Official: No Mechanical Issues In Walker Car Crash

Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

The investigation also ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to careen into a light pole and tree. GALLERY: From Snowden to Lorde: New faces of 2013 Were looking at speed and speed alone, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, Walkers friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department have calculated a speed range at which they think the car was traveling but wont firm up that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month to extract information from onboard data collectors. The official would not disclose that range. Though the car exploded in flames after the crash, the data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races this year. The official told AP that the Porsche appeared to have negotiated a curve in the road just fine before crashing in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. They were well out of the curve when they lost control, the official said.
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Car Accident at Intersection of Springhill & I-65

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Los Angeles County coroner’s officials released the identity Thursday of a woman killed in a multi-car crash in Tarzana. The fatal crash occurred Monday about 11:05 p.m. at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue. Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Cynthia Grace, 64, of Los Angeles. Grace was preparing to enter the onramp of the south 101 Freeway when the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus heading east on Ventura Boulevard rear-ended her 2003 Saturn Ion, said Det. Bill Bustos of the LAPD’s West Valley station. Grace was killed when her Saturn was crushed into four other vehicles in front of her. A fifth car next to her was sideswiped. In total, seven vehicles were involved in the incident, Bustos said. But the vehicle that received most of the damage was the Saturn, Bustos said. This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos. It was unclear if the man was already under the influence of drugs or alcohol before the crash, authorities said. Bustos said the man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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Man to stand trial in shooting death of girl looking for help after car accident

The man said the gun accidentally went off when he shot the girl in the face through his front porch screen door.

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The man said the gun accidentally went off when he shot the girl in the face through his front porch screen door.Dearborn Heights Police Dept. 19 that Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights, Mich., will have to stand trial for the Nov. 2 shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride the intoxicated teen who appeared on Wafers front porch seeking assistance after being involved in a car accident. Wafer will be facing charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter – death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and felony firearm, as a result of shooting McBride in the face with a shotgun, according to USA Today . The teen ended up on the front porch of Wafers home several hours after being involved in a car accident around 12:57 a.m. on the morning of Nov.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

Even if the client thinks they are indeed at fault, there may have been unseen factors that contributed to the collision. Even a simple Im sorry could put their case at risk. Additionally, the client must not sign or agree to anything before speaking to you, the lawyer. They should not speak to the other drivers insurance agency, sign any forms or paperwork, or agree to meet at another location to sort out the details. All of these situations could potentially be dangerous to the client and to the validity of their case. 3. Gather Information While making notes about the accident was more of a subjective exercise, the client also needs to record some cold hard facts. Besides the usual required information like the other drivers insurance information, VIN, and contact information, your client should also gather the contact information of any witnesses and passengers. Be as detailed as even getting the name and identification number of any officers that arrive at the scene, especially the officer that fills out and files the accident report.
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Four At-the-Scene Tips for Your Car Accident Client

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At-fault auto accidents drastically increased for troops who have been deployed numerous times and for those troops that had prolonged deployments. The study also showed that military personnel under the age of 22 had more auto accidents than those over the age of 30. Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in.
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