A scooter Andrew Hardy was riding sits near the car that hit him while riding the scooter in Los Angeles in December 2018. (Jodi Robinson via AP)Pianist at Paris' famed Opera, Sabelle Vanbrabant, poses for a photo Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Paris, after she was knocked over by an electric scooter while walking home last month, and suffered multiple fractures to her right arm. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)Andrew Hardy sits in his hospital bed after an accident on a scooter in Los Angeles. (Jodi Robinson via AP)A woman rides an electronic scooter in downtown Raleigh, N.C., in May 2019. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris) Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone, shattered a kneecap, punctured a lung and fractured three vertebrae in his neck, in … [Read more...] about Surge in electric scooters leads to fatalities, injuries
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Cathy Bussewitz and Amanda Morris, Associated Press Updated 12:06 pm PDT, Thursday, June 6, 2019 FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter passes a parked scooter along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. As electric scooters have rolled into more than 100 cities worldwide, many of the people riding them have ended up in the emergency room with serious injuries. Others have been killed. less FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter passes a parked scooter along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. As electric scooters have rolled into more than 100 cities worldwide, many of ... more Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter … [Read more...] about Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities
A young driver who caused a head-on smash which put a grandmother-of-nine in a wheelchair – then took a selfie – has been jailed for two years. Connor Young, 21, ploughed his souped-up Renault Clio head on at speed into Barry and Jennifer Fleming’s Audi TT as the couple headed back to Glasgow after a summer evening’s drive.Then he sat in his driver’s seat and snapped himself on his mobile phone.You may also be interested in:Walker assaulted by gang of youths in Falkirk parkScotRail warns of delays due to signal failure18 photos of Falkirk in the 1980sMrs Fleming, 48, suffered multiple injuries including an injury to her left foot and a compound fracture of the right ankle, spent days in hospital, and nearly two years later suffers “extreme pain” and PTSD and may still face an operation to amputate her right leg.Her husband Barry, 40, sustained a fractured sternum, collapsed lung, and injuries to his knee and shoulder, spent five nights in … [Read more...] about Young driver crashed into couple then took selfie
The overturning of an 18-wheeler on the short, dangerous strip of elevated highway in downtown San Antonio known as the Finesilver Curve on Jan. 9 could have been a fatal tragedy. And it was completely predictable. This time, no one died or was seriously hurt, but Texas Department of Transportation officials say an average of one big rig per month topples over on the tightly-angled, 25 mph curve where traffic on Interstate 35 South enters Interstate 10 West. Injuries are common for both truck drivers and auto passengers, and the traffic delays monumental, with some drivers trapped for hours behind overturned trucks on the “connector ramp” 30 feet above the street level entrance of the historic Finesilver Building. In December 1999, the driver of a tanker truck survived a crash that spilled some 4,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid on the Finesilver Curve, causing the evacuation of thousands from a three-square-mile area and sending 11 people to hospitals with burning eyes and … [Read more...] about San Antonio’s notorious ‘Finesilver Curve’ bedevils trucks, defies easy solution
Produced by Alvin Patrick and Sarah Prior In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010, Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player, was shot dead by Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer Aaron Hess. That event triggered a seven-year journey for DJ's family as they searched for answers. "We're not anti-police," Danroy Henry, Sr., DJ's father, tells CBS News special correspondent James Brown. "We're just trying to understand what the facts tell us. Was it a justified shooting or was it not justified? Because if it wasn't – it was murder." "People believed fervently that they knew what happened," says Brian Sokoloff, who represents Hess. "And whenever you hear of a case like this, you can't believe first impressions." DJ was out celebrating with his teammates at a bar after a homecoming game when other patrons got into a fight. Police say that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of the bar and when he was asked to move, he allegedly sped towards Officer Hess, propelling … [Read more...] about Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?