SUV Roll Over Result of Distracted Driving

A teenager was taken to the hospital on August 9, 2013 after her SUV rolled on  southbound I-15 near St. George, Utah. According to St. George News, the 16 year old female driver was reportedly distracted by the radio when she veered off the road and hit a construction sign, causing her SUV to roll.    Fortunately, this young driver was not seriously injured in the automobile accident.  This crash certainly is another reminder to all of us of the importance of keeping our attention focused on our driving.  Please be careful.

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[Photo: Courtesy of St. George News]

Sixty-First Traffic Related Fatality in Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Jurisdiction

With the death of Mizuki Uchida, a 24-year-old woman, who was broadsided by a cement truck driver, on August 7, 2013, there already have been 61 traffic-related deaths within the jurisdictional area of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  This unfortunate 24 year old died after colliding with a concrete mixer dump truck south of West Lone Mountain Road near the 215.  The cause of the crash apparently still is under investigation.

Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Mizuki Uchida.  May they find peace during these difficult times.

Let’s all work together to make our roadways safer by following the basic Rules of the Road.  Losing one life is one too many, let alone 61 just this year.

Truman Law Firm, Your Las Vegas Personal Injury and Automobile Accident/Car Crash Attorney.

 

Expect More from Life

“MY WAGE.   I bargained with life for a penny, And life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store;  For life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn dismayed, That any wage I had asked of life, Life would have gladly paid.”  Jessie Rittenhouse.  

Safety First With the Start of a New School Year

Summer is almost over.  School is just around the corner.  With all of the teenage drivers back on the road driving to and from school with their friends, let’s spend a few moments with our young drivers to educate them on the dangers of distracted driving:  1.  Drivers using a cell phone while driving are 4 times more likely to get in a car crash.  2. A substantial number of car crashes are caused by distracted driving.  See http://blog.nationwide.com/back-to-school-season-safety-the-dangers-of-texting-and-driving/.

Let’s encourage our young drivers to put their cell phones in their backpacks or put them somewhere else out of reach while they are driving.  This may save the life of someone you love.  Working together we can make the roads a safer place for all of us.

Truman Law Firm, Your Personal Injury and Car Crash Attorneys.

Failure to Yield Results in Another Car Crash

On August 5, 2013, the Hurricane Police responded to an automobile accident at the intersection of 5300 West and Route 9 in Hurricane, Utah.  According to the St. George News, the driver of a gold passenger car made a left hand turn in front of a truck. The driver of the gold car reportedly failed to yield the right of way to the driver of the truck and caused the car crash.  

Truman Law Firm encourages each of us to be a little more careful with our driving, to slow down and look before we turn.  The human losses and economic losses suffered due to the carelessness of others are significant.  Working together,  we can and must make the roads a safer place for all of us.

Truman Law Firm, Your Accident and Injury Law Firm.

 

It Might Have Been

“Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these:  ‘It might have been.'”  James Whittier.  Let us live to our fullest potential.  Live without regrets.

Cannondale Recalls Slice RS Bikes

Cannondale is recalling all 2013 model year Cannondale triathlon and time trial Slice RS bikes because of a reported problem of a loose brake plate.  According to Cannondale, bikers should stop using their bikes immediately and return their bike to a Cannondale retailer for a free repair.   www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2013/Cannondale-Recalls-Slice-RS-Bikes/.

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Motorcyclist in St. George Airlifted to Hospital After Crash

According to the St. George News, a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Bluff Street through the Red Cliffs Parkway intersection when he was hit by a car making a left hand turn.  The crash left the motorcycle rider with “significant injuries to his left leg” and he was transported by Life Flight to DRMC.  The driver of the car that struck the motorcyclist was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic.  According to Officer Harding, “drivers need to pay attention.”  St. George News reports that “police have responded to at least one scooter or motorcycle accident each week.”  www. Stgnews.com.

Let’s all remember to slow down and look before proceeding through an intersection on a yellow light.  The extra few seconds saved by rushing through a yellow light are not worth the danger encountered.

Truman Law Firm, Your St. George and Las Vegas Accident and Crash Attorneys.  Please be safe!

Wise Men

“Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.”  Plato

No-Texting Signs Go Up in St. George

St. George is installing street signs warning drivers of the danger of texting and driving. A sign was just placed in memory of David Henson, who died when ran over by a texting driver.  Many thanks to Mrs. Henson, who survived the crash, for all of her hard work in spreading the message of the dangers of texting and driving.  Together, we can make the roads a safer place for all of us.  Holding those rule breakers accountable for their negligence certainly is a first step in protecting ourselves and our loved ones from needless danger.  The lawyers at Truman Law Firm are working to make our roads safer by working to educate our neighbors and friends and by committing to sue distracted drivers.