An aerial view of the training track for first responders on the grounds of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s training center in Nashville. Tennessee Highway Patrol NASHVILLE, Tenn. — About a dozen miles from downtown, in a wooded area on the grounds of a former state mental health institution, there’s a stretch of road where car crashes, hazardous waste spills and fuel tanker fires are a good thing. The road is a training track for Tennessee police, firefighters, emergency medical service crew members, state transportation workers and tow truck operators, built to teach them how to work together safely and efficiently when they respond to highway emergencies. Deer and wild turkey often emerge from the surrounding hills, and groundhogs have taken up residence in a field that sits in the middle of the 1,800-foot track, the first in the nation created for emergency responders. It has interstate-like roadways with two to six lanes that simulate actual traffic movement, a … [Read more...] about Where Car Crashes and Hazardous Waste Spills Are a Good Thing
The deaths of two Central Valley farmworkers in a car accident near Delano has become a flash point in the immigration battle between California and federal officials cracking down on people in the country illegally.The parents of six were killed in a car crash while they were fleeing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. ICE says the two were not the targets ICE was looking to arrest, but there are discrepancies about whether agents chased them.Delano police have submitted a case to the Kern County district attorney’s office, which will decide whether to file criminal charges against ICE officers for what police say were discrepancies in the officers’ accounts of the incident. After a series of ICE enforcement actions in the Central Valley, this case has immigrants in the region even more on edge.Here is what we know:Q: How did the crash happen?Santos Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto were killed while fleeing from ICE agents on March 13. The couple had … [Read more...] about ICE agents under investigation after fleeing couple die in car crash
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Amy B Wang by Amy B Wang Email the author April 12 at 1:49 PM Email the author Illustration of a human embryo. (iStock) In March 2013, Shen Jie and Liu Xi were on the cusp of starting a family — a scheduled in vitro fertilization procedure was only days away — when the Chinese couple's car slammed into a tree in Jiangsu province. Liu was killed right away; Shen died five days later, reports said. At the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Liu's fertilized embryos sat in a tank of liquid nitrogen, preserved at minus-320 degrees Fahrenheit. For Shen and Liu's extended families, the frozen embryos … [Read more...] about A Chinese couple died in a car crash. Four years later, their child was born.
Herzberg was a mother and wife, but also a drug addict who was occasionally homeless. The 49-year-old rolled the bike past the signs telling pedestrians to cross at the crosswalk on Curry Road, pushed it off the median’s curb and began to cross the street. Mill Avenue’s famous bar district is just south, on the other side of the lake, but the partying was winding down. Traffic was light. Herzberg was dressed in a dark top with long sleeves and blue jeans. She walked with a purposeful, but unhurried pace under the orange light. She crossed the first of the two lanes of northbound Mill. She almost made it to the sidewalk. Video released by Uber and Tempe police help recreate the scene of Herzberg’s final seconds alive, and allows the public to know what the driver was doing, too. Inside the self-driving car was Rafaela Vasquez, who worked for Uber as a backup driver. She was supposed to take manual control of the SUV if anything went wrong. But she wasn’t looking … [Read more...] about Ducey’s Drive-By: How Arizona Governor Helped Cause Uber’s Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash
WHITESBORO (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say a police officer has died in a car crash. Police say the crash happened Wednesday night in Whitesboro. A pickup truck struck the officer's patrol car at an intersection while the officer was driving to a call. The officer was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck was treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. Police have not identified the officer. The crash is under investigation. … [Read more...] about Police officer dies in car crash