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LOS ANGELES: Nissan Sedan and Big Rig Truck Accident in HOV Lanes of 91 Freeway at Cherry Avenue

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Nissan Sentra Crashes with Big Rig Truck in HOV Lane on State Route 91 Freeway at Cherry Avenue– file photo

Yellow Nissan Facing Wrong Way in HOV Lanes of State Route 91 Freeway

LOS ANGELES, California (Nov. 12, 2013) – The driver of a yellow Nissan Sentra collided with the driver of a big rig truck Tuesday morning in the HOV and No. 1 lanes of the westbound State Route 91 Freeway at Cherry Avenue, according to a dispatch  by the California Highway Patrol.

About 10:20 a.m., CHP officials say the impact caused the Nissan to spin around and was facing the wrong direction in the HOV lane and the center divider. The big rig truck was blocking the No. 1 lane. There were no injuries reported in the crash, but typically drivers involved in crashes with big rig trucks can sustain moderate to severe soft-tissue injuries that may not immediately present themselves at the scene of the crash.

The sedan was towed from the scene of the crash and the roadway was cleared without the need to issue a SigAlert, the report said.

“Individuals who are involved in crashes with tractor trailer trucks can often sustain serious injuries including low back and neck pain, broken bones or even head injuries,” said Attorney West Thomas. “It is important to be seen by a doctor immediately if you are injured and contact a truck accident attorney for help obtaining compensation for your losses.”

The Thomas Law Firm offers a free case evaluation to anyone injured in a truck accident. Contact us at 1-855-275-9378.

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KEARNY MESA, CALIFORNIA- Two Kids and Two Lifeguards are Hospitalized After Swimming in Toxic YMCA Pool

Monday, November 11th, 2013

KEARNY MESA – Two children and two female lifeguards were treated at a hospital Saturday for exposure to chemicals in a YMCA pool.

The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. at Toby Wells YMCA at 5105 Overland Drive, San Diego Fire Department (SDFD) PIO Maurice Luque said.

“We got a call that four people were complaining of shortness of breath and we went there and determined that the pool was too acidic,” Luque said. “Apparently, there was a problem with the pool’s injection system in maintaining a proper chemical balance.”

Luque said the small pool was drained and the injection system was fixed before it was refilled.

Luque said a brother and sister, who were not identified, were taken to Rady’s Children’s Hospital for treatment. He said one female lifeguard was taken to Sharp Hospital for treatment and another was taken to Kaiser Hospital.

“It wasn’t any kind of life-threatening situation,” Luque said of the four hospitalized people.

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RENO, NEVADA: Rosewood Apartment Complex Ordered to Pay $167,500 in Discrimination Settlement with Justice Department

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

RENO, NEVADA (November 05, 2013) – Today the U.S. District Court of Nevada has approved a settlement in which the Rosewood Park Apartment Complex in Reno will be ordered to pay $167,000 for discriminating against disabled residents who use assistance animals. The Defendants in United States v. Rosewood Park Apartments, will have to pay $127,500 to a family that was denied permission to move into the complex because a family member required the use of an assistance animal.
The Silver State Fair Housing Council, a non-profit organization, will also receievd some of the settlement money because they assisted the family and investigated Rosewood Park Apartment’s rental practices. Rosewood Park Apartments will also have to pay another $25,000 towards any other disabled persons that may have been harmed in the past by Rosewood’ unfair housing policies.
The defendants will also be required under the settlement to adopt new policies regarding assistance animals as well as provide non-discriminative traingin for their employees.  The agreement can now be enforced by the U.S. District Court of Nevada.
Jocelyn Samuels, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division states, “The Fair Housing Act ensures that persons with disabilities searching for a home are protected from discrimination. The Justice Department will continue to vigorously protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Nevada and across the country.”
U.S. Attorney Bogden states, “Persons who think they have been discriminated against in housing issues should not hesitate to file a report with the HUD.” Attorney Bogden goes on to say, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office, as part of the U.S. Department of Justice, works with HUD to ensure that companies that are treating disabled persons unfairly are punished, and that they adopt policies to prevent further discrimination.”
More information about the Civil Rights Division and the laws it enforces is available at www.justice.gov/crt/ . Persons who believe they have experienced or witnessed unlawful housing discrimination may call the Justice Department at 1-800-896-7743, e-mail the Justice Department at [email protected]usdoj.gov or contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777. More information about the Fair Housing Act can also be found at hwww.justice.gov/crt/housing/ or www.hud.gov/fairhousing
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SAN DIEGO: Two Vehicle Crash on SR-94 Freeway at Kelton Road

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Two Car Collision on State Route 94 Martin Luther King Jr. freeway just east of Kelton Road- file photo

Commercial Van Involved in Crash on 94 Freeway

SAN DIEGO, California (October 24, 2013) – A two-vehicle collision took place Thursday morning between the drivers of a white commercial van and a grey sedan on the westbound State Route 94 Martin Luther King Jr. freeway just east of Kelton Road, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 9:53 a.m., CHP officials reported the injury crash involving a city or county Chevrolet van and another driver and called for paramedics to respond.  Police created a break in traffic to allow for an investigation into the cause of the crash and for a tow truck to remove at least one of the disabled vehicles.

“People who are hurt in a car accident may need medical care, time off work and help filing a claim for compensation for these and other losses,” said San Diego Car Accident Attorney West Thomas. “A personal injury attorney who specializes in car crashes can help victims of these types of accidents recoup these costs and put their lives back together again.”

The Thomas Law Firm has been practicing personal injury law for 32 years in Southern California and Nevada.  Our experienced attorneys can file a claim on a person’s behalf and do all the legal leg work so that those injured can focus on getting better. Contact us for a free consultation at 1-855-275-9378.

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IRVINE: Woman, 79, Killed in Pedestrian Accident at University Town Center

Monday, October 21st, 2013

IRVINE, California (October 21, 2013) — A 79-year-old Irvine woman died at the hospital Friday afternoon just hours after being struck by a driver as she walked in the University Town Center at 4225 Campus Drive, according to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner.

About 10:31 a.m., Hedy Chou, 79, of Irvine was struck and critically injured by an Irvine woman driving a Toyota Highlander, according to Irvine Police. Paramedics transported her by ambulance to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where she later died at 2:07 p.m., the coroner report said.

The Irvine Police Department is investigating the tragedy to determine exactly what happened and are asking witnesses to contact Det. Jonathan Cherney at (949) 724-7024.

“Pedestrians are the most vulnerable to injury or death on our roadways so drivers need to slow down when they are present,” Thomas said. “My condolences go out to the family of this woman as they cope with her sudden and tragic loss.”

– The Thomas Law Firm

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