Category Archives: Driving

Prince Philip involved in car crash near Sandringham estate

The Duke of Edinburgh has escaped unhurt after the car he was driving was involved in a crash close to the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Police were called to the scene of a collision involving 97-year-old Prince Philip on Thursday. Witnesses told the BBC the Land Rover being driven by Philip had overturned after pulling out from a driveway on the A149. He was helped out of the car by witnesses and was reportedly conscious but very shocked and shaken.

The palace would not confirm if he was alone in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The other car involved was a Kia and its female driver and passenger were treated in hospital and later discharged. Norfolk police said: “The female driver...

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Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000

A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000.

Dylan Duffy's counsel, Vincent Foley SC, told the High Court the car drove "straight through" the zebra crossing at Carrickmines Retail Park, Co Dublin.

The boy, who was seven years old at the time, was knocked unconscious, Counsel said.

Counsel said while the boy regained consciousness quickly, he remained confused for the next 24 hours, and that Dylan was taken to hospital but he did not suffer any brain injury and remained in hospital for a few days.

Counsel said the boy suffered a fracture to his collarbone...

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Duffy says he regrets being involved in road collisions

Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has said he regrets being involved in a number of car collisions, particularly one in 1993 when he was 33. By that stage in his life, he said, he was married and should have matured. Mr Duffy was previously involved in a collision in 1978, where a woman was seriously injured. Although he said it did not excuse his actions, he said that as a much younger man working in pirate radio, he probably did not have the respect for the law that he should have had. However, he stressed that he has "always put my hand up and apologised" for wrongdoing and said he lives with it all the time. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident, we are here to help. Please visit our Read more

Suge Knight admits manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene of an altercation in January 2015 outside a Compton burger stand. Knight and a consultant on the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton were involved in a fistfight that ended with Knight clipping the man with his pick-up truck and running over businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries. Knight’s lawyers have said he was acting in self-defence and was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Carter and Sloan. During Thursday’s hearing,...
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Nine people injured in crash between school bus and car in Limerick

Nine people injured – six children, two adults and a teenager – have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a school bus and a car in Co Limerick. The collision, which occurred at Ardvarna, Lisnagry, was reported to emergency services at 8.15am. The 28-seater bus, contracted by Bus Éireann from a private operator, and white Renault Laguna collided near a house and on a bend in the road. One of the passengers on the bus managed to exit the vehicle and run about 1.5km to a house to raise the alarm. According to reliable sources, the car ended up “pinned” between the front of the bus and a wall of a house. Two people travelling in the car were cut from the wreckage by firefighters attached to Limerick City Fire and...
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Woman in court over fatal Dundalk crash

A 21-year-old woman has appeared in court charged in relation to a road traffic collision last year in which a man died in Dundalk, Co Louth. Eimear White, with an address Castlecarra, Riverstown, Co Louth, was remanded on bail at Dundalk District Court. She is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of 29-year-old Robert McLoughlin on 21 October 2017 on the Old Newry Road, Dowdallshill, Dundalk. Garda Andy McGuill gave evidence of arresting the accused and charging her this morning. He said she replied "no comment", after caution when charged. She was remanded on her own bail of €100 and the case was adjourned to Dundalk District Court on 17 October. A man has already been charged in connection with the same incident. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident, we are here to help. Please visit our Personal...
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Second Tesla involved in fatal crash was in autopilot mode

US electric car maker Tesla has said that one of its vehicles was under the control of its Autopilot software when it crashed on a California highway two weeks ago, killing the driver. The disclosure on Friday marks the second confirmation in less than two weeks of a fatal accident involving a car that was effectively driving itself, following the death of a pedestrian who was struck by an Uber vehicle in Arizona. The accidents are set to become the first serious test of whether regulators have been right to release imperfect versions of driverless car technology on to public roads, even when there are people behind the wheel who are meant to take control in dangerous situations. Tesla said more lives were being saved by releasing the technology now, with Tesla cars...
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Family sues car seat maker after child injured in crash

carseat The family believes that the company markets a booster seat that didn’t properly protect their daughter in a 2014 crash that left her with lifelong injuries. An attorney told Action News Jax that the company should help pay medical bills as well as for the care that the girl will need for years because of injuries she suffered in the crash. The 5-year-old girl suffered a permanent spinal injury two years ago in a crash on Jacksonville’s Southside. The driver who turned in front of the family was cited for the crash. The family is also suing the driver, and asking for a jury trial. The lawsuit said Evenflo routinely markets booster seats for children who are not yet big enough...
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Sauber: “Nasr accident not his fault”

Monisha_Kaltenborn Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she believes her driver Felipe Nasr was not to blame for the incident that ended his race, as well as Renault’s Jolyon Palmer. The Renault & Sauber were racing together on Lap 2 of the race when they exited the first chicane in close proximity. With the Sauber slightly in front, Nasr moved across slowly on Palmer’s line to force him to ease off. However, the British driver didn’t seem to have taken a slow fade across the racing line into account and was left with nowhere to go. The pair collided, damaging Palmer’s nose and front left, while causing a lot of damage to the right rear of Nasr’s car. The Brazilian was spun around, but...
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Personal injury lawyers target Snapchat as reason for potential car crash

Personal injury lawyers have been asking people if they've been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat.

Attorneys have set up websites to explain local laws on distracted driving, sent out press releases about Snapchat's potential involvement in certain accidents, and written blog posts about the dangers of the app.
At issue are the app's "speed filter" feature that tracks how fast someone is traveling while they take a selfie. Because Snapchat photos and videos disappear after viewing, they demand more concentration, one lawyer argues. "If they are behind the wheel of a car and they want to view a Snapchat picture, 100% of their attention has been removed from the road," California litigation attorney David Azizi writes on his blog. Some lawyers make a...
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