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US driver in ‘Bird Box blindfold’ crashes in Utah

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film has led to a craze in which people attempt everyday tasks while blindfolded Police in the US state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash. A teenager with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming traffic in the city of Layton while taking part in the so-called “Bird Box Challenge”. The craze has come from the Netflix film Bird Box, starring…

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Cuba bus ‘carrying foreign tourists’ crashes killing seven

At least seven people were killed and dozens others injured after a bus carrying tourists and locals crashed in Cuba on Thursday, state-run media say. Citizens from the UK, Canada, France, Mexico and the Netherlands were reportedly on board. The driver told local media that he lost control on a road between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo. Five of the injured were said to be in critical condition in hospital. The UK Foreign Office said it was “seeking information from the Cuban authorities” and that it was “ready…

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Person rescued after car crashes into Bexhill cafe

Image copyright Keith Linstead Image caption The car crashed backwards into the cafe A person has been freed from the wreckage of a car after it ploughed into the front of a cafe. The vehicle reversed into Jempson’s Cafe in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, trapping an occupant. Western Road was closed eastbound between Sackville Road and Devonshire Road while firefighters released the person, who was treated by paramedics. A building inspector has been called to the scene to assess the damage, which cafe staff said was considerable. The Jempson’s Twitter account…

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Double-decker London bus crashes into front garden

Image copyright @KrysTwo Image caption The 118 service to Brixton crashed into a front garden A red London double-decker bus crashed into the front garden of a house. The 118 service to Brixton ploughed through a fence and hit the home in Streatham Vale at about 21:00 GMT on Boxing Day. Photos from the scene also appear to show damage to cars on the street in south London. Transport for London (TfL) said the road had been closed in both directions while emergency services responded to the crash. Image copyright…

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Turkey high-speed train crashes in Ankara

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has caused casualties, local media report. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages on Thursday morning. Some reports, citing local officials, suggested that the high-speed train had collided with a local train. It occurred at about 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT). This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News…

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Bitcoin crashes to lowest this year, losses top 25 percent in a week

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Tuesday to its lowest this year, tumbling as much as 10 percent to breach $4,300 and taking losses in the world’s best-known digital coin to 25 percent within a week. FILE PHOTO: Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Other smaller coins also skidded sharply as a broader cryptocurrency sell-off, said by traders and market makers to be rooted in heavy selling at leveraged Asian exchanges, gathered steam. The…

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Top Gear presenter Chris Harris crashes Porsche

Image caption Chris Harris (right) has featured on Top Gear since 2016 Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has been involved in a car crash while working for the show’s magazine. Harris was driving a Porsche on the A466 near Tintern, Monmouthshire, when he crashed with a pick-up truck performing a three-point turn. Nobody was injured in the crash, which happened at about 13:30 GMT on Monday, but both vehicles were damaged. Harris was working ahead of the 26th series of Top Gear, its last with Matt LeBlanc, which will air…

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Barcelona port: Fire as ferry crashes into crane

Dock workers were forced to flee when a passenger ferry crashed into a huge crane at the port of Barcelona in Spain. The crane collapsed and containers containing flammable products caught fire. The collision was caused by bad weather, with strong winds blowing the vessel off course, according to union bosses. Local media said no-one had been hurt. Source link

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Hit-and-run crashes rise by 45% in four years

Image caption Joanne O’Keefe’s son was killed when a driver failed to stop The number of hit-and-run crashes in England and Wales has risen by 45% in four years, the BBC has learned. Recorded hit-and-run incidents increased from 19,239 in 2013 to 28,010 in 2017, according to Freedom of Information responses from 27 of the 44 police forces in England and Wales. Road safety charity Brake said drivers who kill should face tougher sentences. The Ministry of Justice last year said life sentences will be introduced for causing death by…

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Leicester City football club owner’s helicopter crashes outside stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is on fire after it crashed in the King Power Stadium car park in Leicester, Britain October 27, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video. Leo Bruka/via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in the club’s car park on Saturday evening, according to British media, with photographs posted on Twitter showing a fireball. It was not known whether Vichai was in the helicopter. Leicester police…

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