Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

by Administrator 30. March 2010 02:04

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a car crash Monday afternoon in Lake Havasu.

 

Lake Havasu City Police Sergeant Keith Huskisson said the accident was "a car versus a motorcycle.

 

According to officials with the Lake Havasu City Police Department, the accident occured shortly after 2:00 p.m. Monday when a 2008 Chevy Malibu driven by 78 year-old Marcia Biehn was pulling out of the driveway of a business complex on the 2000 block of Mesquite Avenue. Beihn was attempting to make a left trun into the westbound lane of Mesquite when she struck a southbound 2001 Yamaha motorcycle drvien by 25 year-old Havasu resident Nathan Waldenberg.

 

"[Emergency response crews] said [Waldenberg] was in extremely critical condition with a serious head injury..." Huskisson said. 

 

Waldenburg was airlifted from the scene and transported to a trauma unit at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

 

Huskisson said the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Arizona car accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally to learn more about the options available to a victim in the aftermath of a car accident. Please call 800-763-0964.


Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Crash that Killed Arizona Teen

by Administrator 30. March 2010 01:45

An illegal immigrant who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 2008 car crash that killed a Mesa, Arizona teenager was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Friday.

 

According to Maricopa County prosecutor, 33 year-old Manuel Contreras-Galdean admitted to drinking six beers before a car crash that killed 16 year-old Kelly Tracy and seriously injured her 17 year-old brother Matthew. Contreras-Galdean signed an agreement last year in which he pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault in the crash.

 

According to court documents, Contreras-Galdean had a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.19 percent - about two-and-a-half times the legal limit to operate a vehicle in Arizona.

 

The judge who heard the case credited Contreras-Galdean for 496 days in jail already served. He must serve four years of probation after his prison term.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Arizona car accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally to learn more about the options available to a victim in the aftermath of a car accident. Please call 800-763-0964.


3 die in Phoenix motorcycle accidents

by Administrator 25. March 2010 09:38

Three people are dead and six more injured following a massive group of motorcycles were involved in an accident with a garbage truck.  The accident occurred on the Carefree Highway in north Phoenix.

According to police, the accident was caused when the motorcyclists got too close to the large dump truck.  The force of the impact caused fires to break out, seriously wounding six of the riders and killing three others. 

Reports indicate that there were a total of nine injured, six of whom were listed in critical condition.  Two patients were sent by helicopter to Phoenix hospital. 

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a Phoenix motorcycle accident, contact the Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally today by calling 800-763-0964. 

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Racing Fan Killed by Flying Tire

by Administrator 16. March 2010 02:33

A female spectator at the National Hot Rod Association Arizona Nationals is dead after being struck by a flying tire when a dragster crashed.

 

A spokeswoman for the Gila River Indian reservation in Chandler, Arizona, where the racetrack was located, said a dragster flipped in the first-round race of the Nationals and caught fire. The impact of the crash caused a tire to fly off the car and into the stands, striking the woman.

 

The fan was transported by helicopter to a local hospital, where she died later that day.

 

In a statement on it's website, the National Hot Rod Association expressed remorse over the accident. "The entire National Hot Rod Association is deeply saddened by today's incident and sends its thoughts and prayers to the woman's family and friends," the statement said.

 

The accident is still under investigation.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Arizona car accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally to learn more about the options available to a victim in the aftermath of a car accident. Please call 800-763-0964.

Toyota Disputes 'Runaway Prius' Claims

by Administrator 16. March 2010 02:26

Toyota Motor Corp. held a news conference Monday disputing the claims of a man who said his 2008 Prius sped out of control on an Interstate in California.

 

Toyota Motor Sales USA vice president of communications Mike Michels, said in the press conference that the company feels the information they have "on this vehicle is inconsistent with the scenario where the car could not be stopped by the brakes..." 

 

James Sikes claimed that his 2008 Prius sped uncontrollably down Interstate 8 in California for nearly twenty minutes.

 

Sikes' attorney, John Gomez, said Sikes does not intend to sue Toyota. Gomez refused to comment further until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finishes their investigation into the incident.

 

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide for brake, accelerator-pedal, and floor-mat problems after a California Highway Patrol officer and thee family members were killed in a runaway Lexus last year.

 

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Phoenix man injured in Spring Break accident

by Administrator 16. March 2010 02:26

A 20-year old Phoenix man was injured while on Spring Break in Panama City Beach, when a second-floor balcony railing failed at a beach house that he was staying at. The man fell 15 feet to the ground below, suffering a laceration to his head and injuries to his neck and back. The injured individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in good condition.

If you have suffered an injury on someone else's property, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman and McAnally at 800-763-0964 to discuss your legal options. 

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2 CSU Students Killed, 2 Others Injured in I-40 Car Crash

by Administrator 16. March 2010 02:16

Two people were killed and two others injured in a Saturday morning car accident on Interstate 40 in Arizona.

 

According to officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, nineteen-year-old Damon Jonson and twenty-year-old Katelyn Henning were killed Saturday when their vehicle drifted into the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 and rolled over. Two other passengers in the vehicle were injured in the crash. Two Colorado State University students, twenty-year-old Andrew Schall and nineteen-year-old Nicole Franco, both suffered minor injuries in the crash.

 

A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Safety said Franco was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas following the accident; where she was treated and released. 

 

Henning was also a student at Colorado State University. The four friends were returning from a spring break trip.

 

 

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