Motor Vehicle Collisions

FL Police Stop Log Truck Hours Before it Collided Into School Bus

Chris Welsh, Esq. A couple recently pulled over for reported reckless driving collided with a school bus just hours later. A 911 call had reported that an unloaded rig with a smoking wheel had run off the road and through two red lights. Highway patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan pulled the vehicle over around 12:15 pm and noted minor problems, but let the couple, Shannon and Sherry Ford, continue on. At 2:30 pm that same day, Shannon Ford crashed the vehicle into a school bus carrying 15 children. Seven of the children were injured; one girl was trapped with a leg …

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Stories from the Road Reveal Heartbreaking Price of Driving Fatigue

Chris Welsh, Esq. http://www.welsh-law.com/ “I was coming down the hill and I guess I dozed off,” semi-truck driver Doug Bouch told the Ohio State Highway Patrol after a terrible fatal accident midday in August four years ago. “When I opened my eyes I saw brake lights, people coming to a stop. I could not stop, I could not veer. I looked for an out but there was nowhere to go” (Bloomberg.com). Doug Bouch had slept three hours the night before he began work at 3 am. One day around noon, Bouch dozed off at the wheel and rammed into a …

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Early morning five-car crash leaves man critically injured

Brian Nettles, Esq. A a single car caused five-car crash in east Las Vegas just before 3 a.m. on Sunday at Lake Mead and Lamb Boulevards. The terrible crash left Kurt Alexander, 34, in critical condition. Thankfully no other injuries have been reported. Las Vegas police report that a Chevrolet Tahoe ran a red light and collided with car, causing a chain reaction that involved two more vehicles. The Tahoe also hit a fifth car beyond the pile up. The Tahoe driver has been identified as J. Guadalupe Fajardo. He was caught trying to leave the scene on foot. Fajardo …

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Oklahoma Bus-Semi Collision Kills 4 Young College Students

Chris Welsh, Esq. Heartbreaking news from Oklahoma this week. A fatal crash on Interstate 35 near the Oklahoma-Texas border is “being investigated like a homicide,” police said on Sunday. The crash, which occurred last Friday night, was caused by a tractor-trailer that struck a bus while crossing l anes. After colliding with the bus, the tractor-trailer continued off the side of the road. Police did not discover the semi for nearly an hour. Police are treating investigation in terms of homicide due to great suspicion of factors that caused the event. The weather was clear, roads were dry. “Something happened …

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Back to School Street Skills

Brian Nettles, Esq. School is back in session–and that means the school carpool is too. Drop-off areas at and around school will have heavier pedestrian and vehicle traffic, with parents and children darting out in all directions. With wandering students, distracted parents, bikes, skateboards, minivans, and a rush to get to class on time, no area is more susceptible to pedestrian-vehicle accidents than school zones. Each year, as many as 25,000 children are injured walking to school. Most tragic, an estimated 100 children are killed in the walking commute each year. By paying attention and driving cautiously in school zones, …

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