Camry Is Back on Consumer Reports’ List After Crash Tests
Roger: POLICE BELIEVE WAFER OPENED THE INNER DOOR AND FIRED THROUGH THE SCREEN DOOR. McBRIDE WAS HIT IN THE FACE AND KILLED INSTANTLY. THREE AND A HALF HOURS EARLIER, SHE CRASHED INTO A PARKED CAR, INJURED AND INTOXICATED. THE WITNESSES SAY SHE WASN’T ACTING AGGRESSIVELY. DID SHE EVER CURSE AT YOU, BECOME AGGRESSIVE IN ANY WAY? NO, NOT AT ALL. Roger: SHE LEFT THE SCENE AND RETURNED. WHAT WAS SHE DOING FOR THE BULK DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A young, drunk woman fatally shot on a man’s porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused a few hours earlier when she crashed her vehicle into a parked car, a witness testified Wednesday. Carmen Beasley provided details about the hours preceding the death of Renisha McBride, 19, who was shot in the face by a 54-year-old homeowner in the dark, early morning of Nov. 2. Quick Clicks Renisha McBride’s family wants justice A Dearborn Heights judge is holding a hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to send Theodore Wafer to trial on a second-degree murder charge.
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Four At-the-Scene Tips for Your Car Accident Client
Close Close Open Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg Sales of the Camry, Toyota Motor Corp.s flagship model, rose 1.3 percent this year through November to 378,520, staying more than 40,000 units ahead of its closest competitor, Honda Motor Co.s Accord, and on pace to sell more than 400,000 this year. Toyota Motor Corp.s Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test. The Yonkers, New York-based magazine excluded Camry in October after the 2013 model sedan received a poor rating in a new front-end test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . The 2014 Camry with a strengthened frame received an acceptable rating when retested, prompting Arlington, Virginia-based IIHS to give Camrys built after November its second-highest total rating in a report released today. The Consumer Reports recommendation is certainly a big thing for Toyota, said Jake Fisher, the magazines director of automotive testing, in a phone interview. Fisher said he wasnt aware of any vehicle returning to the recommended list faster than Camry. Twenty-two passenger vehicles, only two of them from a U.S. manufacturer, won the insurance groups highest rating of top safety pick plus, after the new testing designed to prod automakers to improve protection in one of the deadliest types of front-end crashes. Ford Motor Co. (F) s Fusion and Lincoln MKZ are the only vehicles from U.S.-based automakers on the list. Honda Motor Co., including its Acura brand, had the most top picks with six. Another 17 vehicles, including the Camry and General Motors Co.
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2 critically injured in multi-car crash on Hwy. 509
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Report a typo Action News PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – December 18, 2013 (WPVI) — Police say three people were injured in a car crash in Pennsauken, New Jersey late Tuesday night. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the Betsy Ross Bridge on Route 130 and Union Avenue. According to police, two vehicles collided head on. Related Content More: See more Action News slideshows One car carrying a male and female were allegedly driving at a high rate of speed and traveling north on Route 130 when it struck a second car. The striking car lost control and continued north, flipping over a guard rail before ejecting the male and female victims. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver in the second car suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the crash. (Copyright 2013 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
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A witness, who wanted to be identified as Ryan, described a similar scene. “He walked in the gas station and bought a six-pack, and he was holding it in his arms, and he came and put it right in front of the door and he opened one and started drinking it,” he said. As of Tuesday afternoon, the driver of the Taurus was not arrested. His identity was not released, but he was described as a man in his 30s from Los Angeles. He suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to an area hospital. Three other people suffered minor injuries.
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Witness describes car crash before woman was shot
EST Vermillion County Accident picture provided by Indiana State Police A two car accident in Vermillion County Wednesday afternoon sends seven people to the hospital. It happened around 2:30 in the northbound lanes of State Road 63 at West Market Street near Newport. Police say that a car driven by 18-year-old Hannah Freeman of Newport, attempted to make a left turn onto Market Street and crossed in front of another car driven by 66-year-old Kenneth Mowery of Georgetown, Illinois. Hannah Freeman and her passengers, Charles Freeman, age 19 and Charles J. Freeman Jr. age 9 months were all transported to Union Hospital of Clinton with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Kenneth Mowery and his passengers, Julie Mowery, age 51, Tara Mowery, age 23, and Aryian Acree, age 7 were all transported to Union Hospital of Clinton with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
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Tarzana fatal crash suspect drank beer immediately after wreck
Defense attorneys claim he feared for his life, but prosecutors say the shooting was not justified. More testimony is scheduled for Thursday. Beasley said she heard a boom outside her Detroit home about 1 a.m. and discovered that her car had been smashed. She called 911, went outside and found McBride, who had walked away but returned to the scene. McBride was bleeding and pressing her hands to her head, Beasley testified. She couldnt find her phone. She was patting her pockets. … She just kept saying she wanted to get home, Beasley said.
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3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken, N.J.
“Enough to where I felt it through the ground.” Investigators say 24-year-old Christopher Wittman of Tukwila was likely drunk when he blew through a stop sign on 116th street and launched his Chevy Malibu down a short hill, landing upside-down on State Route 509. “A vehicle driven by a husband and wife en route to the airport, struck that vehicle, and then that vehicle with the husband and wife was struck by at least three other cars, if not a fourth,” said Trooper Chris Webb with the Washington State Patrol. The husband and wife from Marysville are the most seriously hurt. David Saneholtz got caught up in the collision as he drove up to the scene. “I hit their car,” saidSaneholtz. “My truck’s pretty totaled in front.” Investigators say Wittman, the DUI suspect, climbed out of the wreckage and ran. A deputy arrested him a short ways away. We checked his home, asking for some kind of explanation. A man who came to the door said, “I have no idea.
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Two Car Accident In Vermillion County Sends Seven To Hospital
Elements such as the weather and location of the accident are also very important. Finally, the client (or their passengers) needs to take as many pictures as possible. Pictures need to be taken of both cars (from all angles) and of the area surrounding the accident. 2. Dont Admit Fault One of the biggest impediments to receiving repayments and insurance payouts is unknowingly admitting guilt and responsibility for the accident. Its important for the client to be sensitive and considerate at the scene, but advise them to never say or imply that the accident was their fault. Even if the client thinks they are indeed at fault, there may have been unseen factors that contributed to the collision. Even a simple Im sorry could put their case at risk. Additionally, the client must not sign or agree to anything before speaking to you, the lawyer. They should not speak to the other drivers insurance agency, sign any forms or paperwork, or agree to meet at another location to sort out the details. All of these situations could potentially be dangerous to the client and to the validity of their case. 3. Gather Information While making notes about the accident was more of a subjective exercise, the client also needs to record some cold hard facts. Besides the usual required information like the other drivers insurance information, VIN, and contact information, your client should also gather the contact information of any witnesses and passengers. Be as detailed as even getting the name and identification number of any officers that arrive at the scene, especially the officer that fills out and files the accident report.
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