30 09, 2014

Bicyclist Killed in Oceanside Hit-and-Run Accident

By |September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

OCEANSIDE, CA – The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man who was hit and killed while riding his bicycle last week. According to 760 KFMB news, Philip White of Oceanside was found dead on the morning of September 21 on North River Road near Douglas Drive. The driver of the vehicle, Christopher Noah, 22, of San Diego, fled the scene but was contacted by police the following day. Based on the evidence at the scene, investigators were reportedly able to determine that White had been struck from behind by a green Kia Soul.  The vehicle [...]

30 09, 2014

Toyota Recalls 69,000 Tacoma Pickups for Suspension Problem

By |September 30th, 2014|Defective Products|

Toyota has issued a recall of 690,000 of its 2005-2011 Tacoma 4×4 and Pre-Runner pickup trucks to fix a problem with the rear suspension, USA Today reported.  According to the news release, Toyota notified the NHTSA that the trucks have rear leaf springs that could be subject to corrosion and could cause a fracture. In the event of a leaf spring fracture, the gas tank could be punctured, which could cause a fuel leak and resulting fire.

30 09, 2014

The Journal Times: Estey Bomberger Files Civil Lawsuit Against Billionaire Curt Johnson

By |September 30th, 2014|Blog, Child Sexual Abuse, In the News|

RACINE, WI – Estey Bomberger filed a lawsuit against SC Johnson heir Curt Johnson for the alleged sexual abuse of his stepdaughter’s friend. Johnson is accused of molesting his stepdaughter’s childhood friend on multiple occasions between March 2007 and July 2009, according to the lawsuit. These incidents allegedly occurred while she was on vacation with the Johnson family in Mexico and in the Bahamas, as well as in Johnson’s Wind Point home. Read the Wisconsin Journal Times coverage here.

26 09, 2014

Truck Driver Negligence and Serious Injury Accidents

By |September 26th, 2014|Truck Accidents|

A semi, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, big rig or flatbed commercial truck is a unique vehicle that requires special handling by the truck driver. A large commercial truck can weigh up to 40 tons fully loaded and can reach up to 75 feet in length.A commercial truck cannot stop as fast or turn as quickly as a passenger car. In a commercial truck, even the smallest driving error can result in disaster for the trucker and occupants of nearby passenger cars. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a large truck accident, talk to a skilled truck [...]

25 09, 2014

Man Killed In Trolley Accident Wednesday Night in San Diego

By |September 25th, 2014|Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death|

SAN DIEGO – A 65-year-old man was killed Wednesday night when he was run over by a trolley in Old Town, Fox 5 News reported. The accident was reported in the 4000 block of Taylor Street at 8:30 p.m. on September 24, 2014. According to police, the man, who was not identified, was trying to get on the trolley by forcing doors open after they had closed. Somehow he fell onto the tracks, and was run over by the trolley. Police officers are reviewing surveillance video to determine exactly what happened.

News Sources: Fox 5 San Diego, 760 KFMB, UT [...]

24 09, 2014

Canadian Man Killed in Chain Reaction Crash Near Camp Pendleton

By |September 24th, 2014|Car Accidents, Wrongful Death|

SAN DIEGO — A 32-year-old Ontario man very tragically died Tuesday evening in a chain-reaction crash near the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate 5 north of Oceanside. According to a 10 News report, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, a 24-year-old Marine was driving a 2008 Ford F-250 when he missed the traffic ahead of him and rear-ended a 2014 BMW that had stopped in traffic. The impact of the collision pushed the BMW into a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The man who died had been a passenger in the BMW.  The driver and another [...]

15 09, 2014

Hanford Sentinel: Civil Lawsuit Filed Over Sexual Assault at Avenal Community Health Center

By |September 15th, 2014|In the News|

AVENAL, CA – A lawsuit was filed last week against the Avenal Community Health Center, alleging negligent supervision of it’s employee Jeff Sabino. Sabino was arrested in August 2013 and is facing 36 criminal charges including sexual battery and forcible penetration. Read the story in the Hanford Sentinel here.

 

11 09, 2014

Former Dehesa Elementary School Teacher Arrested and Charged with Molestations

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

EAST COUNTY SAN DIEGO – Robert Noel Anderson, 58, was arrested early Thursday morning at his Allied Gardens home, the San Diego Union Tribune and NBC San Diego reported. Anderson is charged with eight counts of child molestation over a 10-year period. The early morning arrest came one day after the San Diego District’s Attorney’s Office issued a criminal complaint against Anderson Wednesday. A warrant for his arrest was issued the same day.

According to NBC, the cases were reported to have occurred between 2003 and 2013. Anderson reportedly retired in 2010 but officials at the Dehesa School District said [...]

10 09, 2014

Special Needs Students and Teacher Struck by Car on Sidewalk in San Mateo

By |September 10th, 2014|Pedestrian Accidents|

SAN MATEO – Three special needs high school students and a student teacher were struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning on West Hillsdale, NBC News reported. The September 10th injury pedestrian accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a black Acura,  which was travelling west, veered north onto the sidewalk and struck the four pedestrians.  The car was estimated to be going about 30 mph when it swerved off the road and struck the group. Two of the students and a student teacher, a woman in her 20s, suffered serious injuries. The students were on their daily walk when [...]

2 09, 2014

New NHTSA Website Provides Consumers with Vehicle Recall Information

By |September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

A new, free online search tool allows consumers an easy way to see if a vehicle has been directly impacted by a recall, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced. Car buyers, owners and even renters can visit safercar.gov/vinlookup and see if their vehicle is subject to an uncompleted recall.

You can find your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the dashboard on the driver’s side of the vehicle, or on driver’s side door post where the door latches when it is closed.