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    • Motorist Killed In San Jose Crash

      Motorist Killed In San Jose Crash

      A male driver was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night near the intersection of South Bascom and Fruitdale Avenues, said San Jose police.
      The driver of the vehicle died as a result of…

    • San Jose Teen Unconscious After Car Accident, Expected To Survive

      San Jose Teen Unconscious After Car Accident, Expected To Survive

      Jessica Huse, 18, of San Jose, suffered serious injuries in a car accident Sunday morning on her way to church. According to her family, she is expected to survive, but she is still…

    • Strangulation Death Prompts Recall Of Hooded Sweatshirts & Drawstrings

      Strangulation Death Prompts Recall Of Hooded Sweatshirts & Drawstrings

      Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, Calif., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of 300,000 children’s hooded sweatshirts after the death of a 3-year-old boy who was…

    • Toddler Killed by Truck in San Jose

      Toddler Killed by Truck in San Jose

      A 2-year-old boy was killed by a truck backing up in a parking lot last month. The car accident happened in San Jose. The boy’s stepfather did not realize the child was behind his vehicle. It is believed the victim left his apartment through an open door. Nationally, there were at least 101 “backover” children deaths in 2007, according to data Kids And Cars compiles from coroners,…

    • Ford Settles Lawsuit, and then Lies Again

      Ford Settles Lawsuit, and then Lies Again

      Ford settled a class action lawsuit in Sacramento on Wednesday but then proceeded to lie to the public and media, claiming that the settlement ended all outstanding lawsuits against Ford stemming from Explorer rollovers.As reported in this Associated Press article, Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley claimed that the settlement, which will provide vouchers to Explorer owners to buy other Ford…

    • Faulty Tires are Still on the Road

      Faulty Tires are Still on the Road

      Car manufacturers continue to place short-term profits ahead of consumer safety. Even with the infamous faulty tire scandal in 2000, automakers continue to try and cut corners in its design features, which poses a danger to unsuspecting drivers and passengers. Despite years of highly-publicized questions over faulty and neglectful car and tire manufacturing and their direct links to the injuries…

    • 56,000 California Kids May Lose Health Coverage

      56,000 California Kids May Lose Health Coverage

      Instead of presents, Santa Claus might deliver a note to more than 56,000 families in California that will inform them that their children will no longer have health insurance by the end of the year. This is not because these children were on Santa’s naughty list. It’s because of dangerous Washington politics. California risks losing federal funds to support its children health insurance…

    • SUV Rollover Fatalities Still Frequent

      SUV Rollover Fatalities Still Frequent

      Despite what the car industry aficionados and government may claim, SUV rollovers continue to kill and maim. Take, for example, the single-vehicle SUV rollover crash last month that killed a 23-year-old man in Southern California . In another example in a case I am handling, three people were killed on July 5, 2006 in Menlo Park, Ca when the driver’s 1998 Ford Explorer rolled over and killed…

    • Update: Anticipated settlement with Ford delayed

      Update: Anticipated settlement with Ford delayed

      The anticipated settlement of a multi-billion suit against Ford was delayed Monday in Sacramento Superior Court for unspecified reasons. A courthouse spokeswoman said she was awaiting word when the case would resume. One of the lawyers involved in the litigation said they would return on Dec. 3, according to the Sacramento Bee. Meanwhile, authorities are picking up the pieces of a tragic…

    • Ford Explorer, SUV victims fight back, see results

      Ford Explorer, SUV victims fight back, see results

      Today, November 19, 2007, an expected class action settlement concerning Ford Motor Co. may impact 1 million Ford Explorer owners nationwide. SUVs, passenger vans and trucks kill 10,000 people and injure another 27,000 every year. Among them, the Ford Explorer in particular is a disaster waiting to happen for millions of Americans who drive them.Between their flawed design that makes them…