Death of Anton Yelchin, Star Trek’s Actor

Anton Yelchin, talented actor having starred in several prominent film/tv roles, was found deceased, after failing to meet with friends who visited his home to check on him when he didn’t show. He was found pinned between his Jeep Cherokee and a brick wall. His Jeep was found to still be running and in neutral. The Jeep was pushing with such force that it bent the gate beside the brick wall.

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Decapitated Driver

Linda Riojas, a 43-year-old mother from Houston, Texas, was fully decapitated when a piece of sheet metal came loose from a supply-truck driving in front of her and crashed through her windshield.

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Woman killed by flying manhole cover

Caitlin Clavette, 35, a Boston-area school teacher driving near the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel, was struck and killed by a dislodged manhole cover, which crashed through the windshield of her car.

Deadly Race

Wilbur C. Brink, an 11-year-old boy from Indianapolis, Indiana, was killed by a flying race-car tire while playing in his family’s front yard. During Lap 162 of the 1931 Indianapolis 500, the rear axle suddenly broke on racer Billy Arnold’s vehicle, sending one of his rear wheels sailing through the air and out of the stadium. It landed in the front yard of the Brink family, who lived across the street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, killing Brink instantly.

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Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash

A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA.

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Girl died after kangaroo smashed through car windshield

Six-year-old Mia Quinnell died after a kangaroo crashed through the front windshield of the car she was in, in Queensland, Australia.

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Selfie Crash Death

Last selfie
Last selfie

32-year-old Courtney Sanford died in head-on collision seconds after uploading pictures of herself and posting “The happy song makes me so HAPPY” to Facebook.

A pioneer in sleep research died due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel

Eugene Aserinsky, a pioneer in sleep research, who discovered REM sleep, died when his car hit a tree north of San Diego due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel.

Anti-seat belt law advocate is killed in automobile accident

Derek Kieper, an anti-seat belt law advocate, was killed in a car wreck because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt. Kieper, who was riding in the back seat of the Explorer, was ejected from the vehicle. Two others in the vehicle, including the driver and the front-seat passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Father of the Blood Bank

Charles Drew, the inventor of the “blood bank” and pioneer of successful blood transfusions, died during a failed blood transfusion after a car accident in North Carolina.

Bigfoot Hoax Ends in Death

Randy Lee Tenley, 44, from Kalispell, Montana was hit by a car and killed after he had put on a camouflage suit and stepped out onto Highway 93 at night, trying to get people to believe they had sighted Bigfoot.

Passenger Decapitated by a Telephone Pole Support Wire

Francis “Franky” Brohm, 23, of Marietta, Georgia was leaning out of a car window and decapitated by a telephone pole support wire. The car’s intoxicated driver, John Hutcherson, 21, drove nearly 12 miles to his home with the headless body in the passenger seat, parked the car in his driveway, then went to bed. A neighbour saw the bloody corpse still in the car and notified police. Brohm’s head was later discovered at the accident scene.

Drive Through Town with a Corpse in the Windshield

Gregory Biggs, a homeless American man in Fort Worth, Texas, was struck by a car being driven by drunk driver, Chante Jawan Mallard and became lodged in her windshield with severe but not immediately fatal injuries. Mallard drove home and left the car in her garage with Biggs still lodged in her car’s windshield. Biggs died of his injuries several hours later.

Finnish twins joined in death

72-year-old twin brothers in Raahe, Finland, died the same day after separate accidents on the same road. One brother had gone cycling in the morning, got hit by a truck and died immediately. No more than an hour later the other brother went to cycle on the very same road and got hit by a truck and died immediately. The distance between two accident sites was no more than 1,5 kilometers. The police says the later twin brother couldn’t had known of his brother’s death but it was all just coincidence.

Pickup Truck Rolled off the Parking Lot into the Path of a Tractor-Trailer

21-year-old Austin Tyler Zalik died after the crash in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Zalik had been sleeping in his pickup truck, which was parked at a gas station near Interstate78. At some point the truck drifted from its parking spot and went down an embankment and into the path of a tractor trailer. Police say Zalik may have bumped the gear in his sleep.

Girl Fell through Hole in Schoolbus, Died

School bus floor.
Image Credit: A. Muralitharan

S.Sruthi, 6, from Selaiyur, India, died when she was crushed under the rear wheels of her school bus after she slipped through a hole on the bus floor.

Giant hay bale killed former ELO member

Mike Edwards, 62, an English musician and a founding member of rock group Electric Light Orchestra, was killed when a 600 kg (1,300 lb) bale of hay rolled down a hill and landed on his passing van in Devon.

Died after Hitting his Head on a Roadside Mailbox

Nathan Ostrowski, 16, of South Fayette Township outside Pittsburgh was getting a ride home when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a groundhog. Ostrowski, who was resting his head on his arm on the car’s front seat window ledge, struck his head on a mailbox on the side of the road and died later in a hospital. (Associated Press, 9 September 1995)

Flying Brick

Olga Gaikovich, a 29-year-old of Syktyvkar, Russia, was killed when a lone brick came loose from an oncoming truck and crashed through the windshield of the vehicle, striking her in the head. The incident, occurring in the Rostov region, was captured on a dash-cam mounted in the vehicle.

Run Over by Own Car

An unnamed woman, 65, from Clawson, Michigan died after being run over by her own car in the parking lot. The vehicle was in drive mode when the incident occurred and police had to switch it to park.