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Sinkhole swallows three cars on Chicago's South Side

Sinkhole - NBC News

A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago's South Side, police said. The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police Department spokesman Mike Sullivan told


Stop daydreaming and focus on driving! 

We’ve been hearing a lot about the “epidemic” of distracted driving, as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has dubbed it, and most fingers point to such high-tech diversions as texting and handheld cellphoning.


Police: 1 person dead in N. Illinois school bus crash; principal says students all survived

School Bus - AP

One person died and dozens of elementary school children were taken to hospitals Friday after a school bus crash in northern Illinois that left two cars mangled and the bus on its side, authorities said. All 35 people aboard the bus survived the crash in Wadsworth, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. said.


Washington rated the worst for traffic congestion — again

When it comes to traffic congestion around Washington, even the good news is bad, and it goes downhill from there. The city that so hungers to be No. 1 at something — usually on a gridiron or diamond-shaped field — has again risen to the top as the most congested metropolitan area in the United States, a place where the average driver burns 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic.


Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars


Defending motorcyclists who navigate the space between cars hits a nerve among motorists eager for a reasoned conversation on improving life on L.A.'s freeways... During his nearly 40 years as a columnist for this newspaper, my late father occasionally tweaked his readers — quite disingenuously — by belittling his cat, knowing the slur would stir invective so passionate and erudite that he could fill another column without having to do much writing of his own.


Snow trapped hundreds overnight on Alabama highway

Snow Trucks

Parts of the Southeast were digging out Friday from a winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow around the region and played a role in at least one death.


Man argues having papers from a corporation in his car with him counts as having a person in the car...


A lone Marin driver’s naughty sneak into the carpool lane could spell the end of corporate personhood as we know it—or at least that’s San Rafael resident Jonathan Frieman’s plan, as he heads to Marin Superior Court next week to challenge a traffic violation and, ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.


5 children, 1 adult die in Mississippi car accident

Five young siblings and one adult died early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off an eastern Mississippi road and plunged into a rain-swollen creek, authorities said.


Texas: Two Dead, Up To 100 Hurt In Massive Pileup

Texas Pileup

A high-speed pileup of up to 150 vehicles on a fog-bound Texas interstate highway killed at least two people on Thursday and injured up to 100, a sheriff's spokesman said. The chain reaction of collisions shut down Interstate 10 about 15 miles west of Beaumont for several hours, said Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


80 injured in 50-car pileup in Texas fog

Eighty people were injured in a foggy, 50-vehicle pileup that completely closed Interstate 10 near Beaumont, Texas on Thursday morning, NBC affiliate KBMT reported.


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