A worker at GM’s Defiance Casting Operations plant in Ohio fell to his death on Tuesday, Automotive News reports. It’s a reminder that, despite all the strides they’ve made, auto factories are still dangerous places to work.
“There’s a deal you make, and it’s that you can get killed.” That’s how Robin Miller, a veteran of racing who’s covered IndyCar for 47 years, described it to Marshall Pruett in Road & Track.
Steven Jalbert’s a mechanic at A.J.’s Sunoco in Barre, Vermont. Last year he put an inspection sticker on Donald Ibey’s 1992 Chevy Corsica. Two months later the car was involved in a crash that killed Ibey’s wife Elizabeth. As a result Jalbert’s been brought up on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment and…
A 32-year-old woman was found dead inside her SUV in a convenience store parking lot, where she was trying to get some extra sleep between shifts at her four part-time jobs, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
Today in unspeakable sadness, the story of Raphael Wittmann, a 14-year-old German boy with terminal cancer who broke both his legs and bit off his tongue in a head-on collision during a "dream ride" in a Porsche Boxster.
A rush-hour train derailment in Moscow today killed 19 people and injured 150, according to Russian officials. At least 50 of the injured are reportedly in grave condition.
Fire departments and HAZMAT teams responded to a "chemical explosion involving chlorine" just before 2:00 this afternoon at GM's Marion Stamping Plant. One GM worker died and several others were injured in the incident.
As Mexico City archaeologists sort through the surreal array of Aztec sacrificial skulls recently uncovered while excavating their city's subway system, it's worth remembering that parts of the London Underground were also tunneled, blasted, picked, and drilled through a labyrinth of plague pits and cemeteries.
Earlier today, unconfirmed reports on Suzukihayabusa.org forums stated that Bill Warner crashed at the Loring Standing Mile Event and was in route to Cary Medical Center. Later post from close family and friends confirmed that Bill Warner passed away from injuries sustained during the crash. Cary Medical Center has…
In the future toxic smoke fills the sky and judgement is clouded. Men, driven to madness and controlled by fear, race for survival. Few will survive the Death Race! Ha Ha. Just kidding. Enjoy this twisted take on LeMons crapcan racing. Watch in HD: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc_G4XFaa-E&hd=1
If you've ever watched or attended a NASCAR race, you have probably noticed that the diehard fans are an interesting bunch. That's why we almost weren't surprised that a woman in Michigan has been watching races with her dead friend for nearly two years.
By now, you're familiar with Hagwalah, the Saudi street drifting phenomenon. Young men gather on congested highways to perform idiotic feats of driving dumbassery. But, are you familiar with the potential fallout? After watching this incredibly graphic, NSFW video, you and hopefully anyone thinking about doing this…
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.
You've heard of people using rusted-out camper vans and seedy motel rooms as meth labs, but a Cadillac? That one's new to us, too, but it's exactly how someone destroyed this 2006 Cadillac CTS, killing himself in the process, earlier this year.
A woman and her daughter is suing American Airlines and flight catering company Sky Chefs for one million dollars, claiming that their airplane food killed her husband. I would sue Sky Chefs for crimes against humanity and good taste.
A 60-year-old maid in Lokeren, Belgium, was crushed to death yesterday when the folding convertible top on her employer's BMW mysteriously closed on top of her neck. Police believe she was cleaning the car at the time, which offers little solace or explanation as to how this can happen. Good morning world, meet your…
The North African theater was every bit as savage and deadly as its better-known European and Pacific cousins during World War 2, with the added exposure to the Sun and dust storms for good measure. These pictures tell that story.
Motorcycle-racing champion Pascal Grosjean of Switzerland had just won a race in the Dubai Autodrome when, during his warm-down lap, he was hit from behind by the third-place rider who tried to brake from an estimated 125 mph pre-collision.