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LAWYER: Engineer in ‘Daze’ before NYC Train Crash

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An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like “daze” and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.

Attorney Jeffrey Chartier accompanied engineer William Rockefeller to his interview with National Transportation Safety Board investigators Tuesday and described the account Rockefeller gave. Chartier said the engineer experienced a nod or “a daze,” almost like road fatigue or the phenomenon sometimes called highway hypnosis. He couldn’t say how long it lasted.
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A hot air balloon carrying tourists over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire Tuesday, and some passengers trying to escape the flames leaped to their deaths before the craft crashed in a sugar cane field. At least 19 tourists were killed in one of the world’s deadliest ballooning accidents.

The accident was a new blow to Egypt’s tourism industry, which has been gutted by the country’s turmoil the past two years. The southern city of Luxor, site of some of the most dramatic pharaonic temples, has been particularly hard hit, with empty hotels worsening the area’s poverty.
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At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.

The accident happened on the last lap of the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the eve of Sunday’s Daytona 500, which officials said would go on as scheduled.
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A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.

Scores of people who had been standing, waiting to disembark, were hurled to the deck or launched into walls by the impact, which came after the catamaran Seastreak Wall Street slowed following a routine trip across New York Bay and past the Statue of Liberty, passengers said.
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U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Jenni Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American superstar, was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to help investigate the crash, and the board said Mexican authorities had informed them that Rivera had died in the accident.
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Sean “Diddy” Combs was a passenger in an SUV that was hit by another car in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the hip-hop and fashion mogul was not taken to a hospital.

Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said Combs was riding in a Cadillac Escalade on Sunset Boulevard Wednesday when a Lexus sedan turned left in front of it, and the vehicles collided.

Hoshino says Combs complained of pain, but said he would seek his own medical attention. No one from either vehicle was hospitalized.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | SHREVEPORT, LA. — This afternoon, Louisiana State Police Troop G investigated a three vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20, east of LA Highway 157, which claimed the lives of two Shreveport teenagers.

According to investigating troopers, on July 6, 2012, at 2:34 p.m., a 2003 Buick Lesabre, driven by 17-year-old Arien Manshack of Shreveport, was traveling east on Interstate 20 at mile post 29 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the median and struck a 2002 Toyota Sequoia driven by 41-year-old April Walker of Minden. After that collision, the Buick Lesabre continued east and struck a 2007 Peterbuilt driven by 51-year-old Richard Cook of Laurel, MT.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAFAYETTE, LA. — Early this morning, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 90 west of LA Highway 724 which claimed the life of a Scott man.

According to investigating troopers, on July 5, 2012, at 2:34 a.m., 28-year-old Scotty Guidry of Scott, was driving a 1991 Ford Explorer west on US Highway 90. For reasons still under investigation, Guidry’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled through a ditch and overturned in a canal. Guidry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — Lake Charles Police Department Sgt. J. Benoit was called out in reference to a crash at La Hwy 14 and Power Center Pkwy at approximately 6:10 a.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the crash was a single vehicle crash. The vehicle (1995 Geo Tracker) driven by Amber Foglesong, was traveling north on LA Hwy 14. The vehicle left the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, then crossed the East bound lanes of Power Center Pkwy, impacting the curb of the median and also a metal light pole. After this impact the vehicle began to rotate counter clockwise and went across the west bound lanes of Power Center. The vehicle continued north and left the roadway again and impacted a power pole on the North East quadrant of the intersection were it came to rest.
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