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Are You Driving One Of Toyota’s Six Million Recalled Vehicles?

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Doehrman Chamberlain

On the heels of the $1.2 billion settlement last month of a U.S. criminal investigation into the concealment of safety information to regulators, Toyota announced on April 9 that they would be recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide due to five different defects, according to USA Today. The $1.2 billion that was settled last month was due to recalls made in 2009 and 2010 for issues relating to sudden acceleration. At that time, five deaths were linked to those acceleration issues. But the recalls made by Toyota in 2009 and 2010 are not related to the recalls that pertain to 2.34 million vehicles in North America, according to USA Today. Toyota says this round of recalls reportedly has defects that have not been linked to any deaths. The vehicles recalled by Toyota could have one or more defects and span production models from April of 2004 through August of 2013. They…
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13-Year-Old Indiana Boy Falls 15 Stories To His Death

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Doehrman Chamberlain

A family from Plainfield, Indiana was getting some relief from the gloomy and wintery weather by vacationing in Florida. Unfortunately, their trip took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that their 13-year-old boy had fallen from the balcony that was 15-stories up, landing on the pool deck below, according to CBS News. CBS reported that the boy and his family were in the process of checking out of their condominium when he realized that he left his cell phone in his room. When the 13 year old went back to the room to look for his phone “he fell to the pool deck below somehow,” says CBS. On April 5, the boy was pronounced dead on scene by Panama City first responders. The Panama City Beach Police Department is conducting an investigation. At the time of the press release by CBS, police officials reported that the boy…
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Edgewood Police Officer Charged With OWI While Causing Death

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Doehrman Chamberlain

James Foutch, a 12-year veteran officer of the Edgewood Police Department, posted bail a few days after Sunday, April 6, when he was arrested and charged for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) while causing death, according to WTHR 13 News. It is believed that Foutch was driving his 2004 GMC Yukon with his girlfriend in the passenger seat while under the influence of hydrocodone. Foutch was driving westbound on State Road 32 when—according to WTHR—“he rear-ended a 1996 Buick Century, pushing it off the north side of the roadway and into a utility pole.” The occupants of the Buick were married couple Jesse and Rebecca Sperry; Rebecca was nine-months pregnant when the accident occurred. Jesse was pronounced dead at the scene, but Rebecca and her unborn child were rushed to a nearby hospital where medical officials had to perform an emergency C-section following the crash. Currently the mother and new baby…
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