With the right knowledge and a little bit of forethought, the first person on the scene at a motorcycle accident can make the difference between life and death. I just wish I’d thought about this stuff before I found a rider down, trapped under his own bike on a desolate road. Here’s what happened.
A Cadillac-Buick-GMC dealer was the unfortunate victim of a rogue milk truck last Sunday after the truck driver choked on a nice refreshing Dr. Pepper beverage.
Urine has been blamed for the structural decay of a San Francisco light pole that crushed a car this week. There was no wind, no storm, just an old, rusty pole. Fortunately, the man inside the car was unharmed.
This Florida State Trooper in an unmarked Monte Carlo, attempts to pull over a motorcycle with a questionable technique. The resulting traffic stop includes the police car pinning the bike against the shoulder barrier, after which the officer tries to evade the citizen filming the encounter.
All 238 people aboard a Turkish Airlines A330 are safe after the aircraft somehow ended up in the grasslands beyond the runway. Conflicting reports state that it either ran off the end of the runway or completely missed the runway on its second attempt at landing in what appears to be poor weather conditions.
Mark Webber was sore, but awake enough to release a statement following yesterday's horrific Porsche 919 crash. Webber is sore and recovering fine, although he has no recollection of the accident. Doctors say that the impact gave him a concussion.
The FIA released several more details concerning the crash which injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi today during a press conference for the Russian Grand Prix.
The car became airborne. According to reports, the driver walked away.
Sharlene Simon, An Ontario woman who struck three teenagers with her SUV while speeding, killing one, is suing the dead teen, his parents, his deceased brother, the families of the other teenagers and the county for $1.35 million, citing that she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic…
I kept thinking of that horrible scene in Scarface! How much do you want to bet that the helo pilot got the callsign "Sosa" after this little incident?
It's not a good year to be a Google Street View driver—or rather, in this case, to be anywhere in the vicinity of one. In Bogor, Indonesia, one ill-fated Google Street View car got itself into a bit of trouble when the driver's failed attempt at a hit-and-run involved him ramming into two large public busses and a…
A Maryland woman apparently unaware of the dangers associated with texting and driving received a crash course on the subject after driving her car into a lake yesterday.
The owner of a grey Nissan GTR is wanted by the LAPD for his involvement in a fatal hit&run accident. That accident claimed the life of 90 y/o Joo Yoon as he crossed the intersection at Vermont and Sixth Street. Yoon was struck as he crossed the street by bicycle, the video below shows the incident in it entirety.…
Man, I feel for this kid. Somewhere in China, it was the first day of school, and our hapless unnamed student is happily riding his bike, his mind presumably full of hope for the coming year, and likely not at all worried about people all over the world reading about the bicycle up his ass. That was his first mistake.
Karting is the purest form of motorsports that you can participate in today. There is no ABS, no traction control, and no power steering. Instead, there is a seat (without a seat belt), a small motor to your right, and a helmet on your head.
An unusual fire of an unusual car in an unusual place happened Monday, May 21 when a 1964 Shelby Cobra caught fire and burned inside the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel in Utah's Zion National Park. The tunnel is just over a mile long and cut through solid rock, with six open "windows" in the outer rock walls that give a…
This morning, we reported on a crash at France's Pays des Maures that killed two people and injured 15. Information from the scene implicated the driver, but Jalopnik reader Thomas Belhacene, who's brother was one of the first responders, challenges those claims.