On July 1, 2018, a three-year-old girl named Ava-May Littleboy died in a bouncy castle accident in Norfolk, U.K. Located at the Bounce About play area at Gorleston Beach in Norfolk, the inflatable castle and trampoline combination suddenly exploded and sent the girl flying 30 feet in the air before she landed on the sand. A witness described hearing a loud pop just before the little girl was launched in the air.
Despite immediate aid efforts including 20 minutes of CPR the child was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. A statement by the owner of Bounce About said that the equipment exploded “because of the heat…my condolences go out to the family after this horrific accident.”Read More
Peru’s Jefferson Farfan was involved in a horrific accident during training for the World Cup; the accident left the soccer player temporarily paralyzed after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and his teammates fearing for his life. Reportedly, the player could not move his arms or legs and his eyes went white after the incident. The injury was a result of a collision with a goalkeeper in a training session leading up to the team’s final soccer game of the tournament.
Since being rushed to hospital, 33-year old Jefferson has recovered to the point that he could be released from the hospital but he tweeted that he would not be able to play in Peru’s Group C finale against Australia in Sochi. The player expressed his desire to play with his teammates in that final game but noted that it was impossible; a reference to FIFA’s official concussion protocols that require players who suffer TBI to spend 72 hours under observation.Read More
While sparklers are often seen as a great way for kids to share in the fireworks fun on the 4th of July, safety experts are warning parents that once lit they heat up to 2,000 degrees Farenheit and are hot enough to burn metal, bake a cake or boil water. According to the acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ann Marie Buerkle, sparklers are the most common cause of firework-related injuries.Read More
Last week a public information officer for the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, posted a twitter comment that went viral. The reason was arguably because he described pulling a driver over for one of the top complaints that drivers have against other drivers: blocking the left lane. The driver was camping in the left lane– also known as the “passing lane” – on I-65 and “…had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane”, according to Wheeles.Read More
After reports of a semi-truck with 53-foot trailer driving ‘erratically’ northbound on the I-5 about 6:20 a.m. this morning, it rolled over on its side near the Slater Road exit. The rollover accident snarled traffic for four miles for hours with the truck almost fully blocking both lanes as emergency crews responded to the scene.Read More
On May 25, 2018 Fiat Chrysler announced that it was recalling 4.8 million vehicles because of an issue with the cruise control that could prevent drivers from turning it off when they needed to. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) has only one incident on file related to the malfunctioning cruise control with no reported injuries.Read More
Domestic violence is a pattern of intentional behavior meant to demean, control and exert power over an intimate partner. It plays out in various ways including intimidation, emotional and mental abuse, sexual assault, physical assault and battery, and sexual assault. The abuse can vary widely in frequency and severity; examples include hitting and pushing, isolating partner from others, withholding money, and stalking. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average 20 people per minute and more than 10 million people annually are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.Read More
Dr. Craig K. Moore of Bellingham, Washington has had his doctor’s license put on oversight for two years after the Washington State Department of Health concluded that his care of a woman who was later diagnosed with rectal cancer did not meet the standard of care. Specifically, the Department of Health records show that the doctor failed to properly address the symptoms that the woman communicated with him.Read More
A head-on collision near the U.S. / Canada border in Blaine, WA on May 13, 2018 left a Richmond B.C., woman dead. Trouble started when a car, driven by the deceased woman, went over the center line and crashed into an oncoming semi-truck.
Blaine ,WA head-on collision report
According to State Troopers, a Honda Accord was driving north on Washington State route highwaySR-543 when it crossed into oncoming traffic Sunday night, hitting the semi-truck. The 56-year old driver of the car, Tupou Dyck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses said that the truck driver, a 51-year-old person from Surrey B.C., tried to avoid hitting the Honda by veering to the right-hand side of the road but was unable to avoid the accident. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.Read More
In 2017, drug overdoses became the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Public health experts estimate that 2016 drug overdose deaths exceeded 59,000; the largest year over year increase ever recorded in the United States, according to data compiled by The New York Times. The increase represents an estimated 19 percent jump over 2015 opioid prescription deaths which saw 52,404 recorded drug overdose deaths.Read More