Archives for June 2011

Auto Safety Group calls for Recall for Jeep Grand Cherokee

A consumer protection organization is calling for a recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 1993 through 2004.  The group says the vehicles can catch on fire when hit from behind.  According to the New York Times,the Center for Auto Safety claims the Grand Cherokee’s fuel system is more dangerous … [Read more...]

Jury Awards $35 million for Fatal Interstate Crash

Wrecks on the interstate occur on a daily basis and can sometimes be deadly.A woman was a passenger in an automobile that was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer.  Their vehicle was stopped at the time of the accident and the damage was deadly.  She was one of four people killed.Plaintiff’s … [Read more...]

Bell Recalls Bicycle Helmets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a bike accident.  Bell said customers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.Name of Product: Full-face bicycle helmetsUnits: About 31,100 in the United StatesImporter: Bell … [Read more...]

Rapper Flo Rida Charged with DUI

Rapper Flo Rida has recently been charged with driving under the influence. The rap celebrity was pulled over, so no one was injured.Police say Tramar Dillard, better known by his stage name, Flo Rida, was spotted driving his Bugatti erratically in Miami early Friday morning on June 10, … [Read more...]

13 Injured When “Bounce Houses” Go Airborne

They look safe enough- bouncy colorful castles and slides filled with children jumping carelessly through the air while parents let down their guard.The favorite attraction at birthday parties and festivals, these inflatable toys, sometimes called “moon bounces” are drawing attention after an … [Read more...]

Bus Accident Kills Four, Causes Outrage

The Charlotte-based Sky Express had already caught the attention of federal regulators before the deadly crash Tuesday morning, on Interstate 95 in Virginia. The crash, which occured 30 miles north of Richmond, killed four women and injured 50 others.According to reports, driver fatigue was to … [Read more...]