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Blog Posts in February, 2014

  • Car accidents among older drivers decline as population grows

    The aging U.S. population has been the source of discussion for many years. Although there are a number of concerns associated with a growing share of older Americans, road safety officials have -- in the past -- raised serious concerns about the frequency of serious car accidents associated with elderly drivers. Not long ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study providing ...
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  • Alcohol may factor in car accident that killed a Kansas City man

    A man from the Northland area of Kansas City, Missouri, was killed in a car wreck on Feb. 10 when a motorist struck his vehicle on highway 152. The man, a grandfather helping his grandson diagnose a car problem, sat parked on the shoulder waiting for his grandson's car to cool down when an SUV approached from behind and struck his vehicle. The SUV continued to travel after the impact, striking the ...
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  • Lawsuit over ex-teen pageant winner's fatal boating mishap

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the male driver of a boat that crashed into a docked houseboat, killing a 21-year-old former teen beauty passenger riding in his vehicle. Also named as defendants in the boating accident lawsuit were the man's parents and the family's company. The accident also resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man riding in the boat. There has not yet been any ...
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  • No charges filed in truck accident that killed tow truck driver

    On Aug. 27, 2012, an 18-year-old tow truck driver on I-35 in Kansas was struck and killed by a trucker, while working on the side of the road. Allegedly, the trucker never heeded the "Move Over" law, yet he has not been charged in the accident. Over a year later, the deceased 18-year-old's family is furious that the truck driver who struck their son has never been charged or had to pay for their ...
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