Firefighter finds his daughter dying in crash on Christmas Eve
She suffered minor injuries and her car was the only one involved. (Brad Graverson Staff Photographer) By From staff reports 12/23/13, 7:19 PM PST | TORRANCE>> A woman motorist escaped serious injuries Monday when she lost control of her car and crashed into an electronic control box. The woman struck the box on Crenshaw Boulevard south of 190th Street about 9:35 a.m. Her car overturned and landed on its roof, but she suffered only minor injuries. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash was under investigation. The box at the side of the roadway controls the electronic arms that close to block the route to traffic during emergencies at the ExxonMobile refinery.
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No injuries reported after woman drives car into house in Brockton
THAT IS IT. Reporter: HE WAS NOT DEAD BUT SEVERELY INJURED, INCLUDING A BROKEN ARM, FRACTURED SKULL AND BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN. ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT T DRIVER WHO CAUSED THE CRASH WAS LOOKING DOWN AT HIS PHONE AND THE VICTIM’S MOTHER-IN-LAW SAYS THE MAN ADMITTING TO TEXTING AT THE TIME. SO SHOULD CHRISTMAS EVE — THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, THIS FAMILY WILL BE SPENDING IT IN THE HOSPITAL. BUT THEY DO HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE DRIVER WHO WAS AT FAULT. TAKE A STEP BACK. LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO OUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS. YOU ADMITTED IT. YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE ON THE PHONE. LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED BECAUSE OF IT. LEARN FROM IT. Reporter: AND ACCORDING TO FISHER’S FAMILY, THERE’S NO EXACT TIMELINE ON WHEN HE MIGHT BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL. THERE ARE CONCERNS HE COULD BE THERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HOUSTON – This Christmas Eve, a family will be spending their time in the hospital after their loved one was involved in a violent crash.
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Ellworth Austin said he knew both the volunteer firefighter, Steve Whitcomb, and the daughter, Katie Hamilton. “It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Austin, who, like Whitcomb, runs a plumbing business in Brookline. “It’s Christmas … and everybody is pretty teary-eyed.” The firefighter didn’t recognize his daughter’s body at the time, police chief Bill Quigley told local newspaper The Union Leader . “Her father was the one who pulled her out of the car without knowing it was her,” Quigley said. Hamilton, 30, died of her injuries caused when another vehicle struck hers from behind, pushing it into the opposing lane of traffic, where a third car collided with hers head on, Quigley told WMUR. Hamilton leaves behind not only her father. “I know that she is a young mother,” Quigley said. “It’s a sad, sad day for all of us, not just because it’s Christmas Eve.” In Brookline, almost everyone knows Whitcomb and the tragedy he has suffered. The town of 4,000 holds Hamilton and Whitcomb in high regard, Quigley said. The drivers of the other vehicles were not hurt. Police think the driver of the car that rear-ended Hamilton may have been distracted, the chief said. “We are pretty certain that speed and impairment were not a factor so that would rule it down to driver distraction at this point,” Quigley said.
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Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on Tanker Truck Explosion in Bellmore
(Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise) Events Calendar Posted Dec 24, 2013 @ 11:13 AM Last update Dec 24, 2013 @ 11:25 AM Photo Galleries What to Do When You’re Bored in the Office at the Holidays BROCKTON No one was injured when a Brockton woman drove her car into her home around 9:30 a.m. at 68 Malvern Road Tuesday. Dometilia Araujo, was driving a Lincoln Navigator when she says the car suddenly accelerated smashing the rear end of the vehicle into the single family house. The car struck the corner of the house and also a wooden fence. I was asleep when it happened, said Cassandra Muniz, 18, Araujo’s granddaughter. It was like a big boom. Araujo said the car took off on it’s own. Im OK. Thank God, she said. It was like a car by itself, no control. I think this car has issues, I dont know.” Brockton Police said the accident was under investigation and did not if Araujo would be facing charges immediately after crash.
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HPD: Distracted driver causes crash
Negligent parties, which may include the driver and truck company, must compensate injured victims for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses arising from the accident. If a death occurs, the negligent parties must compensate family members of the victim for funeral expenses, lost earnings, and additional damages caused by the wrongful death. If a collision was caused by a defective product then a manufacturer, wholesaler, and/or distributor may be liable. The cause of the Bellmore truck accident was under investigation. CBS reported that the tanker drivers cell phone records would be investigated, as well as cameras in the area that may have recorded the accident. If you or a loved one is severely injured due to a rear end collision, lawyers at The Perecman Firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for any injuries and losses. Contact the auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033. The CBS News story cited is 2 Hurt After Tanker Truck Overturns, Bursts Into Flames In Bellmore. About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC: For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York, including truck accidents and auto accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S.
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Indian salesman wins Dh1 million in accident claims
The holidays are notorious for the amount of accidents that happen, and the Berman Law Group wants to remind everyone to drive safely. Not only can the weather have an impact on the driving conditions, but so can the amount of traffic on the roads. Most people on the roads are in a holiday rush and the chances of accident or injury go up significantly during the holiday season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131224/MN38007 ) Below are some tips to help drivers this holiday season stay safe and avoid any accidents. The Berman Law Group wants everyone to enjoy the holidays and enjoy time with family and friends, and not have to go through the ordeal of an auto accident, whether it be car, truck, or motorcycle. No one wins when there is an auto accident. Drive slower than normal – Everyone is in a rush, so set yourself up for a safe ride by not being in a rush. Take your time and allow plenty of time to get their on time. Focus entirely on the road – Too many people use the roads as a chance to get caught up on phone calls or texts (which is against the law), so give your full attention to the road and you will be much safer this 2013 holiday season. Make sure your car is well equipped – Do you have the right tires on your car? If you live in the colder parts of the country, you might even need chains on your tires. Do you have enough gas to get to your destination? Make sure your tires and your car is properly serviced before you hit the road this holiday season.
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Florida Car Accident Attorneys at The Berman Law Group Wish a Safe and Happy Holidays
Permanent injury The Abu Dhabi Civil Court ordered a compensation of Dh800,000 after a medical panel concluded that his injuries are permanent and has caused 100 per cent damage to his spine. The Appeals Court raised the compensation to Dh1 million. Abdul Aziz Karama Al Amiri, the UAE lawyer who appeared for Hamza, said it is one of the biggest compensation amounts his law firm has won for an accident victim. It was a deserving case hence we decided to appear for him even without charging the initial court fee, said Al Amiri who runs Abdul Aziz Al Amiri Lawyers and Legal Consultants firm in Abu Dhabi. Hamza, who is planning to return to India soon, said his only regret was that his elder daughter, aged 21, had to discontinue her medical studies because of financial difficulties. I could not afford to pay her fees at that time. If I had this kind of money then my daughter would have become a doctor, said Hamza, who came to the UAE 15 years ago and lives with his wife Shaheena. He has been working for an Abu Dhabi bakery as a salesman and driver for the last seven years.
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