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Monday, November 22, 2010
Child Killed in Fall at Staples Center in LA
An investigation is currently underway in the death of a two-year-old boy who fell from a third story box seat at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sudnay. The boy was allegedly taking pictures with his family in a skybox when the accident happened. A galls safety barrier is there, but varies in height. However, it is not less than several feet high at any given point.
Officials estimate the boy fell 25 to 50 feet.
According to a fire department spokesperson, the boy suffered severe head trauma. Vice president of communications at the Staples Center said witnesses saw the boy moving his arms, legs, and head when paramedics put him into an ambulance.
The boy apparently fell just minutes after the conclusion of the game where the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors.
The fall and death is being handled by the police department's juvenile division, which investigates the deaths of young children and other crimes involving children. However, there is no evidence yet that this was a crime.
If your child has been injured in a fall or you have lost a loved one and you believe it is wrongful death, please contact the Accident Lawyers Network to find an experienced personal injury attorney in your area.
posted by Neil at 12:40 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
34 Car Pileup in Colorado Injures 18
Weather is being blamed for a 34 car pileup on the northbound lanes of a section of I-25 south of Castle Rock, Colorado Monday morning. The chain-reaction began near an exit on the highway where the grade suddenly gains about two hundred feet. Black ice caused by cold, snowy weather caused vehicles to lose control around 8:40 in the morning.
The pileup involved at least four semis and police are saying it's fortunate no one was killed. Several vehicles were caught between semis and crushed. Emergency crews had to use jaws of life to cut some of the accident victims from their cars.
One of the trucks involved in the accident was transporting race cars from the Furniture Row Racing team back from the NASCAR Spring Cup race that was held at Phoenix International Raceway. Both racecars were damaged.
Eighteen people were injured in the accident, four of them seriously. They were transferred to area hospitals.
This stretch of highway between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock is notorious for treacherous winter road conditions. Whiteout conditions are common near the Black Forest, even when snow accumulation is not a factor in the surrounding area.
posted by Neil at 7:49 AM
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