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'Fastest woman' Jessi Combs dies trying to break own record

29 Aug 2019

'Fastest woman' Jessi Combs dies trying to break own record

In a tragic incident, American television host and race car driver Jessi Combs died in a car crash in Oregon, United States. Reportedly, the crash occurred while Combs attempted to break her own previous record, the police said on Wednesday.

Hyderabad BJP leader dies as speeding car hits another vehicle

13 Aug 2019

Hyderabad BJP leader dies as speeding car hits another vehicle

In a tragic incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader died as his car met a road accident in Shamirpet at the outskirts of Hyderabad on Monday.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

01 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

05 Jun 2019

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

Almost as long as India has had pucca roads, we have dealt with the pothole problem and the package deal it comes with- road accidents, water-logging, traffic jams, etc.

In New York, walking while texting could soon be illegal

21 May 2019

In New York, walking while texting could soon be illegal

We've all grown so accustomed to checking our phones every two seconds: be it in an office meeting, on the toilet, or on the road. But New York is hoping to make a change.

Delhi: 22-year-old falls off Signature Bridge, dies

27 Apr 2019

Delhi: 22-year-old falls off Signature Bridge, dies

A 22-year-old man, identified as Ashish Kumar, died after his car hit a concrete barrier on the roadside on Delhi's Signature Bridge on Thursday.

25-year-old dies after wire pierces his chest on Signature Bridge

20 Apr 2019

25-year-old dies after wire pierces his chest on Signature Bridge

Pranav Mishra, a 25-year-old electrician, was allegedly killed by a metal wire hanging loose on Delhi's Signature Bridge on Thursday.

TV actress and model hits vehicles, booked for drunk driving

02 Apr 2019

TV actress and model hits vehicles, booked for drunk driving

Mumbai Police has registered a case against a TV actress and model for driving under the influence of alcohol and ramming into other vehicles, damaging at least seven, in Santacruz.

J&K: Vehicle falls into deep gorge in Rajouri; six dead

31 Mar 2019

J&K: Vehicle falls into deep gorge in Rajouri; six dead

Six persons were killed and another critically injured today when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged into a deep gorge in Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir, police said.

Five children among 11 killed as SUV falls into gorge

16 Mar 2019

Five children among 11 killed as SUV falls into gorge

11 people, including four women and five children, were killed and four others injured when an SUV skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.

Family of woman, burnt in car, claims husband murdered her

12 Mar 2019

Family of woman, burnt in car, claims husband murdered her

The family of a 34-year-old woman, who was charred to death in a car on Sunday night, has alleged that her husband murdered her.

Bus falls into gorge in J&K, six dead, 31 injured

02 Mar 2019

Bus falls into gorge in J&K, six dead, 31 injured

Six persons were killed and 31 injured when a Srinagar-bound private bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today.

Helmets save lives, Mumbai Police reminds in a fun way

01 Mar 2019

Helmets save lives, Mumbai Police reminds in a fun way

Mumbai Police's Twitter account is like that teacher who imparts important life lessons (in this case, civic lessons) in a fun way.

Tamil Nadu: Senior AIADMK MP S Rajendran dies in car-accident

23 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu: Senior AIADMK MP S Rajendran dies in car-accident

AIADMK Lok Sabha MP S Rajendran died Saturday after a car in which he was traveling rammed into a road median at Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu.

MP: Three dead, dozens injured after bus falls into drain

17 Feb 2019

MP: Three dead, dozens injured after bus falls into drain

In a tragic incident, three people were killed and dozens more injured after a bus fell into a drain from a bridge in the district of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Thane: 2 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider

31 Jan 2019

Thane: 2 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider

Two people were killed and four others injured when their car hit a road divider in Thane, Maharashtra, early hours today, police said.

Andhra Pradesh: School bus falls into culvert; six children critical

28 Jan 2019

Andhra Pradesh: School bus falls into culvert; six children critical

In a tragic incident, a school bus carrying 52 children fell into a culvert in the district of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning, leaving several children injured, and some critically injured.

Viral tweet highlights what's wrong with Google maps. We agree!

24 Jan 2019

Viral tweet highlights what's wrong with Google maps. We agree!

Ever since Google Maps was introduced in 2005, navigating through roads and by-lanes has become much easier.

Delhi: Crane on wrong side of road crushes 61-year-old woman

23 Jan 2019

Delhi: Crane on wrong side of road crushes 61-year-old woman

In a horrific accident, a crane hurtling down the wrong side of the road crushed a 61-year-old pedestrian under its wheels in south Delhi's Dhaula Kuan in the wee hours of Sunday.

Bihar: 2 killed, 34 injured after tourist-bus collides with truck

13 Jan 2019

Bihar: 2 killed, 34 injured after tourist-bus collides with truck

Two persons were killed and 34 others injured after a tourist bus carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Muzaffarpur, Bihar yesterday.

90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

12 Jan 2019

90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

In what may not come as a shock to many, nine out of 10 Indians don't secure their children with seat belts while traveling in four-wheelers thus putting them at risk, according to a study.

Deadly roads: Gurugram registers 442 road-accident deaths in 2018

09 Jan 2019

Deadly roads: Gurugram registers 442 road-accident deaths in 2018

As many as 442 people lost their lives in 1,214 road accidents in 2018 in Gurugram, a senior police official said yesterday.

Gurugram: Tractor kills 9-year-old returning from tuition as mother watched

05 Jan 2019

Gurugram: Tractor kills 9-year-old returning from tuition as mother watched

In a disheartening incident, a nine-year-old boy was allegedly run over by a tractor in Gurugram on Wednesday, just as his mother helplessly watched.

Himachal: 5 students among 7 injured as school bus overturns

03 Jan 2019

Himachal: 5 students among 7 injured as school bus overturns

Seven persons, including five students, were injured after a private school bus overturned in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today.

#PolicyExplainer: Everything you should know about government's Suraksha Bima Yojana

31 Dec 2018

#PolicyExplainer: Everything you should know about government's Suraksha Bima Yojana

Having a personal accident and disability insurance cover has become a necessity for financial security in case of disability or death in road accidents.

Haryana: 7 killed, 4 injured in accident due to heavy-fog

29 Dec 2018

Haryana: 7 killed, 4 injured in accident due to heavy-fog

Seven people were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into two SUVs due to heavy fog on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway today, police said.

Haryana: Seven killed as 50 vehicles pile up in fog

24 Dec 2018

Haryana: Seven killed as 50 vehicles pile up in fog

In a tragic incident, at least seven people were killed and many more were left injured after over 50 vehicles crashed into each other and piled up on a busy flyover in Haryana on Monday morning.

Caught-on-cam: Driver breaks rule, doesn't stop, drags traffic-cop on bonnet

20 Dec 2018

Caught-on-cam: Driver breaks rule, doesn't stop, drags traffic-cop on bonnet

In yet another incident which highlights road rage in Delhi/NCR, a driver dragged a traffic cop on his car's bonnet for 100 meters after he was pulled up for breaking the rule.

Uttarakhand: Five killed, 12 injured in two road accidents

14 Dec 2018

Uttarakhand: Five killed, 12 injured in two road accidents

Five persons were killed and twelve injured in two separate road accidents in Uttarakhand yesterday.

Chinese driver throws cigarette butt out, sets truck on fire

01 Dec 2018

Chinese driver throws cigarette butt out, sets truck on fire

Driving a vehicle is not an easy job, especially with the innumerable number of accidents that occur every day.

Tanker-trailer collision near Howrah sparks fire, chars two to death

22 Nov 2018

Tanker-trailer collision near Howrah sparks fire, chars two to death

Two vehicles, one of which was carrying highly inflammable substances, collided on Kona Expressway near Howrah in West Bengal early today, killing the two drivers besides injuring a constable, police said.

#SpinechillingFootage: Driver's racing-car flies after accident in Macau Grand Prix

19 Nov 2018

#SpinechillingFootage: Driver's racing-car flies after accident in Macau Grand Prix

In a horrifying incident, a teenage German driver crashed her vehicle in the Macau Grand Prix's Formula Three final, flew in the air, and fractured her spine.

Uttarakhand: Bus falls into gorge; at least 12 people killed

18 Nov 2018

Uttarakhand: Bus falls into gorge; at least 12 people killed

In a tragic incident, at least 12 people were killed and 13 injured when a bus fell into a 150-meter gorge in the district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.

West Bengal government committed to reducing road accidents: Mamata Banerjee

18 Nov 2018

West Bengal government committed to reducing road accidents: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government is committed to curbing traffic offenses and its initiatives have significantly reduced road accidents in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Sunday.

Delhi: Drunk woman-driver, headed to club, rams SUV, kills one

11 Nov 2018

Delhi: Drunk woman-driver, headed to club, rams SUV, kills one

In yet another incident of rash driving, a 22-year-old drunk woman rammed into an SUV on Friday night in Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area, killing one.

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

10 Nov 2018

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

An 83-year-old man, who had made the news and had become a sensation for constructing a 'mini Taj Mahal' in memory of his deceased wife, died of a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr late on Thursday night.

J&K: SPO killed, 2 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

09 Nov 2018

J&K: SPO killed, 2 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

A Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed while two brothers were seriously injured, when a load carrier they were traveling in, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district today morning.

UP: 5 killed, 4 injured in two accidents in Muzaffarnagar

27 Oct 2018

UP: 5 killed, 4 injured in two accidents in Muzaffarnagar

Five people, including a woman, died and four others were seriously injured in two road accidents in UP's Muzaffarnagar district today.

Pakistan: Seven charred to death as van collides with truck

23 Oct 2018

Pakistan: Seven charred to death as van collides with truck

A van carrying smuggled petrol collided with a truck on Tuesday in Pakistan's Balochistan province, killing at least seven persons and burning three cars parked nearby and a police check post, authorities said.

Tripura State Rifles personnel injured as bus falls into gorge

23 Oct 2018

Tripura State Rifles personnel injured as bus falls into gorge

At least 13 Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have sustained serious injuries when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge at Bankumari, Baramura hill range, about 35 km from Agartala, a senior police officer said Tuesday.