Jury selection has begun in the wrongful death suit associated with alleged imperfections in the design of the Toyota Camry. The case focuses on a 2009 incident that killed a California woman as she was driving in the Upland area. Official reports show the woman's vehicle reached 100 mph. Even though she tried to stop, her brake pedal was useless. The broken accelerator sent the woman careening through traffic, but she eventually ran into a tree. She suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The first Toyota unintended acceleration case to go to jury trial is in California court this week and expected to last for the next two months. Juries were selected on Monday. The decision jurors make in this case is expected to help predict the outcomes of 80 other state court cases against Toyota.
Another Boeing airplane has crash-landed, this time at New York's LaGuardia Airport. During the landing of the Southwest Airlines' Boeing 737-700, the landing gear collapsed, causing the jet's nose to hit the ground and skid along the runway. The jet came to a stop in a grassy area off the runway.
Airplanes carry passengers from all over the world. On the Asiana airplane that crashed in San Francisco, there were 61 U.S. passengers, 77 South Korean passengers and 141 Chinese passengers, as well as a smattering of passengers from other countries. More than 180 people were injured in this accident, including people from all different countries. Which raises the question: How will the passengers recover compensation for their injuries? Can they all bring lawsuits in the United States?
If a superstar hit your car and then called you names, would you ask the court to let him off easy? Perhaps it is because the accident was minor with negligible damage - $868 worth - that the driver involved in an accident with Chris Brown decided to ask a Los Angeles court to dismiss her charges against him. But the court may be reluctant to do so. Brown has been charged with misdemeanor hit and run (he left the scene of the accident) and driving without a license.
San Francisco police have released information that a fire truck ran over one of the Chinese teenagers who died from the plane crash at the San Francisco International Airport. Firefighters were responding to the plane crash when they ran over the girl's body, which was covered in fire retardant foam. The police do not know, however, whether the girl died from injuries sustained by the plane crash or in the fire truck accident.
When an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 airplane crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, it was traveling far below the 137 knots per hour (157 miles per hour) required for a safe landing.
Every Fourth of July, hospital emergency rooms across the country treat thousands of people for drunk driving accident injuries, firework burns, boating crash injuries, and food-borne illnesses.
According to news reports, three firefighters killed in the tragic Arizona fires were Southern California natives, and one was the son of Los Angeles County Fire Captain Joe Woyjeck.