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Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities   Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked

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Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded over time causing ruptures that

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States. Defective Takata air bags have been the subject

Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West at about 3:30 pm

Boy killed after struck by van in Allston

A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a van in Allston this morning. The boy sustained a significant head injury when he was struck outside 460 Cambridge St. just before 6:50 a.m., according to Boston police and Boston Emergency Medical Services. He was

Man Struck and Killed by MBTA Bus

Authorities say an 88-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus in Melrose. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority says the man was struck by an MBTA bus near the intersection of Franklin and Pratt Streets around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to

Rhode Island man dead after car crash in Somerville

A Rhode Island man was killed in a two car crash on Route 28 in Somerville early Tuesday morning. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Mystic Avenue at about 4:35 a.m. One driver from Boston was

Honda, Toyota, Nissan recalls millions of vehicals

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for a problem with passenger-side air bags - the inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying. According to a press release from Toyota, 170,000 front passenger airbag inflators across several models are involved

Driver of bus that struck overpass to face charges

Massachusetts State Police will file criminal charges against the man who was driving a bus that struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in February, 2013. Samuel J. Jackson, 67, of Philadelphia faces a criminal charge of negligent operation to endanger and civil violations for

Bell Sports Recalls BMX Helmet

Bell Sports is recalling about 31,100 bicycle helmets (2,500 in Canada) because 'the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.' These helmets are not typical of those commonly seen in retail stores. Rather, they

Chrysler recalls Dodge Challengers V6 for risk of fire

Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger; the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire. Owners of these V6 Challengers built from November 2012 through January 2013 are being urged to