Blog Posts in July, 2012

Guam man charged with 14 offenses in drunk driving crash that killed U.S. Navy sailor

On Monday, a Guam man was charged with 14 crimes in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed a U.S. Navy sailor. According to the Pacific Daily News, 43 year old Endy Timas Timoti is charged ...
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Underride guards fail to protect passenger vehicle occupants in Missouri Trucking accidents

Underride guards are designed to prevent underride deaths and injuries in semi-truck accidents, particularly when a passenger vehicle strikes the back of a big rig. However, they don't always work as ...
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Man can sue father for car accident injuries, Indiana Supreme Court rules

The Indiana Supreme Court recently granted a 46 year-old man permission to sue his father for injuries sustained in a car accident, in spite of a state law that appears to forbid such lawsuits. NBC ...
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SUV falls 40 feet down elevator shaft in bizarre Manhattan accident: 2 workers injured

Last week, two garage attendants were injured on the job when a 4,500-pound Lexus SUV fell approximately 40 feet down an elevator shaft in Manhattan. According to the Wall Street Journal, a trained ...
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Man charged with homicide by drunk driving after causing fatal seven car pileup

Thirty seconds after police received a report of a possible drunk driver, that very driver caused a seven car pileup that left one woman dead. It happened last Friday in Wisconsin: according to the ...
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15 dead after pickup truck loaded with 23 passengers runs off road, hits tree

On Sunday evening, a truck accident in southern Texas left fifteen people dead and nine others seriously injured. NBC News reports that 23 passengers were crammed into a Ford F-250 when the truck ran ...
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Kansas pedestrian killed by train after laying on railroad tracks

This year, Missouri has experienced an unusually high number of pedestrian accidents on train tracks. Since May, there have been four train-related fatalities caused by people walking on and around ...
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Five dead, including two children, in fiery single-vehicle crash

On Sunday, a deadly auto accident in New York City left five people dead and an SUV in flames. According to the Wall Street Journal, five occupants of the SUV - three women and two children - were ...
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College student pleads guilty in fatal drunk driving crash

On Thursday, a former Norwich University student appeared in a Vermont court and pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence resulting in a death and negligent operation of a motor ...
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Illinois family members file wrongful death lawsuit against excavating company for employee's role in fatal crash

On Tuesday, a family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Illinois construction company in connection with a fatal crash in June 2011. The lawsuit, filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court, ...
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Kerry Kennedy pleads not guilty to DUI, claims seizure caused recent auto accident

On Tuesday, Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, appeared in a North Castle Court and pleaded not guilty to driving while under the ...
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Police charge driver with first-degree assault following hit and run incident in Springfield

A man wanted by authorities in connection with a hit and run incident is now in custody, according to the Springfield News-Leader. 22 year-old William Lee Smith reportedly turned himself in to the ...
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Concerned citizens speak out about dangerous stretch of road after fatal crash in Overland Park

On Saturday, a car accident near Overland Park left a teenager dead and two other teens injured. It happened just after 11:00 p.m., reports KCTV 5 : according to witnesses, an Isuzu Amigo was ...
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Buggy / semi-truck collision leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

Early Monday morning, a semi-truck plowed into an Amish buggy in LaGrange County, Indiana, leaving one person dead and four others injured. The crash happened as the semi-tractor attempted to pass the ...
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Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash near Shell Knob

On Wednesday evening, a motorcycle accident in Shell Knob left one man dead and another under arrest. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Aaron L. Poston, 49, was killed while driving his 1967 ...
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2 men charged with vehicular homicide following road rage crash death

Road rage has become so common that it's expected: in fact, it's almost socially acceptable. However, the consequences associated with aggressive driving and road rage behaviors can be ...
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Driver faces manslaughter charges for December crash that killed 2 Parkview grads

This week, Jasper County Prosecutors brought manslaughter charges against a driver involved in a fatal crash last winter, according to KY3. Jeremy Johnson was driving when his SUV crashed on I-44 in ...
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Recent electrocution deaths raise safety concerns at Lake of the Ozarks

This summer, there have been a startling number of electrocution deaths at lakes in the Midwest. In July alone, three people have died - in two separate incidents - as a result of being electrocuted ...
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Daughter of couple killed in July 4th motorcycle crash sues driver for wrongful death

The daughter of an Indiana couple who died in a Fourth of July motorcycle crash has filed a wrongful death suit against the at-fault driver, reports the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. James R. ...
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Black lung diagnoses skyrocket in recent years, research shows

The number of coal workers who suffer from black lung disease is on the rise, with diagnoses doubling in the last decade, according to a joint investigation conducted by NPR and the Center for Public ...
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Single car accident near KCK leaves 2 teens dead & 5 injured

Two teens were killed and several others were injured in a recent car crash near Kansas City, Kansas, according to KCTV 5. On Sunday morning around 3 a.m., the Roeland Park Police Department received ...
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Personal injury claims: Basic information for car accident victims

The period of time following a serious car accident can be extremely stressful. From medical bills to insurance coverage, you want to make sure your rights are protected and that your expenses are ...
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Missouri hit & run accidents: A few basic facts for drivers

Hit and run accidents can be extremely traumatic.They can leave your mind spinning, wondering how you can possibly afford to pay both your medical bills and your regular monthly bills. Many hit and ...
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Are you covered in the event of a Missouri car accident caused by an uninsured driver?

It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of drivers throughout Missouri don't carry auto insurance, even though state law requires drivers to have insurance. If you're injured in an auto accident, ...
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Have you suffered catastrophic injuries in a Columbia car crash?

Sadly, catastrophic injuries are common in Missouri car accidents. Victims sometimes suffer life-long pain and disability. If this sounds like you or a loved one, you are likely highly stressed, ...
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