Transport-related Trauma

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Motorcyclist killed by pheasant that struck his helmet at 60mph

A pheasant killed a motorcyclist when the bird hit his helmet at 60mph, an inquest heard.<p>Robert Patterson, 51, suffered a fractured skull when the animal flew out of a hedgerow as he rode with friends on a country road in Wales.<p>An inquest heard a biker riding behind the father of four saw a "plume …

Paleontology

Moscow plane crash: Russian investigators try to piece together what brought down Saratov Flight 703

Russian investigators have begun to piece a picture of Saratov Airlines Flight 703, which crashed on Sunday afternoon with 71 on board.<p>In a statement …

Airplanes

'Inadvertent manoeuvre' in Cwmbach fatal plane crash

<b>A light aircraft which crashed and killed two people in Powys was unable to recover from an "inadvertent manoeuvre", an investigation has found.</b><p>Nick Jefferies and Scott Penlington died at the scene at Cwmbach, Builth Wells, in September 2016.<p>Witnesses noted the plane's wing had folded back on …

Plane Crash

CCTV shows teenager being flung across high street in 'shocking' hit-and-run

A 19-year-old man is “lucky to be alive” after being hurled around 20 meters in a hit-and-run in Derby that police have described as "shocking".<p>Officers have released footage showing the teenager being flung high into the air before hitting the kerb and skidding for a couple of meters.<p>The victim …

Driver jailed for eight years for killing cyclist while high on drugs

Vicky Myres, 24, suffered 66 injuries when Ajay Singh hit her while driving at around 60mph on a 30mph limit road<p>A driver has been jailed for eight years after running over and killing a young cyclist at 60mph while high on drink and drugs.<p>Vicky Myres, 24, was on a bike ride with her boyfriend’s …

How and why vehicle ramming became the attack of choice for terrorists

The recent car-and-knife attack in London was just the latest in a string of high-profile incidents where assailants have used vehicles as deadly …

Terrorism

Crash and Burn: The Approach to the MVC Patient

MVC

Glanrhyd disaster: Memories of train tragedy 30 years on

<b>Thirty years ago a railway bridge near Llandeilo collapsed, plunging a passenger train into the River Towy and leaving four people dead. Glanrhyd bridge had been partially washed away in the swollen river before the accident, early on Monday 19 October 1987.</b><b>Three passengers and three staff escaped</b> …

Weather

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

<b>Drivers who kill someone in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving will now face life sentences.</b><p>Causing death by dangerous driving, or death by careless driving while drunk or on drugs, will carry the top-level punishment.<p>Jail terms in cases involving mobile phones, speeding or …

MH370: Missing plane mystery remains unsolved as investigators publish final report

“Almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable in the modern aviation era” — that is how the mystery of MH370 is summed up by the final …

The protective effect of helmet use in motorcycle and bicycle accidents: a propensity score–matched study based on a trauma registry system

Transportation by motorcycle and bicycle has become popular in Taiwan, this study was designed to investigate the protective effect of helmet use …

Extreme Sports

CCTV captures Clacton zebra crossing hit and run

Video has been released of a car hitting a man as he used a zebra crossing in Essex, before it then reversed away from the scene.<p>The 22-year-old was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash in Old Road, Clacton, at about 13:15 on Saturday.<p>The car was driven away from the incident down …

Zebra

Spain attacks - Friday updates - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>We are now pausing our live updates following the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.<p>Here are the main points:<p>The key suspect in the Barcelona attack, Moussa Oukabir, was among five people shot dead by police in Cambrils, police have confirmed<br>• Three others on the wanted list were also …

Extremism

A Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville

On Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, several white-nationalist groups protested the impending removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. There they clashed with counter-protesters; eventually, police and the National Guard cleared the scene. Then a dark-gray Dodge Challenger drove into a large …

Engineering resilience - Royal Aeronautical Society

Image (Marc Frank )<p>Flying is safer than ever but 'one-off’ failures of complex systems still happen. Can resilience engineering help aircrews (and …

Project Management

'I get knocked down': man hit by bus gets back up again and heads to pub

Video shows how Simon Smith is sent flying by a bus but he gets to his feet moments later unhurt and walks into bar<p>A man was sent flying by an out of control bus but got back up immediately and walked into a pub like nothing had happened, video footage shows.<p>Simon Smith, 53, was knocked to the …

Finsbury Park attack victim died of multiple injuries, tests find

Special postmortem on Makram Ali, 51, who died at the scene of the attack on Monday, reveals multiple injuries<p>Tests ordered by detectives investigating the Finsbury Park terror attack have found that a man who lost his life died of multiple injuries.<p>Makram Ali, 51, had been taken ill in the street …

Car ploughs into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Centraal station, injuring at least five

A car has ploughed into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Centraal train station, police have said.<p>At least five people were injured in the incident, …

Times Square car crash driver told New York police he 'heard voices'

Officials said incident at the popular tourist site didn’t appear to be linked to terrorism, and the suspected driver had prior convictions for drunk driving<p>A man drove his car at high speed onto a pavement in New York’s Times Square on Thursday, killing one 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other …

'Love rival' Cardiff pair jailed for crash death

<b>A woman and her ex-boyfriend who killed a "love rival" after a car chase led to a crash have been jailed.</b><p>Sophie Taylor, 22, died when her BMW hit a block of flats in Adamsdown, Cardiff, in August 2016.<p>Melissa Pesticcio, 24, of Llanrumney, was convicted of death by dangerous driving and jailed for …

Crime

Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train

It doesn’t even look like a plane. The Mitsubishi MU-2 is in about a hundred pieces, spread over the floor of a warehouse. Fluorescent lights reflect …

London Terrorist Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know

<i>This article was last updated at 1:30 p.m.,</i> <i>Thur</i><i>sday. Visit this page for full coverage of the attack.</i><p>In a deadly attack on Wednesday in London, a man driving a sport utility vehicle crushed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then stabbed and killed a police officer outside Parliament.<p>What We Know<p>• …

Extremism

How likely you will actually survive a plane crash, according to an expert

Tom Farrier is a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot and currently works in aviation safety - if anyone knows the chances of surviving a plane …

Airplanes

Bus crashes into parade in Haiti, killing at least 34 and injuring 17

Driver and passengers held in police station, official says Paraders reportedly threw rocks at bus after crash<p>At least 34 people were killed and 17 injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus crashed into a parade of pedestrians, the country’s civil protection authorities said on …

Two women killed after car hits pedestrians outside hospital

Greater Manchester police appeal for witnesses and 89-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving<p>Two women have died after a car hit a group of pedestrians outside a hospital.<p>Greater Manchester police said officers were called to reports of a serious collision in a car …

Belgian service marks Zeebrugge ferry disaster 30 years on

<b>Survivors of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster have attended a church service in Belgium to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the vessel.</b><p>They gathered with victims' relatives and rescue workers for a service in the Belgian port close to place where the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized on 6 …

Pilot errors led to Shoreham air crash, says AAIB

<b>A jet crashed on a major road killing 11 men in a fireball because it was too low to perform an aerobatic manoeuvre, investigators have found.</b><p>The Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the A27 in Sussex during the Shoreham Air Show on 22 August 2015.<p>A further 13 people, including the pilot Andy Hill, were …

West Sussex