The stepson of R&B singer Usher Raymond has reportedly passed away two weeks after suffering major injuries in a boating accident. The incident remains under investigation, and police have not yet determined whether the actions of the other party to the crash warrant criminal charges.
According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first quarter of 2012 saw a significant increase in car accident deaths in comparison to the same time period in 2011. The NHTSA is not yet sure of the reason for the unprecedented jump, but it points toward additional data indicating a coordinating increase in the number of miles driven during the time period in question.
The state of California is set to receive about $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation in order to fight distracted driving in the state. Under the "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other" campaign, one California metro area will pilot an enhanced distracted driving awareness and enforcement program, including media saturation and increased police enforcement.
When we hear about a dog bite injury involving a child, it usually seems that the attack was inflicted by a neighbor's pet, or by a strange dog that the child has never encountered before. However, in many situations, that is not the case. A large number of dog bite injuries are inflicted by the family pet, and the victims of many of these attacks are children.
Last week, San Diego's famed Comic-Con festival was the site of a tragic pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a fan who had been waiting in line for a hotly anticipated panel for the final installment of the "Twilight" movie series.
In San Diego, boating accidents are a fairly common occurrence with which many local residents are, unfortunately, all too familiar. That is why many Southern Californians are likely feeling the pain of a New York community as it struggles to come to terms with a tragic Fourth of July boat accident that resulted in the deaths of three children, ages 12, 11 and 8.
The friends of a San Diego graduate student who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident earlier this year have started a movement. The friends are seeking to have the driver in that crash sentenced to jail, instead of to probation as is currently being considered by the California judge presiding over the case.