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LAGUNA HILLS: Girl, 3, Drowns in Hot Tub at Birthday Party

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, California –  The father of a 3-year-old girl who died Saturday night after she accidentally drowned in a hot tub told KTLA News that he wants alert other parents about the dangers of children and swimming pools.

Ernie Susman told a KTLA news reporter that his daughter died during a neighbor’s birthday party celebration after the little girl wandered away from her mother and unclipped her own life vest prior to entering the hot tub.  The pink life vest was found lying next to the hot tub where she was found dead about 15 minutes later.

“Don’t trust these life preservers,” Susman, who was holding the life vest as he spoke to the KTLA news reporter. “Don’t take your eye off your child for one second and don’t trust your neighbors, thinking they are going to keep an eye on your child.”

Roughly 60 people were attending the birthday party at the Alicia Plaza Apartments in the 25000 block of Stockport Street where 3-year-old Ellison Susman died including her mother who was nursing a 2-month-old sibling at the time of the accident.

The little girl was transported to Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange and was pronounced dead on Monday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventing roughly 10 people die every day in the United States of unintentional drowning including two children under the age of 14 years old.

The highest drowning rates are for children ages 1 to 4 years old, the CDC said. In fact, roughly 30 percent of the children in this age group that died due to unintentional injuries in 2009 died from drowning, the CDC said.

Additionally, most of the children who drown in this age group are using residential swimming pools, however, for children ages 1 to 14 years old, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death as the No. 1 cause of death is motor vehicle crashes, the CDC said.

 

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VALLEY CENTER: Manuel Quintana, 23, Killed in Suspected Drunk Driver Crash

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

VALLEY CENTER, California (SAN DIEGO COUNTY) – Passenger Manuel Quintana, 23, was killed after the suspected drunk driver of the Scion XB hatchback he was riding in lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway and struck a large metal-wrapped wooden power pole on the shoulder, according to a report by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office.

Mr. Quintana was a restrained, front-seat passenger in the vehicle driven by Salvador Leon, 30, of Valley Center. Leon and a 23-year-old rear seat passenger who lives in Pauma, were both transported to Palomar Medical Center with moderate injuries, according to the report and a North County Times article.

The fatal crash took place on Valley Center Road at Queensbridge Road about 10:48 p.m., the report said.

Police suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and criminal charges are pending, according to the North County Times.

Drunk Driving Statistics

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, some 791 people died because of drunk drivers out of a total of 2,715 people who were killed in traffic accidents in California in 2010.

Nationwide there were 10,228 deaths attributed to alcohol impaired driving in 2010, the NHTSA reports. Some 32,885 people died in traffic accidents nationwide. While the numbers are staggering, deaths from drunk drivers were actually down nearly 5% in 2010 compared to 2009.

According to statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers every 52 minutes on average someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. In fact, in 2010, there were 10,228 people killed in the United States in crashes involving alcohol. Additionally, every 90 seconds someone is injured because of this crime despite so much awareness of the dangers of drunk driving.

Families of victims of drunk drivers can join in the crusade against driving under the influence in this year’s Walk Like MADD San Diego. The annual event will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2012 at Naval Training Center Park 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA.

This news article was sponsored by the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm. Our law firm has been an advocate for families of car accident victims and injured clients for more than 30 years in Southern California.

There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your accident until we have won your case. While compensation will not heal your emotional or physical wounds, finding the best accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track and support your family in a time of need.

The Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in Southern California including its headquarters in Irvine, Orange County. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAN BERNARDINO: Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 10 Freeway

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

SAN BERNARDINO, California – An unidentified man walking on the westbound Interstate 10 freeway just west of the Waterman Avenue onramp was struck by a car and killed Monday afternoon, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department report.

According to the report, the man is described as being in his late 40s or early 50s. Paramedics responding to the scene of the San Bernardino pedestrian accident pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash about 3:05 p.m.

California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident to determine its cause.

This news article was sponsored by the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm. Our law firm has been an advocate for families of car accident victims and injured clients for more than 30 years in Southern California.

There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your accident until we have won your case. While compensation will not heal your emotional or physical wounds, finding the best accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track and support your family in a time of need.

The Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in Southern California including its headquarters in Irvine, Orange County. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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VICTORVILLE: Man, 51, Killed After Disabled Car Rear-ended by Truck

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

VICTORVILLE, California –  A 51-year-old Adelanto man died Monday afternoon after his 1990 Cadillac Deville was rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer truck that struck the disabled vehicle in the No. 2 lane of the Air Expressway just west of Phantom East Street, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department report.

About 2:05 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the Victorville truck accident. Police say the driver of the Cadillac had been was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to police, the Cadillac had become disabled and the driver had put on his emergency lights as he waited for assistance in the westbound lanes of the expressway. The truck driver crashed into the vehicle and pushed the Cadillac  into the open desert, the report said.

The name of the man who died in the crash has not been released pending notification of his next of kin. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) is investigating the incident.

“Sadly many people are killed when their vehicles break down on freeways because motorists often are unable to stop quickly and crash into them,” said attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

This news article was sponsored by the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm. Our law firm has been an advocate for families of car accident victims and injured clients for more than 30 years in Southern California.

There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your accident until we have won your case. While compensation will not heal your emotional or physical wounds, finding the best accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track and support your family in a time of need.

The Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in Southern California including its headquarters in Irvine, Orange County. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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MORENO VALLEY: Daylon Woods, 21, Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

MORENO VALLEY, California — Daylon Woods, 21, of Moreno Valley died Sunday morning several hours after he was struck by a vehicle and thrown onto the sidewalk on Perris Boulevard at Filaree Avenue, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.

At around 11:43 p.m., the Moreno Valley man was hit by an unknown driver and taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in critical condition where he later died from his injuries about 5:57 a.m. on Sunday, the report said.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the Moreno Valley pedestrian accident and asking any witnesses to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Division at (951) 486-6900. After hours and on weekends the Department may be reached at (951) 776-1099.

“It’s a tragedy anytime someone so young gets killed in an accident like this,” said attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “My condolences are with his family and friends.”

Seegmiller explains that drivers are required under California law to exercise the utmost care while behind the wheel and be alert for pedestrians and other motorists. While Woods may have been running across the street it is common for pedestrians to jay walk and drivers should be aware of what is in front of them at all times.

This news article was sponsored by the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm. Our law firm has been an advocate for families of car accident victims and injured clients for more than 30 years in Southern California.

There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your accident until we have won your case. While compensation will not heal your emotional or physical wounds, finding the best accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track and support your family in a time of need.

The Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in Southern California including its headquarters in Irvine, Orange County. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

– Josh Francis

 

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