Former beauty queen-turned-cowgirl, Melanie Marquez, figured in a vehicular accident last December after her truck slid on clear ice and fell into a canal near the Utah-Arizona border.
She sustained a fractured spine and sternum. Luckily, her son Adam, who was also in the vehicle when the accident happened, sustained only minor injuries.
In May, a group of 9 women were out partying when tragedy struck. The limousine they were riding caught fire along San Mateo Bridge in San Francisco Bay Area. Five of them died of smoke inhalation and four where left injured.
But the probe result concluded that the fire was accidental in nature.
The women were celebrating a friend's wedding. The bride was among those who perished in the accident.
Meanwhile, a Filipino family's tour of Beijing also turned into a nightmare when a car plowed into a crowd at Tiananmen Square. Among the victims was a Filipino family of four. The wife died, and husband and two daughters were hurt.