Five people were injured in a three-vehicle car accident in Mission Viejo. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the afternoon of November 6, 2012, at the intersection of Marguerite Parkway and Oso Parkway. Five people, three of them children were transported to area hospitals. One child was on life support, officials said. Investigators are looking into what caused this injury crash.My thoughts and prayers go out to the injured victims of this collision. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person died and 267 were injured as a result of car accidents in Mission Viejo. During the same year, 100 fatalities and 13,368 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in Orange County. Read the rest »
An 11-year-old boy and a woman suffered injuries in a Los Angeles car accident on Halloween night, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC news account, the collision occurred at the intersection of East 92nd Street and Beach Street in Watts, the night of October 31, 2012.
Police say the victims were both wearing Halloween costumes and crossing the road when a silver Suzuki struck them and left the scene. Both were hospitalized, but the nature and extent of their injuries is not known. The car was found nearby with candy still on its damaged hood. Officials are trying to locate the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact California Highway Patrol officials at 310-516-3355. Read the rest »
David Cortez, 58, was killed in a Corona collision after a vehicle hit him as he crossed the road, the evening of October 28, 2012. According to a CBS news report, the pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Sixth and Merrill streets.
Police say Cortez was walking southbound across Sixth Street when a vehicle driven by Israel Andrade, 23, struck him. Officials suspect Cortez was not in a designated crosswalk when the incident occurred. Cortez died at the scene. Andrade was not arrested or cited. The investigation is ongoing.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family members and friends of David Cortez for their terrible loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
One fatality and 28 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in Corona, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). During that same year, 190 people died and 7,632 were injured due to pedestrian accidents countywide. Read the rest »
Cleveland, Ohio – In a unique partnership formed between government and business, the Medina, Ohio, Municipal Court and Keeping Us Safe, LLC, have developed a program that will not only help keep older drivers safe, but will also save them money. This program is a joint effort with the Medina County HANDS Foundation supported by funding through the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission.
The Court is offering the Keeping Us Safe program to drivers over the age of 60 who are cited into the Medina Municipal Court for a minor misdemeanor traffic offense that involved a crash. These include violations such as speeding, improper backing, assured clear distance, and failing to stop for a red light or stop sign. Read the rest »
Sean “Diddy” Combs was injured in a Los Angeles car accident after the vehicle in which he was a passenger T-boned a sedan in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2012. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, Combs was in a black Escalade SUV that struck a Lexus sedan, which made a left turn in front of the SUV. The accident occurred on Sunset Boulevard in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Photos taken after the accident showed Combs shaken up and lying on the ground, the Times report said. Everyone involved in the accident complained of pain, but no one was transported to the hospital. Combs reportedly said that he would get his own medical attention. His representative later told the Associated Press that Combs had hurt his neck, ribs and collarbone.
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Lawyers and Settlements reports that numerous transvaginal mesh lawsuits are being filed, with many resulting in awards for the victims and their partners who suffer with them. According to the news article, another couple recently filed a product liability lawsuit. In that case, the woman and her husband allege that they have not been able to have sex since she was implanted with the Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh because it is “too painful for her” and her husband could “feel the mesh.”
Bard, the maker of Avaulta transvaginal mesh implants, lost its first personal injury lawsuit when a California jury awarded $5 million to Christine Scott. She had suffered major complications due to Bard’s Avaulta Plus device including incontinence, severe pain, and inability to be intimate. Scott later required eight surgeries to remove the mesh. Her husband was awarded $500,000 for loss of consortium in that case. Read the rest »