El-Rufai loses brother, nephew in car crash
POLICE BLOCKED THE WESTBOUND LANES LEADING UP TO THE 45 NORTH FREEWAY SPLIT FOR HOURS INVESTIGATING NOT ONE BUT TWO CAR CRASHES. THE FIRST TOOK PLACE AT 2:20 THIS MORNING, WHILE A WOMAN WAS DRIVING, THIS DARK COLORED FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. VEHICLE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE 610 LOOP AND LOST CONTROL, STRIKING THE WALL. Reporter: THAT FIRST ACCIDENT SET OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE WOMAN’S DEATH. WE HAVE AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS WHO STOPPED TO HELP THE INITIAL-CAR ACCIDENT AND THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE GOT OUT AND APPARENTLY WAS WALKING IN THE FREEWAY. Reporter: POLICE TELL US THE WITNESS TRIED TO CONVINCE THE WOMAN TO GET BACK INTO HER CAR, BUT OFFICERS SAY SHE REFUSED. MOMENTS LATER, THE DRIVER OF THIS IMPALA WAS SEEN HEADING TOWARD THEM.
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Car Accident Causes Power Outage
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.
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified
A portion of the city of Erie was left in the dark after hundreds of Penelec customers lost power this evening. The outage happening just after 6:30 p.m. Penelec officials said a car struck a pole near Greengarden Boulevard in Erie causing the outage. Customers living from West 25th Street south to West 38th Street, from Raspberry Street west to Elmwood Avenue were affected. They say roughly 200 customers are still without power. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass
A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Preparation for a car accident can provide legal protection
The bereaved el-Rufai, while confirming the incident via his Twitter page, said he did not know very well the other three friends that died along with his relatives in the car crash. He stated, Please join us in praying for the souls of my brother Ibrahim el-Rufai, my nephew Lawal Sani-Gwandu and their three friends that died today (Saturday). My nephew, Lawal, was a baby I had nursed. He was my sisters eldest son. The motor accident took his life, Ibrahims and three others. It is sad when ones younger sibling pre-deceased one. I was Ibrahims big brother and protector from bullies. He died today (Saturday). Allahu Akubar. He said the five corpses were retrieved from the scene of the incident and taken to Kaduna, where they were prepared for prayers at the Sultan Bello Mosque. The interment of the deceased was said to have taken place at the Dawaki Road Cemetery on Sunday.
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Justin Bieber Meeting Car Crash Fan Kate O’Neill Gets Documentary [Video]
December 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — There are many legal complications that can rise when a person in Orlando is involved in a collision. Some of these complications have to do with insurance companies while others have to do with criminal allegations. When a car accident occurs, people can find themselves embroiled in a legal mess but there are things they can do to protect themselves. Avoid saying the wrong thing When law enforcement arrives at the scene of a car accident, it is their responsibility to determine how the accident occurred and who is responsible. This means that anything a person says or does can be used as potential evidence. It is important for people to avoid saying anything that could imply guilt. Statements such as “I am so sorry” or “I didn’t see the other car” could make it sound as if the accident is that person’s fault. Saying the wrong thing can also have an impact on an insurance claim. Many times, a person involved in an accident may not be aware of an injury until hours later. If that person told someone that he or she was okay, it could lead to problems later on with an insurance company. Therefore it would be better for a person to avoid making any statements to people at the accident scene and only provide information to a law enforcement officer. Review the car insurance policy According to Edmunds, people should know what their car insurance policy covers. An insurance policy is designed to protect people financially in the event of a collision but many people do not understand the features of their policy.
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Justin made her his One Less Lonely Girl, serenading her amid an intimate-styled stage setting. Biebers manager Scooter Braun also appears in the film. He recalled how moved the singer was when he was told about Kates ordeal. What was impressive wasnt necessarily that they [O’Neill’s pals and fans] were asking us to help her, Braun said, recalling the social media campaign. It was that they were saying how much she deserves it and how much shes done for others. Crew members from the now wrapped Believe tour and Dan Kanter, musical director and guitarist, also pop up in the clip. They note how keen they and Bieber were to meet Kate and do something special for her. On Friday, Bieber tweeted a link to Vevos documentary, writing, This is what it is all about. Happy holidays. You all made this happen. Love. The singer is thought to be Canada following his appearance at the Los Angeles premiere for the Believe concert-movie this past week. Following Justins talk of retiring during a radio interview (seconds later he told the shows host he was messing around), Braun set the record straight with Access Hollywood. This is the fun thing about these Vines people post: theyre only a certain amount of time, so they cut off before the rest of the statement when he says just kidding, he explained.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents
Gompers Automobile Accidents Law Blog on Lawyers.com Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Geoffrey B. Gompers One of the United States largest car insurance carriers recently released a new study based on the driving records of U.S troops returning home from active duty. The study revealed that men and women in the armed forces face a significantly increased risk at being involved in an at-fault auto accident. Many veterans survive war zones because they employ driving behaviors while deployed that aid them in avoiding injuries; however, when they return home they find it difficult to adjust to everyday driving rules and practices and, according to the statistics, are involved in more auto accidents. The Philadelphia auto accident lawyers at Lessin & Gompers recognize that attention to this increased risk is necessary to prevent car crashes involving military veterans and to avoid the resulting personal injuries. Factors that Affect the Increase in Car Accidents The study reported a 13 percent increase in at-fault car accidents during the first six months after troops in all areas of the armed forces return home. 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.
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