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Tiger Woods vehicle crash

Tiger Woods Injured in CA Car Crash

Woods was alone in the vehicle and had to be extricated from it, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
Responders on scene at Cameron Texas blast

Fiery Train Crash, Explosion in TX

Fire crews and law enforcement responded to the scene of a crash involving a train and a semi-truck outside Cameron on Tuesday morning.

Driver Who Plunged Off WI Ramp Thankful to be Alive

A driver who survived when his pickup truck plunged about 70 feet (21 meters) off a slippery interchange exit ramp in Wisconsin said he feels thankful to be alive.
Texas crash scene

At Least Five Dead in Huge TX Pileup

At least five people were killed and dozens injured Thursday in a massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate.
Dave Dalrymple by Paul Combs

Podcast: Xtrication Radio

Are we really using new techniques in vehicle extrication, or are we just employing variations on old techniques? Dave Dalrymple talks vehicle rescue.
Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters on scene of a motor vehicle accident in 2020

Risky Driving: U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns

The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year.
Plane crash on Long Island

Photos: Small Plane Crashes on Long Island, NY

Multiple departments responded Sunday to small plane crash on Long Island. Crews extricated and transported the pilot. See photos by Bryan Lopez.
Tesla symbol on vehicle

U.S. Safety Agency Rejects Petition to Recall Tesla Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal.
Truck versus delivery van crash

Vehicle Rescue in Delivery Van Incidents

There are more delivery vans on the road these days. Jake Bromage and Bill Hallinan review some of the features of these vehicles and extrication considerations.
Firefighter Sean Dugan receives firefighter of the year award for Philadelphis

Philly Firefighter Honored for Saving Girl from Burning Vehicle

Philadelphia Firefighter Sean Dugan didn't think twice to help a family in need when he happened upon a car crash in Warrington earlier this year.