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Two arrested for fatal car accident in Houma overnight – WWL

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Posted on August 10, 2013 at 5:15 AM

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Houma, La. — Louisiana state troopers arrested two drivers in connection with a fatal car accident in Terrebonne Parish early Saturday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers from State Police Troop C were called to investigate the crash along LA Highway 182 in Houma.

Police reported that a 1991 Nissan Maxima was heading east on LA 182 when the driver, Wilbur Macias-Mercado, 41, of Houma, attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of a local bar.

Macias-Mercado allegedly turned into the path of a 2004 Cadillac CTS traveling westbound along the highway.

The Cadillac was being driven by Kyle Naquin, 22, of Bourg.  The Cadillac struck the Maxima on the right side and spun the Maxima into the parking lot, where it hit another parked car.

The female passenger in the Maxima was killed.  She is identified as Rosa Benlavida, of Houma.

Police believe both drivers were intoxicated at the time.

Macias-Mercado was found to have a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit.  He was arrested and booked with vehicular homicide, failure to yield and not having a driver’s license.

Naquin was also found to be driving drunk and was arrested for DWI and driving under suspension.

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Central Michigan soccer player dies after car accident – Los Angeles Times

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Josie Seebeck died Monday from injuries sustained in a car accident on Friday. (Associated Press)

Central Michigan women’s soccer player Josie Seebeck, seriously injured in an automobile accident on Friday, died Monday, the university announced.

Seebeck, 19, and two other Central Michigan soccer players were hurt when their vehicle crashed and rolled over Friday. The Central Michigan athletic department said one player is hospitalized and another was released after spending the night at the hospital. The school has not released the names of the other players.

”This is a tragic loss for our family and for the Central Michigan family,” Seebeck’s family said in a statement. ”She was a beautiful girl who we loved very much and still love very much.

”This has left a big hole in our family and we are touched by all the people who have reached out to us over the past few days. She was a wonderful, selfless person and we will miss her very much. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.”

Athletic Director Dave Heeke said in a statement it’s “a tough, tragic time for our soccer student-athletes and the entire CMU Chippewa family.”

Seebeck, a midfielder, scored her only goal last season in a win against Northern Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament while recovering from broken ribs.

“There’s really no words we can say that express what this has been like for us,” said senior midfielder Tory Kinniard. “I don’t really know what to say to tell you how everybody feels.”


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Jamie Lee Curtis rushed to hospital after car accident, Jodie Foster comes to … – Fox News

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Jamie Lee Curtis was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after getting into a serious car accident in Venice, Calif., reports.

Curtis was a passenger in a car that crashed into another vehicle. The accident sent one other passenger to the hospital, but Curtis was released a short time later with minor injuries.

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After the crash, Curtis reportedly called Jodie Foster, who came to her aid before the ambulance arrived.

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Two-car accident reported at city intersection – Ct Post

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BRIDGEPORT — A two-car accident at the intersection of Capitol and Wood avenues sent both drivers to the hospital Saturday.

The identities of the drivers were not immediately available, police said.

One of the drivers, a woman, had to be extricated from her car because her legs were pinned underneath the dashboard.

Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, although she was in a great deal of pain, police said.

The other driver, whose gender was unavailable, was taken to the hospital with less serious injuries.

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Lost hikers die in car accident after being rescued –

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By Amanda Sloane

updated 6:45 PM EDT, Wed July 24, 2013

Two lost women — one who was five months pregnant — were rescued while hiking only to be killed later the same day in a car accident.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department told HLN affiliate WMTW that the women, both in their 30’s, had called to say they were lost on Tuesday near Roque Bluffs State Park in Maine. Before rescuers arrived on scene, a man said he had found the two women and their dog.

He gave them a lift to a nearby home, where they were then taken to their car by the Maine Warden Service.

Just a short time later, the women called in to report that they had driven their vehicle into the water. Rescuers couldn’t reach them in time.

GPS coordinates tracked by investigators show that the pair was just a mile from where they were last seen, their car submerged about 175 feet from a boat ramp, according to WMTW.

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Three car accident sends three to the hospital – AZFamily

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Posted on July 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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PHOENIX — Three people had to be hospitalized Saturday after a car accident took place just before noon at 64th Street and McDowell.

Authorities said three vehicles were involved in the crash, which resulted in five people being evaluated by responders.

Three people wound up being taken to the hospital, with two of those people having serious injuries.

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Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey hospitalized after car accident –

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Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey was being treated at a hospital early Wednesday morning after being injured in a car accident Tuesday evening in Milton, his spokesman said.

David Traub, a spokesman for Morrissey, said in a statement that the multi-car accident occurred on Centre Street shortly before 6 p.m., and that he was “transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries resulting from the accident.”

Traub did not provide details of Morrissey’s injuries or say whether he was driving at the time of the accident. He also did not say if there was any word on what caused the accident, but added that three other people were treated at area hospitals and released.

Officials at several major Boston hospitals and at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton said Morrissey was not being treated at their facilities.

“I am very concerned about the well-being of the other parties injured in this accident,” Morrissey, 58, said in the statement, which did not provide any information about the others who were hurt.

Traub also did not identify the hospital where the district attorney was being treated, and he said he had no information on his condition late Tuesday.

Morrissey’s family could not be reached, and a Milton police spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Morrissey, of Quincy, was elected as the county’s top prosecutor three years ago and previously served as a state representative from 1977 to 1992 and as a state senator from 1992 to 2010, according to his office’s website.

He was also the founding and managing partner of Boyle, Morrissey & Campo, P.C., a law firm that grew to more than 50 employees with offices in three states, according to the website.

Globe correspondent Haven Orecchio-Egresitz contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.

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St. Bonaventure’s Revello dies as result of injuries sustained in car accident –

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — The St. Bonaventure community is mourning the loss of redshirt junior Andrew Revello, 22, who died Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident June 1 in Butler Township, Pa.

A native of Highland Heights, Ohio, Revello was an accounting major and a starting pitcher on St. Bonaventure’s baseball team.

“Andrew Revello — Dice, to his teammates — was a tireless worker, good student and a joy to be around,” said Larry Sudbrook, SBU’s baseball coach. “He was always willing to share his opinion on anything sports related and enjoyed the give-and-take as much as his teammates. Dice loved St. Bonaventure baseball and it loved him back.”

This past season, Revello led the team in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts and was expected to head the Bonnies’ pitching rotation in 2013-14.

“We are profoundly saddened to hear of Andrew’s passing,” said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., university president. “He was a tremendous representative of this university. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, as well as to his teammates and members of the St. Bonaventure community with whom he developed such a strong and lasting bond.”

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Hamilton car accident closes Kuser/Whitehorse-Mercerville intersection – Hunterdon County Democrat –

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HAMILTON — A car accident and downed wires have closed the intersection of Kuser Road and Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, police said.

The intersection is closed and will be closed through rush hour tonight. Detours are in place and motorists should plan alternative routes, police said.

Forked River resident Barbara Rolles was traveling west on Kuser Road at 7:45 a.m. today when her car left the road and struck a utility pole, causing power lines to fall, police said.

Rolles, 62, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Hamilton Police Division Traffic Unit at (609) 581-4024.


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Veteran Rose Parade horse dies after car accident – 89.3 KPCC

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Rose Parade Horse Killed


This image provided by the Riverside County Animal Services shows officials assisting an injured Bucky, a 30-year-old horse, at the site of a collision Wednesday, July 3, 2013 near Blythe, Calif. The palomino, which pranced in 26 Rose Parades, was euthanized after being injured in a car accident.

Bucky the Palomino, a horse who has pranced in 26 Rose Parades, has been euthanized after being injured in a car accident.

Owner Carol Tennant says Bucky had to be put down Wednesday morning after surviving a car accident that left the horse with serious internal injuries.

Tennant was driving to the Prescott Frontier Days to participate in that parade when she lost control of her vehicle, which was towing a trailer with Bucky inside. Animal control officials and good samaritans tried to save the animal, along with a veterinarian.

As the temperature climbed to 116 degrees, they poured water on Bucky, used fans to try him down and gave him hydration through an IV, but brain injuries caused him to thrash around violently until he was euthanized humanely.

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