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This week, the House of Representatives is due to consider a series of bills that will have a major impact on the civil justice system in our country. There are several bills being introduced, but among the most noteworthy of them, is H.R. 1215, the so-called "Protecting Access to Health Care Act". Far from protecting access to health care, H.R. 1215 denies patients wronged by medical malpractice the compensation that is rightly due to them. The bill sets ... read more >>

Pedestrian Killed by Tesla SUV in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS, CA - the Riverside County Coroner's Office has identified 77-year-old James Scott of Grand Terrace as the person killed in Tuesday evening's Palm Springs pedestrian accident. Mr. Scott was crossing Sunrise Way on foot, near the intersection of Camino Parocela when he was struck by a motorist travelling southbound on Sunrise in a white Tesla SUV. A woman who witnessed the collision attempted to aid the injured man and administered CPR to the injured man, ... read more >>

William Hansen Truck Accident Death
BOLINGBROOK, IL — Two truck drivers were involved in an accident near Bolingbrook early Tuesday morning on Interstate 55 that took the life of a 60-year-old Wisconsin man driving one of the trucks. Heading south on I-55, 36-year-old Samer Hraish of Wheaton was just past Route 53, when he was struck from behind by another big-rig vehicle. This second truck was being driven by 60-year-old William Hansen of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. According to reports by the Daily ... read more >>

Tree in Whittier's Penn Park Falls and Kills 1, Injures 5
What should have been one of the happiest days in a young couple's lives, turned into a horrific scene that resulted in injury and death. On Saturday, a young couple were having their wedding day photos taken with their bridal party at the base of a large eucalyptus tree in Whittier's Penn Park. For reasons, still unknown at this time, the 100-foot tree they were under, uprooted and toppled on the group gathered beneath. The result ... read more >>

Javier Gonzalez Killed by a Truck on I-5 in Sacramento
Sacramento 18-year-old Javier Gonzalez was hit and killed by a semi-truck early Thursday morning on Interstate 5 in Sacramento after his vehicle had become disabled. Gonzalez had been travelling down I-5 in the pre-dawn hours amidst a light downfall when his Honda Civic had apparently become disabled. According to authorities, Gonzalez's car was completely motionless and had no functioning lights at the time of impact, which was approximately 5:15 a.m. The collision with the big rig sent ... read more >>

Truck Accident Destroys a Family - 2 Dead, 3 Injured
Police responded to an accident call around 6am on Sunday morning. Arriving to scene, they found a collision between a Jeep SUV and semi truck. Investigators have determined that the semi truck ran into the back of the Jeep SUV, which was occupied by a family of five. The impact of the collision pushed the Jeep beyond a fence that runs along this stretch of roadway - the jeep ultimately coming to rest on the vehicle's ... read more >>

Jennifer Talavera Killed by Taxi in San Jose
SAN JOSE — 37-year-old pedestrian Jennifer Talavera was hit and killed by a taxi early Tuesday morning on Monterey Road. According to police records, the woman's death is the 42nd traffic-related fatality and the 16th pedestrian killed by a vehicle in the city this year. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jennifer Talavera by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office. Police responded to a 911 call just before 3am at Monterey Road and Capitol Expressway expecting to ... read more >>

Three Men Killed in a Head-on Collision in Naperville
A head-on collision between two cars early Friday morning has left all involved, dead. The collision happened on westbound I-88 in southwest Naperville near Mill Street, just before 1 a.m. Per witnesses who saw the accident, a 2012 Toyota Camry speeding on westbound I-88 lost control and hit a wall. The vehicle then spun around and crashed head-on into a 2007 Chrysler 300. The driver of the Camry has since been identified by police as 30-year-old U.S. Marine ... read more >>

Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire
In Oakland, authorities continue to comb through the charred remnants of a warehouse that was destroyed by a fast-spreading fire that engulfed the building during a concert killing multiple concert attendees. The search continues for both the remains of victims caught in the fire and for answers as to how such a tragedy could have happened in the first place. At this time, there are more questions than answers. There are questions about a rickety stairway, ... read more >>

Man Dies in Chiriaco Summit Accident
A man died early Thursday morning in a big rig crash on Interstate 10 near Chiriaco Summit. The Coroner’s office has identified the victim as 47-year-old Sergio Ramirez Morales, of Villa Nueva Guatemala. According to California Highway Patrol Officer, Mike Radford, the accident happened along the eastbound lanes of I-10, west of Hayfield Road near Chiriaco Summit around 4:03 a.m. Morales was driving a 1996 Chevy S-10 pick up truck, towing a Nissan Sentra. Morales’ ... read more >>

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