October 27, 2020

Hit-and-run driver kills man walking bicycle across the street west of Lantana



a truck is parked in front of a car: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver of a truck that struck and killed a 57-year-old man crossing the street with a bicycle.


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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver of a truck that struck and killed a 57-year-old man crossing the street with a bicycle.

A 57-year-old man walking a bicycle across the street was struck by a truck and killed, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver.

The man — whose name was not disclosed until his family could be notified — was crossing Lantana Road just east of Bangalow Drive in West Lantana about 11:14 p.m. Thursday.

The eastbound truck sideswiped the pedestrian who was thrown to the pavement by the impact. He was taken to Delray Medical Center where he died of his injuries about midnight Thursday, investigators said.

The make and model of the truck are unknown, but it will possibly have passenger side quarter panel damage and the

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Officials: Suicide car bomb targets Afghan governor, kills 8

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber targeted the convoy of a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least eight people, including four civilians, government officials said.

The governor, Rahmatullah Yarmal, was unharmed in the attack in Laghman province, according to his spokesman, Asadullah Dawlatzai.

Four of Yarmal’s bodyguards were killed, the spokesman said, adding that about 38 people — both military and civilians — were wounded in the attack, which took place in Mihterlam, the provincial capital. Dawlatzai said 36 civilians were among the wounded, including children, as well as two other bodyguards of the governor.

The explosion also left several badly damaged vehicles at the site of the attack. The wounded, including small children, were taken to the city’s main hospitals.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but both the Islamic State group and the Taliban are active in the area. Both militant

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Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator In Honda Car Kills Arizona Driver, Marking 17th US Death

KEY POINTS

  • The company said the person who was killed wasn’t the registered owner of the vehicle
  • The reason of the crash was deemed to be the rupture of the air bag inflator in the driver’s side
  • Takata uses an ammonium nitrate-based propellant to inflate the air bags

An Arizona driver has been killed by the exploding Takata inflator in his Honda car, marking the 17th death in the U.S. caused by a faulty air bag inflator manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Tokyo-based automotive parts company.

The latest death occurred on Aug. 20 in Mesa in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic, Reuters reported, citing a statement released on Saturday by the Honda Motor Company. The Japanese automobile company said that a joint inspection with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that the rupture of the inflator in the driver’s side led to the person’s

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Multi-vehicle crash on northeast Chinese highway kills 18

BEIJING — A crash on a highway in China’s northeast early Sunday killed 18 people, police said.

A minivan rear-ended a tractor and then collided with a car traveling in the opposite direction in Fuyu, a city in Jilin province, local police announced on their social media account.

Eight people died at the scene and 10 more at hospitals, while one more person was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

It said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

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Car fire kills female driver after vehicle hits tree in Roosevelt, Nassau cops say

A female driver was killed Sunday afternoon in Roosevelt after she crashed a Toyota into a tree, and the vehicle caught fire, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

The crash happened on Hudson Avenue, between Elysian Terrace and North Long Beach Avenue, at about 4:10 p.m. as the driver was headed westbound in a 2020 Toyota RAV4.

She “left the roadway and struck a tree,” according to a news release from Police Officer Eric Evensen, a department spokesman.

“As a result of the collision her car became fully engulfed in flames,” the release said.

The Roosevelt Fire Department extinguished the fire, and she was found inside and declared dead at the scene, according to the release, which said her name would be withheld until her family can be notified.

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