Two-car crash injures teenage girl and Morgan deputy
15, 2013. Continues In LASD Fatal Crash Family in Shock After 2 Killed in Patrol Car Crash Authorities were investigating the scene in Palmdale where a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department patrol car collided with a Ford Explorer, killing two people in the SUV and injuring the deputy. Family members at the scene of the crash said one of the victims was a 20-year-old woman. Officials said the investigation could continue for weeks since it involved a deputy and multiple fatalities. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Images MORGAN — A sheriff’s deputy caused a car crash Monday night that briefly sent a teenage girl to an Ogden hospital. The deputy ran a stop sign while responding to a keep-the-peace call, said Lt. Chris Simmons, Utah Highway Patrol supervisor for Weber and Morgan counties. “Every indication is the Morgan County deputy failed to yield the right of way in running a stop sign,” Simmons said. “He will likely be cited with failure to yield, but that would be a prosecutor’s call.” The deputy did not have his overhead lights activated upon entering the intersection where the crash occurred, Simmons said. Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears confirmed the 9 p.m. traffic accident involved a patrol car and another vehicle at 100 S. State St. in Morgan. He said he did not have full details since, per policy, an outside agency was investigating the crash, in this case the UHP. Breshears and Simmons both declined to identify the deputy.
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California DUI Suspect Held in Deadly 7-Car Crash
City News Service says a woman in her 60s was killed on impact in the crash in the Tarzana area late Monday. Officer Olga Arriaga says the suspect, driving a gray Ford Taurus, slammed into the rear of a vehicle, causing a seven-car pileup. Occupants of the other cars complained of neck and back pain but no serious injuries were reported. Witnesses say after the crash the suspect walked into a convenience store, bought a six pack of beer and began drinking it while police arrived. The suspect is in custody and being questioned. His name was not immediately released. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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No car accidents in a new Volvo by 2020
By 2020, no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo. Our long-term vision is that cars should not crash, echoes De Voijs with unmistakable conviction. DE VOIJS says theyre working on sensors that will recognize even animals that may cross the path of a Volvo. Undoubtedly, Volvo remains firm in its commitment to be the countrysand the worlds safest car. While the rest of the car industry is trying to copy vehicle safety features that Volvo had introduced in the market years ago, the Swedish car manufacturer is moving ahead in tooling new safety features. Were working on our sensors to recognize even animals that may cross the path of a Volvo, says De Voijs. This will allow the vehicle to give a warning, and that ultimately will bring the car to a full auto brake. By 2020, Volvo aspires to produce vehicles for the Swedish market that will run on automatic mode. Already, the Swedish car firm is testing a prototype that can run on auto-pilot, much like airplanes set to fly on a programmed altitude and flight path. By 2017, the car company will have 100 self-driving Volvo cars running in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. This will be the final test, so to speak, of a project that just started between Volvo and the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg. The experiment, called the Drive Me project, aims to pinpoint the societal benefits of autonomous driving, while helping to position Sweden and Volvo cars as leaders in the development of future mobility. Some of the questions that the Drive Me project aims to answer are: How can autonomous (or self-driving) vehicles bring societal and economic benefits to traffic efficiency, the traffic environment and road safety? What are the infrastructure requirements for autonomous driving?
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