Fatal Car Crash On Northwest Side Kills Elderly Man

Fatal hit

(Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / March 27, 2014) Staff report 5:29 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2014 An 85-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on the Northwest Side this morning. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. The man walked into oncoming northbound traffic when he was struck by the vehicle, Pacheco said. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to police. The victim was taken to Resurrection Medical Center and was pronounced dead there at 6:05 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was not ticketed, Pacheco said.
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Denver Auto Accident Attorneys at Bell & Pollock, PC, Comment On Increase In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accidents In Colorado

(Rodolfo Gonzalez / AP / March 13, 2014) Also By Gerrick D. Kennedy March 27, 2014, 1:58 p.m. A fourth person has died from injuries sustained earlier this month after a car driven by a drunk driving suspect crashed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, officials said. DeAndre Tatum passed away on Thursday as a result of his injuries, the Austin police department confirmed. Tatum was one of 23 injured a few weeks ago after a a man attempting to evade a DWI checkpoint plowed into a crowd of festival revelers outside the Mohawk nightclub while being pursued by police. Two people,Jamie West, 27, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third victim, Sandy Le, died days later after being in critical condition with head injuries. The suspect, aspiring rapper Rashad Charjuan Owens , has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. Owens remains in jail, with bail set at $3 million. Times staff writer August Brown contributed to this report. ALSO:
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Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

(CBSNewYork) Texting and driving is dangerous but a new survey finds talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel may be even worse. As WCBS 880s Paul Murnane reported from Stamford, the National Safety Councils annual report found 26 percent of all crashes are tied to phone use, but noted just 5 percent involved texting. Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane Reports Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use , pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction. Some motorists said they support the idea. Everybodys on a telephone. If people do cut you off, you look and theyre talking on the telephone. I think they are a problem. a driver told Murnane. Hands-free or not. People just get too involved in the conversation. Either pull over or wait, said another man. The survey found a 1 percent increase in cellphone-involved accidents compared with the previousyear.
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SXSW 2014: Fourth car crash victim dies

Car plows into crowd at SXSW

We hope to see more of these types of efforts implemented in communities. We’d like to see new public awareness campaigns designed to change attitudes some drivers have about hit-and-run accidents.” In 2012, there were 34 fatal hit-and-run accidents in Colorado, according to the Windsor Beacon, which cited data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That figure represents an 88 percent increase compared to 2011, when there were 18 fatal hit-and-run accidents in Colorado, the Windsor Beacon reported. There were 12 hit-and-run fatalities in Colorado in 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, a total of 104 people died in hit-and-run accidents in Colorado, the Windsor Beacon reported. Of those 104 fatalities, 35 people died in hit-and-run accidents in Denver during that same time period. More than half of the victims of fatal hit-and-run accidents between 2008 and 2012 in Colorado were pedestrians, the Windsor Beacon reported. Specifically, 55 pedestrians died in hit-and-run accidents in Colorado between 2008 and 2012.
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Car Crashes Through the Tennis Shoppe, Injures 2

Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building Car Crashes into front of building LITTLE ROCK, AR — A car crashed through a Little Rock business on Cantrell yesterday afternoon. When we arrived to the scene at the Tennis Shoppe, the car was still in the business. A clerk at the Tennis Shoppe, Sophia Pucek, said she was sitting at the front of the store when she saw a car exit off of Cantrell road very quickly. She attempted to move away but the car came crashing in too fast, according to police reports. Pucek suffered a broken right femur and carpet burns to her face and arms.She was transported to Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock to have surgery on her right femur. The driver, Carolyn Bunting, said she was attempting to park and hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes. She then hit a car beside her and crashed into the building. The car was towed and Bunting wascitedfor careless driving, driving on a suspended license and having no insurance, according to police reports. The manager of the store also suffered minor cuts to his face but refused medical attention at the scene. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Single car accident requires SkyLife

DeAndre Tatum, 18, passed away from his injuries, the Austin Police Department tweeted Thursday. DeAndre Tatum, the 4th victim of the #SXSW crash, passed away as a result of his injuries. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 27, 2014 Tatum had been in critical condition since the crash, according to local NBC affiliate KXAN . Also read: SXSW Suspect Faces Death Penalty According to police, Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, (pictured below left) plowed into a group of pedestrians on Mar. 13, as he fled from an officer on patrol for suspected drunk drivers. The incident left more than 20 people injured. Owens continued to drive at a high rate of speed, turning right onto Red River Street, which was barricaded off for pedestrians for the SXSW Festival, Austin police said in a news release . The suspect crashed through the barricades, hitting several pedestrians on Red River Street between 9th and 11th Streets, the release said. Owens is also accused of hitting a moped, a taxi cab and a bicyclist. As TheWrap previously reported, the Killeen resident faces multiple charges of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault. The aspiring rapper is being held on $3 million bail.
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SXSW Car Crash Claims Fourth Victim

‘Veep’ Creator: Why He Won't Let Politicians Do Cameos, Who Should Play POTUS

A single car accident north of Summit Road near Tenya Lodge in Fish Camp resulted in one passenger being medevaced to Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday, March 26 after the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and traveled down an embankment. According to authorities driver Woo Lam, 21, of Los Angeles traveling northbound on Highway 41 at unsafe speeds lost control of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra causing the vehicle to veer off the road and down an embankment. The car collided with a pine tree on the passenger side causing major damage to the front passenger Muhammad Puteras right arm. Putera, 20, of Los Angeles suffered a possible broken arm and was transported by ambulance to Oakhurst before being flown to CRMC to receive medical attention. Lam and the other two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene. Highway 41 remain open during the accident and the collision is still under investigation. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print Order a reprint of this story Join The Conversation The Sierra Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what’s in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
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