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Watch This Deer Go Straight Through the Windshield of a Corvette

There’s nothing like driving a super fast, kick-tail Corvette Z06 on a nice summer day.

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IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Fiery Pileup [PHOTO, VIDEO]

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed on Sunday after his car collided with others during the IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His death was pronounced approximately two hours after he was airlifted to University Medical Center.

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Cop’s Amazing Somersault Escape From Car Crash Caught on Camera [VIDEO]

If this footage of a Belarusian cop’s Houdini-like escape from his hurtling van was in a movie, it would surely be deemed “unrealistic.”

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Motorcycle Crash Rescuers Speak About Their Act of Heroism [VIDEO]

Brandon Wright, the 21-year-old student whose life was saved when a group of strangers pulled him from beneath a burning car, is in recovery  at a Murray, Utah hospital, ‘Today‘ reports. His saviors, whose brave rescue was caught on camera in a video that went viral yesterday, spoke about the experience to the press.

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Firefighter Braves Exploding Car [VIDEO]

Cars are far less likely to explode in real life than they are in the movies. But when they do, you certainly don’t want your face anywhere close to the dramatic combustion.

The firefighter in this video had no choice on the matter, as he was trying to douse an already flaming car when it exploded right under his chin. Yet through some combination of testicular fortitude and confidence in his flame-retardant suit, the smoke eater doesn’t even flinch when the car blows up. Check out the amazing reaction below.

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Horrific Gas Station Car Crash Captured on Security Camera [VIDEO]

A security camera caught a horrific crash on tape in Texas as an SUV careened into a gas station and nearly struck two men, reports ‘The Early Show.

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Driver’s Fred Flintstone Braking Technique Results in Multiple Crashes [VIDEO]

A Georgia man was aware that his pickup truck had no functional brakes when he took it for  a drive Wednesday afternoon. But the 24-year-old was under the mistaken — and likely Saturday morning cartoon-influenced — impression he could just stop the vehicle by sticking his foot out the door and dragging it across the pavement, Fred Flinstone-style.

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Car Appears to Intentionally Turn Into Riders at Tour De France [VIDEO]
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Car Appears to Intentionally Turn Into Riders at Tour De France [VIDEO]

During high-profile bike races like the Tour de France, there are often official cars driving fairly close to the riders, raising the specter of an accident.

But the collision that took place during the Tour Monday, between a car carrying members of a French television crew and riders Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland, didn't quite look like an accident.

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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents
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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents

A new study suggests that women are more likely than men to cause traffic accidents.

Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed at 6.5 million car crashes. They also calculated, based on the number of miles men and women drive, that if all things were equal, male-to-male crashes would account for 36.2% of accidents, female-to-female would make up 15.8 percent, and male-to-female would make up 48 percent.

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