Car, tractor-trailer crash in Bethel Township; man injured
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. (GM) s minicar Chevrolet Spark, were named top safety picks. Small Overlap There are a few automakers who are really leading the charge, IIHS President Adrian Lund said in a phone interview. Theyre way out in front. This is more about front-runners than laggards. The institute in 2012 started adding a so-called small-overlap front crash test, simulating a collision at 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) in which the drivers side corner strikes another vehicle or an immobile object such as a tree. Since the tests inception, automakers that market on safety have redesigned models including Hondas Odyssey minivan to get a top rating in the test. What youre seeing is that the introduction of front-crash prevention systems is a relatively recent phenomenon as is our introduction of the small-overlap front crash test, Lund said. There are a lot of makes out there that arent doing well in both of those categories. Sole Minivan The Odyssey is the only minivan among the 22 winners of the top score. Vehicles receiving the accolade ranged from Mazda Motor Corp. (7261) s Mazda 3 small car to mid-size sport-utility vehicles including the Volvo Car Corp. XC60.
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The car’s driver was flown to the Hershey Medical Center. (Jeremy Long Lebanon Daily News) Mount Zion >> A man was injured late Thursday afternoon when his car struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on Mt. Zion Road in Bethel Township. The man was driving south on Mt. Zion Road near Shirksville Road about 5:30 p.m. when he came upon the tractor-trailer that, according to witnesses, was making a U-turn. The car crashed into the trailer, part of which was in the southbound lane, and became wedged underneath it near the rear wheels. Firefighters freed the man, and he was flown by Life Lion helicopter to the Hershey Medical Center. His condition was not available Thursday night because state police, who are investigating the crash, have not yet released his name. Other information about the crash also was not available from police Thursday night. A couple who live next door to where the accident occurred were watching television when they heard a loud bang. The woman, who gave only her first name, Ann, said there was a small fire in the car and her husband used a fire extinguisher to put it out. She said the truck driver appeared to have made a U-turn in the yard. Tire tracks were visible in the yard.
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‘Speed Alone’ Caused Paul Walker Crash, According to Investigation
The official would not disclose the current speed estimate. It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer, chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. The sheriff’s office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsche’s help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment.
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified
The sheriffs office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsches help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment. The official said sheriffs investigators also have enlisted the help of California Highway Patrol accident reconstruction specialists, who tested the brakes on the wrecked car and found that at least one of the tires was made in 2004.
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Four At-the-Scene Tips for Your Car Accident Client
This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos. It was unclear if the man was already under the influence of drugs or alcohol before the crash, authorities said. Bustos said the man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon. The driver has not been arrested because the crash is still under investigation, Bustos said. Bustos said detectives have to collect evidence, take statements from witnesses and reconstruct the accident, all of which will take time.
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Official: No Mechanical Issues in Walker Car Crash
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. This information is vital if there seem to be any discrepancies between the report and what actually happened at the scene. 4. Go to the Hospital This may sound a little dramatic, but if a client feels at all injured or shaken up from the accident, he or she should immediately visit a doctor, hospital, or urgent care center to get checked out. If you are not taken by ambulance because the injuries arent severe, the client should still take himself or have a friend drive. If there are repercussions later on or long-term injuries resulting from the accident, it is important to have medical records to mark the accident. These records can also provide details of immediate damage that might have caused these health problems. However, the records need to be from the day of the accident or, at most, two days after to provide solid evidence. If your client follows these 4 tips, you are well on your way to winning their case. Car accidents and other personal injury cases can be painful and drawn out, but you can make it easier for your clients by sharing these helpful hints with them. Author Byline: Drew Kobb, in addition to studying civil law, loves long distance running and considers himself a health and fitness enthusiast. He stays active in the law field by following personal injury law and observing firms in Ottawa like Brioux & Zuber .
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3 arrested in fight after car crash in Hanover
Related Water main breaks could affect city,… Officers were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to Route 175 at Rockenbach Road, where a fight broke out between those involved in the accident. Police said an officer who arrived at the scene saw two men assaulting another man, and as the officer attempted to break up the fight, he was pushed to the ground by the two men. Witnesses told police that a man in one car confronted a man in the other car as he tried to render aid to his two injured sons. An argument ensued and the man from the first vehicle, Richard Travis McCain, 21, of Severn, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the victim. McCain’s relatives arrived in another vehicle, and a man, Gerald Javon Hall, 26, of Severn, jumped out and joined the assault, police said. The two men pushed the victim to the ground and punched him numerous times, police said. More officers arrived at the scene and were able to break up the fight. At that point, another relative of the suspects, Riquita Juanita McCain, 22, of Severn, started screaming at the victim’s family and hindered officers and Fire Department personnel, who were rendering aid to the accident victims, police said. Police arrested the woman, and charged the men with first-degree assault and assault on a police officer. A 3-year-old boy was taken to John’s Hopkins Hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the accident. The victim of the assault was taken with his son to John’s Hopkins Hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the assault.
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