Herbert Glenn Dick, Jr., 56, of Birmingham, Alabama, was killed at the Road Atlanta race track Saturday after his car went off the track near the back straight. According to reports, Dick was immediately airlifted from the track, but succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the hospital.
A "car-sized" boulder came careening down a mountain early today in France, smashing a passenger train off its rails and pushing it downhill. Two people were reportedly killed, and nine more were injured, according to The Telegraph. This is the kind of nightmare that everyone fears, but prays doesn't happen.
Here's your home auto repair horror story of the day: An elderly woman in Oregon had to have her hand amputated after her arm got stuck under the hood of her truck, leaving her trapped for 18 hours in 30-degree weather and snow.
Speculation that speed was a factor in yesterday's Metro North train derailment seems to have been confirmed: The NTSB says the train was going 82 MPH when it entered a 30 MPH zone.
A freight train near Bayard, New Mexico has just derailed, tumbling into a ravine and killing three people. We'll update you as we have more information.
A passenger train on the Hudson Metro North line has derailed in the Bronx. Four people are so far reported dead, and more than 60 people have been reported injured.
A police helicopter that was flying over Glasgow smashed through the roof of a local pub last night, in a scene in which the word "terrifying" is most probably an understatement. At least one person is reportedly dead, and the number of fatalities is expected to rise.
A monster truck performing at an airshow in Chihuahua, Mexico, killed at least eight people and injured seriously dozens more when it lost control and plowed into a crowd.
Dutch rally driver Rob de Vos and his co-driver Marcel Benning were killed yesterday while racing in a historic support exhibition for the WRC Rallye Deutschland. This simple tribute video is a fitting testament, in that it shows them doing what they loved – rallying.
Two people, including a co-driver in a historic rally car and a spectator, were killed at the Panzerplatte at a support race for the WRC round in Germany.
Legendary Sprint Car driver Kramer Williamson died this evening after injuries sustained last night in a crash during a qualifying race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.
Italian motorcycle racer Andrea Antonelli died in a crash today at the World Supersport round in Moscow under a torrential downpour. He was 25.
Yesterday's crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was a clear tragedy, with two deaths and upwards of 180 injured. After the initial work of battling the blaze that followed and triaging the passengers, though, the next phase begins – the investigation. Here's what we know so far.
Another racing driver has been killed this weekend, this time at a rally in Ireland. We'll update you as we get more information.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race car driver Andrea Mamé was killed at Paul Ricard circuit today in a crash involving five competitors. It is not immediately clear what caused the accident that took Mamé's life.
Wing walker Jane Wicker was killed instantly when the biplane she was walking on crashed to the ground today at an air show in Dayton, Ohio. The pilot, who was also killed, was not immediately identified.
Le Mans is a tough race, no one ever disputes that. What people sometimes do forget, though, is that it can be a deadly race. That was proved today with the death of Allan Simonsen, though the race has not been halted. Some may view that as insensitive, however the race has never been stopped, going back to 1923.
A wing walker has died at an air show in Ohio after her plane slammed into the ground. More info as we have it.
VLN racing driver Wolf Silvester died from an apparent heart attack during a race today at the Nurburgring. He was 55.