Yesterday, in Augusta, Georgia, a man and his motorcycle were felled by a sinkhole that opened up outside of a shopping center. This is just the latest sinkhole for the city, according to The Augusta Chronicle, which also saw one swallow a garbage truck last May.
A head-on collision of two trains has left nine people dead and 50 people seriously injured on a rail line in Bavaria, Germany this morning, just after 7 a.m. local time.
In a freak turn of events, a man got his head caught between his car and a McDonald’s restaurant.
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 Saturday, a race car on the final stage of the Harju Rally overturned several times off the road, taking the lives of two men and a woman in a designated spectator area, including another driver and his mechanic. According to ABC News, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
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.
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?
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.
Losing control on a slippery road and banging into the guardrail is never a good thing but in this case it's a whole lot better than the alternative—getting hit by a speeding truck.
When you drive over Russia's ice-caked roads in winter with a camera mounted on your dash it's only a matter of time before you capture a crazy near-accident. Still, who could expect you'd snag something like this amazing Michael Bay-worthy near-miss that happened just last week.
I'm back home visiting family in suburban Houston, Texas for Thanksgiving and what should happen while I'm back? Why, it's two turkeys in a pair of matching Corvettes drag racing across my hometown and wrecking their cars in completely stupid fashion.