Out of the blue


2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents.

Police said Tuesday that a 49-year-old man pulled into a disabled parking place on Monday afternoon, then reversed out after noticing his mistake.

As he backed out, he accidentally hit a 72-year-old man walking behind him, injuring him slightly.

After the two men exchanged information for a report, the older man got in his car and backed out of his own parking spot, hitting the younger man in the process and slightly injuring him.

Police say it was at that point they were called to the scene of the two accidents in the Saxony capital.

Couple embrace before surrendering to pursuing officers

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A couple got out of an SUV and then embraced before surrendering to pursuing sheriff’s deputies after a chase for miles across part of metro Phoenix.

Officers converged on the pair and ordered them to the ground after the SUV crashed into a ditch Wednesday evening.

Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Perkins was jailed on suspicion of criminal damage, unlawful flight and other offenses.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was hospitalized with injuries apparently suffered in the crash. She wasn’t immediately booked into jail.

The chase involving officers from several agencies began a short time after a Mea police unit spotted a vehicle which another policy agency had reported as stolen.

Perkins told news crews that the vehicle belongs to his father and that he was trying to return it.

2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany