‘speed Alone’ Caused Paul Walker Crash, According To Investigation

Car, tractor-trailer crash in Bethel Township; man injured

Rescue crews work to remove a man from a car that crashed into a tractor-trailer Thursday evening on Mt. Zion Road near Shirksville Road in Bethel

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department have calculated a range of the speed at which they think the car was traveling, but they wont firm up that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month in the hope of extracting information from onboard data collectors. The official would not disclose the current speed estimate. It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer, chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. The sheriffs office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsches help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment. The official said sheriffs investigators also have enlisted the help of California Highway Patrol accident reconstruction specialists, who tested the brakes on the wrecked car and found that at least one of the tires was made in 2004. The CHP did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The official told AP that the Porsche appeared to have negotiated a curve in the road successfully before crashing.
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Official: No Mechanical Issues in Walker Car Crash

Zion Road near Shirksville Road about 5:30 p.m. when he came upon the tractor-trailer that, according to witnesses, was making a U-turn. The car crashed into the trailer, part of which was in the southbound lane, and became wedged underneath it near the rear wheels. Firefighters freed the man, and he was flown by Life Lion helicopter to the Hershey Medical Center. His condition was not available Thursday night because state police, who are investigating the crash, have not yet released his name. Other information about the crash also was not available from police Thursday night.
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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.

She just kept saying she wanted to get home,” Beasley said. View gallery Walter Ray Simmons, father of Renisha McBride, listens to testimony at Theodore Wafer’s prelimin Beasley went back into her house to call an ambulance, but McBride had walked away again by the time help arrived. McBride was “discombobulated” and appeared to be in a “confused state of not knowing where she was and not being able to give a phone number or anything,” said Beasley, who believed the young woman was drunk. There was no testimony about where McBride went during the next few hours as rain fell and temperatures dipped to the 40s. But she somehow ended up blocks away on Wafer’s porch in Dearborn Heights. Around 4:30 a.m., he called 911 to report that he had shot someone who was “banging on my door.” A photo of McBride’s legs taken by police showed her left foot had broken through the sole of her boot. Detective Sgt.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

4. Go to the Hospital This may sound a little dramatic, but if a client feels at all injured or shaken up from the accident, he or she should immediately visit a doctor, hospital, or urgent care center to get checked out. If you are not taken by ambulance because the injuries arent severe, the client should still take himself or have a friend drive. If there are repercussions later on or long-term injuries resulting from the accident, it is important to have medical records to mark the accident. These records can also provide details of immediate damage that might have caused these health problems. However, the records need to be from the day of the accident or, at most, two days after to provide solid evidence. If your client follows these 4 tips, you are well on your way to winning their case. Car accidents and other personal injury cases can be painful and drawn out, but you can make it easier for your clients by sharing these helpful hints with them.
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Related Water main breaks could affect city,… Officers were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to Route 175 at Rockenbach Road, where a fight broke out between those involved in the accident. Police said an officer who arrived at the scene saw two men assaulting another man, and as the officer attempted to break up the fight, he was pushed to the ground by the two men. Witnesses told police that a man in one car confronted a man in the other car as he tried to render aid to his two injured sons. An argument ensued and the man from the first vehicle, Richard Travis McCain, 21, of Severn, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the victim. McCain’s relatives arrived in another vehicle, and a man, Gerald Javon Hall, 26, of Severn, jumped out and joined the assault, police said. The two men pushed the victim to the ground and punched him numerous times, police said. More officers arrived at the scene and were able to break up the fight. At that point, another relative of the suspects, Riquita Juanita McCain, 22, of Severn, started screaming at the victim’s family and hindered officers and Fire Department personnel, who were rendering aid to the accident victims, police said. Police arrested the woman, and charged the men with first-degree assault and assault on a police officer. A 3-year-old boy was taken to John’s Hopkins Hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the accident. The victim of the assault was taken with his son to John’s Hopkins Hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the assault.
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Witness describes car crash before woman was shot

Theodore Wafer listens to his attorney Cheryl Carpenter while appearing at his preliminary examination before District Court Judge David Turfe in Dearborn Heights, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The hearing will determine if there's enough evidence to send Wafer to trial on a second-degree murder charge. Defense attorneys claim he feared for his life, but prosecutors say the shooting of Renisha McBride, 19, was not justified. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The sheriff’s office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsche’s help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment. The official said sheriff’s investigators also have enlisted the help of California Highway Patrol accident reconstruction specialists, who tested the brakes on the wrecked car and found that at least one of the tires was made in 2004. The CHP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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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. 2 when she hit a parked car not too far from Wafers residence. The prosecutors press release stated that McBride left the scene of the car accident, and was observed to have blood on her body and appeared to be disoriented when she left the scene on foot,” according to CBS News . Hours later at 4:42 a.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding a fatal shooting at the home of Theodore P. Wafer. When police arrived on the scene, they found Renisha McBride shot dead on Wafers front porch. Wafers house was about one half mile from where McBride had her car accident in the greater Detroit area. McBrides toxicology report report indicated that the teen had a .218 blood alcohol level at the time of her death, more than twice the legal limit for driving. The toxicology report also showed that Renisha had marijuana in her system. Wafer told police that Renisha McBride was shot when his gun accidentally went off. Also see:
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

However, the branch, the soldiers age, the number of times deployed and the duration of the deployments affect who is likely to be at an increased risk. A further break down of the analyzed data showed that the greatest increase of at-fault car crashes was among Army veterans. Marines had the next highest increase, while Navy and Air Force members showed minimal increases. 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. The researchers found that post-deployed military personnel drive too fast, dont stop at intersections and assume they have the right of way. Family and friends of returning soldiers reported their perception that their military loved ones drove more dangerously after their return. Some returning soldiers admitted that the simple act of driving makes them anxious, while military troops that have never been deployed reported no anxiety. Call the Auto Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia at Lessin & Gompers The car accident lawyers of Lessin & Gompers are committed to helping clients who have been involved in all types of motor vehicle accidents. They will protect your rights by thoroughly investigating your auto accident case and determining the cause of the accident.
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3 arrested in fight after car crash in Hanover

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. His condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon.
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