Car Crashes Kill Baby, Senior Citizens, Possible Thief - NBC Bay Area

Car Crashes Kill Baby, Senior Citizens, Possible Thief



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    Officials will close the 710 along a three-and-a-half mile stretch between the 405 and the 91 freeways for part of the weekend.

    The last few days' worth of car crashes have been more than usually gory, with several gruesome deaths.

    Over a million people are killed around the world by car crashes every year. In the United States alone, that's nearly 40,000 deaths a year due to cars.

    In San Jose, a 90-year-old man lost control of his car on a curve and crashed into a tree, killing him at the scene, according to the Merc.

    In Santa Rosa, an 85-year-old woman was crushed between cars while on her way to a funeral. As the woman was walking behind a car, it rolled backwards and pinned her against another car, according to the Press Democrat.

    In Bay Point, a man was hit by a car that drove away, and sustained unknown injuries. And in Vacaville, a gas station collapse nearly killed a woman.

    One of the strangest deaths happened in Hayward, where a woman is alleged to have died behind the wheel of a stolen car, according to the CC Times. After a short police chase, the car crashed into a utility pole, killing the occupant.

    And in Oakland, a driver hit a one-year-old baby, killing her.