A “Ride the Ducks” land-water tour vehicle—usually known for careening around major cities in a zany manner while tour groups blow duck whistles at pedestrians—met with disaster when it collided with a charter tour bus around 11 a.m. Thursday on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. There were 50 injuries—12 of them critical—and four fatalities.
On Friday, President Obama called the Confederate flag “a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation” while speaking at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others by racist gunman Dylann Roof. On Saturday, Dalton, Ga. threw a Confederate Flag Parade.
This is amazing: A young boy and his grandmother walking in Brazil somehow survived being crushed by a car.
Daily News owner and aging billionaire Mort Zuckerman was having a bit too much fun in East Hampton, New York on August 11 when he rammed his Lexus into single mom and store manager Charlene F. Peele’s parked Ford sedan, all but destroying the vehicle. Zuckerman, while claiming to have left his business card at the scene, shortly left the crash site—a violation of state law. Worse, according the New York Post’s Jeane Macintosh, Zuck’s insurance company is refusing to pay for the total cost of the damange, sticking Peele with $4,000 to pay on a car she can’t drive. The East Hampton Star describes the crash:
Early Sunday morning, a young man and his pregnant wife were killed in a hit-and-run car accident in Brooklyn. The couple, Nachman and Raizel Glauber, both 21, were rushing to the hospital in the back seat of a livery cab after Raizel, who was seven months pregnant, complained of pains. At an intersection in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a gray BMW collided with the livery cab, ejecting the pregnant Raizel into the street and trapping Nachman inside the car, where first responders used metal cutters to remove him. Nachman was later pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital; Raizel was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where doctors performed an emergency C-section before she died. The couple's baby, a boy, is in serious condition at Bellevue and is expected to survive. Update: According to a community spokesman, the baby has died.
In these last few days of 2012, parting with some of our favorite phrases and trends is proving to be a rough experience. ABC must be having a hard time saying goodbye to one of its most beloved catchphrases. One of the network's top stars, Katie Couric, embraced YOLO, or "You Only Live Once," like a child of her own.
Sounds like last night was another eventful one for the demonstrators of Occupy Oakland. After yesterday's general strike, during which anarchists who seem to hold a grudge against $10 tempeh loaves defiled the sanctity of a local Whole Foods, protesters occupied the local Travelers Aid building, danced in the streets, and hung an "Occupy Everything" banner, reports ABC.
A Phoenix man became trapped inside his SUV on Thursday after he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and strike a utility pole. In the process, the driver rear-ended another vehicle driven by a man named George Lindell, who later described the events to local Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV in this amazing interview that you must watch immediately. After all, "Reality hits you hard, bro." [MyFoxPhoenix; Thanks to Mike Byhoff for the tip]
A news crew was shooting footage of a rockslide when they got something way more interesting...footage of a driver somehow failing to notice the giant rocks all over the road and driving straight into them.