This Deceptively Pretty Map Shows Every Traffic Death on Earth

Death by car is random and sudden—which, unfortunately, means it tends to fall into the category of "accidental," and hence, unpreventable. But with traffic deaths set to outpace AIDS/HIV and malaria in the developing world, the UN is trying to change that perception—and this shocking interactive map ought to help. » 8/16/13 11:06am 8/16/13 11:06am

Amtrak Train Collides With a Truck Trying to Rush the Tracks in Maine

Reuters reports that a garbage-filled dump truck trying to race across the tracks ahead of an Amtrak train this morning simply didn't make it. Nor did the driver. Downeaster train 681, headed from Boston to Portland, Maine crashed in North Berwick at 11 a.m. Four of the train's 112 passengers were injured. » 7/11/11 2:31pm 7/11/11 2:31pm