February 5, 2014 |
Even the threat of death can't reliably stop a heroin addiction. Paramedics tell stories about the tricks addicts use to save themselves from an overdose -- that is, to ensure that somebody else saves them. For instance, users will block a water drain in a public building so that someone will notice flooding and call 911. "Interestingly, we have received several calls for auto accidents," an Ohio emergency medical technician, or EMT, noted in a state addiction treatment survey published in November . "Apparently, some users are stopping in the parking lot, putting their car in 'drive' with foot on brake.
May 10, 2000
Anywhere from 10% to 45% of those injured in auto accidents suffer later from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to recent research. Good Carma offers advice for accident survivors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1995 |
Two motorists killed in unrelated auto accidents Friday evening were identified Saturday. Stuart James Ireland, 36, of Santa Barbara died after crashing into a tree in the center divider of northbound Pacific Coast Highway near Oxnard about 6 p.m., California Highway Patrol officials said. In an accident an hour later near Piru, Regina Marie Sosa, 21, of Oxnard died after her truck swerved into the westbound lane of California 126, smashing into another vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1985
Police arrested a North Hollywood woman Tuesday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving in two auto accidents that left one man dead and two injured, authorities said. Christianne Stinson, 24, turned herself in at the Van Nuys police station Tuesday morning, but apparently did not realize that there had been a death until officers told her, police said. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bail pending arraignment on Thursday.
April 24, 2012 |
BEIJING — Fuel-efficient vehicles are the rage in the United States, but in China gas-guzzling SUVs are looming large. Automakers including Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group, Daimler and Land Rover are seizing on soaring popularity for the vehicles here, tailoring new models for Chinese consumers, and in some cases shifting manufacturing to China. Chinese drivers purchased about 2.1 million SUVs last year, according to LMC Automotive, a figure that's expected to double by 2014.
February 4, 2012 |
A blizzard that had pummeled northeastern Colorado on Friday moved across Nebraska and into southwestern Iowa on Saturday, causing dozens of accidents on highways as visibility was reduced to near-zero in some places. The storm, the first major snowfall this winter for Colorado and the Midwest, dropped about 20 inches of snow in some parts of Nebraska, said Matt Masek, a National Weather Service meteorologist in North Platte, Neb. By Saturday afternoon, the storm, with wind gusts up to 30 mph, had moved into southwestern Iowa, where snow totals ranged from 4 to 11 inches, said Roger Vachalek, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Des Moines.