The "re-accommodation" of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines Passenger jet was caught on cell phone video by several horrified onlookers and was settled just 20 days after the incident. The settlement is confidential and we know how badly United wanted to get this off the front page of the newspaper and out of the minds of the travelling public. More on this in a moment.
Recently a child in Southern California was injured by a piece of debris after a drone collided with a tree. That piece of debris hit the child as she was in a stroller. In another incident a small child in the United Kingdom was rendered partially blind by a drone that was being flown by a family friend and the friend lost control.
Kids and adults are attacked by dogs more often than most people are willing to believe. The consequences of those attacks are immediate and can be severe and even lead to death. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control suggest over 4 million people are attacked by dogs each year.
If you decide to walk someplace for your health you may want to reconsider once you listen to recent studies and look at the actions of the City of Sacramento. Sacramento recently embarked on what they have termed "Vision Zero Sacramento". Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative whose aim is a roadway with no fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero rejects the notion that traffic crashes are simply "accidents," but instead preventable incidents that can and must be systematically addressed.
Anyone looking for a safer alternative to smoking may be well advised avoid e-cigarettes based on recent events in the news. While many people using this product want to avoid the harmful effects of nicotine they may be seriously underestimating other dangerous aspects of using this product.
Many of us are aware that 36 people died in Oakland in a warehouse fire. The fire happened in a building nicknamed the "Ghost Ship". Our sympathy and prayers are extended to both the victims and families of those that perished in the fire.
The California Contractors State License Board recommended suspension or revocation of Segue Constructions license alleging they willfully disregarded plans and ignored standards when building the apartment complex near U. C. Berkeley. The result of their negligence lead to the death of 6 students and severe injury to at least 7 more students.
The Sacramento Bee recently reported serious dog bites have risen 44% state wide and the Sacramento Valley has seen a rise of over 50% since 2006. The raw numbers are even more telling and reflect the consequence to the average California resident.
After careful review of evidence from the July 2010 Greyhound Bus Accident where 6 people died, Judge Donald Black has ordered a new trial. The evidence that Judge Black reviewed showed that the driver of the Bus was speeding on Highway 99 without wearing his corrective lenses that were required for driving when he hit an overturned SUV in the fast lane at 2am.
Downtown Berkeley was the backdrop for yet another deadly balcony collapse. This balcony collapse took the lives of 6 students and severely injured 7 others. The investigation is currently focused on rotted wood as the cause. Five of the dead were Irish Nationals and the sixth was a dual Irish-U.S. citizen who lived in Rohnert Park.