Transport-related Trauma

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Woman dies after being hit by electric bike in London

A woman in her 50s is believed to be the first person in the UK to die after being hit by an electric bicycle.<p>Sakine Cihan, 56, was knocked down in an incident last month.<p>Cihan, from Dalston, north-east London, died of her injuries, the Metropolitan police said on Wednesday.<p>She was trying to cross …

Electric Bikes

Side impact, crush (MVC or auto-peds) hinge fx of basilar skull - type I, across middle fossa and sella turcica, petrous ridges of temporal bone (blood in ext aud canals). Cortical contusions and hemorrhage in deep white matter #neuropath #pathboards #traumaticbraininjury https://t.co/t9VN4aLui7

Driven to his death: Mystery of motorcyclist body on M4

David Evans had been working the Christmas Day shift monitoring CCTV at a power station on the south Wales coast.<p>In a gesture of seasonal goodwill, a colleague had told him to leave early and get home to his family; he'd take over from here.<p>As Mr Evans, 49, set off on his Honda CB 500 motorcycle …

Newport hit and run video shows car repeatedly driving into group of people outside nightclub

<b>Warning: This article contains video and pictures which you might find upsetting.</b><p>Distressing video has emerged showing the moment a car repeatedly …

Southwest Airlines emergency landing: Banking executive killed after being sucked out of window at 32,000ft

A banking executive has died after being partially sucked out of a window of a US plane when an engine exploded in mid-air.<p>Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old vice-president at Wells Fargo, was left hanging half outside the Southwest Airlines passenger jet at 32,000ft.<p>Passengers scrambled to save the …

Richard Frost: Double fatal 117mph driver caught on CCTV

A man who killed two people in a hit-and-run crash after taking cocaine and driving at up to 117mph has been jailed.<p>Richard Frost, 39, of Dorset Avenue, Chelmsford, was driving so erratically in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, it led to police receiving a number of 999 calls from the public.

Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

<b>Police have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday.</b><p>In the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting Elaine Herzberg, 49, who is walking her bike across the road.<p>One …

Self-driving Uber kills Arizona woman in first fatal crash involving pedestrian

An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.<p>Tempe police said the self-driving car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle …

Autonomous Cars

Solution: ‘When Probability Meets Real Life’

When our brains don't have a good intuition for reasoning with numbers, explicit probabilistic thinking can lead to improved decision-making.<p>When …

High Blood Pressure

Girl, 11, dies after being struck by loose wheel in Manby

<b>An 11-year-old girl has died after a wheel came off a passing car and struck her.</b><p>It is believed that Amelia Wood was walking alongside a road in Manby, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday morning when a wheel fell off a Land Rover Discovery.<p>She was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, but died on …

Death by dangerous cycling offence to be introduced – reports

New offence to carry the same penalties as causing death by dangerous driving<p>Cycling advocates have responded with dismay after reports suggested that ministers are set to outline proposals for death by dangerous cycling to become a criminal offence next week.<p>Labour MP Ian Austin, the former head …

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 …

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

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

'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 …

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 …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Crash and Burn: The Approach to the MVC Patient

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 ground by the careering vehicle on Gun Street in Reading, but CCTV footage then shows him get to his feet moments later …

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, …