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Pedestrian Killed By Swerving Truck in Riverside

A woman was struck and killed in a severe pedestrian wreck that occurred on February 24, 2012, around 12:29p.m. on Arlington Avenue, west of Fairhaven Drive in the far western end of the city. According to Lt. Eric Charrette, a black pickup crossed the double-yellow line, causing the driver of another truck to veer off the road to avoid the collision. Unfortunately, the driver instead ran into a female pedestrian walking east along the south edge of the street.

Paramedics responding to this serious car wreck treated the victim at the scene and later transported her to Riverside Community Hospital, where she died of her injuries. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Injures One in San Diego DUI Accident

One person sustained moderate injuries in a serious DUI car crash that occurred on February 23, 2012, around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of East California and North Santa Fe avenues. According to San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Glen Twyman, 25-year-old Robert Jarquin rear-ended the vehicle while driving under the influence and continued on his way until he slammed into a light pole.

The motorist in the vehicle that was rear-ended by Jarquin’s vehicle complained of pain and was immediately transported to Tri-City Medical Center for treatment. Jarquin was later booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence. Read the rest »

One Killed in Lake Elsinore Head-on Car Accident

19-year-old Ronald Cole died in a serious multiple vehicle wreck that occurred on February 22, 2012, around 9 p.m. on Highway 74 (SR-74) east of Lake Elsinore. According to the authorities, Cole and his passengers were headed west in a 2004 Honda Civic on Highway 74 in the unincorporated Meadowbrook area when Cole, for unknown reasons, crossed into oncoming traffic.

The driver of another 2004 Civic tried to steer out of the way but the two cars collided head on. The other Civic, driven by 23-year-old Cody Testi, of Riverside, spun across the westbound lanes and came to rest on the shoulder. A Chrysler 300 that was behind Testi’s Civic and the Pathfinder struck debris from the initial crash. Read the rest »

Texas Football Coach’s Wife May Face Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Car Accident

Suzanne Tuberville, wife of the Texas Tech University head coach Tommy Tuberville, is under investigation for a car wreck in Lubbock back in November 2011. Suzanne allegedly ran a red light at 57th and Slide and crashed into a car carrying 73-year-old Nelda Purdy and her husband 87-year-old Ira Purdy. After spending the last 4 months in intensive care, Ira Purdy died this past Friday.

At the time of the accident, Nelda and Ira sustained critical injuries. According to the Purdy’s family attorney, the man never recovered from the significant head injury, broken leg, and broken ribs, which resulted in his death last Friday. Sources say that he was in good condition and very active before the accident. However, with such significant injuries, it is hard to fully recover at that age. Read the rest »

Elderly Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Ventura County Car Crash

81-year-old Barbara Fritschel was struck and injured in a serious pedestrian wreck that occurred on February 21, 2012, around 8:30 a.m. on a Thousand Oaks sidewalk. According to the authorities, Fritschel and 79-year-old Martha Bielke were walking on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of Calle de Oro. Both of them stumbled and fell while trying to move out of the path of a motorist backing out of a driveway.

The driver, 63-year-old Marsha Mann, did not see the pair and continued backing up. He drove over Fritschel. Immediately afterward, Mann stopped at the accident to call for help. Fritschel was treated at the scene and was later transported to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. She is in stable condition but remained in intensive care. Bielke suffered minor injuries and was treated at the accident scene. Read the rest »

Teen Passenger Critically Injured in Lakeside Rollover Crash

Two teenagers were injured Sunday evening at around 11:30pm after a high-speed crash in east San Diego County. The car accident occurred on Route 67 (SR-67) near Woodside Avenue.

There were five teens in the car. The driver of the vehicle was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he lost control of the car, skidded down the right shoulder and flipped upside down. One victim was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and a second with moderate injuries. Read the rest »

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Defective Infant Tylenol Drug

J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit are pulling all 574,000 bottles of its grape-flavored, liquid Infants’ Tylenol off the U.S. market because parents are having problems using its redesigned bottles. The company introduced this only 3 months ago in an effort to make measuring doses easier.

17 parents or caregivers have complained that the protective cover on the top of the bottles didn’t work correctly. The plastic cover is meant to act as a flow restrictor, limiting how much of the liquid is drawn into the plastic syringe. When the syringe in inserted into the bottle, it instead pushes the protective cover into the bottle.

J&J’s consumer health segment, McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, has had about 25 product recalls since September 2009. This recent recall is a huge disappointment to J&J, who firmly believed that the infant Tylenol’s new packaging would limit spillage and “help a mom, dad, or caregiver ensure the correct dosage” because babies are particularly vulnerable to excessive doses of medicine. Read the rest »

Riverside County Rollover Car Wreck Kills Motorist

24-year-old Thomas Hancock was killed in a tragic Riverside County solo-vehicle crash that occurred on January 14, 2012, around 5 a.m. near Lakeview Avenue along the Ramona Expressway. According to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office, the SUV that Hancock was driving went out of control and overturned.

The impact of the collision partially ejected Hancock and he sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

If it is found that there was loss of control due to vehicular malfunction, then the auto maker may be held liable for this accident. Meanwhile, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County rollover car crash lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. Read the rest »

Man Hit in San Diego Suspected DUI Car Accident

One man suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on December 26, 2011, around 1:45 a.m. on I-5 just north of state Route 905 (SR-905). According to California Highway Patrol officer Jesse Udovich, the victim had a flat tire and was waiting for assistance when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

The drunk driver Raul Hernandez was traveling northbound when his vehicle struck a Chevrolet Malibu parked on the right shoulder. The collision made the Malibu overturn several times. The victim had to crawl out of the wreck and suffered a cut on his head. Read the rest »

Two Kids hit by Car in City Heights

Two children, ages 8 and 6, suffered serious injuries in a San Diego car crash that occurred on December 26, 2011, at Van Dyke Avenue near El Cajon Boulevard. According to California Highway Patrol, the children were struck when a Nissan Maxima they were exiting unexpectedly lurched in reverse. The older boy suffered a broken arm and the younger one suffered head injuries.

The 42-year-old driver who was parking the car that the boys were exiting accidentally stepped on the gas while it was in reverse. Read the rest »

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