September 4, 2011 – According to reports, there was a man burned to death in South Los Angeles 110 Freeway DUI crash, when an alleged drunk driver caused a collision that turned into a fiery death for a disabled motorist. According to the California Highway Patrol an 18 year old driver of a Smart Car caused a collision that resulted in the death of a 44 year old Paramount man. The collision occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. on the 110 Freeway, when the 18 year old driver swerved across the solid white line, when a car slowed down in front of him.
The Smart Car driver struck the back of a 1971 Monte Carlo that was on the shoulder, causing it to strike the three occupants of the vehicle that were standing outside of the car after it broke down. A 44 year old man from the Monte Carlo became trapped under the vehicle, where he burned to death when both vehicles burst into flames from the impact, according to the California Highway Patrol officials.
The two other men that were injured included a 47 year old man from Wilmington that paramedics transported to USC Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition with burns to his face and arms, and a broken pelvis. The other man identified as a 19 year old from Compton, complained of pain in both legs and was transported by paramedics to California Hospital Medical Center.
According to the California Highway Patrol the 18 year old driver of the Smart Car was arrested at the scene of the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and second degree murder. California Highway Patrol officials stated the teen was booked at the LAPD Parker Center. The teen driver sustained an abrasion to his shoulder from the seatbelt and refused to be transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
April 5, 2011 – According to reports the driver involved in the death of an 18 year old has been arrested.
According to the California Highway Patrol the 24 year old driver of a Honda Civic that struck a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Saturday night has been arrested. She is identified as Ashley Bryan of Highland and was arrested Sunday after causing the death of 18 year old Cameron Cook for suspicion of driving under the influence. This is typical of the cases that a wrongful death law attorney takes on to assist surviving family members.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Devon Boatman the accident occurred at approximately 11:40 a.m. Vescio and passenger Cameron Cook were involved in a solo traffic collision on traveling north on the 57 Freeway in the vicinity south of Katella Avenue at a speed of between 65 and 70 mph. the Camaro spun and came to rest facing north on the right shoulder partially blocking the No. 5 lane.
Vescio and Cook exited the disabled vehicle, but Vescio returned to put on the emergency lights when Bryan traveling north on the 57 Freeway in a Honda Civic struck the front left side of the Camaro. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to be pushed to the right striking Cook causing him to be pushed backward over the overpass railing.
According to the coroner’s office, Cook was transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he died at 5:08 a.m. Sunday. According to Officer Boatman, Bryan is facing a felony charge of gross vehicular manslaughter and a felony charge for driving under the influence. She is being held in custody at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
March 9, 2011 – According to reports a three vehicle morning crash blocked the 91 Freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol the three vehicle collision occurred at 8:10 a.m. causing the car pool lanes and fast lane to be blocked.
A SigAlert was issued at 8:25 a.m. due to the collision that occurred in the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim east of North Harbor Boulevard.
Anaheim firefighters arrived at the scene of the collision at approximately 8:48 a.m. and the driver of a Range Rover was transported to the hospital with personal injuries.
According to a recent San Francisco news headline, here’s an interesting story as well as cautionary tale of sorts that essentially points up the importance of learning how to take care of your own money. It shows the danger of trusting others govern your future.
On Feb 11, 2011, Reuters (San Francisco) reported that in a ruling filed on Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Rosenblatt vacated an award, won by actor Larry Hagman, because she said in part, one of the arbitrators was a plaintiff in a similar type of legal action and did not disclose it. As an aside if in San Francisco and in need of a solid San Francisco DUI lawyer who also does Oakland federal criminal defense type cases, then I do suggest this competent Oakland and San Francisco based DUI and accident lawyer overall. For his part, he (Hagman) had charged that a Smith Barney broker, Lisa Detanna, had put Hagman and his wife, Maj, now 82, into a life insurance policy with an annual premium cost of $168,000.
The Hagmans had told Detanna in 2005 that they required income-generating investments that would shield their principal, according to the Finra statement of claim, but by June 2008, their accounts were about 69 percent invested in equities. I am almost certain that this was no accident. Well actually that is only my opinion. Switching gears for a second, if you are in Los Angeles in southern California and require a world beating Los Angeles accident lawyer who also does personal injury and DUI cases in San Francisco as well then allow me to endorse this first rate such lawyer.
Citigroup Inc can count a victory in the latest legal action in Larry Hagman fight for an award against the bank for over $11 million in damages, which would have been distributed to charity. Hagman, who played the villain, J.R. Ewing, in the 1980s TV show “Dallas,” as well as the astronaut on the hit television program ‘I dream of Jeanne’ before that in Los Angeles, had accused Citigroup of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.