Official: No Mechanical Issues In Walker Car Crash

Browns WR Gordon in minor car accident

The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle. “We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press . The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver, Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas . Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races this year. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have calculated a range of the speed at which they think the car was traveling, but they won’t firm up that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month in the hope of extracting information from onboard data collectors. The official would not disclose the current speed estimate.
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Patrol Car Crash Victims Were Set to Be Engaged: Family

Investigation Continues In LASD Fatal Crash

Car insurance premiums for Californian rise by an average of 62% after a single claim, according to the report. Thats the second-steepest hike in the country. Nationally, drivers pay an average of 38% more for car insurance after making a single claim. Residents of Massachusetts pay the largest increase, 67%. New Jersey is third after California with a 59% rise. Maryland has the smallest increase, just 20%, followed by Alabama at 22% and Michigan at 23%. Dont even think about having a second accident thats your fault. Nationally, that sends premiums soaring to 86% over a claim-free driver with a similar policy.
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, firefighters stand near the wreckage of a Porsche that hit a light pole and burned on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., a crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas.  A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to "speed, and speed alone." Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the "Fast & Furious" actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. Photo: Dan Watson, AP / The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. More Photos and Videos Grieving families gathered Sunday at the site where two people died after colliding with a sheriffs deputy’s patrol car the day before. Sara Paynter, 20, and her boyfriend, Robert Delgadillo, 30, were in the backseat of a Ford Explorer on Saturday when the driver of the SUV crashed with a sheriffs patrol car in Palmdale, officials said. Two people in the front of the SUV were hurt but survived, and the deputy was treated for minor injuries. Officials have not said who is at fault in the crash. TwoKilled, Deputy Hurt inPatrolCar Crash “Robert gave my mom a kiss and they never came back,” said Delgadillos sister, Rosa Hernandez. The collision between the patrol car and Ford Explorer happened about 4:30 p.m. Saturday near 17th Street East and Avenue R in Palmdale, according to the California Highway Patrol Delgadillo and Paynter were ejected from the SUV after it spun out of control. They died immediately. “I was going to cook dinner and she was gone,” Paynters sister Rebecca said.
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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.
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Camry Back on Consumer Reports’ List After Crash Tests

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Report a typo Action News PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – December 18, 2013 (WPVI) — Police say three people were injured in a car crash in Pennsauken, New Jersey late Tuesday night. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the Betsy Ross Bridge on Route 130 and Union Avenue. According to police, two vehicles collided head on. Related Content More: See more Action News slideshows One car carrying a male and female were allegedly driving at a high rate of speed and traveling north on Route 130 when it struck a second car. The striking car lost control and continued north, flipping over a guard rail before ejecting the male and female victims. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver in the second car suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the crash. (Copyright 2013 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
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3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken, N.J.

3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken

Gordon was a passenger in his SUV and on his way to the team’s training complex when the car swerved in snowy weather to avoid hitting another vehicle. Team spokesman Zak Gilbert said Gordon was not injured in the road mishap. He was checked by medical personnel. Gordon was able to attend team meetings and is in the starting lineup Sunday. Gordon has amassed 774 yards receiving in the past four games- an NFL record for a four-game stretch. Gordon leads the league with 1,400 yards this season – also a team record – and is averaging 127.3 yards per game. He enters Sunday’s game needing 88 yards to break Calvin Johnson’s five-game receiving record of 861 yards. More NFL
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Ouch, Californians pay big car insurance penalty for first crash

10 speediest cars for under $30,000

What youre seeing is that the introduction of front-crash prevention systems is a relatively recent phenomenon as is our introduction of the small-overlap front crash test, Lund said. There are a lot of makes out there that arent doing well in both of those categories. Sole Minivan The Odyssey is the only minivan among the 22 winners of the top score. Vehicles receiving the accolade ranged from Mazda Motor Corp. (7261) s Mazda 3 small car to mid-size sport-utility vehicles including the Volvo Car Corp. XC60. Toyota Prius models built after November and the companys Highlander SUV also made the list. Most of the models named top safety pick plus earned that designation only when equipped with optional — rather than standard — crash-avoidance systems, the insurance group said. The vehicles that earned top safety pick plus offer crash-prevention technology that warns drivers before a crash and automatically applies the brakes. The insurance group began rating front-crash prevention systems this year and built a test track where it can do the evaluations at 12 mph and 25 mph. Consumers who want both crash-prevention technology and the latest in occupant protection have a fair number of vehicles to choose from, Lund said in an e-mailed statement. We hope manufacturers will continue to incorporate front crash prevention, developing more robust systems and adding them to more trim levels or better yet, making them standard equipment. Braking Systems Sales of the Camry, Toyotas flagship model, rose 1.3 percent this year through November to 378,520, staying more than 40,000 units ahead of its closest competitor, Honda Motor Co.s Accord, and on pace to sell more than 400,000 this year. While Camrys upgrade removes one shortcoming, Toyotas Prius v hybrid wagon, RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and Corolla compact have also had poor crash test results.
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