A tree trimmer died while working 50 feet off the ground in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County. The victim, approximately 70 years old, was spotted by a neighbor dangling upside down around noon. About 40 firefighters responded to the scene. They used a truck with an aerial ladder and a rope and harness system to extricate the man, lowering him to the ground. He was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m.
Tesla Motors has recently been featured in the news for a potential safety hazard in the latest system update, raising concerns regarding safety and distracted driving. Over the summer of 2021, Tesla quietly updated their vehicle systems, allowing drivers to play interactive Tesla Arcade games while driving.
The CEO of Peloton, John Foley, has reached out about the recent death of a child caused by the company’s popular Tread+ treadmill. In his letter, Foley addressed the tragic accident that involved a child who, sadly, passed away following an incident with a Peloton treadmill. Out of respect to the family, details of the accident have not been released. As of right now, the exact cause of death and the age of the child remain unknown.
- March 12, 2021
- By Samer Habbas, Esq
- In News & Information,
At the start of 2021, California kicked off the new year by enacting some important new traffic safety laws that aim to tackle distracted driving and driving while using a cell phone. By implementing new regulations, the state of California hopes to decrease the number of accidents or crashes caused by negligent drivers and increase the overall safety of its roadways. Of course, it’s common sense that driving while using a cellphone is dangerous and significantly increases a driver’s chances of getting into an accident.
On the morning of February 23, 2021, legendary golf champion, Tiger Woods was involved in a serious single-vehicle rollover accident on a steep stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard; located on the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates. Woods was traveling northbound on the curved road when his car rolled over and sustained serious damage. Fortunately, Woods was not fatally injured and was conscious when emergency responders rescued him from the vehicle then flew him to a nearby hospital. As a result of the accident, he sustained devastating injuries to his right leg that have jeopardized his career.
Independence Day, also known as the “Fourth of July”, is a nationally recognized holiday that hosts many cookouts and fun in the sun activities. People usually will get together with close friends and family; spending their day-off eating, drinking and watching the celebratory fireworks. Traditional Fourth of July plans may be a bit different this year in lieu of the COVID-19 global pandemic.