Thursday, July 29, 2010

Driver Dies in Vacaville Crash, Five Others Injured

A recent car accident in Vacaville has killed a driver and injured his five young passengers when their vehicle hit a walnut tree near Pleasants Valley Road.

Reports show that the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta died after the vehicle veered off Vaca Valley Road and hit a tree. Authorities say that the occupants of the vehicle weren’t wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident which resulted to the fatality and injuries of the passengers.

The front seat passenger reportedly sustained serious injuries while the other four seating at the back were also injured after they were ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities are yet to conclude whether alcohol or drugs could have caused the accident. Nonetheless, the driver should have made sure that he and his passengers were wearing their seatbelts as the injuries could have been lessened.

Seatbelts should never be under estimated as they secure vehicle occupants in their seats and prevents them from hitting their heads onto the dashboard or the roof in case the vehicle overturns.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mother and Daughter Killed after Colliding with Big Rig

Drivers should be careful when traveling, especially when there are children inside the vehicle.

A 46-year-old mother and her 13-yeard old daughter, both from Fresno, died after the Toyota sedan they were riding in crashed into a big rig in Central Fresno.

Reports stated that Youa Yang died in the accident. Meanwhile, her daughter Linda Xiong was brought to Community Regional Medical Center, where she was announced dead after almost two hours.

The car driver was also rushed to the hospital. The person’s condition remains unknown.

According to reports, the three were traveling southbound on Golden State Boulevard before it turned left into Olive Avenue and smashed into a northbound Producers Dairy big rig.

Police said the big rig driver fortunately escaped from injuries.

In this case, the driver may be held liable for Yang and Xiong’s death if it was determined that he or she performed a negligent driving action, which resulted in the accident.

Head-on Collision of two Harley Davidson Injures two Motorcyclists

A motorcycle accident in San Diego has resulted in two people being sent to the hospital for major injuries.

According to police, the head-on collision between two Harley Davidson motorcycles happened at about 6:20 pm Friday night.

Reports said that the first motorcycle, which was being driven by a 21-year-old male, was going at a very high speed when it lost control and slid into the path of the second motorcycle, which was being driven by a 25-year-old male.

The first motorcyclist sustained severe injuries including a collapsed lung and lacerated liver.

The second motorcyclist, on the other hand, suffered serious leg and foot injuries.
The second motorcyclist should be able to file a personal injury claim against the first motorcyclist to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

However since the first motorcyclist’s life is clearly in danger, the question will be, what would happen to the claim if he dies?

Although any possible criminal charges will no longer be applicable, it will not affect the personal injury claim.

Besides, the claim will be handled by the insurance company and not by the defendant anyway.

However, once the claim is approved, the second motorcyclist can only collect up to the limit of the car accident insurance policy of the first motorcyclist.

He will have to shoulder the other expenses if the coverage of the policy is insufficient.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Injured Man Tries to Flee DUI Accident Scene

A man who appeared to be extremely intoxicated was recently arrested after he got involved in a single vehicle rollover crash recently near Highway 29.

Reports show that 34-year-old Robert Harvey of Pinole tried to climb an embankment before rescuers arrived at the scene despite the fact that he incurred moderate injuries from the crash. He was later brought to Queen of the Valley Medical Center for treatments.

Harvey was released but is expected to appear in court.

Intoxication can really cloud or impair one’s good judgment. Instead of having himself checked, Harvey tried to escape the scene though he was hurt. After having a couple of drinks, it is always best to just take a cab or have someone sober drive you home to prevent accidents like this that can also lead to fatalities and massive property damages.

Friday, July 9, 2010

4,200 Bags of Spinach with E. coli to be recalled

E. coli can cause a person to suffer from dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and even kidney failure.

In order to prevent this situation from happening, Ready Pac Foods Inc. will recall around 4,200 bags of spinach salad that contain this deadly germ.

This step was taken after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators became aware of its presence during a random sample test. Around 702 cases of salad mix, each containing six bags, will be included in the product recall.

A spokesman for the Irwindale-based company said there are no reports involving people who became ill due to the Spinach Temptation line of six-ounce bagged salads that were contaminated by E. coli.

Reports said the recall will affect products sold in Washington, Arizona, and California that have a product code I1707B, IR127121 and a July 4 use-by date. In addition, it will also affect products that have a code I2007B, IR130373 and a July 8 use-by date.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4 People Injured in 4th of July Fireworks Mishap in San Marcos

Four people sustained minor injuries during the 4th of July fireworks celebration at Bradley Park in San Marcos last Sunday.

The incident occurred at about 9:15 pm when one of the fireworks misfired and caused a table to tumble, which lead to other fireworks going off and firing on different directions.

One person was brought to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, while the three others were treated on the scene.

The show was immediately stopped and the crowd was dispersed as firefighters and paramedics took control of the situation.

The city contracted Pyro Spectaculars by Souza to put on the fireworks show.
It is fortunate that it did not turn out worse than it did or the city and Pyro Spectaculars could be facing embarrassing personal injury lawsuits right now.

If I were the three other injured people from the fireworks accident, I would have gone with the paramedics to the hospital.

Although, it does not look like there is something wrong, it is better to be sure and have a doctor look at the injuries.

And if the injury is worse than they appear, seeking treatment after the accidents will help bolster your personal injury claim or lawsuit.