Driver Dies After Car Flies Off 710 Freeway Off-Ramp, Crashes Into Big Rig in …

A male driver sustained fatal injuries when his vehicle flew off a 710 Freeway off-ramp in Long Beach and crashed into a big rig on a transition road below early Wednesday, police said.

The driver somehow lost control of the car and went off the raised Sixth Street off-ramp about 1:06 am, according to Long Beach Police Department Lt. Davis Faris.

His vehicle then landed on the transition road, hitting the semi-truck and nearly landing fully upside-down.

Firefighters used tools to cut through the mangled wreckage of the car and remove the driver, video from the scene showed.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Faris said. His identity has not yet been released.

The driver of the big rig was uninjured.

All southbound lanes on the 710 would be closed at Anaheim Street until about 5:30 am, according to the California Highway Patrol.

In the meantime, traffic was being taken off at Anaheim Street, Faris said.

An investigation into the crash was underway.

KTLAs Alberto Mendez contributed to this story.

Google will start a new company for its self-driving car, and it might take on …

Bloomberg Business is reporting today that Googles long-running self-driving car project will spin out as its own company under Google parentAlphabet next year. To that end, itllhave to start making money at some point — and that may come from a ride-hailing service using the vehicles, which Bloomberg says is also in the cards. The system, which would have a range of large and small vehicles, would reportedly most likely start in small, contained areas — campuses, for instance — presumably because theyre easier to manage, simpler to program for, and may not come with the licensing requirements of a full-scale deployment on public roads.

The suggestion that Googles autonomous cars would be used for hailing rides isnt a new one, but this is the first time that a plan appears to be coming together to actually make it happen. Self-driving cabs are seen as a holy grail by some –none more than Uber, which counts Alphabets own Google Ventures as a major investor. Elevating Googles self-driving car program to a self-sustained Alphabet company might help put some distance between two initiatives that have been viewed by some as a conflict of interest. (Uber has its own self-driving research projects underway, independent of Google, and CEO Travis Kalanick has said that hed like to use Teslas; Elon Musk has done little to smack down suggestions of an eventual partnership.)

Truck Driver Hit and Killed by Car on Highway 6

NAVASOTA – A truck driver is dead after he was hit by a car Tuesday on Highway 6 in Grimes County.

The Department of Public Safety says they were called around 12:45 pm to the scene south of Navasota.

The truck driver from Harris County had pulled off the highway after having some engine problems and DPS says he was working on his truck when a car on the road clipped the back of his truck.

The car flipped back into traffic and crashed into the truck driver on the side of the road, he died at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to St. Joseph in Navasota with minor injuries.

DPS says charges against the driver of the car are possible.

The name of the truck driver will not be released until next of kin is notified.

Does photo of car crash reveal an angel next to survivor?

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A South Carolina man who witnessed a one-car crash saw what he and others now believe was a guardian angel watching over the driver, who survived.

Pastor Michael Clary told TODAY.com he was driving home from the grocery store in Honea Path on Dec. 3 when he saw another driver lose control of his SUV. The driver veered off the road, Clary said, and overcorrected when he tried to get back on the highway.

All of a sudden, it started to flip over and started rolling, Clary said. It rolled about four times, then hit a ditch. That threw the vehicle up again, and it hit a pine tree.

Man in Suit Sparks Shootout During Armored Car Heist, Flees With Bags of Cash …

Authorities are looking for a man in a suit who fled with bags of cash after a shootout during an armored car heist in the Bronx Tuesday, a law enforcement source says a preliminary investigation shows.

The source says an armored car guard was loading about $78,000 into the vehicle on Westchester Avenue in Soundview around 11 am when the man in the suit walked up, pulled out a gun and demanded money. Another guard was in the car.

Car knocks home off foundation in Coventry

COVENTRY, RI —

An out-of-control car struck a house in Coventry around midnight on Tuesday, knocking it off its foundation.

Police said the car was traveling eastbound on Main Street when the driver hit a telephone pole and crashed into the house at No. 1124.

According to authorities, the driver is Allen Hanson, a 30-year-old man from Warwick. Police said Hanson will be charged with operating on a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving, leaving the lane of travel, and suspicion of DUI.

A police report noted that officers observed Hanson speeding in the area after the crash. As cruisers caught up to him, they noticed several electrical wires touching his vehicle, so they were unable to gain access to him without the possibility of being electrocuted.

Police said Hanson was unresponsive for about 10 minutes. Safety crews were able to intervene after National Grid determined there were no live wires.

National Grid then began repairing the pole and attempted to restore power. Residents and business owners said they were told it could take up to two days for power to come back.

Jack Gaumitz of The Village Pub next door, which was closed because it had no power, said the bar has been hit by cars at least three times.

The house was condemned shortly after the crash, and the smashed-up car remained hours later as it was supporting the weight of the home.

Neighbors said the house was vacant.

It was not immediately known why Hanson lost control of the car. He was being treated at Rhode Island Hospital.