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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More To Car Seat Safety Than Just Strapping Kids In

75% of MN children are not properly restrained in a car

And other studies have found that three out of four car seats are improperly used, which also puts children at great risk. Even so, she said, state safety seat laws based on age have been key in reducing child deaths in car accidents. The impetus to change the laws began in the mid-1990s when dozens of children riding in front passenger seats were killed by airbags, said Dennis Durbin, a pediatrician and co-scientific director of Children’s injury research center. That galvanized advocates and experts, Durbin said. Their success can be measured in the dramatic decline in deaths, he said. But more work is needed to figure out how to pierce the financial and racial barriers that have kept the message from getting through. “People have always assumed that racial and ethnic minorities don’t use car seats because they can’t afford them,” said Durbin, but that assumption is no longer true. As Wiles learned, there are plenty of places, including Philadelphia’s public health department and Children’s hospital, where low-income residents can get car seats at little or no cost. She has also attended a free 20-minute class on how to properly attach child seats to the fixed latches that have come in every car since 2002. “People have excuses,” Wiles said, “but they’re just being lazy.
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Car-Buying Tips for Families: Features To Consider in a Family Car

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The models in question use the same ignition switch and belong to an older (2003-2007) generation. GM discontinued production of Pontiacs in 2009 and of Saturn vehicles and the Cobalt in 2010. A MYSTERY. But why did it take GM ten years to issue a recall? Its a mystery that the United States Justice Department has begun investigating. A panel of the House of Representatives that oversees consumer product safety will hold hearings in a few weeks while a House committee announced it would conduct its own investigation and hearings and sent letters to GM and the NHTSA demanding extensive records. The recall is a major embarrassment not only for GM, but also for the NHTSA which failed to open a broader investigation after probing two of the Cobalt crashes. The safety agency, under mounting pressure over its own failure to act on complaints about the recalled GM cars, defended itself, saying that the data available to them at the time did not contain sufficient evidence of a possible safety defect trend that would warrant the agency opening a formal investigation. But a former NHTSA associate administrator for enforcement who retired in 1997 said that GMs 2005 technical service bulletins to dealers recommending that they advise owners to remove unessential items from their key chain should have resulted in a priority investigation. Reports and complaints from owners had indicated that if a knee hit the ignition switch or the key ring was too heavy, it could turn off the engine and the cars electrical system and disable the airbags. The Center for Auto Safety said that GM should have recalled the vehicles no later than 2007. Federal law requires a manufacturer to inform the NHTSA of its plan for a recall within five business days after it becomes aware of a safety problem, or face a civil fine.
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Auto safety agency asleep at the wheel, critics say

The car just received its safety stripes from IIHS, bagging a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. That rating is of course the highest 2014 safety rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and means the A3 Sedan achieved Good rating in all the rigorous crash tests, including Moderate Overlap Front Test, Side Test, Roof Strength Test, Head Restraints Test, and Small Overlap Front. This comes as no surprise to those who know about the advanced features of the 2015 Audi A3 Sedan. The car comes as standard with Audi pre sense basic system which senses when a crash is imminent and adjusts the onboard safety gear for optimum performance. There is also an optional technology pack, which adds Audi active lane assist, Audi pre sense front and adaptive cruise control with stop and go. The A3 also introduces secondary collision brake assist and is the only vehicle to offer this system as a standard feature. The system automatically brakes the car after a collision so as to prevent a secondary collision. The all-new Audi A3 sedan goes on sale in April 2014 and will be priced from $29,900. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
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Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs 75% of MN children are not properly restrained in a car On any given day in Minnesota, three out of four kids are not properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat, according to the state’s Department of Public Safety. KARE Melissa Colorado, KARE 10:47 a.m. EDT March 26, 2014 SHARE 25 CONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – On any given day in Minnesota, three out of four kids are not properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat, according to the state’s Department of Public Safety. The startling statistic has pushed 400 law enforcement agencies to launch the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs from March 21-30. Minnesota law requires that parents use a car seat or booster for any child under the age of 8. “No one wants to put their child in harm’s way. A lot of times the instructions for car seat are really confusing,” said Heather Darby, a Child & Passenger Safety/Occupant Protection Coordinator with the Department of Public Safety.
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The late safety recall mystery: GM’s massive US recall

She calls it a “don’t ask, don’t tell mentality.” NHTSA doesn’t ask the auto companies what they know about safety problems and when it does learn about them, it doesn’t tell the public, said Claybrook, who is now president emeritus of Public Citizen , a consumer advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader.. “It’s not transparent; it’s not open and it’s very secretive,” she said. “It has all sorts of steps that it insists be taken before it can even open an investigation, which is ridiculous.” Claybrook insists NHTSA had enough information in 2007 to demand a recall of GM vehicles with defective ignition switches. The agency had consumer complaints, and reports from its own investigators. It even had service bulletins GM sent to its dealers outlining the problem. “The agency did not open an investigation in the GM Cobalt case and in many other cases, I believe, because they decided that unless they had everything handed to them on a silver platter in terms of evidence and information, they didn’t have to act. And that’s just completely incorrect,” Claybrook said in an interview. Sean Kane, a safety advocate and president of Safety Research & Strategies , has sued NHTSA four times in the past few years to get access to documents on incident investigations. He says the agency needs better practices and procedures.
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2015 Audi A3 Sedan Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

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Check out crash-test ratings, airbag numbers and locations (do the side curtain airbags extend rearward to protect third-row passengers?), and other standard and optional active and passive safety features. Storage: A good variety of compartment space will help keep the family car clutter-free. Activity trays, cupholders and in-door bottleholders allow kids to be independent and keep Mom or Dad’s attention on the road. The cargo area needs to be big enough to comfortably fit the stuff you haul regularly (hockey equipment, Sam’s Club hauls). Make sure the stroller fits in the cargo area and can be lifted in and out easily. Will the roof rails be able to handle the weight your family needs for skis, bikes and storage boxes? Getting in and out: Transporting elderly parents or small children? Look for a low step-in height and a grab handle by the window or above it. Installing a child-safety seat?
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Bill Would Make Public Car Crash, Injury Reports

Car rolls onto side during crash, no serious injuries

Check out your photo or video now, and look for it in USA TODAY online, mobile, and print editions. Your submission didnt go through. Please try again. Verifying your credentials… We’re experiencing a few technical issues. Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Bill would make public car crash, injury reports Todd Spangler , Detroit Free Press 6:22 p.m. EDT March 25, 2014 File photo of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, who is co-sponsoring a bill to make public accident and component reports to safety regulators.
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The crash happened around 3:30 Friday at the intersection of Hastings Way and Brackett Avenue in Eau Claire. Two vehicles were involved, with one of them landing on its side. The other vehicle had some front-end damage. Officers say a car was turning westbound onto Brackett from Hastings when the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was hit by another oncoming car. The people involved had minor injuries and were not hospitalized. Traffic was backed up and rerouted for about a half hour as crews cleaned up the scene. There’s no word yet if the driver will be cited in the crash. ____________________ Crews are at the scene of a crash on Hastings Way and Brackett Avenue in Eau Claire. The crash involved at least two vehicles, with one of them landing on its side. It happened around 3:30 p.m.
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3 injured in Hammond car crash

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More >> Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-03-26 07:29:56 GMT Shreveport city council members honored KSLA at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Members voted that the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Dashiel Street be dedicated in honor of KSLA’s 60th anniversary on the air. Our More >> Shreveport city council members honored KSLA at Tuesday’s city council meeting. More >> Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-03-26 04:13:06 GMT An East Texas teen who suffered serious complications from the flu is back home after nearly 3 months in the hospital. More >> An East Texas teen who suffered serious complications from the flu is back home after nearly 3 months in the hospital. More >> Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:36:43 GMT After 23 years, a family is still looking for the killer of Luther Meshell. Meshell’s family is hoping that new evidence will help crack this cold case. More >> After 23 years, a family is still looking for the killer of Luther Meshell. Meshell’s family is hoping that new evidence will help crack this cold case. More >> Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:29:55 GMT Town of Haughton leaders will open a new $3 million dollar wastewater treatment plant by mid-April. More >> Town of Haughton leaders will open a new $3 million dollar wastewater treatment plant by mid-April.
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Arizona Car Accident Law Firm Phillips Law Group is Investigating Injury Claims Linked to Recalled General Motors Vehicles

The driver, so far unnamed, had worked a lot of overtime before the accident, Kelly claims. NTSB officials say the plan to interview her about the accident, but she was hospitalized at the time. It is unclear whether she has yet to be released or interviewed. Service on the Blue Line of the Chicago commuter train, known as the L train, has been suspended between OHare and Rosemont . The line was undergoing some renovation at the time of the crash, but it is unknown whether that could have played a factor. Both track work and driver fatigue have been factors in commuter crashes in recent years. In December, a Metro-North train in New York City derailed after it went around a curve too fast. Four were killed and dozens injured in the crash.
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Son suffers same brain injury as father in crash

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E-mail Address Send to a Friend PHOENIX, ARIZ. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Auto accident law firm Phillips Law Group is currently investigating alleged injury and wrongful death claims related to the General Motors (GM) recalls announced in February and March of 2014. “With more than 3.1 million vehicles recalled in two months, it seems General Motors may not have considered how dangerous a defect found during testing can be once the vehicle goes to the public,” said Jeffrey Phillips, Partner at Phillips Law Group. “We hope that the U.S. attorney’s investigation into the matter provides the answers many vehicle owners are seeking. GM should be held accountable for their actions, which is why we are investigating injury claims linked to the millions of recalled vehicles.” The National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Feb. 10, 2014 that General Motors would be recalling more than 619,000 Chevrolet Cobalts, model years 2005-2007, and 2007 Pontiac G5s. According to NHTSA campaign number 14V047000, announced on Feb. 24, 2014 that an additional 748,024 vehicles were recalled for the same issues, including 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice models, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions and 2007 Saturn Sky. According to General Motors, the airbags of the affected vehicles may not deploy if the key moves out of the “run” position. On Feb. 25, the company announced online that the recall condition may have led to non-deployment of front airbags in 31 crashes and caused 13 deaths.
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Texas Auto Injury Crashes, Fatalities Increase Along with Population

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He was alone in the car at the time and was returning home from a night out with a new girlfriend. Gardai are believed to be searching for a second vehicle which they believe was also involved in the collision. Mr McDaid is being treated for severe brain injuries. His father Martin McGrath appealed for witnesses to the crash, on the Derry Road in Letterkenny around 1am last Thursday, to come forward. He revealed he had suffered a similar brain injury following a road traffic collision near Lifford, 20km away, in 1978. “I spent 14 weeks in hospital and I had to fight to return to normal life afterwards,” said Martin. “Now the same thing has happened to my son all these years later. I always worried and dreaded something like this would happen and now it has. INJURIES “I never thought anything like this would happen to my family. To be honest I think that Darry’s injuries are worse than mine. It’s heartbreaking watching him lying there in hospital.
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O’Hare Airport Train Crash Causes Injury for 32 Passengers

The number of fatal automobile crashes in Texas has been on the decline since 1980, but for the past two years, both injury and fatal car accidents in Texas have risen. The increase in traffic fatalities has been linked to the states growth and economy, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reported. With Texas rapid population growth and strong economy more people are on its highways and that translates into more accidents and more people getting hurt, said Anne McCartt, senior vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In 2003, Texas Department of Transportation figures showed the state had 190,878 injury crashes, but the number had dropped to 139,690, or a 27 percent decline by 2011.In the past two years the numbers have risen, exceeding 152,000. Fatal crashes in Texas dropped from 3,371 in 2003 to 3,067 in 2011, or a 10 percent decline. But during the past two years the numbers increased to more than 3,330, the ICT said. From This Issue
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Pace bus crash injures 4 in Cook County, Illinois

The accident happened on 1st Avenue when a red Nissan Sentra traveling southbound veered into the northbound lane and crashed into a Pace bus. After striking the bus, the Sentra continued on and struck three pedestrians standing on a sidewalk. According to a Cook County Sheriff’s department spokesperson, the three pedestrians were all taken to the Loyola University Medical Center were two of them were listed in serious condition. The driver of the Nissan was also taken to the hospital where his condition is unknown. The five passengers on the bus were not injured. The accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s department, and there was no information released regarding possible charges and/or citations. In this situation, the injured victims will be awaiting the final police report in order to determine who is at fault for the injuries suffered in the car accident . Regardless of who is at fault, the victims could be looking for compensation for their injuries. If the responsible party’s insurance coverage is not adequate, the victims might be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party to collect the difference plus possible punitive damages depending on the circumstances and the extent of their injuries. A personal injury attorney may be able to help an individual who has been the victim of an injury accident. The victim has rights, and the attorney may be able to protect those rights while trying to gather all the evidence necessary to help their client file a lawsuit. An attorney may be better prepared to present the evidence in a courtroom to try and gain as much compensation for the injuries as possible.
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Truck Crash Snarls Traffic On I-95 In New Haven

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(AP) – Interstate 95 northbound in New Haven has reopened after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel. State police say the truck smashed into a barrier at the off-ramp for exit 50 at about 5 a.m. Monday and only the left lane is open. The accident also caused rubber-necking traffic on the southbound side of the highway. A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says traffic resumed normally by 10 a.m. The name and condition of the driver havent been released. Crews with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called in to clean up the fuel spill. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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A Two Semi-Truck Accident Sends One Truck into the Water

Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tempe garbage-truck accident traps driver Courtland Jeffrey , The Republic | azcentral.com 4 p.m. EDT March 24, 2014 The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, officials said. Get the latest breaking news on azcentral. (Photo: azcentral) SHARECONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE The driver of a garbage truck was trapped in his vehicle in north Tempe Monday morning after he drove over a wire that wrapped around the vehicle’s axle , officials said. Fire crews were called at 8:40 a.m. on Monday to the scene near Scottsdale and Curry roads, said Tempe Fire Deputy Chief Gary Ells. The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, Ellis said. The truck pulled down the top part of the power pole after the guide wire had wrapped around the truck’s axle, Ellis said.
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More weight in trucks does not equate to having more accidents

The accident happened just after 4 this afternoon on FM-1417 and South Carolina Street. According to officer Mark Wood, the animal control vehicle was traveling east on FM 1417 attempting to turn left onto South Carolina Street. The red Mazda truck then hit the animal truck during the turn causing both vehicles to rollover. There were a few animals on board but appear to be okay. Officer Wood said, “With the animals I believe there was two dogs and three kittens. Another animal control came and picked those up. According to the drivers, both were males and they just had minor injuries.” Both males were treated at the scene. Ardmore man arrested for alleged robbery
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Truck Accidents and Black Boxes

WBZ-TVs managing editor tweeted a photo of the scene: PHOTO MT @MassStatePolice : RT 24NB, Exit 18, Brockton. All three lanes still closed.Breakdown lane open. #wbz pic.twitter.com/mhMxyNiFIr Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) March 24, 2014 The Boston Globe is reporting that a raptured saddle tank spilled up to 80 gallons of fuel on the highway, with the gas draining into some nearby catch basins. State environmental officials are on the scene, the Globe notes. Commuters should expect a 30-minute delay, the State Police tweeted . For now, the breakdown lane is open for cars to pass, with the three normal lanes closed. Copyright 2014 Globe Newspaper Company.
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Truck accident in Route 24 northbound in Brockton causes heavy delays

My firm retains a team of accident reconstructionists and DOT Investigators that we can have at any accident scene within hours of the wreck. Because of our training, experience, and team of experts, my firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in these type cases. I want to provide you with some information that may surprise you, but probably shouldnt. While a family is at the hospital or grieving over the loss of a loved one, a trucking company investigator hired by the insurance company is rushing to the scene of the wreck. When tractor trailer drivers have accidents, the companies have plans in place to limit or contain the damage. The truck drivers are often equipped with cameras and they are always told to call the company immediately. This means that an investigator will often be on the way to the accident even before the police. Most people dont realize that tractor trailer trucks, like airplanes have black boxes (by the way, in airplanes the black box is really bright orange). These are known as Event Data Recorders and they record certain information while the truck is being operated. How long the truck has been operating, average speed, speed at the time just before the last braking event are all examples of the information contained within the black box. The trucking company often does not want you to have this information (like one of the last cases we had where the truck was traveling 13 mph in excess of the posted speed limit before the driver lost control). As soon as possible, it is extremely important that the trucking company receive a preservation letter to preserve the data in the black box. In addition, it is imperative that the truck involved in the wreck not be altered in any way before our expert has had an opportunity to examine it. We have seen cases where truckers used mismatched brakes from the left side the right side and other cases where trailer brakes were not within the specifications required by the Department of Transportation. Obviously, companies dont want injured people to know these facts. Finally, I realize that the family of a person injured in any wreck is not concerned with how, why, or who caused the wreck. Unfortunately, that is the only concern of the trucking company and the insurance company. The only way to level the playing field is to have someone, such as my firms team of experts, arrive at the scene of the wreck as soon as possible to protect the your loved one. Its a tough call to make, but one that is absolutely necessary. Buckle up and drive safely. Ask the Attorney is sponsored by local attorneys, McCutcheon & Hamner, PC, as a service to the residents of NW Alabama. Please send the questions to: Ask the Attorney,
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Truck Driver Cited In Bus Accident

He was sent to Sanford Hospital and later released. The truck was pulled out of the water this morning. Finlayson’s trailer had minor damage. Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:59:16 GMT Dickinson is having a pot hole problem.. The spring thaw combined with the increased truck traffic is causing millions of dollars of damage to the roads. Roads all over town are badly bruised.. Dickinson Dickinson is having a pot hole problem.. The spring thaw combined with the increased truck traffic is causing millions of dollars of damage to the roads. Roads all over town are badly bruised.. Dickinson Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:35:27 GMT A somber mood surrounds the McLaughlin School District and community.
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Tempe garbage-truck accident traps driver

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Hansen,MML News Director Calaveras County, CA — The CHP has released new information about the investigation into last Tuesday’s accident on Highway 12 involving a school bus and tanker truck. The two vehicles collided, and Highway 12 was closed for an hour and 15 minutes. CHP Officer Rebecca Myers says, “The investigating Officer has reviewed the surveillance video from the school bus and determined that the school bus driver was completely within her lane when the driver of the tanker truck struck the school bus. It is unknown at this time why the driver of the tanker truck was over the double yellow lines. We have asked the truck company for a copy of their truck video but have yet to receive the video as requested.” Officer Myers notes that the driver of the truck, 55-year-old Timothy Lupkes of Rancho Cordova, has been given a traffic ticket related to driving over solid double yellow lines. The CHP earlier reported that the bus driver, 48-year-old Siobnhan Fisher of Mokelumne Hill, sustained minor injuries in the accident. Lupkes was not hurt.
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Bicyclist, Truck Crash On Sidewalk In Front Of San Francisco Ferry Building

Respect the bigger commercial truck and the damage it can cause. Everyone, including truck drivers, needs to practice defensive-driving techniques. Adams referred to the damage heavier trucks cause to our state highways; he doesn’t believe big trucks pay their fair share. The commercial trucking industry pays the following taxes: International Registration Plan, International Fuel Tax Agreement or Kentucky Intrastate Tax, Unified Carrier Registration and Kentucky Weight Distance Tax before they pay any other business taxes. All these are Road Fund taxes, a portion of which is funneled back into the counties. These taxes pay for roughly 45 percent of the fund, even though commercial trucks only represent 14 percent to 16 percent of the miles traveled on interstates and state highways. In the near future, commercial trucks will be paying tolls, projected to pay for 48 percent of the Louisville bridge project. Even with all of this, KMTA has supported raising the fuel tax to support building and maintaining our highway infrastructure. Working together with a variety of groups and organizations, we can improve commercial truck safety by giving motor carriers (most are small businesses) the resources to operate safely, but at the same time holding them accountable when they fail to do so.
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About 6:30 a.m., a small pick-up truck was traveling northbound on the sidewalk, in front of the Ferry Building, at about one mile per hour when a bicyclist heading southbound struck the vehicle, according the driver who was remained at the scene. It was not immediately clear why the truck was on the sidewalk. Delivery trucks sometimes cross the sidewalk in the area to access the back side of the Ferry Building and surrounding businesses. Bicyclist Injured In Collision With Vehicle In Front Of Ferry Building KCBS Jeffery Schaub Reports The shaken-up driver, who did not want to use his name, told KCBS that he didnt see the cyclist coming who hit the side of his vehicle clipping the side mirror and then fell to the ground. The cyclist was still conscious and there was blood on the sidewalk, the driver said. The cyclist was transported to a hospital and the scene was cleared by 7:30 a.m. after the northbound lanes were closed for short time.
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Truck Crash Snarls Traffic On I-95 In New Haven

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(AP) Interstate 95 northbound in New Haven has reopened after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel. State police say the truck smashed into a barrier at the off-ramp for exit 50 at about 5 a.m. Monday and only the left lane is open. The accident also caused rubber-necking traffic on the southbound side of the highway. A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says traffic resumed normally by 10 a.m. The name and condition of the driver haven’t been released. Crews with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called in to clean up the fuel spill. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Do you know who Duboce Park and Duboce Triangle are named after? How about Mt. Davidson? HANDOUT, AFP
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Tanker truck accident shuts down interstate

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Kasthuri’s husband Chelladurai, 58, her son Muthuvinayagam, 18, Balu, 28, and one unidentified person are the injured. The accident occurred around 4am near Soriampatti intersection on Madurai-Trichy road. The car was coming from Vellor after its occupants met a bridegroom for the daughter of Chelladurai-Kasthuri couple. The car hit the truck which had broke down some time at night. A driver from Andhra Pradesh was arrested by the police for parking the truck on the road without indicating any signal. Subramanian, Arumugam, Karuppasamy and Nalluraj were killed on the spot. Rest of them were struggling for life with grievous injuries. Kasthuri died on the way. Subbaiah died in the evening.
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On Saturday morning the North Platte Fire Department responded to a car accident on interstate 80, but when they were checking on patients their fire truck was hit too. “A semi truck came through, lost control, and went perpendicular to the interstate and smashed into the back of our fire truck,” Said North Platte Battalion Chief, Jason Trimble. Trimble, who was on the scene, says the fire truck moved about 10 feet, but no one else was hit by the semi, and thats because first responders strategically set up their trucks and use them as shields. “When we respond to an accident the first thing we look for is where is the car and how can we position our fire truck or ambulance to protect the people that are still in the car or exiting the car,” said Trimble. The Fire department says the truck was the primary one used to respond to car crashes. Trimble says the back bumper is damaged, as well as, the water tank. However, the department says their trucks are insured. The department says the truck cost around $250,000 and they do not know the total amount of damages yet. UPDATE: North Platte Man Pleads No Contest to Sexual Assault of a Child
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North Platte Fire Truck Used as a Shield During Accident

No one was injured in the accident. (Photo courtesy of Jim Gutierrez) By REBECCA CROOMES rcroomes@c-dh.net A work truck crashed into a U.S. Postal Service truck on South High Street in Columbia Monday, before coming to rest in a ditch. Jim Gutierrez, who lives in the neighborhood and was off work Monday, said the local postal worker had parked her truck in front of his residence and was walking her rounds about 11:30 a.m. when he heard a loud sound he likened to an explosion. Gutierrez said he went to his front window but didnt notice anything different outside except the postal truck was now parked weird. I didnt know what happened until the cops showed up, Gutierrez said. Officers told Gutierrez the work truck had been parked, but, after everyone had gotten out, began to roll away down South High Street. It then bounced off the postal vehicle, also unoccupied, Gutierrez said, and finally careened into a ditch and retaining wall at the corner of South High and 10th streets. Columbia police said their incident report would not be ready Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
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More weight in trucks does not equate to having more accidents

EDT March 22, 2014 Tanker Truck Accident SHARE 1 CONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) A person with the Conway police department told tHV11 News that Exit 127 east bound is closed down at Oak Street and I-40 for a while. Police are working a diesel fuel truck accident there; only one vehicle involved in the accident. The diesel fuel truck overturned is leaking some of the fuel. The driver was taken to a Little Rock hospital for his injuries. OEM and fire department personnel are cleaning up the area, and another tanker truck is on the way to retrieve the remaining fuel inside of the truck. People need to avoid the area as they attempt to clean up his accident. More news Stories
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Six die in car-truck collision

Everyone, including truck drivers, needs to practice defensive-driving techniques. Adams referred to the damage heavier trucks cause to our state highways; he doesn’t believe big trucks pay their fair share. The commercial trucking industry pays the following taxes: International Registration Plan, International Fuel Tax Agreement or Kentucky Intrastate Tax, Unified Carrier Registration and Kentucky Weight Distance Tax before they pay any other business taxes. All these are Road Fund taxes, a portion of which is funneled back into the counties. These taxes pay for roughly 45 percent of the fund, even though commercial trucks only represent 14 percent to 16 percent of the miles traveled on interstates and state highways. In the near future, commercial trucks will be paying tolls, projected to pay for 48 percent of the Louisville bridge project. Even with all of this, KMTA has supported raising the fuel tax to support building and maintaining our highway infrastructure. Working together with a variety of groups and organizations, we can improve commercial truck safety by giving motor carriers (most are small businesses) the resources to operate safely, but at the same time holding them accountable when they fail to do so. We can also: Make the proper investments in our highways. Make smart decisions on where to locate manufacturing plants, businesses and industrial parks that rely on commercial trucks to move their products. Discuss and research how to move freight more efficiently in this new economy. Make sure Kentucky has an efficient tax system and administrative processes that have low costs.
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What To Do If You Have A Car That’s A Lemon

GM Creates Vehicle Safety Job In Wake Of Recall Questions

When you suspect you have a lemon, contact the manufacturer through certified mail so it has proof of your complaint before you file a lawsuit. If the dealer tries to trade you into a different car, ask to see the terms and check around to ensure you arent getting another lemon. Notify the FTC if you suspect foul play, as it oversees the manufacturers, dealers and warranties. In some cases, you can double your damages if you can prove the manufacturer violated the lemon law willfully. Hire an attorney. Many state lemon laws pay legal fees to make filing a complaint more affordable. Sometimes all it takes is an attorney letter to resolve [the case] quicker. You can find one through the National Association of Consumer Advocates . Consider using the state-run arbitration offered by the attorney generals office. The Better Business Bureaus dispute resolution program handles the majority of arbitration, but its funded by the manufacturer, Shahan cautions. Above all else: Be persistent, Shahan says. All manufacturers buy back a lot of lemons. Dont let them discourage you. For more information about state lemon laws, visit Lemon Law America or AutoSafety.org .
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More to car seat safety than just strapping kids in

Tesla also said that the Model S broke the machine used in NHTSAs roof crush test. The point was, however, not confirmed by NHTSA. According to NHTSA, it never rates a vehicle beyond five stars and do not rank or order vehicles within the star rating categories. The company has proper guidelines for manufactures and publishers to ensure that accurate and consistent information is conveyed to the public. According to the guidelines the carmakers can use only specific phrases like five -star or highest Government rating to describe the crash test result. John Voelcker at Green Cars said that this isnt the first time when Tesla has over boasted about its car model. Regardless of what has been publicized, the crash results of NHTSA tests have shown that the Model @ in an incredibly safe car. It has scored perfect five out of five in other tests too. It is the only car to receive a good rating in the side pole intrusion test. The model has a large front zone impact and a double bumper at the rear end provides an extra protection.
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YSB employee goes extra mile to help with child car seat safety

Ever since our 2007 debut in the World Challenge, weve run K-PAX Racing like a business. We expect to go fast and we expect to look sharp from our cars and pit crew to our tents and trailers, K-PAX team owner Jim Haughey said. Evidently, they have the race cars to be serious contenders this season. So get ready; K-PAX Racings 12C GT3 is coming to take some names at the Pirelli World Challenge. Click past the jump to read more about the K-Pax Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3. BMW has a storied history of taking the M3 racing. For decades, the pumped up Bimmer has dominated race tracks in the hands of privateers and factory-backed guises. Of course, the race-prepped M3 has always been based on the Coupe and the M3 Coupe no longer exists. What is BMW to do?
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Tesla Model S safety test

Set to make its motorsport debut on March 23rd, the safety car has been equipped with an assortment of BMW M Performance Parts. Highlights include a front splitter, a black grille and a titanium exhaust system which is surrounded by carbon fiber exhaust finishers. Other M Performance Parts include carbon mirror caps, aerodynamic side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler. The car also has a new hood and an LED light bar. Interior pictures were not released but BMW says the car has an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, a carbon gear knob and stainless steel pedals. There’s also Recaro racing seats, Schroth belts and BMW M Performance floor mats. Last but not least, the safety car has a roll bar and a fire extinguisher. Power is provided by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 431 HP (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Source: BMW
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It will be this BMW M4 coupe which will be seen at opening round in Qatar. The 2014 fleet consists of 5 different BMW models while the 431 hp, 550 Nm M4 Coupe wins hands down when it comes to concept and aesthetics. The M4 Safety Car has a host of BMW M Performance Parts which include titanium BMW M Performance exhaust system with carbon finishes, black front grille and front splitter, rear diffuser and carbon fiber spoilers. It also sports M Performance carbon mirror caps and side skirts to enhance appearance and aerodynamics while the bonnet sports a motorsport lock. Interiors have been enhanced to sport a M Performance steering wheel with Alcantara while double clutch transmission gear lever is encased in carbon. Pedals are of stainless steel and M Performance floor mats have been added along with Recaro racing seat and Schroth belts for added comfort and safety on track. Exteriors are seen with LED lights on its front apron and roof while striking livery ensures that the M4 will stand out in the crowd. Sporting a 6 cylinder in line engine with M TwinPower turbo technology the BMW M4 Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds while it has been designed to weigh 80 kgs less than its earlier counterpart due to the efficient use of lightweight materials.
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BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car gets detailed

We want to do the right thing, but it’s hard to tease it all out . . . . If you’re going to draw a line in the sand and be an enforcer parent around an issue,” she said, “this is the one.” Not that other safety concerns aren’t important, Arbogast said, but putting children in the proper car restraint is the single most powerful way to protect them from accidental death. HAVE A SAFE RIDE Protecting children during car trips requires choosing the correct restraint and using it properly. It is not enough to buy the right car seat or booster seat. You must know how to attach it to the fixed latches in the car and how to safely strap in your child. Studies have found that three out of four car seats are misused. Guidelines: Under age 2, (or under 25 to 34 pounds) children should be buckled into a rear-facing car seat. Children should be switched into forward-facing car seats between the ages of 2 and 5, or when they reach the upper weight or height limit stated on the car seat.
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BMW M4 Coupe debuts 2014 MotoGP safety car fleet at Qatar

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Photo by Rebecca Sandlin. Originally published March 20, 2014. Ira Bencun wears a lot of hats at the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, but she worked hard to wear her latest one – that of Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Bencun, a native of Bosnia who has worked at YSB for six years, is also the agency’s On Your Way Up coordinator, supervised visitation coordinator and a mediator. She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, but took an additional 32 hours of training spanning four days to obtain the certification to help parents use the right kind of car safety seats for their children, and use them correctly. “I was surprised at how many seats are used incorrectly and how they can protect kids so much. By using car seats, serious injury or death can be reduced by 71 percent. That’s something that I find amazing,” she says. “But statistically, more than 70 percent of car seats are used or installed incorrectly.” Those are statistics that can easily be reduced by scheduling a free inspection. Bencun says it only takes between 30 and 45 minutes to do a car seat inspection. All that is needed is the child safety seat, the child who will be using it and the car the seat will be used in most often. As part of the inspection, Bencun checks for expiration dates on car seats, any damage, and how well the seat fits the child.
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Child car seat safety program set

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VERNON Project CHILD and Bumble Bee Child Care Center are teaming up to educate residents about car seat safety. Project CHILD will host a free educational program to explain how booster seats protect children from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Bumble Bee Child Care Center. The event was made possible by a grant of $1,000 from the Illinois Department of Transportation, which was awarded to Project CHILD. We are very excited about the campaign, we like to provide community services. said Angie Blackford, assistant director at Bumble Bee Child Care Center. During the safety seminar, parents who have children with them will be offered free child care for the evening by the staff of the daycare. Children depend on their parents to keep them safe every trip, every time, stated Jamie Nichols, child passenger safety technician. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, booster seats reduce risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children between the ages of 4 -year-old and 8-years old. The NHTSA also states 25 percent of children ages 4 to 7 were restrained by a seat belt alone and another 10 percent were riding totally unrestrained. Project CHILD will also be offering a free car seat check from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the daycare center.
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Boyer will provide regular and frequent updates on vehicle safety to Barra, senior management and the GM board of directors, the company said. Jeffs appointment provides direct and ongoing access to GM leadership and the board of directors on critical customer safety issues, said Barra. This new role elevates and integrates our safety process under a single leader so we can set a new standard for customer safety with more rigorous accountability. If there are any obstacles in his way, Jeff has the authority to clear them. If he needs any additional resources, he will get them. Creation of the new safety post comes one day after GM announced the recall of 1.55 million vans, sedans and sport-utility vehicles, citing concerns over brakes, seat belts and air bags. Those recalls, along with last months recall of 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other models for the ignition switches, will cost the automaker about $300 million in the first quarter, GM said. GM is facing investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Congress and the U.S. Justice Department over why it didnt recall the Cobalts and other vehicles when it first became aware of issues with the cars ignition switches. Boyers appointment is intended to ensure such issues dont avoid detection in the future. He will report to John Calabrese, Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering and become a member of Global Product Development staff, led by Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.
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Md. Car Crash Leaves 1 Seriously Injured

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Accident in Madison County leaves one dead and two injured

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Pollydore, dressed in a dapper all-white three-piece suit and matching loafers, said nothing when the death of his stepson was announced during his Brooklyn Criminal Court arraignment. He was ordered held without bail and his license was suspended after getting charged with aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated drunken driving with a child. Those counts will be upgraded in light of the child’s death, a source said. “He just found out. He’s heartbroken,” defense lawyer Joseph Ostrowsky said of the tragic loss. “It’s just a terrible, terrible thing.” Another 12-year-old stepson, identified as Alex Perry, and Pollymore’s son, 5-year-old Kyle Pollymore, were also in the 1995 Toyota during the 8 a.m. wreck in Brownsville. None of the kids were wearing seat belts, said prosecutor Wilfredo Cotto. The youngest child was thrown into the front of the car but “didn’t have any injuries, which is a miracle,” a source said.
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11-year-old Brooklyn boy in drunk driving crash dies of injuries

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(March 23, 2014) One person died and two others were hurt after a two-car accident Sunday afternoon in Madison County. The Madison County Sheriffs Department was called to the crash near County Road 600 North and County Road 100 West just after 1 p.m. Sunday. A Chevrolet HHR SUV was westbound on County Road 600 North and stopped at the intersection. Witnesses say a second vehicle, a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, was southbound on County Road 100 West when the HHR turned into its path. The HHR was struck on the passenger side door and both vehicles went off the road due to the impact. The passenger in the HHR, identified as Mary Ward of Hartford City, was unresponsive at the scene and was taken to Community Hospital in Anderson where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the HHR was also taken to Community Hospital with unknown injuries. A passenger in the pickup truck was also taken to Community Hospital and released.
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Texas Auto Injury Crashes, Fatalities Increase Along with Population

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The number of fatal automobile crashes in Texas has been on the decline since 1980, but for the past two years, both injury and fatal car accidents in Texas have risen. The increase in traffic fatalities has been linked to the states growth and economy, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reported. With Texas rapid population growth and strong economy more people are on its highways and that translates into more accidents and more people getting hurt, said Anne McCartt, senior vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In 2003, Texas Department of Transportation figures showed the state had 190,878 injury crashes, but the number had dropped to 139,690, or a 27 percent decline by 2011.In the past two years the numbers have risen, exceeding 152,000. Fatal crashes in Texas dropped from 3,371 in 2003 to 3,067 in 2011, or a 10 percent decline. But during the past two years the numbers increased to more than 3,330, the ICT said. From This Issue
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Car Accident Lawyer Danziger & De Llano, LLP Unveils Website Upgrades to Clients

Other Stories A car apparently roared out of a parking space, through a fence, over a retaining wall and came to land on its nose. Firefighters helped the driver to get out of the car. The crash was reported at 1820 22nd St. at 11:55 a.m. A West Des Moines police report shows the driver said she stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. Damage to the car was estimated at $3,000. No serious injuries were reported.
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Car takes nosedive over wall in this crash

One of the website’s pages, http://www.dandell.com/personal-injury-lawyer/houston-car-accident-lawyer/ , explains a new service that the law firm offers: representing victims of automobile accidents. Part of the page is dedicated to explaining how most Houston auto accidents occur. An infographic on the page noted that most truck accidents were caused by drowsy driving, excessive speeding, driving too fast, and aggressive driving. According to the article, drunk driving accidents are quite prevalent in Texas: most car accidents involve commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The other half of the page on http://www.dandell.com also explains how Danziger & De Llano, LLP’s lawyers handle the accident cases that their clients are involved in. Danziger & De Llano, LLP’s primary concern is to take care of its clients, especially because injuries sustained in auto accidents can range from slight pains to spinal damage. To build a strong case, the lawyers use their tremendous resources and experience: they collect evidence such as traffic and accident report, witness statements, and other relevant documentation. “At Danziger & De Llano , our compassion for our clients drives us every day to provide the best possible service and attention to our clients, and that passion is what wins the highest possible awards and settlements,” noted an article on the law firm’s website. It also stated that the law firm’s attorneys had extensive background when it comes to dealing with auto accidents. “We have years of experience in researching accident cases and collecting all of the information needed to win your case.” Danziger & De Llano, LLP offers 100 percent confidential, no cost and no-obligation initial consultations to clients.
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(WEAU)– UPDATE: Crews have cleared the scene of a crash that ended with one vehicle on its side. The crash happened around 3:30 Friday at the intersection of Hastings Way and Brackett Avenue in Eau Claire. Two vehicles were involved, with one of them landing on its side. The other vehicle had some front-end damage. Officers say a car was turning westbound onto Brackett from Hastings when the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was hit by another oncoming car. The people involved had minor injuries and were not hospitalized. Traffic was backed up and rerouted for about a half hour as crews cleaned up the scene. There’s no word yet if the driver will be cited in the crash. ____________________ Crews are at the scene of a crash on Hastings Way and Brackett Avenue in Eau Claire. The crash involved at least two vehicles, with one of them landing on its side. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday.
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