A commuter train crash sent around 70 people to the hospital Friday evening after two trains somehow collided during rush hour. Both of the trains were fully loaded with passengers. None of these passengers died in the crash but many suffered serious and even critical injuries.
California authorities are still investigating a fatal collision between a tractor-trailer and a much smaller Toyota Tundra that took place in late April. The truck accident resulted in deadly injuries to the 18-year-old passenger of the Tundra. Additionally, the 18-year-old driver suffered what were described as major injuries, and the truck driver received a laceration on one of his hands.
On Tuesday night, two chain reaction crashes on Manchester Ave. and Broadway in South Los Angeles killed one man and injured three others. Police believe that the accidents may be connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred shortly before the accident. One motorist involved in the accident left the scene of the accident -- his or her silver Pontiac hit a Saturn, killing the driver.
For some, the allure of street racing makes it hard to think about the potential consequences. Yet, the consequences caused by excessive speed and reckless driving can be tragic. Earlier this week, a five-year-old girl was critically injured when a Ford Mustang smashed into her car in Riverside, California.
A judge in Philadelphia will soon decide whether more than 200 former NFL players will be allowed to seek compensation for their concussion injuries in court.
Our last post covered the horrific crash that left around 30 spectators at the Daytona 500 with serious injuries after a safety barrier failed to keep debris out of the grandstand. This post will look at one of the big questions that legal experts are examining in the wake of this incident.
Last week, a last-lap pileup crash at the Daytona 500 resulted in serious injuries for 28 fans. Most racing fans know that crashes affect drivers on a regular basis - but spectator injuries are also a frequent occurrence. Nearly 50 spectators have died at racing events since 1990 and this is just the latest situation to attract renewed safety attention.
Pedestrians rarely survive the injuries that they suffer after being struck by trains. The great sizes of trains, in addition to the speeds at which they typically travel, often result in catastrophic injuries being suffered by pedestrians who are hit. One recent California train accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian; the first such fatality reported by Caltrain in 2013. Details in this case remain few and there is not yet any word on whether a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed.
It should come as no surprise that older motorcyclists, and all older motorists, are more easily injured in motor vehicle accidents. Older riders tend to have weaker bones and less elasticity in the chest, among other physiological changes. The rate at which older drivers are injured compared to younger drivers, however, is surprising.
when an aggressive and fast-moving fire forced them out of the building. Fortunately, none of the guests died in the blaze but 14 people suffered injuries. Three guests were hospitalized in critical condition.