Posted on December 4th, 2013
Police authorities have identified the man who was a victim of a car accident on Monday, November 25 on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas as 49-year-old Jimmy Medrano.
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office declared Medrano dead at around 4 p.m. due to multiple blunt force injuries sustained during the incident when emergency medical responders and examiners tried to revive him on Hackberry Street the same day.
According to police authorities, the driver who cost Medrano his life, 31-year-old Roxanne Campa, lost control of her Toyota Avalon, veered away from the roadway, and hit Medrano, who was in a stationary position on the sidewalk near South Hackberry Street and Fair Avenue.
Posted on November 22nd, 2013
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), it is looking to determine how to get car manufacturers to offer more innovative and safe car features by the end of 2013. The agency has said that some of the features it is looking at, such as collision avoidance, seat belt locks, and alcohol detection systems, could reduce traffic fatalities by a big margin.
Data from the agency showed that traffic deaths significantly increased from 2005, with 2012’s records showing 33,561 deaths, a 1,082 increase of traffic deaths from a year ago.
NHTSA head David Strickland told reporters in a conference call that some Americans are still driving drunk, driving distractedly, or driving without putting their seat belts on, and such devices could make the difference between a fatality and a saved life.
Strickland said preliminary records indicate that traffic accident deaths are declining this year.
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Posted on November 8th, 2013
Co-owner and heiress of the Mars Inc. candy company, Jacqueline Badger Mars, faces misdemeanor charges for her involvement in the October 4th car accident that killed an elderly woman.
The Loudon County Sheriff’s Department reported that Mars was driving westbound on Route 50 in Aldie, Virginia when her Porche SUV crossed over into the eastbound lane and hit a Chrysler minivan head-on. The minivan had six people aboard, one of which was 86-year-old Irene Ellisor of Huntsville, Texas. Ellisor died at the scene.
Mars is scheduled to appear in court on December 5th.
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Posted on October 23rd, 2013
A man taken via helicopter to a San Antonio, Texas hospital last week due to injuries he sustained after becoming involved in an auto accident was last declared as being in critical condition. The victim, identified as 59-year-old Jaime Turner by Laredo Police Department spokesman and investigator Joe Baeza, was placed in the San Antonio Medical Center’s intensive care unit.
According to police, Turner was walking near McPherson Road and East Ryan Street at around 10:47 a.m. on Friday, October 18 when a green 1999 Ford pickup suddenly hit him.
Police have yet to determine whether Turner, who was found bleeding heavily due to head and face wounds, was attempting to cross the street or just simply walking by its side.
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Posted on October 4th, 2013
Texas resident Don Billings filed a wrongful death suit for the accident that killed his wife Cristina Munguia Billings.
On June 30, Mr. Billings was riding in the passenger’s side while his wife drove their Ford Expedition on US highway 79 when it rolled over, allegedly due to the tire’s tread belt separation.
Cristina sustained major head injuries and died on the spot. Don also suffered grave physical injuries.
The suit was filed against Continental Tire Americas and Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, October 2 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to adequately manufacture the tire.