the Boston Globe, one person was killed in what has been described as a fiery car accident that occurred on Route 125 in Andover.  The accident involved a semi tractor-trailer and a minivan.

unusual-dumper-217365-m-300x200Authorities say the large commercial truck was stopped at a traffic light when it was rear ended by the minivan.  The minivan hit the underride bar on the rear of the truck.  The underride bar or guard is the large horizontal bar that is often covered with red and white reflective decals. Continue reading