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Car Accident

'I'm Afraid I'm Going To Lose Everything'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Alicia Payton is a 31-year-old mother of two from Gaylord, Mich. Last Wednesday she told HuffPost she'd recently earned a promotion at her retail job ...

LOOK: Powerful Ad Will Make You Second-Guess Your Driving

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

It is time to slow down. If you're one of the many people who drives too fast on the road, this commercial sponsored by the New Zealand Transport A...

The Man Who Made Me Feel Grateful to See 2014

Suzanne Clores | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News
Suzanne Clores

I felt strangely fortunate to bear witness to Paul's story of escape from certain death. Everyone, yes everyone, has odd, hard-to-explain, extraordinary experiences they can't quite explain but that change their perspective, and around 1/3 of the population notices them.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

I'm the Daughter of a Quadriplegic

SPINALpedia.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
SPINALpedia.com

My only concern when my dad was first injured in a car accident was whether or not he would live. I was told pretty early that he had broken his neck,...

My Daughter Casey's Last Words Were 'I Want My Mom.'

Joel Feldman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Joel Feldman

My daughter Casey was 21 when she was struck and killed by a distracted driver. It was daytime and she was walking in a crosswalk with 4-way stop signs. A 58 year old driver was distracted, never saw her and went through a stop sign.

Welcome to Driving Without Thinking

Ted Minall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ted Minall

Come on, who really gets into their car, truck or yes, even bus, and actually devotes 100% of their focus on driving? I know, I know, you're a good driver! You can multi-task! You've been driving for 40 years and never been in a car crash! And, you're much too busy to waste time just driving.

Fatalities of Distraction

Angie Ward | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Angie Ward

It also seems safe to say most of us agree fidgeting with devices while we're behind the wheel is a pretty stupid thing to do. But many of us are still doing it; the knowledge of the danger doesn't seem to be overriding the desire to stay connected and entertained.

Is Distracted Driving Undoing The Seat Belt?

Bill Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Bell

Seat belt usage is approaching 90 percent nationally, highway safety engineers are building safer roads and police officers are being more prescriptive in their enforcement. However, one behavior is getting worse -- distracted driving.

Driving Blind

Alison Kirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alison Kirk

There are just too many vehicles on the roads and so many more vehicle miles traveled today than ever before that if we just take our attention off the task of driving for a second, it's like driving blind across a football field, but that field is covered with other cars and people.

WATCH: Bikers Assault Driver After High-Speed Chase

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

An annual New York City motorcycle ride and rally, called the "Hollywood Block Party," turned violent Sunday after a motorcyclist was involved in a mi...

Someone Had Too Much Time On Their Hands

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

Hamster wheel accident or car accident? They are one in the same. Via FunkayAnimals ...

Two Stories, Two Car Crashes, Two Different Results

Kate Carr | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

Monika's smile fades when I tell her about Ed. "That easily could have been me," she says. "I think about that day all the time. I can't even imagine."

About That Time I Test Drove a Car Into Another Car

Alison Rosen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I gingerly got out of the car. I looked around for cameras, convinced I was about to be arrested. Then I thought about how frequently these cars are driven. "This must happen a lot, right?" I asked, hopefully.

Florida Finally Bans Texting and Driving

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.19.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida will finally ban texting and driving -- but why has it taken so long, and how does the new law really work?

Summer Blood Donations Encouraged to Keep Pace With Blood Needs

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

4 Lessons I Learned From My First Car Accident

Grace Gist | Posted 08.19.2013 | Teen
Grace Gist

A Simple Fact of Life is that all of us will probably be involved in an auto accident at some point in our lives, likely as teens. That is why I am sharing with you what I have learned. Maybe if you learn from my experience, a worse possibility won't happen to you.

New Law Could Allow Cops To Seize Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to enable police to search a driver’s cell phone immediately after a crash to see if the phone contributed to the accide...

Car Accident Throws Man Over Elevated Highway

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say a tow-truck operator was thrown over a wall and fell about 25 feet into a river after an SUV struck a disabled ...

Crash Upstate Kills 7, Including 4 Kids

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

TRUXTON, N.Y. — A runaway trailer hauling crushed cars slammed into a minivan carrying two families in upstate New York, killing four young chil...

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

Golf Team's Van Involved In Triple Fatal Crash

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime

DETROIT — A minivan carrying six members of a Michigan high school boys' golf team collided with another van on a rural road, killing the 30-yea...

Meeting The Pigman

Leigh Flayton | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

In junior high school I read The Pigman, a coming-of-age story about two kids who encounter tragedy that hurls them into adulthood. I often wondered when I would meet The Pigman myself and have to grow up. It didn't take long.

Why This Driver Won't Ever Let Dogs In His Car

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have been in three major car accidents in my life -- two of my own making and a passenger in the third. Having survived all three I have always felt that I am not going to die in one -- I just hope God doesn't take that as a challenge. This is the story of the first one.

WATCH: Passengers Escape Flooded Bus

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

The next time you complain about clogged public transportation, consider yourself lucky to be swimming in a sea of humanity and not a literal sea of w...