The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether racing was a factor in a deadly crash that occurred recently. Three men -- all of whom were college football players -- occupied the small black vehicle involved in the car accident. Two of them suffered fatal injuries, and the third suffered critical injuries. Two people in a minivan -- a mother and daughter -- were fortunate enough to only suffer minor injuries.
When it comes to the number of people affected by food-borne illnesses here in the U.S., the figures are rather shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 48 million people a year will develop some sort of food poisoning with roughly 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 losing their lives.
There is no question that this has proven to be a very busy year for auto recalls. Indeed, roughly 46 million vehicles have already been recalled this year. To put this in perspective, consider that this equates to nearly one out of every five vehicles on the nation's roads and highways here in the U.S., and that the previous annual recall record set back in 2004 was a mere 30.8 million.
The California Highway Patrol recently closed down a portion of Route 60 in Los Angeles County while officers conducted an investigation and cleaned up a massive accident involving multiple passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers. As often happens on California's freeways, early morning traffic began slowing to a stop. Then, a tanker truck full of milk failed to reduce speed and started a chain-reaction truck accident that involved several vehicles.
The California Highway Patrol is still attempting to figure out what caused a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 to end up slamming into two men working in a nine-person clean-up crew. Troopers quickly realized they needed to call in the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) for assistance in reconstructing this deadly car accident. Getting the details of the crash right could prove critical in any civil or criminal action filed.
Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a white Ford F-150 believed responsible for a chain reaction crash. After striking two vehicles and several pedestrians, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the car accident. He is described as being between the ages of 35 and 40, Hispanic and approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was last seen wearing black pants and a red shirt and has short black hair.
There is an expectation in the part of most consumers that the products they purchase will not inflict any harm upon them when they use it as intended. Despite this expectation, defective products are regularly sold to those residing throughout the country, including in Los Angeles, California. These defective items cover a wide variety of product types from food, to automobiles as well as items used regularly in households.
At approximately 1:15 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, two women were traveling south on California's 15 Freeway. Unbeknownst to them, another vehicle was approaching their location from behind at a high rate of speed. The resulting car accident caused the deaths of the two women.
Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces hundreds of recalls concerning thousands of defective products here in the U.S. However, despite these efforts and the 24-hour news cycle that has now become the norm thanks to the Internet and social media, a large number of these defective -- and frequently very dangerous -- products can still be found in homes.