In August 2000, Dennis and Mary Hill lost their 13-year-old daughter, Amy, in a tragic car accident. Investigators believe that Mary Hill's BMW was traveling at 73 miles an hour when it slammed into a tree.
you need to know when baby's on the go! -- According to the
NHTSA, over 80 percent of child car seats are installed incorrectly.
In order to simplify this installation process and enhance child
safety, an innovative tether system has been developed. This
means big changes for both car seat and automobile manufacturers.
This article will help you get up to speed on the latest advancements
in child safety.
30 years the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety has been finding out what works and doesn't
work to prevent motor vehicle crashes and reduce injuries. The
research focuses on countermeasures aimed at 3 factors in motor
vehicle crashes --human, vehicular, and environmental -- and
interventions before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses.
Mary Hill says the crash that killed her daughter, Amy and her daughter's best friend Carrie Brown was a tragic accident. But prosecutors say it's vehicular homicide.
stripper who ran down six teens as they picked up trash alongside
a Las Vegas highway on March 19, 2000, was sentenced to 18 to
48 years in prison Friday, a verdict the judge said "neither
sides will be happy with." Jessica
Williams, now 22, faced up to 120 years in prison after being
convicted on Feb. 16, 2001, of six counts of driving with a prohibited
substance in her blood, one count of use of a controlled substance
and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Update:Judge
Michael Douglas granted Williams, a new trial in February 2003.
Douglas ruled the carboxylic acid, a marijuana metabolite, in
Williams blood after the accident is not on Nevada's prohibited
substance statute. Prosecutors appealed Douglas' ruling to the
Nevada Supreme Court, and a new trial has been stayed pending
a decision from the justices.
safe are SUVs? Should the government do more to protect
consumers? An overview of the SUV's hidden history and a look
at the politics of auto safety.
Links to individual
Resource for Faulty
you on the road to danger? -- How many people on the road
right now are drunk or drowsy? Some say driving without enough
sleep is every bit as dangerous as driving drunk.
of children are killed each year when left unsupervised in or
near vehicles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said at least 78 children died in accidents linked to parked
cars between the summers of 2000 - 2001. More than a 1/3rd died
from heat exposure. The report comes after 2 small children died
in Southfield, Michigan after their mother left them in the car
for 3 hours while she had her hair done. Tarajee Maynor, 25,
is charged with murder. Janette Fennell, director of KIDS
'N CARS, said such deaths are easily preventable.
safety information quickly with Crashtest's
comprehensive listing of International crash-test results and
insurance risk data.
we haven't stopped drinking and driving? The crash that
killed teenager Mark Shreck was "a ticking time bomb." So was
the maiming of Becky Dewar, a child rendered quadriplegic by
her father's drunken driving.
victim, Gregory Biggs, 37, a former bricklayer living in a homeless
shelter was left to die stuck in a windshield. The Fort Worth,
Texas nurses aide, Chante
J. Mallard, 25, apologized to the man as he bled to death
in her garage but did not seek help for him. His body was found
Oct. 27, 2002. Clete
Jackson, 27, is charged with evidence tampering in the death
of Biggs. He removed the man's body from the car and dumped him
in a park to try to conceal the hit-and-run. Mallard remains
jailed on $250,000 bail. A tipster came forward and told police
Mallard talked and laughed about the alleged hit-and-run while
at a party. Biggs could have survived with medical attention.
There Be a Retrial in the 'Stop Sign Murder' Case? -- Three
young people found guilty of taking down a stop sign and causing
a deadly car crash. And now their manslaughter convictions
have been tossed out. Should there be a retrial? And why is
one of the defendants behind bars? Joining us from jail in
Hillsborough County, Florida
truckers, in an industry that thrives on low pay and long distances,
tired and killing hundreds. Industry leaders say fatigue
is a minor cause of accidents but fatigue is a much bigger problem
than the industry acknowledges.
scars of I-295 -- In 1992, dozens
of attacks on motorists using rocks, chunks of concrete
and bullets left 1 man dead and 4 hurt. They remain unsolved.
pedestrians die crossing US 19 than all other major Pasco
roads combined. Why? Most of the accidents have several common
the light -- Authorities are giving pedestrians flashing
lights to help stem the death toll. Ultimately, it's up to
the pedestrians themselves.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fails to
adequately protect motorists and their passengers.
Center For Auto Safety -- Consumers Union and Ralph Nader
founded the Center for Auto Safety CAS in 1970 to provide consumers
a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help
lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small
budget but a big impact on the auto industry. With less than
half what General Motors spends on a single Super Bowl commercial,
CAS has taken on the auto giants and won for consumers.
Assassin is directed to California residents, many tips
can be used in other states. The site's mission is to make
citizens aware of their legal right to contest unfair traffic
Seatbelts Work - How can a piece of fabric end up being
the difference between life and death? What does a seatbelt
actually do? Learn how seatbelts react in a crash.
The unsolved 1936 hit-and-run
death of Della Call, 33, wife and mother, struck near her
home. Her elderly companion, Mary Edgerly, was injured. On
foot, they had just stepped off the lawn The vehicle came out
of the night, struck
the women from behind, and drove off. There is no record
of anyone, other than those involved, having seen what happened.
Styles Bridges, perhaps the most powerful political figure
ever to represent New Hampshire in Washington, has long been rumored
to have been involved.
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