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Human error combined with relentless mechanical power can all too often prove deadly. Motorized vehicles are horrifying in their potential for mayhem, as these legends demonstrate.
Wreck & Roll
Decades-old automobile wreck is discovered alongside road.
Anti-seat belt law advocate is killed in automobile accident.
A rise in automobile accidents is tied to the aftermath of the Super Bowl.
A snake inadvertently loosed in a car leads to an escalating series of accidents.
Volkswagen Beetle with corpse of driver is found crushed between two trucks.
Enough to Turn Your Head
A motorcyclist's jacket worn backwards leads to his demise.
Bar and Grille
Drunk driver discovers body of young girl embedded in the grill of his car.
Threading the Needle
Rider mistakes two oncoming lights for motorcycles and attempts to drive between them.
The Wrong Rest Stop
Family who mistakes emergency exit ramp for rest stop is run over by runaway truck.
Man loses arm in automobile accident and fails to notice it.
Motorists shouldn't wear seat belts because they might not be able to escape their vehicles during car fires.
With Jesus in Her Heart
Teen dies in car crash with a plastic Jesus dashboard ornament embedded in her chest.
New Year's Danger
More fatal car accidents occur on New Year's Day than on any other day.
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