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August 2010 Archives

Safety Organization Points to Cell Phone Distraction on Boats

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.

Murder Conviction Upheld in for Woman in Fatal Dog Attack Case

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.

Lou Gehrig's Disease, Other Brain Disorders Could be Linked to Concussions

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.

Huntington Beach Votes to Charge Visitors for Car Accidents

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.

Fatal Car Accident Likely the Result of Drunk Driving

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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in San Diego over Plane Crash Deaths

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.

Two-year-old Perishes in Dog Attack

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.

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