Safety of Hyundai Elantra Airbags Under Investigation

by Monty Yolles on February 20, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating an issue with side airbags in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 models of the Hyundai Elantra. The NHTSA began its investigation after aTexasman lost half of his left ear due to debris flung by a deploying side airbag. The man claims that a piece of [...]

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In Maryland, the time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a traffic accident is three years from the date of the accident. The laws that set these time limits for filing lawsuits are called statutes of limitation, and they exist for a number of reasons. Statutes of limitation embody the long-standing legal [...]

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Another pedestrian-vehicle accident occurred recently in Arlington, Virginia.  A 30-year-old man was struck by a vehicle during the evening hours in the 400 block of Carlin Springs Road in Arlington. He was taken to the Inova Fairfax Trauma Center. The driver of the vehicle was then transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It [...]

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 An elderly pedestrian suffered serious injuries recently when she was struck by a vehicle.  The 67-year-old woman was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 in Virginia during mid-morning traffic. Fairfax County Police said the woman was hit by a 1990 AstroVan driven by a 63-year-old man. According to eyewitness reports, the woman [...]

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Jane W. Ndungu Maranga, a 53-year-old Calverton, Maryland woman, was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero in the Orchard Center shopping center when she lost control of her vehicle. She then drove over a curb and across the grass, finally colliding with 54-year-old Georgina Afful-Asare. Asare had been walking along the sidewalk on Broadbirch Drive and [...]

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Man Killed in Head-On Collision Traffic Accident

February 13, 2013

Maryland State Police identified the victim of a recent car wreck involving a head-on collision of two vehicles.  The accident occurred on Md. 26, east of Frederick City close to the Carroll County line. According to authorities, Joseph Klausmeyer, a 49-year-old man, was traveling westbound on Md. 26 around 6:30 a.m. in his Saturn when [...]

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Snap Bracelets Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

February 12, 2013

The Toysmith company of Sumner, Washington recently recalled 89,500 Animal Snap Bracelets sold around the U.S. The bracelets have been recalled due to a defect in the product’s design. The metal snap band has been known to wear through the fabric covering it, exposing sharp edges which can cause lacerations when using the bracelet. This [...]

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Frederick Seeks to Improve Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

February 11, 2013

As gas prices rise, more and more people are taking to the streets on bicycle or on foot. While the rise in popularity of non-motorized vehicular transportation is healthy for the body and the environment, an unfortunate side effect is that the number of injuries and deaths caused by motorized vehicles will inevitably rise. The [...]

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Frederick County Family Sues Maryland Police for Wrongful Death

February 8, 2013

 A family in Frederick, Maryland is suing the Maryland State Police after Veronica Harding-Perkins was shot and killed by a state trooper in her home on June 17, 2010. The police responded to the call at around 12:45 a.m. after Dean Perkins, the woman’s husband, called in to report that his wife had been drinking [...]

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59-Year-Old Baltimore Man Struck by Car

February 7, 2013

A 59-year-old man was struck by an oncoming car as he was crossing eastbound Putty Hill Avenue last week. The man was rushed to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries following the collision. According to news reports, the vehicle that hit him was a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country van driven [...]

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Four Pedestrians Struck in Glen Burnie

February 6, 2013

Emergency officials responded to an accident on Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie on January 10, 2013.  Two adults and two minors were walking when they were struck by a vehicle.  The companions were crossing the on-ramp in an area that is not well lit when the accident occurred.  All four were transported to Shock Trauma [...]

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