It’s been confirmed that a crash involving a New York Commuter train and a Mercedes ML350 on the tracks left the driver and five train passengers dead and a dozen people injured Tuesday night. The accident occurred in the Westchester County town of Valhalla.
Initial reports that the crossing gates came down on the top of the vehicle before the driver of the car exited her vehicle. In an email Metro-North spokeswomen Marjorie Anders said crossing gates came down on top of the vehicle. The driver got out to look at the rear of the car, then she got back in and drove forward and was struck.
According to later reports the SUV was pushed on the track before the vehicle caught fire.
Investigators are still investigating whether the crossing gates were working properly. As of Wednesday there was no evidence the crossing gates were dysfunctional. An investigation is still ongoing and there are also plans to examine the tracks.
This was the deadliest accident in the history of Metro-North commuter rail. The last accident which occurred in 2013 claimed the lives of four passenger and injured over 50 others.
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One man is reported dead after a tractor trailer he was driving flipped over on Kansas Avenue near Highway 41. According to reports coming from California Highway Patrol, police officers say a man in his late 50’s was driving on Kansas Avenue when he veered off the roadway before the semi-tractor flipped.
The truck driver apparently tried to gain control of the vehicle before it rolled over.
The truck laid on the ground for hours blocking lanes which forced the police to shut Kansas Avenue for several hours. The man has been reported dead of his injuries.
There are no further reports at this time.
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Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) the German manufacturer of Pradaxa, a blood thinner, has agreed to pay $650 Million to 4,000 state and federal lawsuits in the United States. BI said the settlement would payout an average of $162,500 per claimant.
Pradaxa was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 as an alternative to warfarin. Pradaxa is prescribed to reduce blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) and patients coming out of surgery. Pradaxa works by stopping the enzyme involved in blood clotting which reduces the chances of a stroke.
The plaintiffs in the case claimed the company didn’t sufficiently warn of the risks of taking the medicine. They argued the drug severely injured patients and in some cases caused death. The vast majority of the fatalities were due to severe bleeding blamed on the anticoagulant. Plaintiffs also argued that there is no known reversal agent or antidote to stop the bleeding.
In a press release on their website, Boehringer Ingelheim, Desiree Ralls-Morrison, senior vice president and general counsel stated, “”Time and again, the benefits and safety of PRADAXA have been confirmed.” Ralls-Morrison also went on to say “BI stands resolutely behind PRADAXA and believed from the outset that the plaintiffs’ claims lacked merit. Notwithstanding our strong belief that we would prevail in these lawsuits, this settlement allows BI to avoid the distraction and uncertainty of lengthy litigation and focus on our mission of improving patients’ lives.”
Last year, Boehringer Ingelheim filed for additional marketing approvals for Pradaxa as a possible treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
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Local Authorities in Arizona say a driver from Kingman, AZ who was transported to a nearby hospital following an accident in Tempe on Friday died of his injuries.
Spokesperson Sgt. Mike Pooley from the Temple Police Department said that James David Proper, 59, died in an accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Baseline Road and Darrow Drive. Pooley also said that after a thorough investigation by Temple police alcohol was not the result of the accident.
According to NHTSA there were 189 intersection accidents resulting in fatalities in Arizona in 2012 making it one of the most deadly types of accidents throughout the state.
The accident is still under investigation.
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A two-vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon on Interstate 10 leaves three injured.
According to recent reports a two-vehicle accident in Phoenix leaves three people injured after a driver of a Ford Focus was merging onto I-10 and hit another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield resulting in a side swipe accident. Both vehicles spun out of control before stopping near the right side of the highways.
While the injuries were not life threatening both drivers and a passenger in the Ford Focus were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries.
This was the second reported accident on Interstate 10.
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There were 2 pileup accidents reported Friday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside of Philadelphia. The accident injured at least 30 people and caused major delays both eastbound and westbound. The crashes were reported around 8 a.m. and were not cleared for several hours. Snow and ice were reported the contributing factors of the accident after a storm dropped nearly a foot of snow into Thursday night and Friday morning. Motorist commented that roads were extremely slick.
The pileups created major delays from Bensalem to Willow Grove. According to eye witness reports tractor trailers, cars and SUV’s were all part of the pileup. The chain reaction occurred when oncoming vehicles were unable to adequately stop due to slick roads, ultimately causing a chain reaction of vehicles.
Ambulances immediately responded to the collision and took 30 people from the scene of the accident to nearby hospitals for treatment. There were no reports of life threatening injuries.
Clean up crews were immediately called to the scene of the accident. It took crews more than 5 hours to clear the scene of debris.
There are no other reports at this time.
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Two people were injured and one was hospitalized after a roll over accident on Freeway 805 in Chula Vista. The accident happened around 9:20 PM according to local officials. While attending to the scene of the accident a local firefighter was detained by a California Highway Patrol officer and placed in back of a patrol vehicle.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) confirmed that a firefighter from the Chula Vista Fire Departement, Jacob Gregoire, was arrested while responding to the scene of the car crash. Gregorie, a 12 year vetern, parked his vehicle in a way to protect victims from oncoming traffic while being attended to by emergency units.
A CHP officer who’s name has not yet released, responded to the scene of the accident wasn’t happy with the way his vehicle was parked, and asked Gregoire to move the vehicle. According to the report Gregoire refused to move the vehicle and went back to helping the crash victims. The CHP officer proceeded to handcuff Gregoire and placed him in the back of the patrol car for around 30 minutes.
After the incident, Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman told the San Diego Tribune, “Our firefighters are trained to use the engine to protect the scene. Our No. 1 priority is the safety of our firefighters and patients.”
CHP officials and Fire officals are meeting today to discuss what went wrong.
The name of the accident victims were not yet released and there is no further information on the status of the individual that was rushed to a nearby hospital.
The accident is still under investigation
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There were more than 1,000 reported crashes and 125 injures and a fatality during this week’s winter storm in Georgia. Augusta police responded to several accidents throughout the day some which were serious. Earlier in the week parts of Georgia were hit with over inches of snow and as temperatures climbed into the 50’s today the vast majority of snow melted.
The Augusta-Richmond County 911 Emergency Services reported an increase in accidents from Tuesday into Wednesday. While the cause of these accidents have not yet been confirmed its very likely that the icy roadways were the cause of the vast majority.
As temperatures dip below freezing this evening state police are warning motorist of black ice on all major roadways and side streets. A special weather statement was issued for South Carolina and Georgia that melting snow will likely freeze causing dangerous road conditions. In parts of Georgia they are expecting lows in the 20’s for much of the evening.
If you are traveling police are warning motorist to use extreme caution.
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Local Authorities say a women driving a black Buick was seriously injured in a two–car crash Tuesday off of Georgia Route 2 heading eastbound. The accident was reported around 2:45 P.M. when a witness said the driver of a black Buick lost control of her vehicle before crossing the median and heading into oncoming traffic.
The accident report stated a women driving a black Buick lost control of her vehicle before slamming head-on into a blue SUV.
Several emergency vehicles responded to the scene. Authorities shut down the left lane heading eastbound for an hour while emergency personal attended to the scene of the accident.
The accident was later reported as non–life threatening but injury to the woman driver were severe. The extent of the injuries of the driver of the SUV were minor.
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The driver of a Dodge Dart was traveling east bound on Virginia Beach 284 when he crossed the roadway lines and collided into the side of Chrysler 300. The collision caused the Dodge Dart to spin out of control and the vehicle was sent into median wall. The Chrysler 300 went off to the ride hand side of the road and swiped the right wall of the Expressway.
The driver of the Chrysler 300, front-seat passenger and a back seat passenger were all injured however there are no reports of the severity of the injuries. There was one other occupant in the vehicle that suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the Dodge Dart was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and treated with back and rib injuries. There were no other occupants driving in the Dodge Dart.
The names of those involved in the accident have not been released and at this time and local authorities continue to investigate the accident. It is unclear whether the driver of the Dodge Dart was under the influence of alcohol. At this time there have been no charges filed yet.
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