Thomas Krumpter, Acting Nassau Police Commissioner, In Three-car Accident

Who Gets Sued When Your Robot Car Crashes?

Haar, who the report said was conscious, complained of neck pain and was taken to Huntington Hospital, where she was treated and released. Haar, a substitute teacher in the Elwood school district, said by phone Tuesday she was driving home from Plainview and was stopped at a red light when a black Tahoe “just barreled into the back of me.” She said she pulled onto the right shoulder and Krumpter and the other driver, a man, pulled over and got out of their vehicles. “I stood up out of my car and looked and it was just a big, black truck with flashing lights. I kept saying, ‘Who hit me?’ I said, ‘You hit me? You’re a cop?’ And he said, ‘Yeah,’ and he was just texting on his phone [while she talked to him]. And I said, ‘Did you call the other cops?’ And he said, ‘Yes they’re on the way.’ ” Haar said at the time of the accident she didn’t know he was Nassau’s acting police commissioner. It wasn’t until the next day when her father picked up the police report, which included his name. “I Googled it and there his face came right up,” said Haar. Haar said the third driver spoke to both her and Krumpter and said his vehicle wasn’t damaged before he left the scene. She said when Suffolk officers arrived, they told her she should have gotten the man’s driver’s license and insurance information.
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Denver Auto Accident Attorneys at Bell & Pollock, PC, Comment On Increase In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accidents In Colorado

Tag Links: self driving , car , google , gm , ford , chrysler , audi , vw SHARE THIS ARTICLE By human standards, you might be pretty good, but you’ll never be able to match the reaction time, 360-degree monitoring, and prescient awareness autonomous vehicles will soon provide. By almost any estimate, taking the wheel out of the hands of human driverswhen the technology is readywill save thousands of lives. “Human beings just aren’t that great as drivers,” said Rand’s James Anderson. Driverless cars “could save billions of dollars and thousands of lives.” But what happens when something goes wrong? Robot cars may prevent thousands of accidents, but eventually, inevitably, there will be a crash. “Who’s responsible if the car crashes?” Audi’s Brad Stertz said earlier this year. “That’s going to be an issue.”
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Who Goes To Court When A Robot Car Crashes?

“The auto insurers are thinking a lot about this,” Anderson said. Insurers, as well as body shops and trauma centers, are among the members of the “crash economy” that will be disrupted when robot cars rule the road. As they grapple with what autonomous vehicles might mean for their industry, the legal frontier remains uncertain as well. One possible solution? A payout fund set up to compensate victims of driverless car accidents. That could be modeled similar to the Health and Human Services Department’s vaccine injury compensation fund, which takes a 75-cent tax from every purchased vaccine. The no-fault program helps those who have been hurt by vaccine-related incidents without exposing the medical community to legal battles and expensive damages payouts. In the early stages, subsidies may be required to help driverless cars take hold in the market, according to Rand’s report on the technology’s adoption. Part of the money allotted for that could be set aside to help potential victims.
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12-year sentence for driver in fatal Sycamore crash

Benjamin Black, 29, of Sycamore pleaded guilty in November to aggravated DUI in the death of 11-year-old Matthew Ranken. Authorities say Black tested positive for heroin in his system following the Feb. 27, 2013, crash along Illinois Route 64 in west Kane County. Blacks SUV struck a Chevrolet Cavalier in which Matthew was a passenger, authorities said. The car had stopped in the roadway because of a crash further up the highway. The Cavaliers driver was severely injured, but survived. Judge James Hallock said Blacks history of arrests for driving on a suspended license demonstrated his total disregard for public safety. Blacks attorney, DJ Tegeler, argued that Black deserved no more than an eight years or less. Black, he said, had used drugs a day earlier and there was no sign he was impaired. Rankens mother, Tonda Ranken, testified last week that her sons death had left a void in her life and in the lives of the boys three brothers. After todays hearing, she called the 12-year term for Black a fair result.
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Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building LITTLE ROCK, AR — A car crashed through a Little Rock business on Cantrell this afternoon. The pictures show the car ran right through the front window of the Tennis Shoppe, located across the street from the Pavilion in the Park. One woman inside the store was reported injured and taken to a local hospital. We will have more details as they become available. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Car Crashes Through Front Window of Local Business; One Injured

There were 12 hit-and-run fatalities in Colorado in 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, a total of 104 people died in hit-and-run accidents in Colorado, the Windsor Beacon reported. Of those 104 fatalities, 35 people died in hit-and-run accidents in Denver during that same time period. More than half of the victims of fatal hit-and-run accidents between 2008 and 2012 in Colorado were pedestrians, the Windsor Beacon reported. Specifically, 55 pedestrians died in hit-and-run accidents in Colorado between 2008 and 2012. Another grim statistic relates to the number of people killed or injured in hit-and-run accidents in Denver’s three largest metro areas: Denver, Aurora and Lakewood. Between 2011 and 2013, more than 1,300 people were killed or injured in hit-and-run accidents in these three areas, according to the Windsor Beacon article. Attorney Bradley P. Pollock of Bell & Pollock, PC, said the statistics illustrate that more needs to be done to protect the safety of pedestrians and drivers safer in Colorado. “We need to take action and work together to help save lives,” Pollock said. “Bell & Pollock believes that sharing information with the public about important safety topics can help make a difference. That’s why we host a weekly radio show about a wide range of legal topics, including hit-and-run accidents.” Pollock said attorneys can help victims of hit-and-run accidents and families who lost loved ones in such accidents pursue compensation.
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