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Woman Killed by Metrolink Train in Suspected Suicide is Identified by Coroner

Friday, December 30th, 2011

ORANGE, California – Hoang Nguyen, 43, of Orange, was identified today as the woman who was struck and killed Thursday morning by a Metrolink commuter train headed for Oceanside, according to coroner reports.

In what is being described as a suspected suicide, Nguyen, who would have turned 44 on New Year’s Day, was seen walking on the tracks about 6:30 a.m. at the Meats Avenue and Orange-Olive Road intersection, according to news reports.

Roughly 175 passengers were aboard the Metrolink train number 805 on the Inland Empire/Orange County line just north of Heim Avenue at the time of the crash. There were no reports of injuries to any other people.

Witnesses say they saw Nguyen walking on the train tracks facing the southbound Metrolink train head on leading police officials to believe this was not an accident, but an intentional suicide.

In an effort to prevent suicides by rail, many railway companies use closed caption television surveillance systems in areas where potential for suicide occurs so that police or security guards can possibly intervene quickly to prevent attempts at suicide.  Efforts are also made to clear trees and bushes along tracks to help maintain visibility for engineers and fences help keep trespassers off the tracks.

Nationally, there are roughly 5,800 train crashes with vehicles annually and most take place at railroad crossings, according to the United States Department of Transportation. About 600 people are killed and 2,300 injured in these train accidents.

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Categories : train accident news
Tags : commuter train, Hoang Nguyen, Metrolink crash, Metrolink train accident, , Pedestrian train accident, suicide, train, train accident

Vicious Pit bull Attack on Toddler Leads to Discovery of Marijuana Operation

Friday, December 30th, 2011

FULLERTON, California – After a vicious pit bull attack on a 2-year-old boy Monday night (Dec. 26), Fullerton Police Department officials say they uncovered a significant marijuana operation at the home of the dog’s owner.

The mother of a 2-year-old boy called 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s home after her son was brutally attacked by a pit bull dog at friend’s home where she was house sitting. Fullerton Fire Department Paramedics responded to the call at the home in the 2500 block of Larkwood. They treated the toddler for a 7-inch long cut on his head before transporting him to a nearby trauma center for further treatment.

The victim’s mother, who does not live at the residence where the attack took place, told police her son was attacked after she stepped outside the room for a moment. She heard the boy scream and ran back to discover the dog standing over her bleeding child. Orange County Animal Control took the pit bull away, but police investigating the incident discovered a marijuana growing and processing facility inside the residence. Fullerton police continue to investigate the incident however no charges or arrests have been made. The homeowner faces possible charges of child endangerment as well as drug charges.

Every year more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs and one out of five require some form of hospital treatment. In fact, in 2006 alone, over 31,000 victims of animal attacks required reconstructive surgery as a result of their injuries.

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Seegmiller is a California Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the incident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
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Categories : Dog Bite News
Tags : drugs, Fullerton, larkwood, marijuana, pit bull attack, pitbull, pot

Woman Killed Trying to Flag Down Trash Truck

Friday, December 30th, 2011

WESTMINSTER – A Midway City Sanitary District truck struck and killed a 65-year-old woman Thursday afternoon after she attempted to get the driver’s attention to take her trash, but he didn’t see her, police officials said.
Betty Dietz, 65, of Westminster, was run over by the trash truck in a cul-de-sac located in the 9000 block of Madison Avenue near her home.
Dietz was taken to Huntington Beach Hospital, but she died from serious injuries sustained in the tragic truck accident, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported.
“All drivers including those behind the wheel of a sanitation truck owe a responsibility to drive safely as they navigate through our neighborhoods picking up trash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Situations where someone is killed by one of these vehicles need to be investigated immediately to determine who is at fault in a trash truck accident.”
Have you been injured in a California or Nevada car accident by a negligent driver? Do you need a California Personal Injury Law Firm? Are you searching for a Nevada Personal Injury Law Firm? For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious traffic accidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Indeed, the car accident law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.
Seegmiller is a California Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
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Categories : Uncategorized
Tags : Betty Dietz, Midway City Sanitary District, trash truck, Westminster

Canadian Skydiver Dies Following Dangerous Maneuver

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

PERRIS, California – Police officials say a Canadian skydiver killed Tuesday afternoon while attempting a dangerous landing maneuver known as “swooping” has become the sixth death at Perris Valley Skydiving this year.
Michael Ungar, 32, of Ontario, Canada, was reportedly an experienced skydiver, but he allegedly made a fatal mistake as he tried to perform a difficult aerial maneuver and instead hit hard into a shallow pond at the Perris property at 2091 Goetz Road. Despite efforts by medical professionals who responded to the scene Ungar died of severe injuries. 2 p.m.
Ungar’s death marked the 14th since 2000 at the Perris Valley Skydiving facility, one of the most popular drop zones in the United States where some 140,000 jumps are made annually by skydiving enthusiasts.
Parachutists who engage in “swooping” attempt to skim a shallow pond with their feet as they are about to land setting off a spray of water into the air. The skydivers are typically traveling at high speeds as they are in close proximity to the ground making even the smallest mistake in executing the maneuver especially dangerous.
Other deaths reported this year at the Perris Valley Skydiving are a Denmark man who died in April after colliding with another skydiver; an Australian woman whose backup parachute failed to open in February and two skydivers in March whose parachutes deflated about 300 feet in the air.
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Categories : Airplane Crash News
Tags : Canada, d, Michael Ungar, parachute, perris, Perris Valley Skydiving, skydiver, swooping

Federal Court Awards $17.8 million Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Loss of Four Family Members Killed in Military Jet Crash

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

SAN DIEGO, California  – A federal judge awarded $17.8 million Wednesday to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father and other surviving members of a family killed in a military jet crash three years ago. The man’s family including a baby and a toddler were killed when a U.S. Navy FA-18 D-Hornet fighter jet crashed into their home in San Diego. Fire from the plane crash also destroyed a second home and damaged three others.

Plaintiffs Don Yoon, and his father-in-law Sanghyun Lee of Korea, had asked for $56 million to compensate them for the deaths of Lee’s wife Suk Im Kim, 60, Yoong’s wife, Young Mi Yoon, 36, and his children, Grace, 15 months, Rachel, 2 months. Breaking down in tears throughout his testimony, Yoon described burying his wife and two children in the same casket exactly three years ago and how he hopes to join them all on day. In a statement released by Yoon he indicated he was satisfied with the settlement.

The Marine Corps admitted engine failure and other errors leading to the crash.

On Dec. 8, 2008, a student Marine pilot 1st Lt. Dan Neubauer was heading to MCAS Miramar when he apparently had engine trouble. He ejected himself from the military plane moments before it crashed into the Yoon home. Neubauer allegedly bypassed a potentially safe landing at a nearby Navy base, a point that has been allegedly acknowledged by military officials. The Marine survived the plane crash.

The Marine Corps conducted an investigation into the plane crash that led to the dismissal of four leaders in the squadron. The results showed the plane had a history of known engine problems and that the pilot should have made a landing at NAS North Island, a March 2009 report indicated.

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Categories : Airplane Crash News
Tags : Dan Neubauer, Don Yoon, Marine Corps, Military Jet Crash, , Sanghyun Lee, U.S. Navy FA-18 D-Hornet, , wrongful death lawsuit, wrongful death settlement
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