Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971 – ABC News
The officer was pinned in between two vehicles. ( Sun Valley crash leaves LAPD cop critically injured ) However, days after the accident and after being rushed to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Officer Chris Cortijo’s condition, the victim in the auto vs. motorcycle accident, apparently turned for the worse. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Carollyn Nguyen of Los Angeles News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA, reported that “The LAPD motorcycle officer who was struck by a suspected DUI driver in Sun Valley over the weekend has died.” It was also mentioned in the report that Officer Cortijo was a 26-year LAPD veteran who worked at the department’s Valley Traffic Division. Police Chief Charlie Beck said Officer Cortijo arrested more than 3,000 DUI suspects over the course of his career. ( LAPD Sun Valley crash: Motorcycle officer dies of his injuries ) Dedicated Los Angeles auto accident lawyer Della Shaker, Esq., is saddened by the loss of an innocent life, especially an officer of the law who dedicated his life to protecting the public from DUI drivers. In a very ironic fashion, adds Atty. Shaker, Officer Cortijo suffered wrongful death in the hands of a suspected DUI driver, the evil that he diligently fought against in order to protect all of us. “Auto accidents, especially Drunk Driving accidents are very devastating and life changing not only to the victims but their families as well. In the case of Officer Cortijo, the family members have the right to seek compensation for all their damages, from property damage, actual medical costs, loss of life’s earnings, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of love and support, pain and suffering and other non-monetary losses, among others. However, regardless of the heirs’ claims, it obviously cannot replace the value of a loved one,” opines Ms. Shaker.
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UPDATE: 85-Year-Old Man Dead in Bucks County Crash « CBS Philly
Chidi Nkwonta, Sector Commander FRSC Lagos said that at least 160 people were also injured in the various accidents during the period. The command recorded 87 road crashes where a total number of 31 people lost their lives. Also during the period, no fewer than 160 people were also injured,he said. According to him, the command had a total number of 78 casualties in 32 crashes in January alone, 15 deaths and 63 people injured. Sector Commander Chidi Nkwonta Nkwonta stated that in February, 56 casualties were recorded in 24 crashes with 10 people killed and 46 injured. For instance in March, we recorded 57 casualties in 31 crashes where six persons lost their lives and 51 injured. He said the command inspected more than 26, 365 vehicles on the highways to ensure their road-worthiness, adding that 3, 078 motorists were also cautioned. We stopped 8,879 drivers in January, 9155 in February and 8, 331 March for road worthiness inspections, while 1,169, 1,043 and 866 drivers were also cautioned, he said. He listed the highways his men patrolled as Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, Lekki-Epe and Badagry Expressways.
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Puerto Rican Musician Cheo Feliciano Killed in Early Morning Car Crash | NBC 10 Philadelphia
CRESTVIEW Usually, Ricky Bowdren and Sarena Robbins avoid asking for charity, but a recent car crash has left them no other choice. The engaged couple were in Austin, Texas March 16 when they were involved in a serious collision. Changed lives “An oncoming car crossed three lanes of traffic into our lane and hit us head on,” Sarena said on http://www.gofundme.com/7ykds4 , the couple’s fundraising website. “We saw the car coming and tried to swerve away from it, but it all happened so fast we didnt have time to move out of the way.” The other driver was at fault, according to an investigator’s opinion as recorded in a Texas peace officer’s crash report. Sarena had a shattered right hip and a fractured pelvis; Ricky’s kneecap broke in three locations. Both received multiple staples and stitches following the incident. Now, the couple are living much different lives than before the accident. Ricky said he has limited mobility and can’t bend his right leg. He uses a walking crutch to get around; Sarena uses a walker.
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Couple’s life changes following car crash, mounting expenses – Community – Crestview News Bulletin
advertisement More Photos and Videos Puerto Rican salsa and bolero singer Cheo Feliciano died in a car crash early Thursday morning, Telemundo Puerto Rico has confirmed. He was 78. Jose Luis Feliciano Vega, better known as Cheo Feliciano, was killed just after 4 a.m. when the Jaguar he was driving hit an electrical post in the Cupey area of San Juan, according to Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia . READ: Fans Mourn Cheo Feliciano on Social Media Feliciano, the sole passenger in the vehicle, died on impact following the 4:13 a.m. crash on a road near the Universidad Metropolitana. A police inspector told the newspaper he was not wearing a seat belt. He is survived by his wife, Puerto Rican dancer Coco Prieto Leon Feliciano, and four sons. Feliciano, one of the most recognized musicians of his genre, was credited as influencing other salsa stars, includingRuben Blades and Gilberto Santarosa. He produced a list of hits that includes “One in a Million,” ”My Promise,” and “I Learned with You,” according to The Associated Press. Cyrus Still Hospitalized, Cancels Second Show The musician, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, started his career as a percussionist in New York before joining the Joe Cuba Sextet as a singer. He recorded 17 albums with the band performing with top Latin artists of the era, before joining Fania Records’ All-Stars ensemble and starting a successful solo career, according to a biography on Billboard.com. He was honored with the Latin Grammy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 .
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Car crash victims finally found after nearly 43 years | http://www.ajc.com
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Car crash victims finally found after nearly 43 years S.D. car crash victims finally found after nearly 43 years Sponsored Links Video transcript provided by Newsy.com ELK POINT, S.D. A South Dakota cold case appears to have finally been solved after almost 43 years. Authorities say the bodies of two 17-year-old girls who disappeared without a trace have now been found. “Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson vanished on their way to a party back in 1971. A car was found in a creek after the water levels dropped. Investigators believe that it belonged to one of the victims’ grandfathers.”(Via ABC ) The car, discovered last fall, containedtwo sets of remains, which were sent offfor testing.Tuesday, after months of investigation, the state’s attorney general announced the remains did in fact belong to the girls, and the cause of death was a car accident. (Via KMEG ) “To start with, the forensic pathology and anthropology reports indicate that there’s no type of injury that would be consistent or caused by foul play or inappropriate conduct.”(Via KDLT ) The girls’ families reportedly attended the press conference but didn’t speak to reporters. Authorities had long suspected foul play, even indicting a man back in 2007 before the charges were dropped. (Via Argus Leader ) The only remaining mystery is how the car was overlooked for so long, given that it was submerged near a bridge that’s inspected every two years.
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“To start with, the forensic pathology and anthropology reports indicate that there’s no type of injury that would be consistent with or caused by foul play or inappropriate conduct.” He said the bodies were found in the front seats, as opposed to the back seat or trunk, and that their clothing did not appear to be missing all of which points away from their deaths being caused by a crime. There is no way to know whether a blown tire might have cause a crash, but one was damaged and the tread was quite thin, he said. Family members, law enforcement and others had searched the area countless times without luck. “They were searching and they simply didn’t find it,” Jackley said. Jackson’s father, Oscar, died Sept. 18, five days before the car was found. “If you look at that obituary, it indicates one of the saddest parts of Oscar’s life is not knowing about the disappearance of his daughter Pam,” Jackley said. South Dakota Attorney Generals Office/AP Photo The odometer mileage reading of the 1960 Studebaker unearthed in September, 2013. The girls’ disappearance was one of the initial investigations of South Dakota’s cold case unit in 2004.
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Auto crash kills 31 in Lagos in 3 months – FRSC | IndepthAfrica
(CBS) An 85-year-old man is dead after a car accident in Bucks County early Thursday morning. The accident happened around 8:50 a.m. at Edgely Road and Goldenridge Drive in Levittown. Prior to the crash, Bristol Township Police say a cement mixer truckwas traveling southbound on Edgely Road. A Buick sedan was traveling east on Goldenridge Drive. Police say the two vehicles collided at the intersection on Edgely Road. The driver of the Buick sedan, an 85-year-old man of Levittown, was taken to St. Mary Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The 52-year-old driver of the cement truck was evaluated by medical personnel then later released. Police say he is cooperating with the investigation.
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