Police officers are still investigating the Chula Vista car accident that killed one area teenager and injured six others on Saturday. At about 5:15 p.m., the driver of a sedan carrying the teenager lost control of the vehicle and crossed the line into oncoming traffic.
It's a well-documented fact that city streets in San Diego and across California can be dangerous for drivers, bikers and pedestrians. Now, a research group based in Washington, D.C. has released data citing the road itself as a something for San Diego citizens to watch for.
It was the first uncontrollable acceleration case that broke national news in a big way, and it remains one of the most damning for Toyota. The fatal San Diego car accident occurred in August 2009.
Another wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the death of Michael Jackson, who was preparing for a limited-engagement comeback "tour" in England when he passed away following a prescription drug overdose. This lawsuit, filed by Jackson's mother on behalf of Michael's children, accuses concert promoter AEG of causing the pop star's death by both their "action and inaction."
Brain injuries among young basketball players are on the rise. This was according to a pair of reports in the new edition of Pediatrics, which came out on Monday.
In July, the San Diego City Council voted in favor of banning "floatopia," parties from occurring along the city's coastline. This followed a 2009 vote by which the city banned alcohol consumption on public beaches. This new ban prohibits drinking on the water as well.
Adam Penenberg writes in his Fast Company piece from last week, "you have a $131 million verdict against a major corporation by a jury that found that one of its most popular (and profitable vehicles) was essentially defective, a future NY Mets star whose life was tragically cut short, a top litigator, and no media coverage?"
Last March, a 29-year-old tourist was struck and killed by a San Diego "Seal Boat" as she crossed the intersection at Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway. In late August, her parents filed a $10 million wrongful death claim against San Diego, accusing city officials of failing to take action sooner in regards to the dangerous intersection.