A truck lost its load of metal balls yesterday afternoon, sending 44,000 pounds of projectiles gleefully bouncing down one of Seattle’s steep streets. Balls everywhere, what a mess!!!!!
October is a spooky month, and while some neighborhoods are busy being traumatized by Freddy and Jason and teen vandals, this neighborhood knows no fear like the drainage ditch in this person’s yard.
We’ve all done it at least once in our lives. We’ve looked at a road sign and gone, “pfft, yeah right”, and gone right on our merry way. You might have gotten lucky with your extra-miles-per-hour-above-the-speed-limit shenanigans—but watch what happens when hubris gets the best of us.
A guy racing Ford Mustang against another Mustang recently crashed into a utility pole, completely destroying the car but somehow not the driver himself, who got away easy with merely a broken jaw, some missing teeth, and a broken shoulder.
Tesla made waves earlier this week by announcing that the Model 3 scoring five stars in all of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash test categories, leading to the claim that it has “the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.” The Tesla cars have long had a…
Yesterday morning in North London, a replica Porsche 356 Speedster was pushed into a canal by a delivery van, producing no serious injuries but a good bit of automotive slapstick.
After a terrifying two years of rapidly increasing traffic-related fatalities, the number of people killed in traffic crashes in 2017 dropped 1.8 percent over 2016—but the NHTSA reports that 37,133 people still died, and numbers are still way up from where we were just a few years ago.
The driver of this Honda CRV suffered first, second and third degree burns on her face, neck and hands after her car exploded. Investigators suspect the cause of the explosion may have been the propane tank she was driving home in the back of the car.
Motorcycle riders don’t enjoy the same luxury of safety that people in cars do. They are completely exposed and a collision that wouldn’t really hurt a driver can seriously injure a rider. So, it’s understandable that when this rider narrowly avoids colliding with a stunting Lamborghini, the rider’s alleged girlfriend…
An unhappy fact about my life is that, more than likely, I’ll never own a Porsche 911 GT3. The silver lining, however, is that I’ll never have to helplessly watch my 911 burn down on the Nürburgring.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the only governmental really allowed to drive cars into walls on a regular basis, has beaten the crap out of a few Tesla Model 3s and decided that hey, this thing is pretty good at smashing into things. As a result, they’ve awarded the car the highest possible score,…
If there’s any vehicle that might have a chance at breaking free from a massive Ford F-450 tow truck, it’s a Power Stroke diesel-powered Ford F-250. Watch this huge Super Duty yank the tow truck’s front end sky high as the former’s driver attempts to free his apparently repossessed truck.
Last month, videos of an 18-wheeler casually pushing a car down the interstate in San Antonio popped up on Facebook. The truck driver said he didn’t realize there was a car at first, but it’s hard to miss the lawsuit that came afterward: The driver of the Mercedes is now suing for more than $1 million.
I was on the road a lot this week. I had an eight-hour round trip to Dallas on Tuesday, then a four-hour round trip to Houston Wednesday. Like most people, there are very few moments when I fully accept the danger and risk of death of driving down the road. It’s easier not to. In Houston, I couldn’t ignore it.
In the wake of any accident, speculation will abound. In the case of IndyCar driver Robert Wickens’ wreck at Pocono in mid-August, however, misinformation spread by members of the media have forced the family’s hand and encouraged them to release a statement listing his full injuries.
Sunday is the Formula One Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari’s home race, so the team had a fan event in Milan this week. But Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who’s gaining on title leader Lewis Hamilton in the standings faster than most of us can gain weight on vacation, walled it during a low-speed run in front of the crowd.
Everybody hated the flip flop ‘Halo’ when they first saw it because, well, look at it. Even Niki Lauda dissed it and he has a corner named for his brush with death. But most everybody has shut up about the looks now that they’ve seen this onboard 360 camera video of Fernando Alonso crashing over Charles Leclerc’s car…
On Sunday, August 19, IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was airlifted from Pocono Raceway after a bad wreck that left him with orthopedic injuries, pulmonary contusions, and the need for multiple surgeries. I sat in the stands watching this happen. This is the second time in four years that I’ve seen a driver flown out…