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Pilot says ‘Hey, we got a mayday!,’ then crashes on freeway

LOS ANGELES — The pilot of a small twin-engine plane that dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard, declared a mayday and told air traffic controllers he had lost an engine before the crash. The Cessna 310 […]

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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK— A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told […]

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Boy, 8, drives dad’s van to buy burger; takes sister, 4, with him

WASHINGTON, United States — Talk about a craving: an eight-year-old American boy drove his father’s van to a McDonald’s  because he just had to have a cheeseburger. The Ohio boy said he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos, the Weirton Daily Times reported on Sunday evening’s adventure. The child, at the wheel with his […]

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De la Hoya arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

LOS ANGELES, United States — Oscar de la Hoya, an Olympic boxing gold medalist turned professional world champion and head of Golden Boy Promotions, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on Wednesday, authorities said. De La Hoya, 43, was pulled over around 2 a.m. in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, the California Highway […]

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Auto industry on Trump watch ahead of Detroit show

DETROIT, Jan 9, 2017 (AFP) – The global auto industry on Monday was bracing for more confrontational tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, with the festive Detroit auto show due to kick off here. As he prepares to take office later this month, Trump has used his Twitter account to take aim at auto makers, warning that […]

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2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

FOWLERVILLE, Michigan — Authorities said at least two people died and others were hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing. Michigan State Police blamed slippery conditions for the Thursday morning crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. The pileup forced the closure of the highway in both […]

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13 dead in California tour bus, truck crash: authorities

LOS ANGELES, United States — Thirteen people were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when their tour bus collided with a truck on a major highway in southern California, the authorities said. “They believe everyone was asleep on the bus,” an emotional California Highway Police chief Jim Abele said, giving condolences to families of the […]

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Honda Civic hatchback launched in USA

Honda USA will launch the hatchback version of the Civic as a 2017 model. The turbocharged engine will mate with an available 6-speed manual transmission to highlight the Civic’s performance chops. The Civic hatchback was available when the model was launched in the Philippines, but for several generations we have only received the sedan version. […]

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$89,000 ice cream truck joins Boston police force

NEW YORK, United States — It’s the ice cream truck that police hope can defrost any lingering iciness from ordinary Americans on particularly hot days: meet the latest $89,000 addition to the Boston police fleet. Festooned in balloons and unveiled to the public on Monday, the blue-and-white van is marked with police insignia and has […]

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Kris Jenner injured in car crash—report

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” matriarch and TV mogul Kris Jenner was reportedly injured in a car collision along a highway in California. Entertainment news site Hollywood Life reported that Jenner crashed her week-old white Rolls-Royce automobile on the 101 freeway near her home on Wednesday. Another car ran a red light and smashed Jenner’s automobile, […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car