Sunday, January 24, 2010

Madera Man Killed after Diving Off Highway 101to Avoid Collision

The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim of the 101 car accident who died after diving out of the way of an out-of-control car and fell 30 feet onto a bike path.

According to reports, Abundido Prudente, 32, from Madera and another person exited their car after being involved in a single-vehicle spinout on Highway 101.

As they exited the car, they noticed another vehicle heading towards them.
Prudente jumped out of the car’s path but ended up falling over the freeway and onto the Coyote Creek bike trail.

It took firefighters about an hour to finally rescue Prudente due to the bad weather.

He was brought to the Regional Medical Center of San Jose where he died two hours later.

The family of Prudente should consult a car accident attorney abut filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver.

Although Prudente died as a result of the fall and not because of the collision, the attorney should be able to prove that his death is still proximately caused by the out of control car.

Proximate cause deals more with probabilities where you prove that the death would not have happened if not for the actions of the liable party.

So the attorney’s job is to prove that Prudente’s death would not have happened if not for the negligent driving of the other driver.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chrysler Announces Product Recall Due to Break Failure

About 24,177 vehicles will be affected by the product recall of Chrysler.

According to the bulletin posted by the NHTSA, the product recall was made due to reports of brake failure.

The bulletin said that the vehicles affected may have been produced with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip.

NHTSA added that the safety defect may cause brake failure without warning that could lead to a car accident.

The following models are affected:

• Chrysler Sebring, 2010
• Dodge Avenger, 2010
• Dodge Nitro, 2010
• Dodge RAM , 2009-2010
• Jeep Commander, 2010
• Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2010
• Jeep Liberty, 2010.

For more information about the recall, you can call Chrysler at 800-853 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236

If you have been injured due to the said safety defect, you should also consult an auto product liability attorney to know your legal options.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Public Awaits NTSB Findings on Cause of Metrolink Crash

A company’s success or downfall depends on the performance of all the people working in it. The fault of a single employee can cause the whole company to suffer from liability. Today, Metrolink is facing a dilemma that was rooted from a crash involving a freight train and one of its trains in Chatsworth.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it will soon release its conclusion on the possible cause of the Southern California commuter train accident that ended the lives of 28 people in 2008.

The agency will conduct a board meeting to address a concluding report on the accident. It will release the concluding report’s summary, including safety recommendations and the accident’s probable cause.

Investigators think that a Metrolink engineer may be text messaging on his cell phone seconds before he ran red light and smashed into a freight train.

Negligent hiring can cause both the employee and the company to be liable in the event of an accident. Companies should carefully select the people who will be given the chance to work in it to avoid being involved in this situation.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Negligent Driver Shot and Killed

Authorities had shot and killed a negligent driver who was trying to flee the scene of a six-vehicle accident in Laguna Beach recently.

Witnesses say that the driver was speeding on the wrong-side of the road and caused the accident that sent at least two people to the hospital. He was reportedly heading onto some pedestrians in his heavily damaged vehicle.

Authorities are yet to determine other factors that caused the accident but it is possible that intoxication is a factor as having alcohol or drugs in the system will greatly affect the motorists’ driving skills and good reasoning.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Teen Ferrari Driver in Critical Condition after Fatal Crash

Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in car accidents because they are inexperienced compared to older drivers and many of them tend to ignore traffic rules.

In fact, another teen was recently involved in an accident on East Coast Highway that killed his passenger.

According to authorities, Luicci Nader, 18, from Huntington Beach, was the person driving the gray 2008 F-430 Spider that smashed into a tow truck, split in two, and then caught fire.

The Spider’s passenger was identified as Ralph Abi Nader, 24, from Huntington Beach.

The teen reportedly lost control of the vehicle, which jumped the median and swerved onto the road’s other side between Bayside Drive and Jamboree Road, before it smashed into the truck head on.

He is under a critical condition at a hospital and cannot speak, said authorities.

Meanwhile, the tow truck’s passenger and driver only sustained minor injuries.

Nader could face manslaughter charges if he recovers because he was speeding when the accident happened.

It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children the importance of following traffic rules. They should not let their children drive if they feel that the latter are still unprepared to do so.