New study shows seat belts aren’t worn in nearly half of Virginia’s car crash fatalities

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A new report from car shopping app CoPilot shows about 6 percent of commuters in Virginia don’t wear seat belts. It also shows that sliver of drivers account for nearly half of those killed in car crashes in the state. 

Virginia was ranked the 28th best state for percentage of adults reporting regular seat belt use. New Hampshire had the highest number of adults not reporting wear a seatbelt regularly with 17.2% and second highest percentage of unrestrained occupants killed in crashes with 71.2%. South Dakota was second in lack of seat belt use with 15%, and was just higher than New Hampshire in fatalities with 71.2%.

California had the highest number of people reporting seat belt use and second lowest percentage of fatalities due to unrestrained drivers. The state has the highest number of commuters with more than

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Families describe men killed in car crash as ‘loving rays of sunshine’

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Four young men who died when their car smashed into a house and burst into flames have been described as ‘rays of sunshine’ by their families.

The victims, named locally as Ryan Nelson, 20, Corey Owen, 19, Matthew Parke, 19, and Jordan Rawlings, 20, died in the ‘horrific collision’ in Derry Hill near Calne, Wilshire on Sunday.

The families of the four men, who were all from Calne, said their deaths left massive voids in their lives.

Mr Nelson’s family described the Tesco worker as a ‘ray of sunshine’ and said he ‘lightened up everyone’s life’.

‘He was a massive football fan. He supported Aldershot Town FC and Manchester United. He was a very talented DJ, it was something he wished to pursue in the future,’ they said.

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Cowboys’ La’el Collins in minor car crash

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La’el Collins was involved in a car crash on Thursday that kept him out of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice.



a football player on a field: La’el Collins was involved in a car crash on Thursday that kept him out of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice.


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La’el Collins was involved in a car crash on Thursday that kept him out of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice.

According to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken, the crash was considered to be minor.

The good news is that Collins seems to be OK. The bad news is he still has not practiced for the Cowboys yet.

Gehlken says Collins hasn’t participated in team drills through five practices, though he has done some work on the side with trainers.

On top of Collins not practicing in team drills, left tackle Tyron Smith exited practice early on Thursday with a minor hamstring issue, per Gehlken.

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Distraught mum loses husband and two kids in horror crash as car plunges into river

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A heartbroken mum whose entire family were wiped out in a horror car accident was forced to pray over their bodies at the side of the road.

Geraldine Mullan managed to escape from the wrecked vehicle after it plunged into a river during stormy weather on Thursday night.

The 45-year-old quickly raised the alarm but husband John, 49, and the couple’s two children Tomas, 14, and Amelia, six, could not be saved.



a group of people in a field: The family's car landed in Lough Foyle on Thursday night


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The family’s car landed in Lough Foyle on Thursday night

Mrs Mullan, a healthcare worker, was joined by a priest at the scene of the tragedy in County Donegal, the Republic of Ireland.

Father John Farren prayed with the heartbroken survivor and said she had been left “distraught” by the loss of her beloved family.

He said: “Her whole family had been wiped out in one go. She was totally distraught.

“She came into the tent

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