Monthly Archives: May 2013

Family Of Deceased Hockey Player To Sue The National Hockey League

The family of deceased professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful death suit against the National Hockey League (NHL). The family claims that the NHL is responsible for the brain damage Boogaard sustained during his years as an “enforcer” in the league and his addiction to prescription painkillers. On May 13, 2011, Boogaard… read more

San Fernando Valley Police Staging Presentations of Motorcycle Crashes

Police from San Fernando Valley, California are displaying the remains of recent motorcycle crashes to increase awareness for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. On March 1, 37-year-old Jerramy Barrios was killed when the driver of a Ford van made a left turn directly into Barrio’s path. With the front wheel missing and the front part of… read more

Is Failure To Stop at a Stop Sign the Cause of Fatal New Jersey Accident

An alleged failure to stop at a stop sign cost a 51-year-old Howell, New Jersey man his life on May 3. David Pszczola was headed west on East Aldrich Road in a 2001 Chevrolet van when he was struck on the passenger side by driver Ada Borda-Urban, driving a 2008 Honda Accord. The result of… read more

Businesses Increasing Entertainment for Upcoming Biker Rally In Myrtle Beach

Businesses are preparing for an upcoming motorcycle rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Spring Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson “Cruisin’ the Coast” rally is adding more entertainment in hopes to attract more visitors to the area. The festival will start on May 10 and run through May 19. This year will include a 90-mile bike… read more

The NHTSA Seeks to Raise Motorcycle Safety Awareness This Month

Being aware of other drivers on the road should always be one of the top priorities for any motorist, but fatal motorcycle accidents have been on the rise sense the 1980s. Because of this rise, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed May, National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Multiple states have taken measures… read more

Spring Snow Storm To Blame For Multiple Car Accidents

Colorado and Wyoming were hit with another round of spring snowstorms this month causing a number of car accidents, including one that involved a fire truck. The snow caused power outages to about 9,000 homes in Fort Collins, Colorado and about 38,000 homes in Greeley, Colorado. Most residents said they were unprepared for such a… read more

TxDOT Releases Report Showing A Decrease In Motorcycle Fatalities For 2012

A report from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) indicates that fatal motorcycle accidents decreased by 6 percent in 2012 in the Lone Star State, as opposed to a projected national increase. The agency reported that 460 people were killed on motorcycles in 2012, while 488 were killed in 2011. Mark Cross, a TxDOT spokesman,… read more

Referee Dies From Brian Injury Due To Assault

Ricardo Portillo, 46, died on May 4, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury on April 27. Portillo was officiating a recreational soccer game when he issued a foul to one of the players who then punched him. Witnesses say he was writing down notes when the player punched him in the side of the head.… read more

What Should You Do If You Witness a Car Accident?

If you have never been in a car accident, you may be witness to one someday. Eyewitnesses are extremely important when it comes to car accidents. They are usually the first to call authorities, administer first aid, and give accounts as to what actually happened. The importance of being prepared could help you save a… read more

Feminist Icon Mary Thom Dies In Motorcycle Accident

Prominent journalist and feminist movement leader Mary Thom was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 26. Thom, 68, had taken her 1996 Honda Magna 750 for a ride on the Saw Mill River Parkway in New York when she lost control and veered into oncoming traffic, striking a vehicle. Thom was viewed as a… read more