The Crenshaw District of Los Angeles is currently being combed by police who are looking for the suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead. The crash occurred around 1 a.m. Monday morning in the 4700 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The Colorado transient who allegedly mowed down dozens and killed one person in a deadly Venice Beach rampage, pleaded not guilty to assault charges. The defendant was charged with one count of murder, 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run, according to the deputy district attorney. Included with the charges is special allegation of using a car as a deadly weapon. The defendant is accused of running down crowds of people on the boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. He later turned himself in to a local police station.
According to witnesses, the driver of the car that swerved into multiple pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk was "moving purposely." One person was killed and at least 10 others injured when a man drove his car past five concrete barriers and onto the crowded boardwalk.
With the NFL and NCAA both facing concussion lawsuits from former players, player safety is a popular topic among football leagues, teams and coaches this year. The NFL, for example, has made new rules that many players and fans may not like: Players must wear more pads than ever before. Furthermore, running backs will face penalties for leading with their helmets. College football players will face similar changes. Players may be ejected from the game if they aim at another player's neck or head with an intent to injure the other player.
While motor vehicle accidents occur everywhere, the streets of Los Angeles can be particularly dangerous due to the vast number of drivers in the area. Serious injuries and even fatalities are a possibility when a motor vehicle accident occurs. This was the unfortunate case for a number of people involved in a recent collision involving multiple vehicles and pedestrians.
Televisions are not as sturdy as they used to be. Add that to the fact that the number of households with more than one TV has increased dramatically in the last few decades and you have a recipe for disaster that many parents do not think about: Injuries to children caused by falling television sets.
If you are injured in a mass-injury accident, such as a plane crash, and your injuries are very similar to another passenger's injuries, shouldn't you recover the same amount of compensation as that passenger? That would be logical, perhaps, but it is not how our legal system works, especially if the accident involves international travel.
This morning, a man died after falling into a 20-foot-deep trench in Westwood. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the victim likely died during the fall and may have suffered electric shock, though the actual cause of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office. The victim may have been a worker for a private plumbing company.