Blog Posts in October, 2012

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Do longer yellow lights reduce auto accidents at Missouri's intersections?

When you come up to an intersection and the light turns yellow, what do you usually do? Do you try to make it across even if you know the light will probably turn red halfway through the intersection? ...
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One dead, five injured when suspected drunk driver plows into backyard Halloween party

On Tuesday, one person was killed and five others were injured when a suspected drunk driver ran off the road and crashed into a group of people attending a backyard Halloween party. It happened in ...
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MO trucker sentenced to eight years for fatal accident caused by improperly secured load

A truck driver has been sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a fatal St. Charles County crash caused by improperly secured cargo. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 28 year-old ...
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Missouri drivers at an increased risk for collisions with deer

A recent report released by State Farm Insurance indicates that collisions between cars and deer are on the rise in Missouri and Arkansas. According to the report, the state of Missouri was ranked #15 ...
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Pedestrian Accidents in Jackson a Trick-or-Treat Danger

As Halloween draws near, young children will be looking forward to getting in costume and collecting candy from neighbors. Trick-or-treating may be one of our children's favorite holidays, but it can ...
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Construction workers at increased risk of fatal workplace falls in Missouri and nationwide

A Mississippi construction worker has died of multiple blunt force injuries after he was hospitalized for nearly a week following fall at a construction site. The Clarion Ledger reports that 43 ...
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California man sued for wrongful death after intentionally causing fatal wrong-way crash

A California man is being sued for wrongful death in connection with a fatal wrong-way crash that killed a mother of four. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the lawsuit names the surviving driver, ...
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Over two dozen injured when unmanned dump truck rolls into traffic, T-bones transit bus

On Tuesday morning, more than two dozen people were hospitalized with injuries after a driverless dump truck sideswiped a Los Angeles County transit bus, sending the bus careening into a BMW on ...
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24 people injured in two separate passenger van crashes in Missouri

Over the weekend, a total of 24 people were injured in two separate Missouri auto accidents involving passenger vans. On Saturday evening, 11 people were hospitalized after a church van crashed on ...
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Missouri man pleads guilty to felony hit and run for crash that killed STL tow truck driver

On Monday, a Missouri man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an injury crash in connection with a St. Louis accident that killed a tow truck driver. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 21 ...
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Lee's Summit woman struck by three vehicles, killed on U.S. 71 in Cass County

On Friday, a Missouri woman was killed when she was struck by three vehicles on southbound U.S. Highway 71 near Harrisonville. According to the Lee's Summit Journal, 33 year-old Joy Johnson got ...
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Semi truck drives into Nevada diner, killing one customer and seriously injuring two others

Earlier today, a semi-truck crashed into a Nevada restaurant, leaving one customer dead and three others injured. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, it happened along Highway 71 in Vernon ...
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NHTSA announces federal funding for anti-texting enforcement

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will provide $550,000 in federal funding for pilot programs designed to prevent texting and driving. NBC News ...
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OK appeals panel upholds decision granting workers' comp benefits to state representative

An Oklahoma appeals panel has upheld a ruling that awarded workers' compensation benefits to a state representative who was injured in a car crash. According to The Oklahoman, the panel determined ...
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Prosecutors: Couple was taking cell phone photos prior to fatal head-on crash with motorcycle

An Oregon woman has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, reckless driving and recklessly endangering others after police say she caused a distracted driving crash that killed a motorcyclist. ...
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Required stopping distance a contributing factor in recent semi-truck crashes

When semi-trucks are involved in crashes with passenger vehicles, the outcome is often catastrophic. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as an average car or truck - which means ...
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Kansas City teen charged with involuntary manslaughter for street racing death

A Kansas City teen has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a street racing crash death in Kansas City earlier this year. KCTV 5 reports that Jackson County prosecutors have ...
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Kansas City teen charged in wrong way crash involving 5 vehicles

A Kansas City teen is facing criminal charges in connection with a wrong way crash that injured ten people and killed a newborn baby. On October 12, 18 year-old Bryan L. Blankenship was formally ...
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Vermont teen takes plea deal for distracted driving accident that seriously injured pedestrian

The trial of a Vermont teenager facing a felony charge ended today when the teen accepted a plea deal. In an unexpected move, the Burlington Free Press reports, 19 year-old Emma Vieira has pleaded ...
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Arkansas driver pleads not guilty in hit-and-run crash that seriously injured motorcyclist

A North Little Rock man has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. According to KTHV, Nathan Ray is charged with reckless ...
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Parking garage collapses, bringing five stories of concrete down on construction crew

On Wednesday, three workers were killed, one is presumed dead, and at least 10 others were injured when an under-construction parking garage "pancaked" on a Florida college campus. According to The ...
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Lawsuit filed against Springfield club owners for 2011 drunk driving crash that killed 2 MSSU football players

A now-closed Springfield nightclub is being sued in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed two Missouri Southern State University football players. The Joplin Globe reports that the lawsuit ...
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Two elementary school students injured in KCK school bus crash

Two Kansas City elementary school students are left injured following a crash involving a minivan, a car and a school bus, reports KCTV 5. The accident, which occurred at around 6:00 p.m. at the ...
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4 teens killed in brutal Long Island crash that ripped vehicle in half

On Monday, four teenagers were killed in a gruesome single-vehicle wreck in Long Island, reports the Wall Street Journal. It happened on Southern State Parkway at around 3:40 a.m., when 17 year-old ...
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St. Louis man, repeat DWI offender, charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed boy, 4

This week, a St. Louis man was charged with hit and run, assault and second degree murder in connection with an accident that killed a 4 year-old boy. And according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the ...
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