ACCIDENT

  • BRT a safer mode of transit, reduces chances of fatal accidents 2 days ago

    Improving our public transport system is clearly the need of the hour. Urban transport experts point out that the bus rapid transit system or BRT can help save lives. Using a BRT as a mode of travel, could increase the chances of avoiding fatal accidents. ...
  • Delhi: Two policemen killed as speeding car hits barricade 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a fateful incident of policemen falling prey to road rage, two officers were killed in Delhi when a speeding car hit a police barricade on Sunday morning. Another policeman was left injured in the incident. It occurred in south-east Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area during the wee hours...
  • J&K: Mini bus falls into gorge in Katra; 5 dead, 14 injured December 10, 2014

    Katra: At least five people were killed and 14 were injured when a mini bus fell into a deep gorge near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the bus was on its way from Reasi to Katra. More details are awaited. ...
  • CBI files chargesheet in Gopinath Munde case against his driver Gurvinder Singh December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a chargesheet in former Union Minister Gopinath Munde accident case against his driver Gurvinder Singh. CBI had ruled out any foul play in the death of the former Union Minister four months back, claiming that the politician had died due to...
  • UP: 5 dead, 25 injured after school bus collides with a train in Mau December 4, 2014

    Mau: Five school children were killed and 25 were injured when their school bus collided with a train in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district on Thursday. The incident took place at around 8 AM when the van carrying school children was hit by Tamsa passenger train going to Varanasi from Azamgarh at...
  • Police say a man fled a crash scene because he 'didn't want to deal with his girlfriend yelling at him' December 2, 2014

    Vineland, NJ: Police in New Jersey say a man told officers he fled the scene of an auto accident because he "didn't want to deal with his girlfriend yelling at him." They say David Scarpa was having an argument with his girlfriend Sunday night when he backed into a utility pole...
  • Paul Walker's legacy lives through charity: brother November 28, 2014

    London, Nov 28 (PTI) Actor Paul Walker's brother believes the late star's legacy lives on through his charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). The 'Fast and Furious' star - who died in a car crash last November - established Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) to provide relief in areas affected by natural disasters...
  • Mumbai Roads Not Deadly-By Indian Standards November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Greater Mumbai, with a population of nearly 18 million people, witnessed more than 23,500 road accidents in 2013, the most of any Indian city. Mumbai was followed by Chennai with 9,705 and Delhi with 7,566 accidents. But Mumbai's roads are not particularly deadly; the city had fewer fatal accidents...
  • Michael Schumacher making progress but faces long recovery November 24, 2014

    Berlin: Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion is "making progress considering the severity of his injury" and "you have to give it time....
  • Hyderabad: One dead, two injured as car hit bikes in Banjara Hills November 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: A 29-year-old man was killed, while two others were injured after a high-end car hit their motorcycles in the posh Banjara Hills here, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred at around 12:30 am when the car driven in a "rash and negligent" manner hit the two bikes going towards...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma, taken to France November 19, 2014

    Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during last month's Japanese Grand Prix, remains in a critical condition with severe head...
  • Attorney says actor Tracy Morgan struggling after crash: Report November 19, 2014

    (Reuters) - An attorney for comedian Tracy Morgan said on Tuesday he was struggling to return "to the way he was" after suffering a serious brain injury in a New Jersey highway crash, a newspaper reported. Morgan's limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in June and the actor and former...
  • Husband dumps his Corvette 30 feet deep into a river during divorce flap, triggers search for a possible victim inside November 11, 2014

    Philadelphia: A man going through a divorce sent the red Corvette his wife drives plunging into a river, triggering a search for a possible victim inside, police said. Officers were called on Monday afternoon about a car in the Delaware River. A witness told them that a man had driven to...
  • From failed bike stunts to beaming faces when a beer truck overturned: 10 absolutely weird road accidents that can only happen in India November 10, 2014

    India doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to road safety. The motorbike enthusiasts are forever keen on learning new tricks. From wheelies to stoppies, most motorcyclists in India take it upon themselves to pass on the heritage of bike stunts down to their friends and relatives.These Indians trying...
  • NASA test flight still on track despite accidents November 7, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's biggest test flight in years remains on track for next month, despite last week's space-related accidents. Officials on Friday said everything looks good for the December 4 launch of NASA's new Orion capsule. This one will not carry a crew. Future Orions are meant to carry astronauts on...
  • One dead, four missing after Navy auxiliary vessel sinks off Visakhapatnam harbour November 6, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A Torpedo Recovery Vessel of Indian Navy on Thursday evening sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise leaving one sailor dead and four others missing. Twenty-three people have been rescued, and a search and rescue operation launched for the missing. At the time of the incident which occurred...
  • Salman Khan did not reek of liqour: Witness in 2002 accident November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A witness in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving bollywood actor Salman Khan informed a court here Wednesday that the actor was not reeking of liquor when he met him at his home a few hours after the accident. The witness - Chiky Pandey, brother of actor Chunky Pandey - said...
  • Mother turns into traffic volunteer after daughter's death in accident November 5, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Though she is not a traffic police officer, but the way she manages the intersection at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in Uttar Pradesh will put many officers to shame. For the last 5 years, 57-year-old Dorris Francis has been voluntarily channelising traffic flow during morning rush hour. However, her decision behind...
  • Delhi: Man hit by DTC bus to get over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who suffered injuries after being hit by a rashly-driven DTC bus, has been awarded over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). The tribunal directed United India Insurance Company Ltd, with which the bus was insured, to pay Rs 1,60,900 as compensation...
  • Maharashtra: Police turns Good Samaritan, rushes mishap victim to hospital November 1, 2014

    Palghar: Swift action by a police official in Maharashtra's Palghar district saved the life of a woman who was knocked down by a motorcyclist. Palghar Deputy Superintendent of Police Suvez Haque was travelling in the Pan Batti area on Thursday night when a 40-year-old woman, identified as Gulab Shankar Wagath of...
  • SC paves way to protect good samaritans, who help road accident victims, from legal hassles, harassment October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has paved the way for a strong guideline that will protect those who help road accident victims. There will be no more harassment by policemen and no pressure to disclose your personal information. No one came forward to help a little...
  • Two killed as BMW hits tree, breaks into three pieces October 26, 2014

    Ludhiana: Two persons were killed while another was critically injured when their BMW car veered off the road and hit a road side tree at wee hours in Ludhiana on Sunday. The impact of the collision was such that the car broke into three pieces on Sarabha Nagar road, police said....
  • Assam: 9 dead, 26 injured as a bus falls into a ditch October 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Nine people were killed and 26 others were injured when a speeding bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch. The incident occurred when the bus driver travelling from Lakhimpur lost his control over the vehicle. The tragedy occurred at 4 AM in the morning and total 37 people were...
  • All road accidents not example of rash driving: Court October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a tractor driver in a road mishap case in which a scooter rider had died, saying "all accidents are not example of rash or negligent driving" and an adverse presumption cannot be raised against the driver of bigger vehicle. The court also held...
  • Indian Air Force grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet, safety checks on October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review. "The fleet has been grounded and...
  • Noida: 1 dead, 2 injured in hit and run incident; locals allege drunk women driving the car are culprits October 13, 2014

    Noida: One person died and two were critically injured in a hit and run incident in Noida on Sunday. An unregistered car hit three people who were on a motorcycle on Sunday evening. Locals allege that there were two young women in the car, who escaped soon after the accident....
  • Jules Bianchi's crash was 'bad luck', says Suzuka official October 7, 2014

    The crash that left French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with severe head injures was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japanese Grand Prix race officials, a track spokesman said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Marussia driver suffered the life-threatening injury on Sunday when he...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • Caught on camera: Horrific car collision in Ahmedabad, 1 dead September 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A horrific car collision in Ahmedabad has been captured on camera. Eyewitnesses say two cars were racing each other early on Thursday morning when the accident happened. The CCTV footage shows the two cars brushing against each other at an intersection. One of the drivers died on the spot...
  • 22 killed, 14 injured in Himachal Pradesh bus accident September 24, 2014

    Shimla: At least 22 people were killed and 14 injured when an overloaded private bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district on Wednesday, officials said. As many as "22 people were killed and 14 were injured", Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said over phone. The exact...