Dr. Kilak Kesha, who conducted the autopsy, testified that McBride was shot in the face at close range. He said her blood-alcohol level was about 0.22, more than twice the legal limit for driving, but probably was even higher before she was shot, as levels drop over time. He said she had been using marijuana. During cross-examination, defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter focused on alcohol, drugs and a possible head injury from the car crash. “Could a person get more aggressive after a brain injury?” she asked. “That’s possible,” Kesha replied, later saying McBride “absolutely” could have been quiet and withdrawn while drunk. In the courtroom, McBride’s supporters wore shirts bearing her image and the message, “Don’t shoot. Call 911.” They wish Wafer had called police instead of shooting McBride from inside his home. Copyright 2013 by ClickOnDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.” Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the “Fast & Furious” actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. Photo: Dan Watson, AP FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, firefighters stand near… Font Page 1 of 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the “Fast & Furious” star. The investigation also has ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to slam into a light pole and tree. The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle. “We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press .
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A Quick Auto Accident Q and A
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Report a typo Action News PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – December 18, 2013 (WPVI) — Police say three people were injured in a car crash in Pennsauken, New Jersey late Tuesday night. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the Betsy Ross Bridge on Route 130 and Union Avenue. According to police, two vehicles collided head on. Related Content More: See more Action News slideshows One car carrying a male and female were allegedly driving at a high rate of speed and traveling north on Route 130 when it struck a second car. The striking car lost control and continued north, flipping over a guard rail before ejecting the male and female victims. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver in the second car suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the crash. (Copyright 2013 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
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No mechanical issues in ‘Fast & Furious’ car crash
EST, December 17, 2013 Caution: If you have a fender bender with minimal damage, it may be wise not to file an insurance claim. That’s because in Florida, car insurance premiums jump an average 30 percent after a single claim, according to an analysis released Tuesday by insuranceQuotes.com that is owned by North Palm Beach -based Bankrate.com. In Florida, a driver with two claims pays a whopping average 68 percent more for car insurance than a claim-free driver. Related Key factors can raise your insurance premiums “The biggest lesson for consumers is not to file a claim unless absolutely necessary,” said Laura Adams, a senior analyst at insuranceQuotes.com. “Making a claim for a few hundred dollars doesnt make sense if your premium is going to skyrocket as a result.” The study, as well as a helpful “Should I Make a Claim?” calculator, is at
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3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken, N.J.
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation tells The Associated Press the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.” The official requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly. The investigation also ruled out debris in the roadway as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to smash into a light pole and tree. The November 30 crash killed Walker and the driver, his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas. Investigators won’t set a firm speed at which they think the car was traveling until Porsche engineers come to California next month to extract information from on-board data collectors. Paul Walker
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Car accident? Pay 30% more for insurance, report says
Why cant it come to me, and I pay it out? R.Z., Torrance A: We probably wont find a statute on the point that requires the payment to go to the lawyer, but we will find long-standing custom and practice. Typically, the insurance company (or the lawyer handling it for the other driver) has been dealing with your lawyer. Presumably, the settlement was negotiated with your lawyer, and the settlement agreement was sent to him (then to you and back). The retainer agreement with your lawyer likely sets forth how any settlement proceeds are to be handled. Thus, if there is a lien or two, your lawyer wants to make sure for your sake as well as his or her sake to get those paid. In fact, your lawyer may have negotiated the liens. And, if the monies go to you, and you stiff the lawyer, what does the lawyer do? OK, the lawyer can sue you, but if the lawyer gets the check, and does not deposit it to the Attorney-Client Trust Account, and does not accurately account and pay out, the lawyer can face significant State Bar discipline (let alone claims you may make). In sum, the way it was done in your case is the norm. Q: We want to find out how much insurance the other driver has. Shes at fault, and I dont have much uninsured motorist coverage.
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