The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has amplified calls for cell phone safety and regulation among boaters following a pair of boating accidents last December. Both accidents involved Coast Guard boats and one, on December 20, resulted in the death of an eight-year-old boy during the San Diego Parade of Lights.
The black Ford Taurus looked like a crumpled letter, the tail lights pushed almost to the steering wheel and the cab barely recognizable from the outside. Of the four individuals in the car, three had been thrown from the vehicle in the crash.
In 2001, college lacrosse coach Diane Whipple was attacked and viciously mauled by two "Presa Canario" dogs in the hallway of her San Francisco apartment building. When the dogs finally left Whipple, she had lost 33 percent of the blood in her body through more than 70 wounds. She was dead before emergency crews arrived.
Recently, there has been a lot of energy put into answering the question of whether or not repeated head trauma, such as concussions, may lead to degenerative brain diseases. While many scientists have long held that head and brain injuries do not lead to brain disease, a study at Boston University is the latest to point the other direction.
Starting next month, visitors to Huntington Beach, California could be leaving with a lot less than they came with. A new measure approved this week would charge out-of-towners who cause a traffic accident in the city the cost of sending a fire truck out to the crash site.
The Jeep Cherokee smashed so violently into the back of the parked Nissan Altima that, when rescue workers arrived, the sedan's trunk was basically in the front seat of the car. The vicious car accident killed three and injured another, not to mention the agony of those families who lost loved ones.
Hector Ortiz concedes that he was intoxicated and severely impaired on the night he smashed his car into Taylor Moss's vehicle. Traveling east at 80 mph in the westbound lane, Ortiz struck Moss head-on.
Don Yoon's wife, mother-in-law and two young daughters perished in the family's University City home almost two years ago when a military plane flying over the area experienced major difficulties and crashed through their roof. The plane crash destroyed Yoon's home, as well as a neighbor's, while severely damaging three more.
No one knows what could have provoked the one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd mix that attacked and a killed a two-year-old boy in his home on Saturday. The dog had been with the family for about six months and had never shown aggression around the family's four young children before.