Notable sprint car crashes and fatalities in 2013
Theyre way out in front. This is more about front-runners than laggards. The institute in 2012 started adding a so-called small-overlap front crash test, simulating a collision at 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) in which the drivers side corner strikes another vehicle or an immobile object such as a tree. Since the tests inception, automakers that market on safety have redesigned models including Hondas Odyssey minivan to get a top rating in the test. 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.
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Wafer will be facing charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter – death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and felony firearm, as a result of shooting McBride in the face with a shotgun, according to USA Today . The teen ended up on the front porch of Wafers home several hours after being involved in a car accident around 12:57 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 2 when she hit a parked car not too far from Wafers residence. The prosecutors press release stated that McBride left the scene of the car accident, and was observed to have blood on her body and appeared to be disoriented when she left the scene on foot,” according to CBS News . Hours later at 4:42 a.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding a fatal shooting at the home of Theodore P. Wafer. When police arrived on the scene, they found Renisha McBride shot dead on Wafers front porch.
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Man to stand trial in shooting death of girl looking for help after car accident
EDT August 7, 2013 Jason Leffler died after a crash at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey on June 12. (Photo: Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 24 CONNECT 3 TWEET 5 COMMENTEMAILMORE There have been at least seven fatalities in short-track racing this year, including hall of fame sprint cup driver Kramer Williamson who died Sunday. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart broke his right leg after crashing at Southern Iowan Speedway Monday night. WATCH: Tony Stewart crashes Monday in Iowa Notable accidents this year: March: Dale Wondergem Jr., 68, and Marcus Johnson, 14, are killed when a car careens off Marysville Raceway Park and onto pit road in California. Johnson was the cousin of Chase Johnson, who was participating in the race but not involved in the crash. Wondergem owned a race car at the track. May: Leroy Kay, 67, and David Richardson, 63, die from injuries incurred in a dirt ‘dwarf’ car race at Reno-Fernley Raceway in Reno, Nev.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents
Marines had the next highest increase, while Navy and Air Force members showed minimal increases. At-fault auto accidents drastically increased for troops who have been deployed numerous times and for those troops that had prolonged deployments. The study also showed that military personnel under the age of 22 had more auto accidents than those over the age of 30. Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in.
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