A six-year-old girl was killed after a school bus she was riding in overturned in Georgia. Five others, including the driver, were treated for minor injuries.
According to reports, the bus was traveling downhill. As the driver attempted to make a 90 degree left turn, the bus flipped on its side and slid several feet into the grass. The little girl sustained serious injuries in the crash; she died that night in the hospital. The bus driver has been charged with a homicide by vehicle in the first degree and reckless driving, a misdemeanor. It is speculated that she was driving too fast; the posted speed limit on that stretch of roadway is 25 miles per hour.
The state Motor Carrier Compliance Division is assisting police with the ongoing investigation to determine what caused the crash, including whether speed was a factor or whether there was a mechanical failure or other explanation. In the meantime, the parents of the deceased young girl have sought attorney representation. It is unclear at this time if they will be pursuing legal action.
A Philadelphia couple have filed a lawsuit alleging the man suffered serious head injuries after a ceiling tile and container fell on him while working at his desk.
According to the claim, the man was sitting at his cubicle when, suddenly and without warning, the ceiling tile with container crashed down onto his head. The lawsuit alleges that his employer and two other companies “failed to properly repair the area in, on, of and/or above the ceiling tile, created a dangerous condition in the same area, and failed to remove the container in the same area.” As a result, the man suffered a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, headaches, and neck pain, among a number of other serious injuries. His wife is suing for loss of consortium.
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Despite the efforts of countless groups spreading awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, it remains common. Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Each one is avoidable.
Two people were killed in a rear-end crash on a Charlotte, North Carolina highway. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that their vehicle was traveling very slowly or stopped in the middle of the interstate when an alleged drunk driver hit them. The negligent driver has been charged with two counts of death by a motor vehicle and one count of driving while impaired. An investigation is underway.
With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver. However, waiting for a drunk driver accident lawsuit to settle can take a long time. It may take a year or more. During this time, many plaintiffs will become overwhelmed with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and other costs associated with the accident, on top of ordinary living expenses.
A California family was recently awarded more than $36 million in a personal injury lawsuit.
In October 2012, a then six-year-old girl was struck by a car in the middle of the street while she was attempting to catch the school bus. She was in the care of an adult neighbor at the time. The child flew 70 feet into the air, before landing on the pavement. As a result of the accident, the little girl suffered serious injuries including fractures to her neck, pelvis, arm, and leg. She went into cardiac arrest several times and was in a coma for three months. Due to a permanent traumatic brain injury, the child requires around-the-clock care by a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), for the rest of her life. The settlement will go into a trust for her medical care.
The lawsuit alleged that the company providing transportation services failed to report and prevent mid-street crossings, which is a violation of their own policies and procedures. Under the system, students who violate the rules get a verbal warning and then a written warning. Discipline can eventually include losing school bus privileges.
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A Flight Life Eurocopter EC145 helicopter crashed last September, killing four people on board. Now, two families are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
The pilot and two flight nurses were transporting a cancer patient to the hospital when the crash occurred. Witnesses reported hearing a “popping noise” and seeing a trail of smoke from the rear of the helicopter before it went down.
In a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), investigators said that one of the engines showed signs of “overheating and lack of lubrication,” a bearing in the engine was excessively worn, and the transmission could not be rotated by hand. Although the final results of the investigation are still pending, the FAA officially linked the case to a January incident in which a pilot of the same model helicopter performed a successful emergency landing. In that incident, the pilot said he caution and warning lights went off and he heard a “hissing sound,” followed by the smell of exhaust fumes and an “orange glow” from the rear his helicopter. He activated fire extinguishers and brought the craft down safely on an airport runway.
A multi-vehicle auto accident in the San Francisco Bay Area has left four dead and six others injured.
Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, an alleged drunk driver collided with a Nissan. The impact cause the Nissan driver to lose control, cross the center median, and hit three other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. The Nissan flipped over; the driver was injured, but four passengers inside were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was so horrific that the identity and ages of the victims could not be determined, but said one was a minor. Six others involved in the crash were hospitalized for injuries sustained.
The negligent driver fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. He has been charged with vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated; driving under the influence resulting in bodily injury; driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 percent; felony hit and run resulting in death or injury; and driving on a suspended license.
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