The current generation of the XC90 might be the safest car of all time, or at least the safest model that doesn’t come with a roll cage, five-point harness, and racing seats. And according to new research, the XC90 hasn’t killed anyone after 14 years on British roads.
Cars crashing into each other is bad, 100 percent. We would all like to avoid this. And we should also avoid hitting pedestrians with our cars, because that’s really bad, too. Apparently, it happened a lot last year.
When a woman noticed a pile of parking tickets on a parked Isuzu Axiom in south Florida, she approached it for a closer look and was shocked to see a man slumped over in the driver’s seat.
With ambient temperatures reported at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, the 48th Baja 500 off-road race has already been called the most brutal of all time by veteran competitors. It may also be the most lethal, claiming the lives of two motorcycle racers and one spectator in three unrelated incidents.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The Ga people of coastal Ghana have been making elaborate fantasy coffins since the 1950s. For your very last car ride, there really is no alternative.
Traveling through Google Brazil's Street View is an amazing trip of luxury and misery, even while one can't get into the favelas for risk of being killed. There's no need though. You can find death elsewhere. Warning: Strong images inside.