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March 28, 2014

DUI Officer Crashes Car into A McDonalds Outlet

Normally, you go to a McDonalds drive-thru station to get that badly-needed meal, whatever the time is. However, some locals or those who passed by Diamond Bar in California probably got disappointed when they went to their favorite McDonalds drive-thru station one early morning.

Crashing In
An officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was arrested by his peers after his car flew off the 60 Freeway. The car ended in a McDonald’s drive-thru station in Diamond Bar causing damage to the restaurant. Investigators said that 29-year-old Officer Jonathan Chel of the LAPD was brought to the UCI Medical Center after sustaining traumatic injuries because of the car crash. In the medical facility, it is found that Chel was under the influence of alcohol which got him arrested.

Drunk Driving is Bad
Time and again, authorities have worked well to make sure that people knew how dangerous drunk driving is. Every year, the government through the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in its anti-drunk driving campaign. Through tri-media and new media advertisements and information campaigns, these different agencies, as well as concerned groups have put in a lot of effort to let everybody know how dangerous drunk driving is and why people should stop doing it. While some adhere to these calls by the government, others still go driving after drinking, making them learn things the hard way. That is why more and more campaigns are being formulated to better reach motorists to get the message across and make people stop putting their lives and others in danger by drinking and driving.

Law Enforcers Breaking Laws
Law enforcement is one of the biggest problems as far as drunk driving is concerned. Especially if the ones who should be enforcing it at the very people who break it. That is why the government is again reiterating its calls to make people drive safer by taking drunk people off the road. This way, streets would be a lot safer and accidents like these won’t happen again.

March 19, 2014

Fatal Accidents to Affect California’s Traffic Safety Scorecard

Traffic Safety in the state of California has been experiencing a lot of firsts as it hit record-lows traffic fatalities for the year 2010. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has revealed that the number for California’s traffic fatalities went down in 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 in 2010, an 11.9 percent decrease. This has been the lowest level since the federal government started recording the number of traffic fatalities in 1975. However, they are not so sure if they’d still be able to keep these statistics down.

In the past few months of the year, a number of motor vehicle accidents have been recorded in the state has been quite alarming. Just like these past few days, authorities are searching for a driver who fled after being involved in a deadly motor vehicle crash in Westminster, Orange County. According to investigations held by the officials, a car was headed northbound on Magnolia Avenue. Suddenly, the car veered and drove wrong way in the southbound lane of the road. The car later on hit the wall of a mobile home park before finally hitting a light pole. Authorities denied the involvement of other vehicles in the crash.

Another Life Lost
The passenger of the car was ejected from his seat and died at the scene. He was identified as Isaias Tang, 25-years-old. Witnesses revealed that the driver fled immediately right after the crash. The driver was last seen running southbound on Magnolia Avenue. The car involved in the crash was a dark blue, four-door compact car.

Looking for Leads
Right now, investigators have been looking for the suspect to make him accountable for his action. Authorities are now appealing to the public to join them in their quest for the driver of the car. According to earlier reports, the driver is a long-haired white male. They have requested everybody to call the Wesminster Police office at (714) 898-3315.

March 17, 2014

Nurse Leaves Father to Deliver Own Child

Nurse Leaves Father to Deliver Own Child
You’d love to get to hold on your baby as soon as he or she is born. However, nobody wants to be the one to deliver your own baby. This odd event happened to one couple on a hospital in Boynton Brach Florida.

According to reports, a husband admitted his wife in the hospital since she was laboring and will be giving birth anytime soon. Their stay In the maternity turned out normal as she was given an induction drug to speed up the delivery of the baby. Not long after, they were abandoned by the hospital staff for another patient was said to be in need of an emergency C-section. This left the laboring mother with no one but her husband.

Amidst the laboring woman’s screams, all that the hospital nurse said was for them to “wait”. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said to the baby. The labor was moving along rather quickly. To stall the birth of the baby, one of the doctors stopped the induction drip so that the baby could wait until the former was back, ready to deliver the female baby.

This left the husband with no recourse but to deliver the baby himself, helping his wife in the hard and painful delivery process without the supervision of any medical professions. That is because the lone nurse who was there to look after them left as well. The obstetrician went back just in time to cut the umbilical cord of the baby girl.

A Grave Case of Medical Malpractice

What this Florida couple suffered is one notable case of medical malpractice. Despite what happened, the hospital spokeswoman claimed that the mom and baby are “doing very well” anyway. Because of what happened, the spokesperson added that they were offering “special accommodations” for the victims. However, it was not clear to her if the family was still there.

March 07, 2014

Toyota’s Recall Saga’s Not Over

Once considered as the maker of the most dependable cars, Japanese and for a time, World’s number one automaker Toyota’s reputation is once again on the line. After the holding the biggest recall of cars a couple of years ago, Toyota is once again recalling over a million units of its compact crossover RAV4, hybrid car Prius, and mid-size pick up Tacoma in the United States alone.

Total Recall Once More
260,000 Lexus RX350s, Tacomas, and RAV4s are being recalled for faulty electronics. According to Toyota’s website, this issue can possibly turn off the anti-lock brakes, traction control, as well as the Vehicle Stability Control. To fix these issues, the carmaker offers owners of the concerned models with free software updates. Owners of the affected vehicles will be receiving first class mail to notify them when the software updates are available at their local dealers.

Hybrid Problems
On the other hand, Toyota is recalling the Japan-made Toyota Prius as the car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) software. This problem, according to Toyota, may cause “higher thermal stress” in some of the ECU’s transistors, causing them to get damaged. This could lead to the illumination of various warning lights on the dashboard, making the vehicle go into a “failsafe” mode. Depending on the severity of the damage to the ECU, this could cause the hybrid system to suddenly shot down, making the vehicle lose power before eventually going to a complete stop. Around 713,000 units to be recalled are in North America, 130,000 from Europe, and 997,000 are in Japan.

Why Recalls Matter To You?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, defects on the car’s various parts can cause problems that may affect one’s driving. Worse, such could lead to car accidents that would then get you hurt, injured, even dead. While you can file personal injury claims for such cases to get compensation for the pain and suffering it caused you, it would be a lot better to completely avoid these possible accidents by having your vehicle checked as soon as a recall order is released.

So be on the lookout for car recall announcements and make sure that you have your vehicle fixed as soon as these happen. This could very well make the difference and prevent you from having the need to ask for the help of a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to help you file claims for the accident that might happen.