Wrongful Death

Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

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 [...]

Man Killed In Trolley Accident Wednesday Night in San Diego

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 [...]

Canadian Man Killed in Chain Reaction Crash Near Camp Pendleton

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 [...]

Bus Full of Students Collides with FedEx Truck, At Least 10 Lives Lost

Charter Bus Full of Students Collides with FedEx Truck, Claiming At Least 10 Lives

A bus packed with Los Angeles high school students en route to tour Humboldt State University collided with a FedEx freight truck in Northern California last night, killing at least 10 people.

Officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District said that 19 of its students were aboard the bus, which was devoured in flames after the FedEx truck crossed a grassy median on Interstate 5 and slammed into it. Witnesses told the Los Angeles Times that the crash “sounded like a series of explosions,” and reported [...]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Family of Woman Frozen to Death at Hospital to Proceed

Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Family of Woman Frozen to Death at Hospital to Proceed
An appellate court has ruled that the family of a woman who may have frozen to death after being declared dead prematurely and placed in a morgue can move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital.

In July 2010, Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead after being transported by ambulance to White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights. Days later, mortuary workers found her body in an unzipped body bag, face-down. She had a broken [...]