Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Valet turns high-performance vehicle into large paperweight

This alarmingly bad parking job occurred on July 3, 2014, in New Delhi, India, at the five-star Le Meridien hotel. The valet was returning the car, and is shown arriving at high speed, not slowing or stopping, but hitting another car and finally crashing into a concrete wall. The hotel is calling it driver error.

Teen holding breath in tunnel passed out, caused three-car collison

So it seems like a case of the old tunnel game gone arwy, but here’s the weird thing: the tunnel is only 772 feet long, and at 55 miles per hour it would only take 10 seconds to drive from one end to the other.

Crocodile injured by falling accountant

The crocodile, Feodor, a 6.5-foot-long male circus performer, was resting peacefully under a blanket on the bus with the rest of his coworkers, on May 20, 2014, when the vehicle hit a large pot hole. That’s when he was hit, out of nowhere, by a large 264-pound female accountant, leaving the reptilian artist in shock.

Watch: Semi hits truck that becomes airborne and clips police car

The incident, captured on police dash cam, occurred in Johnson County Iowa on westbound Interstate 80, early March 14, 2014, when a semi driver, distracted by an existing accident, hit a truck and sent it caroming into a ditch, after it almost hit a police car. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.

Video: Why jaywalking is a bad idea

As a jaywalker you are bound eventually to make a potentially fatal mistake, and often enough, after they run you over, the drivers don’t stop. Monday, the Santa Anna, California, girl, 14, shown in this graphic and disturbing video, dashed out into the crosswalk against the light and was hit by not just one, but two vehicles.

Boy, 10, crashes car, explains he is actually a dwarf who forgot his license

Early Wednesday a boy, 10, decided to take his 18-month-old sister and the car, and drive to grandma’s house. Never mind that the roads were snowy and grandma lived nearly 40 miles away. So while his parents slept, he loaded his sister into the car and began the drive. He didn’t get very far.

Video: How not to drive during polar vortex

When driving in a snow storm do not to drive as though it was sunny and 72° F. This advice may seem ludicrous, but it only takes one driver to cause a spectacular multi-car accident. Here’s what happens when you drive at 55 mph and slam on your brakes in snowy arctic conditions.

Video: Dramatic surveillance footage of Paul Walker crash

An amateur videographer took some footage after the crash, (shown at left) but it does not compares to the surveillance footage of the actual impact, even though it was shot from behind a stand of trees. The following surveillance footage, which shows the extreme violence of the crash, would seem to confirm the theory that speed was a factor.

Watch: Bystanders lift SUV off injured woman

A woman was run over, dragged and pinned by an SUV at a busy intersection while riding her bike to work in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. Shown here is the accident and the victim’s rescue moments later by passersby. The woman’s upper body was pinned, and witnesses said she was screaming loudly.

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