Introduction

This is a log of Prius accidents culled from Google News:

Date=2011/12/28 Where=Timonium(MD) Prius=?

ABC27

Troopers say about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Jeep Cherokee driven by Devin McKeiver failed to slow for stopped traffic on the ramp from northbound I-83 before I-695and hit the rear of an Acura. The Acura was pushed into a Prius, which was pushed into a Subaru.

All four occupants of the Acura were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Troopers say one occupant, 5-year-old Jake Owen, died of his injuries. The boy's parents and 9-year-old sister remain hospitalized.

Date=2011/12/23 Where=Louisa(VA) Prius=2010

Virgina State Police A Louisa County woman died Friday in a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Belsches Road and Bagby Road in Louisa County. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Route 618, Belsches Road approximately 1/10 of a mile west of Route 634, Bagby Road in Louisa County.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2010 Toyota Prius ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle was heading westbound on Route 618 at the time of the crash. The driver, who was wearing his safety belt, was flown by med-flight to Mary Washington Hospital in the City of Fredericksburg with serious life-threatening injuries.

The passenger, who was wearing her safety belt, died at the scene. The Louisa County Sheriff's Office assisted with the on-going state police investigation.

Driver: William F. Martin, 72, 200 block of Tyler Point Road, Bumpass, Va. (husband) Deceased Passenger: Gail A. Martin, 71, 200 block of Tyler Point Road, Bumpass, Va. (wife)

Date=2011/12/06 Where=Lebanon(PA)) Model=?

Nate Wardle At 3:00 this afternoon, on Route 72 in Rapho Township, three young people, 16-year-old twin boys and their nine-year-old sister, lost their lives on a turn when police say they lost control of their vehicle and slammed into an oncoming vehicle.

State Police have stated that it was two 16-year-old males, who are twins, and their nine-year-old sister who passed away in the accident. They were in a Subaru Impreza, . . .

. . . which struck a Toyota Prius. The occupant of the Prius is expected to be okay.

Date=2011/11/15 Where=Ayer(MA) Model=?

press release The sole occupant of the Prius, a 67 year old Ayer woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the box style delivery truck, a 21 year old Tewksbury man, was taken to the Nashoba Valley Medical Center for unspecified injuries sustained from the accident.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the box style delivery truck was heading West on Littleton Road/Route 2A, crossed the center line and impacted head on with the Prius that was travelling East on Littleton Road/Route 2A. Date=2011/11/09 Where=San Jose(CA) Model=2007 Mike Rosenberg The man, who lived in San Jose but has not been identified, was pronounced dead at Valley Medical Center at 2 p.m.

On Monday, just before 6 p.m., he was hit on the right side by a 2003 Ford Expedition while riding his bicycle across Moorpark Avenue at Brentwood Drive, police said. A 2006 Toyota Prius then hit the bike, as well, and the bicyclist was rushed to the hospital. Date=2011/11/04 Where=Brooklyn(CT) Model=2007 James Mosher Brooklyn, Conn. —

A Dayville woman died Thursday after being struck by two cars on Route 6 in Brooklyn, state police said.

Lindsey Pendleton, 20, of 17 Bear Hill Road, Dayville, was taken to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam where she was pronounced dead, officers said in accident summary report.

Pendleton was crossing Route 6 at the intersection of Day Street when she was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius driven by Sandra Brodeur, 63, of 63 Creamery Road, Brooklyn, police said. Brodeur was driving eastbound when the accident occurred, police said. Pendleton was then struck by a 2006 GMC Envoy traveling westbound on Route 6 driven by Ashley Dumas, 26, of 49 Groveland Ave., Putnam. Brodeur and Dumas were not injured, police said

Date=2011/11/02 Where=Philadelphia(PA) Model=?

Alex Gross A 70 year old southampton resident was killed in a traffic crash yesterday afternoon ( Tuesday) when her vehicle ran head on into a box truck on Street Rd.

The driver of the truck was not hurt. The woman, identified as Linda Renick of Overlook Dr. was traveling east when her Toyota veeered into the left lane and collided with the box truck.

MacPherson said Linda Renick of Overlook Drive was driving her Toyota Prius east in the center turn lane when, for an unknown reason, the car drifted into oncoming westbound traffic and collided with a box truck.

“Witnesses said they saw her slump over just before the accident,” the chief said.

Date=2011/10/28 Where=Gaithersburg(MD) Model=?

Danielle E. Gaines An 83-year-old man died at a hospital Thursday, hours after the car driven by his wife collided with a sport utility vehicle in an afternoon crash on Shady Grove Road.

Warren’s wife, Marilyn, 81, was driving their Toyota Prius and turned left from Shady Grove Road onto Crabbs Branch Way when the car collided with a Toyota RAV4 traveling north on Shady Grove Road.

The crash happened about 12:50 p.m.

Date=2011/10/17 Where=Harbor City(CA) Model=?

wire service A 68-year-old man was fatally struck by a car while reportedly jaywalking across Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City shortly after leaving a bar, police said today.

The accident occurred on PCH between Western and President avenues just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Jim Cummings of the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Bureau.

"It was a long city block and there were controlled intersections with crosswalks on each end," Cummings said. The closest crosswalk was 80 to 90 feet away, but jaywalking proved to be "not at all a wise decision," he said.

The man dodged one car as he crossed the highway but was clipped by a westbound Toyota Prius driven in the inside lane by an 83-year-old woman, the lieutenant said.

The woman stopped and called for help. "There is no indication she committed a violation," Cummings said, adding that the accident appears to have been the jaywalker's fault.

Date=2011/10/09 Where=Thousand Oaks(CA) Model=?

Ventura edhat . . . Shortly after the first collision occurred, David Bush approached the accident scene in the southbound #1 lane of Westlake Boulevard. At about the same time Kyle Dagan approached the accident scene in the northbound #1 lane of Westlake Boulevard. Bush stopped his Nissan pickup in the southbound # 1 lane and Dagan stopped his Landrover SUV in the northbound # 1 lane. Bush and Dagan got out of their cars to render assistance to the female juvenile. Additionally, they both activated the emergency flashing lights on their cars.

Eial Tores was driving his Toyota Prius southbound in the # 1 lane of Westlake Boulevard approaching the accident scene and the two-parked cars in the roadway. Tores' Prius continued southbound and collided into the rear end of Bush's pickup. The force of the collision pushed Bush's pickup across the center median where it collided into Dagan's Landrover.

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Date=2011/10/09 Where=Parkersburg(WV) Model=2009

Parkersburg News and Sentinel WWood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy reported Robert Merrill, 72, of 1015 Dutch Ridge Road, died of injuries he received from the crash about 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Merrill was driving a 2009 Toyota Prius and was attempting to cross U.S. 50 from Dutch Ridge Road when he was struck in the westbound lane by a Mitsubishi Endeavor driven by Jason C. Roush, of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Date=2011/10/02 Where=San Diego(CA) Model=?

Kristian Davis and J. Harry Jones

An off-duty San Diego police officer and another motorist were killed early Saturday in a chain-reaction pileup . . . four separate crashes . . .

The first occurred when Prokop’s silver Mazda 6 rear-ended a stalled silver Honda Accord that was stopped in a left lane of the freeway. The officer’s Mazda came to rest in the center median.

Moments later, a silver BMW, driven by a 47-year-old San Diego man, approached the scene and sideswiped the Honda. Then two more vehicles — a white GMC and a white Toyota Prius — came along and collided with each other as they tried to avoid the wreckage.Moments later, a silver BMW, driven by a 47-year-old San Diego man, approached the scene and sideswiped the Honda. Then two more vehicles — a white GMC and a white Toyota Prius — came along and collided with each other as they tried to avoid the wreckage.

. . . He was trying to run across the freeway to a shoulder when he was hit by a blue Toyota Corolla, . . .

Date=2011/09/21 Where=Cherry Hill(NJ) Model=2005

Dubravka Kolumbic CHERRY HILL— A 100-year-old Mount Laurel man was killed when a car in which he was a passenger hit a tree on Tuesday in Cherry Hill, police said.

According to police, at about 3:52 p.m. on Sept. 20, a 2005 Toyota Prius Hybrid being driven northbound on Cropwell Road by Philip Aronow, 76, of Loucroft Road in Haddonfield, drifted off the right side of the roadway just north of Jordan Court and hit a tree with the driver’s side headlight. According to police, the impact spun the car counter-clockwise until it came to rest against along the tree line.

The front seat passenger, David Rudlus, 100, of Fellowship Road in Mount Laurel, was taken to Cooper Trauma where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Date=2011/08/29 Where=Napa(CA) Model=2005

Catherine Bowen

The accident occurred at about 10:35 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of a green Ford Taurus, registered out of Napa, traveling westbound crossed over the center line, for unknown reasons, and into the path of an oncoming flatbed semi truck hauling a bull dozer estimated to weigh between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds, the CHP said.

The impact of the collision caused the driver of the truck to loose control, pushing both vehicles across the roadway where the Taurus was T-boned by a Toyota Sienna that was also traveling westbound. As the big rig continued sliding across the roadway, a Toyota Prius struck the semi before the mass of vehicles finally came to a stop.

Times-Herald Staff

The man who was driving a 1997 Ford Escort westbound on the highway in front of a 2000 Toyota Sienna van, and a 2005 Toyota Prius. All cars were traveling at about the 55 mph speed limit, CHP said.

The accident occurred as the Ford Escort crossed over the double yellow lines into the eastbound lane, causing a collision between the Ford and a Mack big-rig, driven by Vincent Zediker, 41, of Montague, CHP said.

The collision sent the big-rig out of control into the westbound shoulder guard rail, and the Toyota Prius, driven by Muriel Rollins, 58, of Pinole, CHP said.

The impact pushed the Ford back into the westbound lane, which caused it to collide with the Toyota van, CHP added.

The van's driver, Charley Cha, 49, of Sacramento, his six passengers, and Rollins sustained minor to moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital, CHP said.

The Ford's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being held pending investigation, CHP said.

Date=2011/08/18 Where=Princton(NJ) Model=?

Stephanie Vaccaro An 86-year-old Clifton man remained in the intensive care unit on Monday after he lost control of the Cadillac he was driving in Princeton on Saturday afternoon, ran the stop sign at the intersection of Hulfish and Witherspoon streets, twice rear-ended a Toyota Prius, jumped the curb and smashed into the wall of the Spring Street parking garage, narrowly missing pedestrians and people seated at tables in Hinds Plaza outside of the Princeton Public Library.

Police said George Atkins initially struck the gate of the Chambers Street parking garage while exiting. He then turned right onto Chambers Street and then Hulfish where he twice rear-ended the car driven by Arlene Hauser, 71, of Princeton Township, police said.

The Toyota spun around when it was hit the second time, said a witness, a Princeton Township resident who requested not to be identified.

Date=2011/08/14 Where=Nashville(TN) Model=NHW20

NewsChannel5.com NASHVILLE, Tenn.- One person is dead, and three others were rushed to the hospital after two cars hit head on Sunday morning.

It happened around 7:30 on Gallatin Pike in the Rivergate area. Witnesses say a Toyota Prius crossed the center line, hit a Jeep, and then caught on fire. Kimberly Allen, 47, was riding in the Jeep and died from her injuries.

The driver, another passenger, plus the person driving the Prius were all taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with serious injuries. Police are trying to determine what caused the wreck.

Date=2011/08/12 Where=Librun(GA) Model=2007

Scott Bernarde Police on the scene said a Ford Explorer was traveling south on Five Fork-Trickum when a Toyota Prius pulled out into the lane from Brown Road. The Explorer struck the front end of the Prius, causing the Explorer to roll and then strike a Saturn SUV along the driver's side.

A serious three-car traffic accident at Five Forks-Trickum and Brown roads sent three children and two adults to the hospital Friday afternoon after 3 p.m., according to Gwinnett Police.

One of the children is in critical condition, police said.

Date=2011/08/10 Where=Burlington(VT) Model=2007

Free Press STAFF Emina Ibragic-Burak, 61, of Burlington was driving her Toyota Prius west when she crossed the center line and struck a Chevy 5000 utility truck head-on, Vermont State Trooper Jerry Partin said. Rescue workers extracted Ibragic-Burak from her car and transported her to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

The driver of the truck, John Sample of Hampden, Mass., sustained injuries to his lower body, Partin said. Police, who continue to investigate the crash, closed U.S. 2 in both directions for about two hours. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident.

Date=2011/07/31 Where=Princeton(NJ) Model=?

Stephanie Vaccaro An 86-year-old Clifton man remained in the intensive care unit on Monday after he lost control of the Cadillac he was driving in Princeton on Saturday afternoon, ran the stop sign at the intersection of Hulfish and Witherspoon streets, twice rear-ended a Toyota Prius, jumped the curb and smashed into the wall of the Spring Street parking garage, narrowly missing pedestrians and people seated at tables in Hinds Plaza outside of the Princeton Public Library.

Police said George Atkins initially struck the gate of the Chambers Street parking garage while exiting. He then turned right onto Chambers Street and then Hulfish where he twice rear-ended the car driven by Arlene Hauser, 71, of Princeton Township, police said.

The Toyota spun around when it was hit the second time, said a witness, a Princeton Township resident who requested not to be identified.

Date=2011/07/31 Where=NewYork(NY) Model=?

Kerry Wills and Katie Nelson The biker was pulling onto the West Side Highway from 96th Street just before 2 a.m. when he hit the back of a 2003 Honda. He and his bike were thrown 300 feet north of the collision, cops said.

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She swerved her Toyota Camry to avoid striking him, but sideswiped a Toyota Prius in the left lane in the process.

Date=2011/07/29 Where=PaloAlto(CA) Model=?

Staff The mother and son were in the crosswalk, heading north on Birch, when the boy was hit. The driver of the Prius had been heading southbound on Birch and was making a left onto California Avenue, Palo Alto police Agent Kara Salazar said.

"He made the turn and just didn't even see them until he was basically right up against them," Salazar said.

The car hit the boy, but the driver was able to stop before hitting the mother, she said.

Date=2011/07/22 Where=Stoddard(NH) Model=NHW20

Christina Bracci Lynda Copeland, 85, of Halifax, Vt., was headed west on Route 9 with her husband, Arthur Copeland, 85, when she crossed over the center line about 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 123 and collided with the eastbound Wal-Mart truck, according to a news release from N.H. State Police. . . .

The collision left the Prius in tatters and scattered debris across the road. The Wal-Mart truck’s axles were damaged, requiring that the truck be hauled away, according to State Police Lt. Jerome A. Maslan.

Date=2011/07/19 Where=Santa Monica(CA) Model=2004 Pedestrian=1

Kevin Herrera SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said the victim was walking west on the south sidewalk of Pico Boulevard, about 30 feet east of 26th Street, when she started to cross Pico against a red light. Witnesses tried warning the woman against jaywalking when she was struck by a Toyota Prius traveling eastbound on Pico on a green light.

The driver, who was traveling around 30 mph, immediately stopped her car and cooperated with police, Lewis said. . . .

MIRROR STAFF

Officers estimated that the vehicle was traveling under the 35 mph speed limit, but going at least 30 mph when she slammed into the woman, who succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Date=2011/07/07 Where=Huntsville(AL) Model=NHW20 Fatality=1

Victoria Cumbow Huntsville police spokesman Harry Hobbs said a Toyota Prius, driven by Terri Madak, 57, of Guntersville, was headed west on Hobbs Road when Madak lost control in a curve, hitting a median shortly before 7 a.m. Hobbs said Madak was traveling at a high rate of speed and went airborne after hitting the curb.

The Prius hit the top of a Honda Accord, driven by Patricia McKee, 46, of Huntsville. McKee was stopped at a yield sign at the Redstone Road intersection, Hobbs said. The Prius landed nearby on its top after taking the roof off of the Accord.

Date=2011/06/25 Where=Placentia(CA) Model=? Fatality=1

KTLA PLACENTIA (KTLA) -- A 71-year-old man with an unknown medical condition died Friday evening after crashing into several cars before hitting a light police, officials say. The man, Robert Allen Williamson, of Brea, was driving a Toyota Prius about 7:50 p.m. heading east on Imperial Highway when he lost control of the car. The Prius struck several cars and Williamson's 71-year-old wife tried to steer the car from the passenger seat until the car crashed near Rose Drive, police said. Paramedics rushed Williamson to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His wife was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Date=2011/06/22 Where=grapeview(WA) Model=2011 Bicyclist=1

Josh Farley A 14-year-old Grapeview boy died early Wednesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon on East Mason Benson Road.

The boy was hit shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Mason County sheriff’s deputies believe the boy rode his bicycle out of a driveway without stopping and was struck by a 2011 Toyota Prius, which was being driven west on Mason Benson by a 49-year-old Seattle woman.

The boy was not wearing a helmet. He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but he died there early Wednesday, according to hospital staff.

Deputies do not believe speed nor intoxicants were factors in the crash, according to Mason County Chief Deputy Dean Byrd.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, a 2011 Toyota Prius driven by Laura A. Rasulo-Holt, 49 of Seattle, was westbound on East Mason Benson Road about 4 PM. In the 600 block, a bicycle operated by the teen came out of a driveway without stopping and Rasulo-Holt could not avoid the collision.

Date=2011/06/17 Where=Woodland(CA) Model=2010

Carlos Alcala A police officer witnessed a collision between a bicycle and a motorist on E. Main Street in Woodland at 12:45 p.m. Friday. Due to the severity of the cyclist's injuries, a helicopter was called in and landed on E. Main near East Street to transport the crash victim to UC Davis Medical Center. The motorist was not injured. Police have not yet determined fault in the accident, said Sgt. Don Beal of Woodland Police Department. The driver was identified as Jessica Carter-Riley, 59, of Woodland. The cyclist was not identified, except as a male, about 50 years old. His injuries were considered potentially life-threatening, but his condition is unknown.

By ROBERT JABLON
Associated Press
Published: Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 5:53 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 12:25 pm
LOS ANGELES -- A driver plowed into a group of bicyclists on a midnight ride Thursday in a suspected drunken driving crash that injured 11 riders, at least one critically, police said. A group of about 100 cyclists were on a ride about 8 miles south of downtown Los Angeles when they were struck by a Honda Civic shortly before 2 a.m. Some bicyclists told KTTV a woman driving the car appeared to be using a cell phone before the crash. They said she slowed down then sped up and slammed into the group, sending some riders flying into the air and dragging at least one under her car. Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/16/3705384/driver-crashes-into-pack-of-la.html#ixzz1PalIr8Vs

Date=2011/06/11 Where=Denison(TX) Model=2011 Fatalities=1

Mary Jane Farmer The wreck happened at 5:52 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Austin and Coffin streets. Mr. Boen, 75, was driving a 1991 Oldsmobile east on Coffin. Eppler said that witnesses reported the Oldsmobile did not stop at the traffic light, red for Coffin Street traffic. At that time, Waterloo was moving south on Austin Avenue in a 2010 Toyota Prius. It T-boned Mr. Boen's vehicle in the driver's side door.

Date=2011/06/10 Where=South Orange(NJ) Model=? Fatalities=1

WestOrangePatch The crash, which occurred around 2:40 p.m, involved three cars. According to early reports, the father's van was struck by a Toyota Prius that failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. His van then rolled over and was struck again by an oncoming car.

Date=2011/06/08 Where=Portland(OR) Model=2011

Kavid Krough PORTLAND - A bicyclist reportedly hit Mayor Sam Adams' car at an intersection near City Hall.

Adams was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, a statement from City Hall confirmed. There were no major injuries.

City Hall spokeswoman Amy Ruiz said Adams was driving his city-issued Prius to an event at Lincoln High School when his vehicle was rear-ended by a woman riding a bicycle along SW Columbia Street.

Ruiz said Adams intended to turn left onto SW 4th, at a green light, when he braked for a female jogger crossing the street.

Date=2011/06/07 Where=Holly-Navarre(FL) Model=2011 Pedestrian=1

Thyrie Bland A pedestrian who was hit in Santa Rosa County died early this morning at Baptist Hospital.

The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 98 near Falling Leaves Court in Holley-Navarre.

The victim’s identity is not know. The pedestrian was not carrying any identification.

The pedestrian was walking east in the westbound lane of U.S. 98 and was hit by a Toyota Prius driven by Jesse Burks Jr., 36, of Warner Robins, Ga., the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Date=2011/06/07 Where=Colfax(WA) Model=2011 Fatality=1

Mike Prager
A 34-year-old graduate student at Washington State University died Monday evening after her car collided with another vehicle on Highway 26 at Penawawa Road southwest of Colfax.

Sanchita Haldar, who was driving a 2011 Toyota Prius, died at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center following the accident just before 6 p.m.

Washington State Patrol troopers said she was headed east on state Highway 26 when she collided in the westbound lane with a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Jennifer D. Baker, 21, of La Crosse.

Date=2011/05/27 Where=Visalia(CA) Model=? Fatality=1

KFSN
. . . 18-year-old Connor Clark died after he was ejected from his Jeep Wrangler.

Investigators say Clark was traveling west on Mineral King at Burke when his jeep was hit by a Toyota Prius.

Date=2011/05/27 Where=Southampton(PA) Model=2006 Fatality=?

George Mattar
Walton was riding a skateboard when he collided with a 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Anna O'Riordan, 79, of Warminster, who was traveling west on Street Road. She had entered the center turn lane to make a left turn onto Cushmore Road, police said.

Date=2011/05/11 Where=Ellicott City(MD) Model=2007 Fatality=?

Columbia Flyer
An Elkridge man was critically injured Tuesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 29 in Ellicott City, police said.

Allen Michael Harris, 22, was traveling southbound on Route 29, between routes 108 and 175, on a Suzuki motorcycle at about 10 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a Toyota Prius, according to Howard County Police.

Harris was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition.

The driver and sole occupant of the Prius, Dhruvkumar Patel, 19, of Baltimore, was not injured.

Police are investigating the accident, but a preliminary investigation found that both vehicles were speeding, which police say contributed to the collision.

Date=2011/04/20 Where=Sibley(IA) Model=2010 Fatality=1

Daily Globe SIBLEY, Iowa — Robert Dean Graves, 74, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the Osceola Community Hospital Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle accident, according to information released by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 10:07 a.m. reporting the crash between Starling and Taft avenues on Iowa 9 near Ocheyedan, Iowa.

The vehicle, a 2011 Prius, was westbound and ended up partially submerged in the creek in the south ditch.

Date=2011/04/16 Where=Dayton Valley(NV) Model=" Fatality=1

RGJ.com

A crash on U.S. 50 at the edge of the Dayton Valley left one dead after a red quad truck (ATV rjw) collided with a silver Toyota Prius Saturday afternoon.

The accident was called in to Lyon County Dispatch at about 4:30 p.m.

Nevada Highway Patrol investigators were examining damage to the right front of the Prius that was involved in the accident in 10-Mile Hill.

NHP dispatch said it was reported that the driver of the quad, who was killed in the crash, was attempting to cross the highway to the north when the car that was traveling in the eastbound lanes struck his truck.

Date=2011/03/24 Where=Roanoak(VA) Model=? Fatality=2

Meg Hibbert

CAVE SPRING – A Bent Mountain man died at the scene, and later, a Pilot man died at the hospital after a three-car wreck this morning on Rt. 221 in the Cave Spring area.

Roanoke County Police said Steven P. Key, 52, of Bent Mountain was dead at the scene. Pilot resident James M. McNeil, 74, died at the hospital from injuries, police said.

Officers identified others in the wreck as Daniel J. McNeil, 44, also of Pilot, and Samantha M. Stump, 23, of Copper Hill. Neither was seriously injured, police said.

Police said Key was was driving south on Rt. 221, Bent Mountain Road, when his Toyota Prius crossed into the northbound lane. It hit a Subaru driven by James McNeil, who was going north. The Subaru ran off the road and rolled into an adjacent field, police said, and the Prius drifted back into the southbound lane. `

Date=2011/03/19 Where=Saasota(FL) Model=? Fatality=1

Herald-Tribune

A motorcyclist trying to pass a car as it turned off Bee Ridge Road was thrown from the bike and died from the impact Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Christopher L. Farr, 26, of Sarasota was killed in the accident, which occurred shortly before noon on Saturday.

Both Farr and Sarasota resident Maria Wieters, 25, were heading west on Bee Ridge Road approaching the intersection of Wake Avenue when the accident occurred. Wieters began to turn her Toyota Prius left onto Wake Avenue just as Farr was attempting to pass her on the left side, the FHP said. `

Date=2011/03/15 Where=Macomb(MI) Model=NHW20

Santiago Esparza

Macomb Township— A Dakota High School student is hospitalized this morning after she was hit by a car while walking to class. The 18-year-old was injured about 7 a.m. as she crossed 21 Mile near LeGrande, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said. A Toyota Prius driven by a woman dropping off her child at the nearby high school hit the student, Wickersham said. Investigators still are sorting through details of the crash, Wickersham said. "Independent witnesses say she was crossing … where there is no traffic light or crossing," he said of the injured student.

Date=2011/03/07 Where=Santa Barbara(CA) Model=2005

JOSHUA MOLINA

Santa Barbara City Councilman Grant House is a little bruised up, but recovering after he was involved in a car accident Friday afternoon.

While on his way to Santa Barbara City Hall about 2 p.m., House ran a red light at the intersection of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara streets, said Santa Barbara police Lt. Paul McCaffrey

House was driving his 2005 Toyota Prius when a 1999 Mercedes Benz headed north on Santa Barbara Street broadsided him.

Lt. McCaffrey said that witnesses told authorities that House ran the red light. The Police Department determined House was responsible and issued the councilman a ticket.

Date=2011/03/06 Where=Norwood Park(OH) Model=2010 Fatal=1

Caroline Kyungae Smwith and William Lee

Henry was driving his 2006 Jeep south on Wolcott Avenue about 2:50 a.m., when he sped through a stop sign and struck a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius at Washington Boulevard, according to police spokesman Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.

The impact of the collision sent the Jeep careening into a nearby building and tossed Henry from his vehicle through the sunroof, police said. Henry was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police couldn't immediately confirm media reports that the Jeep also rolled over on to its roof.

A passenger in Henry's Jeep and the Prius' driver were taken to Stroger Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries, police said.

Date=2011/03/04 Where=Hudson(MA) Model=2004 Fatal=2

WCVB Boston

According to Stare Police, a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu being driven by Adam L. Richard, 34, of Hudson, was traveling westbound on Route 85 when he crossed over into the eastbound lane, clipped the tailgate of a 2004 box truck that was heading eastbound, and then collided head-on with a 2006 Ford Taurus operated by Michael A. Kaminski, 60, of Oxford, that was traveling eastbound behind the truck.

After the head-on collision between the Malibu and the Taurus, a fourth vehicle, a 2004 Toyota Prius traveling behind the Taurus, tried to take evasive action to avoid the crash but could not do so, striking the Taurus, State Police said. . . .

Date=2011/02/19 Where=Albuquerque(NM) Model=2008 Fatal=1

Jeff Todd

. . . Sandoval County Sheriff’s Deputies say they have a lot of investigating to do after Dr. Daniel Ronel was found dead in his car after a single-car accident.

Officers responded to the accident around six Friday evening on I-25. A 2008 Toyota Prius had crashed straight into a cement pillar that held up the Algodones overpass.

Ronel was northbound on I-25 approaching the exit 248 overpass bridge when he was "distracted" and left the roadway, striking a concrete pillar supporting the bridge, according to crash report. It said Ronel appeared to have applied the brakes before impact but not enough to cause skid marks.

Ronel was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The report says the filaments in both rear brake light bulbs were broken, indicating that the bulbs were on at the time of impact.

Investigators were unable to check the brake pedal because of the severity of the damage to the car. But, there did not appear to be mechanical or tire failure and the car's tires were in good condition, according to the report.

No alcohol containers were found in the car. An inhaler and a bottle of caffeine tablets were recovered,

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Date=2011/02/13 Where=Beaverton(OR) Model=? Bicyclist=1

Molly Hottle

Michael Brett Lewis, of Beaverton, was struck by a car at 6:43 p.m. after he stopped for no apparent reason in the traffic lane of the highway in Beaverton. The accident occurred near the intersection with Southwest Tualaway Avenue.

Beaverton officials said Lewis was stopped in the westbound curb lane when he was hit from behind by a Toyota Prius, driven by a 48-year-old man, whose name has not been released.

It's unknown why Lewis was stopped in the traffic lane. There were no traffic impediments at the time of the crash, and there is a bike lane to the right and along the curb of the traffic lane Lewis was in. Lewis had a working red light on the rear of his bicycle, but was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Prius told police he did not see Lewis until it was too late, and that he had tried to swerve to avoid the bicycle. Lewis and his bicycle were struck by the vehicle's right side.

The driver showed no sings of intoxication, and voluntarily went to the hospital for a blood draw for drugs and alcohol testing.

It was dark and windy and raining heavily at the time of the crash. Beaverton police spokeswoman Pam Yazzolino said the driver was not expected to be cited, but the investigation was continuing.

Date=2011/02/10 Where=Bedford(VA) Model=2008 Fatality=1

Dave Thompson

Jemeuer Ortiz, 27, of Bedford, died after the Dodge Neon he was driving crossed the center line in the 1200 block of Independence Boulevard and hit another car head on, Bedford Police Chief Jim Day said this morning.

The first vehicle struck was a 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Sarah Owsley, 24, who took evasive action. Her car ran off the road and overturned, Day said.

Ortiz’s car then struck a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Betty McDaniel, 71 that was headed north on Independence, Day said.

McDaniel’s car was rear-ended by a 1997 Nissan Maxima driven by Rodney Whittler, 21.

Date=2011/02/11 Where=Crescent_City(CA) Model=2004 Pedestrian=1

Times-Standard

According to a California Highway Patrol press release, initial investigation indicates that Charles M. Fraser, 68, was seated in a motorized wheelchair when he crossed the freeway directly in front of approaching southbound traffic. Fraser was hit by a 2004 Toyota Prius driven by Ernest Leonard, 71, of Crescent City, and suffered fatal injuries.

Another vehicle, a 1994 Toyota pickup driven by 16-year-old Shelby Dalbec, was following the Prius and also collided with Fraser's wheelchair, which was unoccupied at that point, according to CHP.

Date=2011/02/09 Where=LaJunta(CO) Model=2005

KKTV

Monday night after 10 p.m., February 7, 2011 on Highway 94, about 25 miles east of Highway 109, near the north city limits of La Junta.

Troopers say that Peden had tried to turn around on the highway, and backed into a ditch and got stuck. While trying to get out of the Prius, authorities say Peden fell into the ditch, suffering serious injuries.

Date=2011/01/27 Where=Columbia(SC)? Model=?

Cassie Stanton

An eyewitness, Mac Stephens said a white Toyota Prius was making a left turn south from Wheat Street onto Sumter Street and that the woman, riding in the bike lane, didn't stop at the stop sign and crashed into the car. Stephens, a third-year hospitality retail tourism management student, said the woman's helmet was cracked and that her left knee seemed to be in pain.

Date=2011/01/24 Where=Orange_County(CA) Model=?

dailycomet.com

Four boys standing on a street corner were injured Monday when they were struck by a car that jumped a curb, pinning a 12-year-old boy underneath, police said.

The boys were standing near a school in the Orange County community of Placentia when a Toyota Prius and a Toyota Sienna collided, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said.

A preliminary investigation indicated the driver of the Sienna turned in front of the Prius, which was heading north on Valencia Avenue, Point said. The two vehicles collided and the Prius jumped the curb, struck the boys, then slammed into a wall.

Firefighters used air bags to lift the Prius off a 12-year-old boy who was trapped underneath, Point said. He was taken to the trauma center at University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange. He was the most seriously injured but his condition was not immediately known, Point said.


Date=2011/01/17 Where=Newport_Beach(CA) Model=? fatalities=3

Associated Press

Investigators have found that a deadly 10-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway was caused by a 27-year-old woman from Newport Beach who was driving extremely fast and ran into oncoming traffic, killing herself and two others, authorities said Sunday.

The famed roadway was reopened around midnight, about 10 hours after the Saturday collision spurred by Julia Allen of Newport Beach, who was going "at an excessive rate of speed" in her Ford Taurus then crossed the center line, Newport Beach police Lt. Bill Hartford said Sunday after an initial investigation.

Witnesses said her car went airborne after it crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a Toyota Prius, a white Ford Taurus and a Toyota Tacoma pickup.

In addition to Allen, the two people in the pickup, Christopher De La Cruz, 49, of Laguna Niguel; and Linda Burnett, 69, of Santa Ana, were killed, Orange County coroner's officials said.

Date=2011/01/08 Where=Moon_Bay(CA) Model=2007 fatalities=1

Joshua Melvin

A Moss Beach woman died Friday afternoon on Highway 1 after she drove into the path of an oncoming car, police said. The 81-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was driving north in a Toyota Prius around 4:10 p.m. when she veered into the path of a southbound Volkswagen Jetta near Coronado Avenue in El Granada, said Officer Art Montiel of the California Highway Patrol. Both drivers were traveling roughly 25 mph. The Prius driver was alone in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the Jetta suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, Montiel said. The driver was a 65-year-old woman from El Granada.

Date=2011/01/06 Where=Turin(?) Model=? fatalities=2

Elizabeth Melville

The identities of two drivers killed in a traffic accident Tuesday morning on Highway 16 East in Turin have been released by authorities.

Sharon White, 69, of Newnan, and Joyce Spurgeon, 62, of Griffin, were killed in the head-on collision at 5089 Highway 16 East in front of the Napa AutoCare Center in Turin at approximately 11:20 a.m., according to Lt. John LaChance of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.

White was traveling east in a Ford Taurus when she crossed the center line, striking a Toyota Prius head-on that was traveling westbound. The Toyota was operated by Spurgeon.

Date=2011/01/03 Where=Napa_Valley(CA) Model=? Injury=1

Rebecca Huval

A bicyclist suffered a broken ankle after being struck by a Toyota Prius Monday afternoon at the intersection of First Street and Freeway Drive, Napa Police Sgt. Ryan Cole said. Andrew Healy, 40, of Napa, was driving westbound on First Street when he collided in the intersection with David Mitchell, 61, of Napa, who was cycling north on Freeway Drive at 2:55 p.m. Mitchell was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center by a Piner’s Ambulance. Napa Police are still investigating the accident, and have not determined fault, Sgt. Cole said.

Date=2010/12/27 Where=Loudon_County(VA) Model=2010 Passenger=2

LeesBurg Today

According to the sheriff's office, around 3:30 p.m. deputies were called to the area of Rt. 9 just west of Creamer Lane for a report of a multiple vehicle crash. George Radston, 58, of Ashburn, was driving eastbound in a Pontiac four-door vehicle when he lost control in a turn, crossed over the centerline and struck a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Timothy D. Doane, 49, of Harpers Ferry, WV. After striking the Toyota, the Pontiac continued to roll, throwing Radston from the car. The Pontiac also struck a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Lindsay Breece, 22, of Charles Town, WV, who was westbound behind the Toyota.

David Doane, 76, was a passenger in the Toyota was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash. Timothy Doane was also airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Radston also was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital and also is listed in critical condition.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Breece and her passenger were wearing their seatbelts and received only minor injuries. They were taken to the Cornwall Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where they were treated and released.

LeesBurg Today

Timothy D. Doane, 49, of Harpers Ferry, WV, today succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash. David Doane, 76, of Tennessee, also was killed in the crash and a third motorist remains listed in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Investigators determined that George Radston, 58, of Ashburn, was driving eastbound in a Pontiac four-door when he lost control in a curve, crossed over the roadway centerline and struck a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius. Timothy Doane was the driver of the Toyota. After striking the Toyota, the Pontiac continued to roll, ejecting the driver from the car. The Pontiac also struck a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Lindsay Breece, 22, of Charles Town, WV, that was traveling westbound behind the Toyota.

Date=2010/12/23 Where=Chico(CA) Model=?

Greg Welter

CHICO — A Chico woman suffered moderate injuries about 2 p.m. Wednesday when she reportedly attempted to make a U-turn in a Toyota Prius on Country Drive, just south of East Park Avenue, and was hit broadside by a full-size Dodge pickup.

Chico police said Carol Bushard, 63, was parked at the curb in front of The Galley store when she pulled into the path of the pickup, traveling east on Country.

Sgt. Curtis Prosise said the woman may not have seen the pickup coming, or did see it and misjudged its speed.

Date=2010/12/18 Where=Jackson(OH) Model=2006 Passenger=1

Irontron Tribune

Haines was southbound on State Route 93 when the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was driving struck the 1995 Mercury Cougar driven by Marsha McGinnis, 29, of Ironton. McGinnis was stopped in the southbound lane behind Joseph Albright of Wellston.

“Albright was stopped southbound on State Route 93, waiting for traffic to clear before turning east into a private driveway,” the release states.

McGinnis was struck in the rear end forcing her into Albright. Her car then skidded left of center where she was struck by the 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Deborah Miller, 21, of Columbus. Miller was northbound on State Route 93. . . .

Date=2010/12/17 Where=Pinole(CA) Model=?

Roman Gokhman

PINOLE -- A 66-year-old was seriously injured when she was struck by a car Friday evening, police said. The collision occurred about 5:50 p.m. along Appian Way, near Dalessi Drive, Sgt. Timothy Cauwels said. The woman was walking in the middle of a northbound lane when she was struck by a Toyota Prius that was northbound on Appian. It was not clear why she was in the street. The driver of the car stopped and waited for police. Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, Cauwels said.

Date=2010/09/03 Where=San_Francisco(CA) Model=? Pedestrian=1

Estey & Bomberger

A 70-year-old San Francisco woman tragically died after she was struck by a Toyota Prius Wednesday morning in San Francisco, authorities reported. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred in the Upper Haight neighborhood Wednesday morning at 7:58 a.m., at the intersection of Waller and Cole streets. Joyce Lau, a longtime San Francisco resident, was struck by a Toyota Prius driven by Iddo Avital, 26. Lau was reportedly in a marked crosswalk when she was struck. She was rushed to a hospital where she died early Wednesday afternoon. Avital initially fled the scene following the accident, but a witness was able to provide a partial license plate to police, who later tracked down Avital at his home and arrested him on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.

Date=2010/08/31 Where=Santa_Rosa(CA) Model=? Motorcyclist=1

SANTA ROSA, CA -- Electric motorcycle entrepreneur Matthew Dieckmann, 29, was killed in Santa Rosa Monday morning in a collision with a Toyota Prius.

The crash happened shortly before 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of West Steele Lane and Range Avenue.

Gilbert Dorame, a 71-year-old Santa Rosa resident, was driving his Prius west on West Steele Lane while Dieckmann was riding his special-construction electric motorcycle east on Steele Lane.

Dorame appears to have turned left onto Range Avenue from Steele Lane and crossed into the motorcycle's path.

Dieckmann crashed into the right side of the Toyota and died at the scene, police said.

The intersection is controlled by a traffic signal that appears to have been operating properly at the time, police said.

Date=2010/12/03 Where=Burlingame(CA) Model=2008 Pedestrian=1

Bay City News

Bay City News – The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said today.

Officers are looking for witnesses to the collision that left Briggs, a 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz. and sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, lying on the ground in the fast lane of the highway at 1:25 a.m.

"We are still trying to figure out what happened," Officer Art Montiel said.

Officers are looking into why Briggs was on foot in the roadway and are retracing his steps during the last 24 hours before the accident, Montiel said.

The CHP did not find an abandoned vehicle near the scene and no other vehicles were involved in an accident, Montiel said.

Briggs was hit by a blue 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Takehiko Tajima, 40, of Foster City, Montiel said.

Date=2010/05/03 Where=Seattle(WA) Model=NHW20 Pedestrian=1

Scott

We're at the scene of a bad vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at 16th & Jefferson, across from the Jefferson Tower medical building.

The victim was just taken away by ambulance in unknown condition. It appeared to a be a female, and could be serious given the size of the response and police investigation.

The vehicle involved is a 4-door Prius with a visible dent in the front. Seattle Police Report

On May 3rd, at approimately 1:42 PM, a Toyota Prius was travelling southbound on 16th Avenue approaching East Jefferson Street. At the same time, a 51 year old female pedestrian started to cross East Jefferson Street from north to south. The driver of the Prius made a left turn onto East Jefferson to head eastbound. The Prius struck the pedestrian. The Seattle Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious head injuries and possible internal injuries.

A DUI/DRE (drug recognition expert) officer responded as well and evaluated the driver for any signs of impairment or intoxication. There were no signs of any impairment on the part of the driver. She was interviewed and released from the scene.

Date=2010/12/13 Where=Santa_Rosa(CA) Model=?

BOB NORBERG

Best hit the side of a Toyota Prius being driven by Thomas Tomasi, 86, of Santa Rosa, tearing off the side view mirror and scratching the door. The preliminary police report concludes Best was at fault, which he doesn't dispute.

Date=2010/12/13 Where=Highway_95(AZ) Model=2006 Fatality=1

Melissa Pinion-Whitt

An Arkansas woman died in a crash on Highway 95 in an area just west of the Arizona state line called Vidal Junction.

Phyllis Clemons, 72, of Marvell died at the scene at 11:53 a.m., San Bernardino County coroner's officials said.

Clemons was riding in a 2006 Toyota Prius south on the 95 near Highway 62 at 11:23 a.m. when the vehicle was struck by a 1992 Isuzu sport-utility vehicle. Coroner's officials said the driver in the Isuzu was passing a tractor trailer at the time of the crash.

Date=2010/12/6 Where=Route125(ME) Model=2010

A mechanical defect could to be blame for a Saturday afternoon car accident in Durham that led to four people being trapped in a vehicle. The accident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. on Pinkham Brook Road, also known as Route 125, where 81-year-old Arthur Lane of Brunswick was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius north and reportedly lost steering control. The car ran into a deep culvert, across a driveway, and into another culvert, eventually landing on its side.
News 13

DURHAM — A preliminary investigation into a one-vehicle crash on Pinkham Brook Road on Saturday in which four people were trapped inside their vehicle indicated a mechanical defect, police said. Connie Footman, Special to the Sun Journal

Date=2010/12/02 Where=Burlingame(CA) Model=2008 Pedestrian=1

The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said Friday.

Officers are looking for witnesses to the collision that left Briggs, a 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz., and sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, lying on the ground in the fast lane of the highway at 1:25 a.m.

“We are still trying to figure out what happened,” Officer Art Montiel said.

Officers are looking into why Briggs was on foot in the roadway and are retracing his steps during the last 24 hours before the accident, Montiel said.

The CHP did not find an abandoned vehicle near the scene and no other vehicles were involved in an accident, Montiel said.

Briggs was hit by a blue 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Takehiko Tajima, 40, of Foster City, Montiel said.

Officers responding to the scene saw the Toyota parked in the center divider with its emergency flashers activated. Examiner

Date=2010/11/22 Where=I-5(CA) Model=2008 Dead=0 Injury=2

Written by Carol Rock Monday, 22 November 2010 14:30

It's all clear now, but early morning traffic on the southbound I-5 came to a standstill around 3 a.m. when a tanker truck crashed into the back of a Prius just south of McBean Parkway.

Jacob Daniel Robinson,45, of San Francisco was driving his 2008 Toyota Prius southbound, traveling at approximately 70 mph and Jose Luis Orantes, 51, of Bakersfield, was driving a 2004 Freightliner truck in the same direction, at about 55 mph.

According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, for unknown reasons, Robinson drifted into the center median and collided with the guardrail. He then deflected to the right, crossing all lanes of traffic, colliding with Orantes' truck, which was carrying butane. Orantes's then lost control of the truck, which traveled up a dirt embankment and overturned.

Date=2010/11/20 Where=Lexington(MA) Model=Prius Dead=1 Injury=0

. . . An elderly female Lexington resident was killed after being struck by a car on Worthen Road on Sunday evening.

According to police, the pedestrian was crossing near 21 Worthen Road in an area where there are no crosswalks when she was struck by a Toyota Prius. The resident was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where she was pronounced dead.

Pedestrian struck and killed on Worthen Road

Date=2010/11/15 Where=Athens(NY) Model=2008 Dead=0 Injury=0

ATHENS (NY) - A 27-year-old Coxsackie woman was unharmed after crashing her 2008 Toyota Prius head-on into a utility pole Saturday morning. The accident occurred on Route 385 at the intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road in Athens around 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

According to authorities, the woman had lost control of the vehicle, struck the pole and rolled into onto its roof. She crawled out of the car unharmed and refused medical treatment. Emergency respondents at the scene were amazed the woman was unharmed, said John C. Miller, a local photographer who was on the scene.

Route 385 was closed for several hours as Central Hudson crews repaired the shattered utility pole, secured the power lines and the dangling transformer. The road was reopened by 2:15 p.m., as announced by the New York Department of Transportation's safety alert system.

source, Colin DeVries

Date=2010/11/10 Where=Cornell(NY) Model=? Dead=0 Injury=1 Pedestrian=1

Andrew Debevec was hospitalized last night after Prof. Naoki Sakai, Asian studies, hit him while turning at the intersection of Garden Avenue and Tower Road after failing to stop his gray Toyota Prius. . . . Cornell University Police Department took Debevec to the hospital "with a bruised leg." . . . Sakai was making a left turn onto Tower Road when he "suddenly realized there was a person walking" in front of him, although he still hit Debevec before coming to a stop. . . . " it doesn't help that everyone seems to be wearing black these days and you really can't see people [when they wear black, since] they blend in beautifully with the dark," Wheatley said."

source, Jeff Stein

Date=2010/11/05 Where=Cupertino(CA) Model=2009 Dead=0 Injury=1

Her white 2009 Prius was struck about 6 a.m. on Nov. 5 by another car at a major intersection in Cupertino. The female driver of the other car has not been arrested or identified, and she was not injured in the crash, which is still being investigated by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Her car was traveling west on Stevens Creek Boulevard, and Gerlach was driving south on De Anza Boulevard.

MercuryNews.com, Lisa Fernandez

Date=2010/10/21 Where=Mankato(MN) Model=? Dead=0 Injury=1

A woman is injured in a car accident at the intersection of Pohl and Stadium road in Mankato Thursday. Police say an SUV heading west on Stadium Road ran a stop sign, T- boning the passenger side of the Toyota Prius as it was heading north on Pohl road. The passenger in the Prius, 74 year-old Annette Johnson, was extricated from the car because the door was stuck. She was taken to ISJ for minor injures.

source

Date=2010/10/21 Where=River Road(MD) Model=? Dead=0 Injury=1 Pedestrian=1

Maryland State Police say 64-year-old Barbara Ermler drove through the scene of a three-car accident on the outer loop of Interstate 495 near River Road around 7:38 p.m. and hit "Tfc. Mallow." Mallow's right leg hit the right front bumper of Ermler's Toyota Prius and his right hand hit the passenger side door's mirror, say state police.

source, Meta Pettus

Date=2010/11/08 Where=I-40 (OK) Model=2008 Dead=1

source

State police officers from Tucumcari responded to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover just before 7 a.m. Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that Roney Meyers, 25 of Oklahoma City, was driving eastbound on Interstate 40 near mile marker 311 in a 2008 Toyota Prius when he drifted off the roadway. Meyers struck a guardrail on the north side of the interstate, ricocheted back across I-40 into another guardrail, and subsequently rolled numerous times. During the rolling momentum Amanda Degand was thrown from the vehicle and later died as a result of severe trauma.

Driver Meyers and passenger Charles Degand, 37 of Arcadia, Okla., were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Quay County for injuries they sustained in the crash. Amanda Degand was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is not listed as a contributing factor in the crash.[/quote] Would lane following have prevented the accident? East bound at 7:00 AM, he would be driving into the morning sun. As for not wearing a seatbelt . . .

In the early 1960s, my Dad installed after market, seat belts in our vehicles and we used them. For me, it was what any competent pilot or flight crew would do . . . you wear a seat belt. Heck, I installed inertial shoulder harness in our Cherokee 140 as well as an EGT yet kept the two, tube radios . . . safety and efficiency first.

My wife sometimes gives me a little grief about the seat belt but she always puts it on. She knows I have no problem with parking to help her get belted (and a kiss or squeeze.)

Date=2010/10/10 Where=Livingston County(NY) Model=2002 Dead=5

WHMI 93.5 FM Radio Station for Livingston County Michigan with News, Traffic, and Weather Service for Howell and Brighton

It looks to be an NHW11 Prius (reports 2002 Prius) based upon the location of the muffler and wheel style. The passenger side wheel crushed into the cabin. Early reports are the Prius with four people crossed the median in the head-on collision.

Perhaps the tiger team might head over and read out any data, if any. It is as if the Prius crossed over and impacted the Blazer on the passenger side. One Prius survivor and three kids in the Blazer, so far. Three dead in Prius and two dead in Blazer.

Date=2010/09/23 Where=Olympic(WA) Model=2001 Dead=0

4-car crash near Chimacum leaves Sequim woman hurt -- Port Angeles Port Townsend Sequim Forks Jefferson County Clallam County Olympic Peninsula Daily news
The State Patrol gave this account:

At about 3:45 p.m., four drivers, each traveling alone, were heading west when Kathleen Marie Jordan, 62, of Snoqualmie pulled her 2004 Subaru Forester onto the shoulder to avoid an eastbound vehicle that had pulled into the westbound lane to pass slower traffic.

Margaret Robertsen-Burris, 54, of Port Angeles drove her 2007 Honda Civic to the shoulder and safely stopped at least two car lengths behind the Forester.

A 2001 Toyota Prius driven by Charles Rene Marr, 76, of Sequim, passed the Honda Civic and attempted to pull to the shoulder but struck the Honda's front bumper.

The Prius came to rest between the two cars.

Debler, driving a 2001 Mazda, pulled to the shoulder in front of the Honda Civic, struck the rear end of the Prius and pushed it into the rear of the Forester. . . .

Near as I can tell, four vehicles were forced off the road by on coming traffic that failed to properly pass slower traffic. One injury, vehicles damaged and one ticket all on the drivers forced off the road.

Date=2010/09/19 Where=Cincinnati(OH) Model=2006 Dead=0 Pedestrians=2

Teen Struck On Harrison Avenue - Photos - WLWT Cincinnati This Google street view shows the same view as the reporter accident photo: 2000 Harrison Cincinnati OH - Google Maps

It is a four lane road, gentle right turn, descending hill posted at 35 mph. There is no crosswalk or light.

Teen Struck By Car On Harrison Avenue - News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

Cincinnati police said 14-year-old Latasha Butte was struck about 8:20 a.m. by a Toyota Prius in the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue.The teen is an eighth-grade student at Theodore Roosevelt Public Community School.She was transported to Children's Hospital for treatment of a broken arm, a broken leg and a head injury, authorities said.

No citation for the Prius driver.

Another accident: Midland car-pedstrian accident | midland, north, wadley - Local News - Odessa American Online

Tasa Watts said Charles Pawloski was crossing the intersection on the west side of North Midland Drive and West Wadley Avenue going north when he was hit by a 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Dennis Bade, 62, travelling east on Wadley.

Watts said the Toyota had a green signal, meaning Pawloski was in the wrong.[/quote]It is posted 45 mph.

Pedestrian-Prius accidents happen and fortunately no fatalities in these two cases. However, it occurs to me that an accident avoidance system-lite, one that just sounds the horn, may make a lot of sense. My understanding is the current accident avoidance system does not sound the horn?

Date=2010/06/21 Where=Anahiem(CA) Prius=? Dead=1

Depending upon the source, this was either a 2010 Honda owner standing by his vehicle or a five car pile-up starting with a GMC and Prius. Someone died but I can't tell what happened:
Driver Killed In Crash On FasTrak Lanes In Anaheim - cbs2.com Man, 40, killed in five-car crash on 91 | crash, valdez, lane - News - The Orange County Register

Anyone in Anaheim have more current data?

Date=2010/04/01 Where=Merced(CA) Dead=1 Pedestrian=1

Girl, 5, hit by car outside police station - Local - MercedSun-Star.com

[quote]. . . The [5 year old] child was being dropped off by her father in front of the police station for a child custody exchange with her mother, said Sgt. Jay Struble.

The girl left her father's car and ran around the front of the vehicle. Meanwhile a 49-year-old Livermore man had turned onto West 22nd Street from M Street, traveling less than 25 mph in a 2007 Toyota Prius.

The girl ran in front of the Prius and was struck by the right front fender of the car. She was flown by helicopter to a hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries. Struble said no one is facing charges.

[/quote]Near as I can tell, this is the Google street view. The driver would have been in the right lane and the child had to have run in front of the car.

600 West 22nd Street, Merced CA - Google Maps

My thinking is the child would have run in front of the accident avoidance radar ... if the car had one ... to be hit by the right front fender. Shame on the father for letting his child out on the wrong side of the street so she would run across the street. Did the driver hit the horn?

Date=2010/04/16 Where=Arundel(ME) Prius=NHW20 Dead=1

[quote] [COLOR=black]A Maryland man died April 9 when his Toyota Prius crashed on the Maine Turnpike in Arundel.

[/COLOR][COLOR=black]According to accident investigators, Denis Bryant, 65, of Bowie, Md., was driving southbound when his car drifted across three lanes and hit a tree along the side of the road. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]. . . [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]McCausland said a team of six state troopers who investigated the accident said Dennis Bryant either fell asleep or suffered from a medical problem that lead to the crash.[/COLOR] [/quote]I wonder if lane following might have prevented this one.

More details: [/IMG] Source: WMTW.COM

Date=2010/05/04 Where=Seattle(WA) Dead=1 Pedestrian=1

Central District News | News | Bad vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at 16th & Jeff

[quote]. . . The victim was just taken away by ambulance in unknown condition. It appeared to a be a female, and could be serious given the size of the response and police investigation.

The vehicle involved is a 4-door Prius with a visible dent in the front.

It appears that it occurred about 20 feet east of the crosswalk. Cones there mark where the victim was struck. . . . [/quote]The cones are where the pedestrian was found. The pedestrian could have been knocked there by the Prius.

The photo suggests an NHW20 due to the lack of the lower front, fog light, fender fittings. Also, the newer ZVW30 has a hood that flexes back in an accident to reduce pedestrian accident impact forces and reduce injuries. The other risk is the pedestrian hitting the pavement.

source

[quote]. . . In a separate pedestrian accident Monday, a 51-year-old woman was injured when she was crossing East Jefferson Street at 16th Avenue.

Police said a car was traveling southbound on 16th Avenue and the driver made a left turn onto East Jefferson Street, striking the pedestrian.

The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries and possibly internal injuries and was taken to Harborview. The driver was released. [/quote]

source

[quote]. . . A Toyota Prius was going south on 16th Avenue, and the pedestrian was crossing East Jefferson from north to south.

The Prius turned left onto Jefferson and hit the pedestrian, who suffered head injuries and possible internal injuries.

The driver showed no signs of impairment. Police interviewed and released her. [/quote]More details.

Date=2010/05/31 Where=(OH) Prius=2006 Dead=0

[FONT=GEORGIA, SERIF][SIZE=5][COLOR=#363e5d][B]3 teens in hospital after one-car accident [/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/URL]

[quote]. . . [FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000]On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4 o'clock, a 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Joshua Bolenbaugh, 19, of Van Wert, was westbound on Ainsworth Rd. west of Ohio City and lost control when the road changed from asphalt to gravel. The car left the road on the left side, hit the ditch and proceeded to roll over multiple times before coming to a rest in the nearby field. Also in the car at the time of the accident were Bolenbaugh's cousins, Tyler Priest, 15, of Van Wert, and Cody Keirns, 14, of Van Wert

All three were sent to hospital. The one in the back seat without a seat belt was ejected and in critical condition.

Date=2010/06/15 Where=Escondido(CA) Dead=1 Pedestrian=1

2 Thrown From Motorcycle, 1 Killed By Passing Car - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego

[quote][B]ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- [/B]A husband and wife came off a motorcycle that struck debris on southbound Interstate 15 Tuesday, and a car fatally struck the man, authorities said.Forty-nine-year-old David Roland Jensen of Lakeside died between Felicita Road and Via Rancho Parkway in the accident reported about 12:35 a.m., according to the county coroner's office.

Some debris, including a barbecue grill and what appeared to be a piece of wooden furniture, fell off a vehicle, and the motorcycle struck it, the California Highway Patrol reported.Jensen was driving the motorcycle, and his wife was riding on the back, according to the coroner's office. Both survived the spill but when they stood up in the road, a Toyota Prius fatally struck Jensen moments later. . . . [/quote]There was no moon last night at the midnight crash. Date=2010/08/26 Where=Colebrook(NY) Dead=0 Elderly NY couple survive Colebrook rollover crash The Republican-American

[quote]COLEBROOK -- A car flipped four times and trapped an elderly couple inside its crushed cabin Wednesday morning, closing Route 8 for two hours. . . . Heffner, 73, and his wife Jane, 72, both of Manhasset, N.Y., were taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington for evaluation after they were extricated from their Toyota Prius.

"The roof was removed from the vehicle and, surprisingly, both occupants were conscious and alert," said Jonathan Barbagallo, director of the town's emergency services. [/quote]Another reason for lane assist. Curious how we can find frequent accidents where collision avoidance and lane assist would mitigate the accident but so rare to find a pedestrian-Prius accident and not yet with a blind pedestrian.

Date=2010/08/31 Where=Santa Rosa(CA) Prius=? Dead=1

Electric motorcycle designer dies in crash | PressDemocrat.com

[quote] A local electric motorcycle entrepreneur died Monday in a vehicle collision at a major intersection near Coddingtown Mall.

Matthew Dieckmann, 29, of Santa Rosa was killed in the 10:40 a.m. crash, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Doug Schlief said.

Gilbert Dorame, 71, of Santa Rosa was driving a silver Toyota Prius that collided with Dieckmann, Schlief said. . . . [/quote]