What an absolute tragedy.
Dozens of tourists were sightseeing in Seattle on Thursday morning when a freak accident caused a duck boat to crash into a tour bus killing four and critically injuring a further 44.
Witnesses say an amphibious vehicle was merging into the left lane on the Aurora Bridge at about 11 a.m., when a mechanical issue forced the boat into oncoming traffic, slamming into a bus carrying 45 international students.
In addition to the two large modes of transportation, another two cars were involved in the accident.
At least two of the deaths reportedly occurred on the bus, which fronted a large majority of the damage, while it's still unclear where the remaining fatalities took place.
We wish everyone injured a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with the friends and families of those who passed.
[Image via Ted S. Warren/AP Photo.]
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Jake Gyllenhaal is one of Hollywood's most versatile actors!
Already in 2015, the 34-year-old played a boxer with anger issues in Southpaw and an expedition leader in Everest…
Now, we get to see the actor take on the role of an investment banker whose life falls apart after his wife dies in a car accident in the upcoming film Demolition!
[ Photos: Jake Gyllenhaal's Amazing Movie Transformations! ]
In the trailer, Gyllenhaal's character realizes that his life had been in a downward spiral for some time, so he decides to dissect the rest of his problems and fix them — which results in some intense home improvement scenes!
Check out the trailer (above) and go see Demolition in theaters April 8!
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The driver who caused the deadly car accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan wants all criminal charges against him dropped!
Kevin Roper, who was driving a truck for Walmart and hadn't slept in 28 hours when he caused a multi-vehicle crash on June 7, 2014, wants to walk free from criminal prosecution, according to his lawyer.
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Roper seriously injured Morgan — the comedian was in a wheelchair for more than five months after the wreck — and killed Morgan's friend, James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNair.
Now, Roper's lawyer David Jay Glassman has told reporters his client doesn't wish to face criminal prosecution, arguing that Roper won't get a fair trial due to extensive national media coverage about the crash:
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This is such tragic news.
Following Justin Wilson's car crash at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, we're sad to report that the IndyCar driver succumbed to his head injury.
The 37-year-old was in a coma after a fellow racer spun out and sent debris flying at Justin's car, causing him to drive head on into a barrier.
Justin was initially airlifted to a nearby Pennsylvania hospital, but he unfortunately passed away on Monday night.
Our thoughts are with Justin's wife Julia, younger brother Stefan, and the remainder of his friends, family, and teammates at this unimaginably difficult time.
Rest in peace, Justin.
[Image via WENN.]
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This is so sad.
Lenny B. Robinson, the man known as the Baltimore Batman, has died in Maryland.
The 51-year-old, who regularly dressed up as Batman and visited children's hospitals, was struck and killed by a car on Sunday night after his custom Batmobile had broken down and was on the side of the road.
He had been returning home from a car show in West Virginia.
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Like Bruce Wayne, Robinson had also earned enough money in his life to allow him to spend his time making the world a better place.
He was remembered fondly by family and friends who spoke openly about how much he cared for kids who had endured very difficult lives. His brother Scott Robinson said:
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