LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed out of a nearby parking spot and rammed into her, pinning her between the moving vehicle and a parked car. Investigators believe the woman had been on her way to a coin shop nearby, because she had unloaded a box of coins from the trunk of her vehicle just before the accident. The victim died on the [...]
Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw. The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007 while feeding laminate flooring through a Ryobi Model BTS20R table saw. As he fed the flooring through the saw, it experienced a kickback, which happens when wood pinches a table saw blade and forces it back towards the operator. During the trial, an expert told jurors that the addition of a simple piece of curved metal, called a [...]
BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway Drive. The CHP has reported the 16-year-old boy behind the wheel of the 1999 BMW was unlicensed. According to the news report, the teens were traveling home from a Friday night at Knott’s Scary Farm, a Halloween-themed event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. The white sedan struck a guardrail, rolled off an embankment, and caught fire. Following the collision, the driver [...]
OCEANSIDE – Three people were hospitalized following a head-on collision on State Route 76 Wednesday night in Oceanside, CBS 8 reported. The crash was reported at 11:30 p.m. and involved a Toyota Corolla and a San Diego Gas & Electric truck. One person was taken by ambulance to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, and two people were taken by helicopter to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. The extent of the victims’ injuries was not available. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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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.
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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 [...]