Blog Posts in 2012

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Bus Crash Kills Nine and Injures Many

A charter bus heading back to Vancouver, Canada from Las Vegas, Nevada, slid off the edge of a highway in Oregon, killing at least nine people and injuring twenty more. The bus was charted in Canada ...
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Big Rig Accidents Are No Fun for Los Angeles Drivers

Traffic accidents are never fun. They are even worse when the accident involves a big-rig or tractor-trailer. A recent Sun Valley, California truck accident left one passenger car flipped upside down ...
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City Efforts to Reduce Traffic Deaths Too Late For Van Nuys Man

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa justed announced his plan to place new cross walks at 53 busy City intersections, but his efforts were too late for a Van Nuys man killed while crossing the ...
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83 Year Old Man Killed by Car While Crossing Glendale Street

An 83 year old Glendale man was struck by a car and killed while crossing a street in Glendale, California. Authorities say the man was walking across the street at a corner when a car stopped and hit ...
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Federal Investigation Into Defective Ford Floormats Forges Ahead

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had heightened its investigation into the floormats of 2010 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln floor mats which are suspected of trapping the gas pedal and ...
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Cowboys Josh Brent Killed Teammate in Drunken Accident

The Dallas Cowboys' own Josh Brent killed his teammate yesterday in a drunken car crash in Irving, Texas. Brent was arrested for manslaughter after his teammate, and long time friend, Jerry Brown ...
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Cal State Police Shoot and Kill Student in San Bernardino

A California State San Bernardino Student was shot and killed earlier today by a State police officer. According to KABC news, officers from the California State University Police Department went to a ...
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Mike Feuer Traffic Accident Puts Him in the Hospital

City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer was injured in a serious traffic collision yesterday in Los Angeles. Feuer was driving his Prius when he was struck by a truck that ran a red light. Feuer was on his ...
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Another Ford Recall Effects Escape and Fusion Owners With Fire Risk

Ford Motor Company is burdened with another recall. This time it is over a risk of fire in vehicles with their 1.6 liter EcoBoost Engine. Although Ford says there have yet to be any injuries, they ...
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Wet Roads Cause a Bounty of Accidents in the Valley

The California Highway Patrol reported that there were 31 traffic collisions in Los Angeles between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday. This number was nine times the number of traffic accidents during that ...
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Toyota Recalls 160,000 Trucks Because Spare Tires Could Fall Off

Toyota Motor Company recalled 160,000 Tacoma pickups in the United States and Canada because the metal plate that holds the spare tire in place was rusting and causing the wheel and tire to fall off. ...
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Badly Burned Oil Rig Worker Dies of His Injuries

A worker on the Black Elk oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico died from his injuries on Friday after a being hospitalized from the fire and explosion which rocked the platform. This was the second worker to ...
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Fungal Meningitis Deaths up to 29

The deaths keep coming as a result of tainted medication produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. The medicine in question was a steroid called methylprednisolone ...
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FDA Inquiry into Monster Energy Drinks After 14 Year Old Dies

Following the untimely death of a 14 year old Maryland girl, The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between the deaths of 5 individuals and the consumption of the often ...
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Probation officer accused of worker's comp fraud

Probation officer arrested for worker's comp fraud A six year probation officer was arrested Tuesday on allegations of filing nine fraudulent workers' compensation claims over the last three ...
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Skechers to Pay Big for Shape Up Shoes

Skechers USA, Inc., the shoe company is about to pay out $40 million as a result of a class action lawsuit against them. The suit was brought by people who purchased their Shape-Up shoes believing the ...
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Drunk Driver Kills two on 60 Freeway Saturday Night

Jorge Perez and Beatriz Castillo were killed in a car crash on the 60 Freeway on Saturday night. Their car had been involved in a minor collision with a tractor trailer which left them in the center ...
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Santa Monica Dog Bite Settles for $325,000

The City of Santa Monica Settled with the family of a 7 year old boy mauled by a pit bull at a local park. The family brought a claim alleging brain damage, pain, suffering and more as a result of a ...
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Another Escape Recall This Time for a Throttle That Sticks

Ford Motor Company has really been in the spotlight lately, not for their sales but for their recalls. This time ford recalled over 450,000 Escape SUV's because the cruise control cable can cause ...
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Porsche Recalls Turbo Vehicles for Fire Danger

There may not be a substitute but there is a recall for turbo equipped Porsche automobiles which could catch fire. The high end German auto company is recalling a small number of Cayenne Turbo ...
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Drunk Driver Kills Two Workers on 405 Freeway

Early Monday morning a suspected drunk driver lost control and killed to men who were doing construction on the 405 Freeway in Torrance, California. A third worker was injured and taken to the ...
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Anaheim Police Involved in High Number of Shootings

After what appears to be a questionable police shooting in Anaheim, California, two Anaheim City Police Department officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a police ...
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Tanzanian Ferry Accident Kills 146

An overloaded ferry in Tanzania flipped over and sank killing 146 people on Wednesday. Rescue efforts were halted today as rescuers were unable to locate the sunken boat and felt there was little hope ...
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Ford Escapes Recalled Due to Potential to Catch Fire

Ford Motor Company recalled 11,500 brand new 2013 Ford Escapes due to a potential gas leak that could catch fire. The reason for the recall is because the fuel lines in the new vehicles had a ...
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Astronaut Dies in Watercraft Accident

Former NASA astronaut Alan "Dex" Poindexter dies Monday after his son crashed into him while riding jet skis in Little Sabine Bay in Pensacola, Florida. Poindexter was on one jet ski with ...
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