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Body of Missing 3 Year-Old Vivian Fitzenrider Found in Rural Missouri Pond
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MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — Authorities say the body of a missing 3-year-old girl has been found in a pond in rural southern Missouri. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder says more than 200 first responders helped look for Vivian Fitzenrider before her body was found around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday in the small pond near her home in Mountain Grove. Kinder says her parents reported her missing around 6 p.m. Tuesday after they were unable to find her for about half an hour. The search...
Attempted Traffic Stop Ends With Vehicle Fleeing, Officer's Accidental Opioid Exposure
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Harrisburg police attempted a traffic stop, near North 18th and Regina Streets, Friday evening, but the vehicle managed to flee the scene. According to investigators, an object was thrown from the vehicle, in the area of North 17th and Regina Streets. The officer stopped and secured that item, then discovered it contained a suspected opioid substance. After being in contact with the substance, the officer began having symptoms of possible opioid exposure. The officer called for assistance...
Police: "This Unfortunate Incident Was Not Intentional", K-9 Ozzy Died In Handler's Hot Patrol Car
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Police in Long Beach, California, are mourning a K-9 who died apparently of heat-related causes, in a department vehicle. The dog, Ozzy, was found by its handler when both were off duty at about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 14, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement. "This unfortunate incident was not intentional," the statement reads. "Preliminarily, we believe this was an accident and we are taking all the necessary steps to avoid this happening in the future." The department said its...
New Yorker Catches Elevator to the Head
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30 year old Samuel Charles Waisbren got caught between an elevator and a hard place when a lift in the Manhattan Promenade suddenly plunged. Waisbren was exiting the elevator on the first floor when the sudden plunge caught him between the elevator and the basement. "The city's Department of Buildings was investigating and "will take all appropriate enforcement actions," the agency said in a statement. Inspectors responded to the scene. "Elevators are the safest form of travel in New...
Tracey Pelletier Flees After Crash, Leaving Injured 6 Year-Old Boy Behind
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(....) Police in Nashua said the officer saw 32-year-old Tracey Pelletier using her cellphone while driving Tuesday. The officer tried to stop her, but the car accelerated. Shortly after that, the car crashed into a business. Police said Pelletier fled and was later taken into custody. They said a 6-year-old boy in the back seat was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Pelletier was charged with a number of misdemeanors and violations, among them disobeying an officer; conduct after an...
Driver Who Blew Through Red Light, Killing Brooklyn Cyclist Charged With Felonies
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The teenage driver who ran a red light in Brooklyn earlier this month and smashed into another car, which then struck and killed 52-year-old cyclist Jose Alzorriz, has been charged with eleven crimes, including manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Both of those charges are felonies. Police say they arrested 18-year-old Mirza Baig on Wednesday. Baig, a Queens resident, is also charged with vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, criminal...
Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With DUI Hit-And-Run While Off Duty
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A Pittsburgh police officer has been accused of driving under the influence and hitting a bicyclist after leaving a North Shore bar on a night in June when he was off duty. Officer Brian M. Martin, 35, of Westwood, was charged Friday with accidents involving death or personal injury, driving under the influence and reckless driving. He has been placed on administrative leave. According to a criminal complaint, police and medics went to the intersection of Allegheny and Ridge avenues about...
Doctor Cuts Baby During C-Section
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23 yr old Amber Woolly, from Norwich, Norfolk, had to have an emergency c-section after being in labor for 72hrs. When the baby was born, she was taken away almost immediately. Drs returned and told the new mother, her brand spankin new human had a facial deformity, just under her nose, caused by the baby’s position in the womb. The little has already had to endure multiple surgeries, and will have more to come. It is this doctor, a plastic surgeon, and a midwife that informed Mom that...
Father Charged With Homicide After 12-Year-Old Daughter Kills Neighbor In Car Crash
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The father of a 12-year-old girl who allegedly got behind the wheel of a car and accidentally ran down her neighbor has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. Tomas Mejia Tol, 42, was arrested on Friday after his daughter allegedly was driving in the parking lot outside their home and killed a man who was walking his three dogs and then crashed into a tree. Enrique Vazquez, 47, was killed in the accident. One of the man's dogs was also killed in the crash. "So he actually said...
Woman Survives ONE-MILE Plunge After Parachute Fails To Open
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Falling into a wooded area appears to have saved the woman after she plummeted around 5,000ft to earth. The 30-year-old has not yet been named but witnesses described seeing her plunge more than 4,900ft (1,500m) to the ground and crashing into trees. The incident happened on 10 August at a skydiving centre in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Witness Denis Demers told Radio-Canada he saw the woman falling: "It's a miracle. I don't know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that."...
Man Accused Of Causing Interstate Accident Walked By Man Burning To Death In Vehicle
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Ronald Williams didn't have a driver's license when he stopped in the middle of Interstate 275 last year, causing a crash in which a man burned to death. Williams, who is 40, has never had a driver's license, prosecutors said, although he briefly had a learner's permit. Williams was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison. He pleaded guilty last month in in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to aggravated vehicular homicide and failing to stop after an accident. Vincent Hobbs, 46, of...
I Blame Video Games, Frogger To Be Specific, For Pedestrian Killed By Car
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An unidentified man was killed in a pedestrian-involved vehicular crash Sunday night in Kissimmee, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The pedestrian, 23, of Kissimmee but not identified pending notification of next of kin, was attempting to cross U.S. Highway 192 without a crosswalk near the Old Town Boulevard intersection at 10:25 p.m., said FHP’s Lt. Kim Montes. Jorge Roque Martinez, also 23 and of Kissimmee, was driving his 2003 Nissan Sentra east on U.S. 192 and didn’t see the...
Teen Impaled By Beach Umbrella While On Vacation
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A 13-year-old Florida boy was hospitalized Friday after he was impaled by an umbrella at a Massachusetts beach, authorities said. Gloucester first responders responded to a call around 1:40 p.m. Friday after reports that an umbrella at Good Harbor Beach had become dislodged and struck a young victim in the left shoulder, Boston 25 reported. “Went up in the air and hit a couple of ladies in the head and came down and impaled the poor boy right in the armpit and there was blood everywhere,”...
Tanker Truck In Tanzania Explodes As People Siphon Fuel, At Least 62 Killed
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A damaged tanker truck exploded in Tanzania Saturday, with at least 62 people burning to death, making it one of the worst incidents of this kind in the country. At least 70 people more were injured, many suffering from serious burns, in the incident in the town of Morogoro – about 120 miles west of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital – as people were trying to siphon fuel out of the tanker truck. Tanzanian government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said the news of the deaths was “received...
Out-Of-Control Semi Dodges Vehicles, Injuries
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It’s a scenic border town, but to get to Taylors Falls from Wisconsin requires a sharp descent –the locals know it well. “I haul a big trailer and that hill is pretty steep so you gotta watch yourself. If you had a big load and the brakes went out, you’re toast,” Steve from Taylors Falls said. And that’s exactly what happened late Monday morning. A semi crossed an intersection as people pumped gas, and another semi comes flying down the hill crashing into a smokey stop. Troopers say the...
Actor Danny Trejo Helps To Rescue Trapped Child From Overturned Vehicle
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Actor Danny Trejo has made a career of playing villains on the big screen, but he was a real-life hero Wednesday when he helped save a special-needs child trapped in an overturned car in Los Angeles. Trejo, 75, was in the San Fernando Valley's Sylmar neighborhood when two vehicles collided, causing one to overturn onto its roof with a young boy strapped to a car seat inside, KABC reported. The "Machete" actor crawled underneath the wreck but couldn't unbuckle the child's seat belt from his...
Drunken Dude Crashes Pontoon, Passes Out With Vodka Stash, No Relation To Dreamin' Demon Staff
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LEELANAU COUNTY, MI – Police say they arrested a drunken Michigan man after he crashed a pontoon boat into a dock and fell asleep next to a bottle of vodka. The incident occurred in Leland Township just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 when deputies responded to a residence on East Tamarack Lane. The 911 caller indicated that a vessel had struck their dock and the boat operator was passed out on the watercraft. Upon arrival, emergency personnel woke up a 36-year-old man from Leland who had...
Bear Lands on Patrol Car Causing Rollover Crash and Fire
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Aug. 3 at around 11 p.m. the [Humboldt County Sheriff's Office] patrol car was heading north on Highway 96 with lights and sirens blaring, when a bear suddenly fell from an embankment and landed on the hood. The patrol car then struck an embankment, rolled over and came to rest on its side. The crash then sparked a fire that destroyed the vehicle and ignited nearby vegetation on the embankment, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. Fire crews responded and extinguished the...
Teen Passenger Delivers Stillborn Baby Following Crash Caused By Unlicensed Suspected Drunk Driver
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 17-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car driven by an unlicensed 17-year-old man, delivered a stillborn baby girl following a crash Grand Prairie Police say was caused by the driver. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 4 northbound on Great Southwest Parkway when the driver of a Mitsubishi Galant ran a red light at the Sherman Street intersection and struck a Dodge pickup. Four people in the pickup suffered serious injuries...
Deceased Bone Washed Ashore During Hurricane Belonged To Missing Teen
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Authorities have used DNA to help figure out what happened to a high school student six years after he disappeared while swimming in the surf off South Florida. Police in Gulf Stream, Florida notified Rodelson Normil's family that a bone that washed ashore during Hurricane Irma belonged to the 17-year-old student. The femur was found by a Gulf Stream family after the hurricane pounded South Florida in 2017. Detectives had gathered DNA from the teen's toothbrush, as well as from his...

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