AZ Woman Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by Administrator 6. May 2009 06:42

An Arizona woman was flown to a local hospital Wednesday morning with serious injuries after her motorcycle was struck by a car on the Glendale Avenue on-ramp to the Loop 101. Preliminary evidence suggests that the woman may be an off-duty Valley police officer. Initial reports also indicate this, but Glendale Fire Department spokesman Daniel Valenzuela said he was not able to confirm or deny that.

According to Valenzuela the woman was dressed in civilian clothing and did not appear to be wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The driver of the car walked away from the accident without injury. Officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety were on the scene investigating the collision. The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m.

 “Whether you’re on a motorcycle or in a car, it’s a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and practice defensive driving skills,” Valenzuela said.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, it is important to get legal advice you can trust, from an attorney with experience. Please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of  Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PLC at 877-366-5557.


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Man Kills 5 in Car Accident, Gets 1 Year in Jail

by Administrator 6. May 2009 06:14
An Arizona man who killed five people and injured one other in a car accident was sentenced to one year in jail last week. Robert Meyers, 25, was driving his 2007 Chevy Avalance west on McDowell Road in Scotsdale, when he ran a red light and broadsided a 1994 Cadillac Deville as it was turning left onto Granite Reef Road. Of the eight people in the Cadillac, five were killed, three were children. Antonio Pedraza-Olivares and his wife Noelia Rebolledo-Sanchez died instantly, as did their Four-year-old son Antonio. Noelia’s sister was in the car as were her two children, eleven-year-old Mayra and nine year old Jennifer Ramirez-Pedraza who were both killed. Mayra and Jennifer’s mother as well as two other children were seriously injured in the accident.Scotsdale police estimate Myers was doing 65 mph in a 45mph zone. In court records however, Myers’ lawyer Larry Kazan says his experts estimate Myers was only 10mph over the limit. He pointed the finger at the driver of the Cadillac, Guadelupe Pedraza. "Certainly, the light may have been red at the time Robert entered the intersection, but it was a close call one way or another," Kazan wrote in a memo to the judge. "Ms. Pedraza had the opportunity to avoid the collision had she obeyed the right-of-way rules of the road, which require her to yield to all traffic within the intersection or so closely approaching as to constitute an immediate hazard. Not having an Arizona driver's license probably didn't help her in this regard as she was probably unaware of the required rules of the road."Myers received one year in jail, 4 years probation, and was ordered to pay $450,000 in restitution.If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PLC at 877-366-5557

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Man Kills 5 in Car Accident, Gets 1 Year in Jail

by Administrator 6. May 2009 06:14
An Arizona man who killed five people and injured one other in a car accident was sentenced to one year in jail last week. Robert Meyers, 25, was driving his 2007 Chevy Avalance west on McDowell Road in Scotsdale, when he ran a red light and broadsided a 1994 Cadillac Deville as it was turning left onto Granite Reef Road. Of the eight people in the Cadillac, five were killed, three were children. Antonio Pedraza-Olivares and his wife Noelia Rebolledo-Sanchez died instantly, as did their Four-year-old son Antonio. Noelia’s sister was in the car as were her two children, eleven-year-old Mayra and nine year old Jennifer Ramirez-Pedraza who were both killed. Mayra and Jennifer’s mother as well as two other children were seriously injured in the accident.Scotsdale police estimate Myers was doing 65 mph in a 45mph zone. In court records however, Myers’ lawyer Larry Kazan says his experts estimate Myers was only 10mph over the limit. He pointed the finger at the driver of the Cadillac, Guadelupe Pedraza. "Certainly, the light may have been red at the time Robert entered the intersection, but it was a close call one way or another," Kazan wrote in a memo to the judge. "Ms. Pedraza had the opportunity to avoid the collision had she obeyed the right-of-way rules of the road, which require her to yield to all traffic within the intersection or so closely approaching as to constitute an immediate hazard. Not having an Arizona driver's license probably didn't help her in this regard as she was probably unaware of the required rules of the road."Myers received one year in jail, 4 years probation, and was ordered to pay $450,000 in restitution.If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PLC at 877-366-5557

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Chicago Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $13.7M Verdict

by Administrator 24. April 2009 04:07

A Chicago man has been awarded $13.7 million in a car accident lawsuit filed by the family of a BMW salesman who was killed in a high-speed crash that occurred while driving 90 mph during a test drive. Traveling 90 mph in a 45 mph zone, the BMW clipped another vehicle and hit a light pole, killing 22 year old Roger Czapski. Czapski, the car salesman, was seated next o the driver, 20 year old Christopher Maher. Maher survived with serious injuries. 

Maher denied any liability in the lawsuit, arguing that Czapski contributed to his own death by encouraging him to drive faster than the speed limit and never asking him to slow down. The test drive also violated the BMW dealership policy by going outside the established route. After a one week trial the jury returned a verdict of $13.7 million for the Czapski family.

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Tire, Not Alcohol Caused Crash

by Administrator 24. April 2009 03:54

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled this week that a fatal car crash was the result of a faulty tire, not alcohol. Travis Kirby, 20, was driving his Chevrolet Camaro nearly 90 mph on Highway 27 when the vehicle,according to court records, “left the road, rolled, clipped a tree, continuedto roll, hitting another tree, and then came to rest on its side.”

Kirby was killed instantly. Authorities said his bloodalcohol level was 0.25, more than three times the legal limit. RileyStrickland, 18, and Sidney Odom, 19, were both injured.

The court upheld a $2.1 million verdict against GoodyearTire and Rubber Co. and Big 10 Tire Co. Attorney for Odom, Mike Allred said thetire failure was “the direct cause of the accident…I’m very pleased that theCourt of Appeals followed the law and did the right thing in affirming thejudgement.”

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3 Killed in DUI Crash

by Administrator 24. April 2009 03:35

A drunk driving accident killed three in Manhattan Beach. At 12:30 a.m. on April 9 in Fullerton a drunk driver ran a red light and hit theMitsubishi Eclipse driven by twenty year old Courtney Stewart. Henry Pearson,25, Nick Adenhart, 22, and Stewart were killed instantly. The other passengerJon Wilhite, 24, is in serious condition.

Pearson’s father wants the driver of the mini van to bebrought to justice. “[My son] died in extremely tragic circumstances, but hehad the best life anyone could ever have. He lived life to the maximum, with noregrets.”

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Crash Kills 2, Injures 1

by Administrator 17. April 2009 07:59

An SUV crashed into a home on Thursday evening. Around 6:30pm, an SUV travelling 55 to 60mph in a 45mph zone crashed into a South 40th St house near Roeser Rd.

Two women were ejected from the SUV when it rolled over. They were both killed instantly. A third woman had to be extricated before being taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

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