Kia and Hyundai owners file class-action lawsuit over engine fires | Autoweek

group of Kia and Hyundai owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against the automakers over an alleged defect that could, and has, caused noncollision fires. Back in October, the Center for Auto Safety demanded a recall of cars using the so-called Theta II engine. The turbocharged Theta II four-cylinder engine finds a home in the 2011-14 Kia SorentoKia OptimaHyundai Sonata and Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as the 2010-15 Kia Soul.

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Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

A mother in Mankato, Minnesota, may be facing charges of child endangerment after a car seat fell out of her vehicle on Monday while the child was still in it.

Chad Mock was driving behind the vehicle and saw the 2-year-old in the middle of the road, still strapped in the seat, which he captured on dashcam video.

Mock immediately stopped his truck, and got out of it in hopes of flagging down the child’s mom.

He then got down to check if the child was OK.

Minnesota officials are considering charging the toddler’s mother with child endangerment.

Source: Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

Crash shuts down Route 30 in both directions in North Huntingdon

Route 30 was closed between Colonial Manor Road and Carpenter Lane while emergency responders remained at the scene.

A crash closed Route 30 in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County on Monday evening.

Traffic was blocked in both directions between Colonial Manor Road and Carpenter Lane while emergency responders remained at the scene.

Route 30 has since reopened.

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Source: Crash shuts down Route 30 in both directions in North Huntingdon

3 Butler Area School District students hit by vehicle while waiting for bus

Three students from the Butler Area School District were hit by a vehicle while waiting for a school bus Monday morning, officials have confirmed.

Two students were flown to the hospital by medical helicopter.

The district released the following statement:

“We have been notified that Butler Area School District students were involved in an accident and we are waiting for more information from the police. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time.”

This is a developing story. Click source for updates.

The accident was reported at Pine Drive and Geibel Road in Summit Township.

Source: 3 Butler Area School District students hit by vehicle while waiting for bus

Three people hospitalized after crash on Route 51 in Westmoreland County

Three people were sent to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash Sunday on Route 51 at Plaza Drive in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

According to a Facebook post from the Rostraver Central Fire Department, one person was transported in trauma arrest and two additional patients were taken to the hospital.

According to police, a car driven by Charles and Ethel Krasonic of West Newton turned into the path of a pickup truck being driven by William Hartzog of Webster. The impact sent the truck into a utility pole.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life hydraulic tool to free the victims.

Source: Three people hospitalized after crash on Route 51 in Westmoreland County

 

Bridgeville Police: Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Nearly Striking Pedestrian – CBS Pittsburgh

BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) — Bridgeville Police say an alleged drunk driver was arrested Saturday morning after nearly striking a pedestrian.

Police posted dash cam video of the incident, which happened around 1:20 a.m., to their Facebook page.

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(Photo Credit: Bridgeville Police Department/Facebook)

The video shows a pickup truck traveling along Washington Pike. The driver appears to jump the curb outside the Crafty Jackalope near two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk.

The officer then pulled the vehicle over.

Police say the driver was arrested and is facing charges of driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person. The driver was also charged with multiple vehicle code violations.

Nobody was hurt.

Source: Bridgeville Police: Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Nearly Striking Pedestrian – CBS Pittsburgh

3 Adults, 1-Year-Old Child Injured In Snow-Related Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

It happened on I-70 in Somerset Township around 5:15 p.m. State police say the roadways were covered with snow from a sudden winter storm at the time.

According to state police, a Lincoln-Continental town car and a tractor trailer were traveling westbound in the left lane of I-70. Both vehicles were going about 60 mph.

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(Photo Credit: Fallowfield Fire Company/Facebook)

The driver of the town car reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to spin out into the road. The tractor trailer then struck the car on its passenger side.

Both the car and the tractor trailer went off the road, crashed through a guide rail and went down an embankment into a ditch. The tractor trailer flipped over onto its passenger side in the crash.

 

Source: 3 Adults, 1-Year-Old Child Injured In Snow-Related Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

On Wednesday, Toyota, Lexus and Scion announced the recall of 1.7 million North American vehicles that were manufactured with deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators.

The recall is part of the largest series of recalls in automotive history, the Takata Airbag Safety Recall. So far, the recall has involved 19 automakers and tens of millions of airbags.

The Takata inflators can explode with too much force upon deployment, making it possible that they would hurl deadly shrapnel at passengers. At least 23 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the airbags, according to USA Today.

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This latest recall is for certain Toyota, Lexus and Scion models.

Affected Toyota models include the 2010 through 2016 4Runner, the 2010 through 2013 Corolla, the 2010 through 2013 Matrix and the 2011 through 2014 Sienna.

Source: Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

Vehicle rolls over, driver flees after striking utility pole in Penn Hills

A vehicle struck a utility pole and rolled over just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in Penn Hills, forcing authorities to close Universal Road from Stotler Road to South Joslyn Drive, township authorities said.

Power was knocked out in the area when the pole was sheared off and downed power lines, and the driver fled on foot before first responders arrived, the fire department said. The road is expected to reopen fully by the evening rush hour.

Source: Vehicle rolls over, driver flees after striking utility pole in Penn Hills

Injuries Reported In Lawrenceville Crash Involving Port Authority Bus

Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning involving a Port Authority bus.

Six to seven people were injured, but all were minor. At least one person may have been transported to a local hospital.

Source: Injuries Reported In Lawrenceville Crash Involving Port Authority Bus

Jazmine Barnes: Texas police release sketch of drive-by gunman – BBC News

Police in Texas have released a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old girl.

Jazmine Barnes was killed in a drive-by shooting on her family’s car near a Houston-area Walmart store on Sunday.

Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also shot during the attack. Three other children were also in the car.

The FBI have joined local police in hunting for the suspect, who police say is a white male in his 30s or 40s.

They say he was driving a red pick-up truck and wearing a black hoodie when he pulled up alongside the family and opened fire.

Source: Jazmine Barnes: Texas police release sketch of drive-by gunman – BBC News

Growing memorial for manicurist killed trying to stop runaway customer | KSNV

A nail salon worker was murdered over a manicure on Saturday, Dec. 29, when she tried to stop a customer who didn’t pay from driving away.

He spoke on condition of anonymity about the moments a fleeing customer ran the nail salon worker over right in front of him, saying he couldn’t believe his eyes and how he barely slept after reliving the whole tragedy in his dreams.

LAS VEGAS — A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman was being sought Thursday for allegedly using a stolen car to run over and kill a Las Vegas nail salon owner who chased her for failing to pay for a $35 manicure, police said.

Las Vegas police released an April 2018 jailhouse photo of the suspect, Krystal Whipple, along with an internet plea for information and storefront security video footage of the Saturday afternoon incident.

The video shows Ngoc Q. Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove, California, jumping on the front of a black convertible sedan before being dragged beneath the car as it speeds away.

Source: Growing memorial for manicurist killed trying to stop runaway customer | KSNV

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-id-suspect-killing-las-vegas-salon-owner-over-unpaid-n954551

Florida woman told dispatcher ‘please help me’ in terrifying 911 call as her car sank in muddy ditch | Fox News

As she sat in her overturned car in the early hours of New Year’s Day, sinking into the mud with cold water rising up to her chest, Amanda Antonio had one message for a 911 dispatcher: please help, and fast.

Source: Florida woman told dispatcher ‘please help me’ in terrifying 911 call as her car sank in muddy ditch | Fox News

Driver Runs From Scene After Crashing Into Parked Cars « CBS Pittsburgh

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HILL DISTRICT (KDKA) — A driver ran away after crashing into several parked cars, a pole and a fire hydrant in the Hill District on Wednesday night.

It happened just after 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Center Avenue and Reed Street.

According to police, a vehicle side-swiped and struck several parked cars, then crashed into a pole and a fire hydrant.

Source: Driver Runs From Scene After Crashing Into Parked Cars « CBS Pittsburgh