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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 »

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 »

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 »

Ventura Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Elderly Motorist in Power Chair

69-year-old Joyce Yamani was struck and injured in a Ventura hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 16, 2012, around 1:53 p.m. According to the Ventura Police Department, Yamani was riding east on Mills Road sidewalk on her scooter power chair when she was struck by a speeding vehicle driven by 18-year-old Andres Covarrubias. Read the rest »

Simi Valley Two-Car Crash Injures One

One person suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash that took place on January 12, 2012, around 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of Los Angeles and Sequoia Avenues. According to the officials, this auto accident occurred near the train tracks.

The injured victim was immediately transported to Simi Valley Hospital for medical treatment. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this traffic collision occurred. Did one of the motorists ignore a red signal? Was one of the drivers distracted or speeding? Read the rest »

Marine Killed in Pauma Valley Motorcycle Crash

A 32-year-old active-duty Marine from Escondido was killed in a solo-vehicle crash that occurred on January 8, 2012, around 2 p.m. on State Route 76 (SR-76) on a rural road near Palomar Mountain. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt, the biker was riding a 2007 Ducati motorcycle east of Red Gate Road.

The marine lost control of his bike on a curving stretch and hit the metal guard rail after his motorcycle slid out from under him. He sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Read the rest »

Driver Flees After Hitting Pedestrian in Moreno Valley

A 62-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 4, 2012, around 6:15 p.m. at Heacock Street and Kernwood Drive. According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, the victim was crossing a street in Moreno Valley when she was struck by a northbound dark-colored mid-1990s Honda two-door car with a black hood.

The victim suffered severe head injuries and broken bones and was immediately transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley for medical treatment. From the present information, it is evident that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this serious car accident. Read the rest »

Pedestrian Struck in Chula Vista Hit-and-Run Car Crash

Gloria Serrano was seriously injured in hit-and-run auto accident that occurred on January 5, 2012, around 5:40 p.m. at Elmhurt Street. According to the police, Serrano was attempting to cross Otay Lakes Road when she was hit by a northbound sedan.

Paramedics responding to this pedestrian accident immediately transported Serrano to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for the injury in her right arm. The driver of the sedan fled from the scene of accident before police arrived. 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 »

Fatal Yucca Valley SUV Accident Kills Woman

52-year-old Linda Dingman was killed in a tragic car accident that occurred on December 21, 2011, around 6:38 p.m. along Hwy. 247 near Encelia Drive. According to sheriff’s officials, Dingman was hit by a Chevy Yukon driven by 33-year-old Carla McChristian. The victim was wearing dark clothing, which may have been a factor in the crash.

Dingman suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the present information, it appears that a possible negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this serious car wreck that claimed one life. Read the rest »

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