A week after the news about the ‘Teen Mom 2’ star’s fiery car crash have emerged, authorities have finally released the final investigation following the incident.
According to recent news reports, Sioux Falls police has revealed that Adam Lind was driving recklessly on a revoked driver’s license before his 2001 Corvette ZO6 plowed into a vehicle driven by an octogenarian woman, according to witnesses’ statements.
Nevertheless, the police have confirmed that alcohol and drugs were not a factor to the incident.
In our recent blog post, Lind was reportedly involved in a fiery car crash in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Previous media sources have it that based on the cops’ initial investigation, Lind was driving too fast before it slammed into a car driven by an 87-year-old woman with a 94-year-old passenger.
Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured from the incident. While the two elderly passengers of the other car were reportedly transported to the hospital for minor injuries, Lind on the other hand was pulled from his wrecked vehicle moments before it burst into flames.
Law enforcements have confirmed that Lind has been charged with a total of five crimes aside from reckless driving and revoked driver’s license charges. Also, he has been charged for driving with a suspended driver’s license, and not having car insurance according to reports.
Under the South Dakota Car Insurance Law, a driver is required to have a proof of financial responsibility in order to lawfully operate a vehicle – and to establish such form of liability insurance, the most common way is to purchase liability insurance, noted by our Los Angeles car accident attorney.
It’s was a close encounter for the ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star, Adam Lind, when he got pulled from wreckage before a massive vehicle explosion.
According to recent news reports, Lind was involved in a fiery car crash last Friday as he was traveling in his 2001 Corvette ZO6 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Media sources have it that the TV hit series star was driving at a high speed when it hit a Lincoln Town Car driven by an 87-year-old woman with a 94-year-old passenger.
Reportedly, the collision created a huge impact. In fact, based on the actual photo obtained by TMZ, Lind’s car was barely recognizable.
Fortunately for the victims, Good Samaritans who witnessed the crash immediately ran to the accident scene and pulled everyone out from the mangled vehicles just seconds before Lind’s Corvette burst into flame, law enforcements told media sources.
Lind and the two other victims were reportedly taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
It could be remembered that Lind made his debut appearance on the season 2 of MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant’. He has a daughter with his Teen Mom 2 co-star, Chelsea Houska. The former lovers eventually came to an end after several times of trying to make their relationship work.
As of this writing, further details surrounding Lind’s car crash are yet to be known.
Meanwhile, media sources claimed that following the incident, Lind’s new girlfriend, Taylor Halbur took Twitter and said: “Sometimes we forget how precious life is.. never take it for granted. It a fragile thing and we never know what the future holds.”
Houska on the other hand is not yet giving her comments regarding the issue.
More than a week after former Saturday Night Live (SNL) star Chris Kattan was reportedly arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI), authorities have finally released the audio of two motorists’ calls who reported another motorist driving erratically along the California freeway.
According previous reports, a driver called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to report another driver who have been weaving slowly across the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley last February 10 at around 1 AM.
The said driver then crossed into a coned off area and crashed into a parked Department of Transportation vehicle. Fortunately, nobody was injured from the incident.
The cops have eventually found out that the reckless driver was actor-comedian Chris Kattan.
Kattan was subsequently arrested and booked for driving under the influence specifically of drugs and NOT alcohol. He was later released following his arrest.
Recent reports have it that the Dispatchers actually received two calls related to Kattan’s careless driving and car crash. The first driver estimated that Kattan was driving around 70 mph before the crash while the other one described Kattan leaving his car and walking on the highway after the incident.
Cops claimed that Kattan admitted during his arrest that he had been taking prescription drugs.
So far, Kattan’s camp is not yet giving comments regarding the matter.
It could be remembered that more than a couple of weeks ago, a controversial video showing that there was no high-speed drag racing that occurred involving Justin Bieber and his pals emerged, creating a wide speculation that cops may have lied regarding the Canadian pop singer’s arrest.
In the said video obtained from the surveillance camera hours before Bieber’s arrest, it was revealed that the Canadian pop singer and his friend, Khalil, were not drag racing. In fact, it was only a single file driving where Bieber’s rented yellow Lamborghini was seen leading among the group of vehicles while Khalil was driving in a red Ferrari behind him.
The video also showed an SUV on the other lane preventing any vehicle from passing. Thus, drag racing is indeed impossible at that time. Even the GPS tacking device installed at the rented vehicles supported the video. Based on the devices, both vehicles were only at 27 mph at the time of the arrest, previous reports said.
Subsequently, more than a couple of weeks after the surveillance cam footage emerged, a reliable media source has finally obtained the full GPS speed readout for the entire evening when Bieber was arrested.
The readout’s highlight is when Bieber was on the Julia Turtle Causeway in Miami Beach at around 1:23 AM, he was clocked at 108 mph to 136 mph. He proceeded at a night club and stayed there for an hour before driving away.
Most probably, the cops already knew it that he was speeding earlier in the evening and just waited for their turn to make their move.
So far, prosecutors in Bieber’s misdemeanor DUI case are still searching for witnesses including his girlfriend Chantel Jeffries, while cops remain mum over the issue.
Meanwhile, as for Bieber, media sources have further claimed that his lawyers are currently asking the court to prevent the police from releasing any more video footage taken from the singer’s arrest without showing it to Bieber’s camp.
Their request came after an alleged embarrassing video in a jail cell surfaced last week. In the said video, Bieber was seen getting patted down, stumbling around for several times while he was taking various tests and while urinating in his holding cell.
“Unfortunately for Bieber, this is probably the cops’ way of hitting back to him after they have been accused of being dishonest,” jested by a Los Angeles personal injury defense attorney.
Earlier this year, as most of the country’s regions were being overwhelmed by the unusual polar vertex, entertainer Nancy Hays commemorated the year being overly grateful for escaping a horrible car accident that almost claimed her life early January.
Several weeks following the accident, the Norwood Park entertainer has finally gained courage to recount her horrifying car crash experience on an icy roadway.
Hays blamed her extreme dedication to her career for the incident. She narrated that she was home-bound, driving alone on the night of January 9 along an Indiana expressway, when her car skidded on ice and flipped over.
According to Hays, she was sliding towards the three right lanes of the road where she saw several other vehicles. She thought that she might kill other people if she would continue to slide. Thus, she made one brave decision in her life: she quickly swerved to the left lane. As a result, she totally lost control of her vehicle, which eventually flipped over the guard rail and onto the southbound side of the highway.
Fortunately for Hays, she escaped the incident unscathed. Thanks to seatbelt and air bag. The only injury she had was the cut on her left hand that she sustained from the car’s broken window as she exited the vehicle.
She was also grateful to the three United Parcels Service (UPS) drivers who immediately rescued her after the crash despite the reeking of gas from the vehicle.
In an interview after the crash, the drivers described the incident as unbelievable since they thought that the car would explode into flame but it did not.
That is really an incredible car crash story. It’s a good thing it doesn’t hail snow much in Los Angeles. One best piece of advice from our injury attorney is not to drive at all during icy weather condition. If you can’t avoid driving in such weather condition, at least make sure that your car is well prepared and that you know how to handle the road conditions.
Bieber was arrested in Miami last Thursday for allegedly engaging in a high-speed drag racing, driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, as well as for resisting arrest, authorities say.
According to authorities, Bieber registered a .04 blood alcohol content (BAC) level. Unfortunately for the young man, he was in Florida, which has zero tolerance for underage drunk drivers.
Bieber has also admitted in his statements that he had consumed some alcohol, been taking marijuana, and had consumed prescription medicine, the official told media sources.
However, based on a video taken from the surveillance camera, it was revealed that there was no high-speed drag racing that occurred.
In the video footage, Bieber’s yellow Lamborghini is leading while the singer’s pal, Khalil, drives behind him in his red Ferrari.
The video shows that it was a single file driving at a reasonable speed. In fact, the video also shows an SUV on the other lane preventing any passing. Thus, drag racing is close to impossible.
In addition, the video likewise shows a group of police tailing Bieber’s group for a few blocks.
Meanwhile, in a separate investigation conducted by media sources, it was further found out that the rental place where Justin and his buddies got the cars has GPS tracking devices installed. Based on the devices, both vehicles were doing 27 mph at the time of the arrest.
In some states and counties in the U.S., such as Los Angeles, underage drivers are subjected to stricter standards called the zero tolerance, which varies in all states. Usually, a BAC higher than .02 in minors is a ground for an automatic driver’s license suspension. “Thus, if you ever see Bieber driving around, it probably means that he is driving on suspended license,” jested by an auto accident attorney herein.
After being comatose for 16 days, the ‘Orange is the New Black’ star, Michelle Hurst, has finally waked up according to recent news reports.
Hurst was placed in medically induced coma after incurring major injuries from a serious car accident that occurred just before the holidays. The procedure was done for the purpose of preventing any movement from the actress while doctors perform surgeries near her spine.
Fortunately, the procedure was successful since she has finally opened her eyes and slowly showing progress, the reports said.
As of this writing, Hurst is still at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Meanwhile, reports claimed that an organization has set up a fundraising web page for Hurst to help her with her hospital bills. Also, her other co-stars in ‘Orange is the New Black’ drama series like Natasha Lyonne and Matt McGorry are using social media to ask their fans and followers to cast their donations to her cause.
Recent reports have it that the donations have actually reached a total of $12,256 as of January, 17.
So far, details surrounding the actress’ car crash are still unclear. Thus, several attorneys from our Los Angeles injury law firm hope for fast and successive recovery of the actress so that authorities can soon determine who is to blame for the incident.
As the 2014 starts, several big changes to the California traffic laws have kicked in as well.
The new laws are now being implemented by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Thus, our motorcycle accident law firm is giving drivers a heads-up about the big changes.
Here are the summaries of some of the new traffic laws that have taken into effect as early as the first day of this year:
Under the new law called AB1317 or Three Feet for Safety Act, all motorists passing a bicycle in the same direction are required to give the bicyclist at least 3-foot clearing. By September 16, motorists who will be caught passing too close to a bicycle could be fined, regardless whether there was a collision or none.
Under the new law known as SB 194, drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using electronic wireless devices to write, send or even read text messages while behind the wheel, even if the device is equipped with a hands-free feature like the Apple’s Siri.
High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Under the two laws: AB 266 and SB 286, low-emission or zero-emission vehicles like hybrid cars can still continue using high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes without the need to meet the federal occupancy requirements until January 1, 2019.
Hit-and-run drivers search
Under the new law known as AB 184, the previous three year statute of limitations for hit-and-run offenses has been extended to six years from the date of the crash that causes wrongful death and permanent or serious personal injury.
Search warrants for DUI suspects
This is just an amendment to the existing law. According to the newly amended SB 717, a driver who refuses or failed to complete a blood test can be served with a search warrant to draw blood in a clinically approved manner. This law has been in fact, up since September 30, 2013.
Limousines’ emergency exits
In light of the series of fiery limousine crashes last year in the state, the new law known as SB 109 requires modified or extended limousines to have two rear doors and one or two internally removed rear emergency safety exits.
After causing a multiple vehicle collision in Calabasas last year, the Kardashian’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, was reportedly pulled over by a cop in Malibu for over-speeding recently.
According to recent news reports, the model was pulled over by a police officer in Malibu on the first Saturday of the year, for driving her pricey Mercedes Benz SUV too fast.
Kylie was subsequently ticketed and slapped with a fine for her traffic violation according to reports.
Incidentally, the said vehicle was the same car that Kylie was riding when she caused a multiple car crash in Calabasas last year. The unfortunate incident was in fact, only a few days after she obtained her driver’s license.
Speaking about her driver’s license, the brunette beauty passed her driving test a couple of days after her 16th birthday last August. Her parents, Bruce and Kris Jenner, gave her the fancy car as a present for her 16th birthday.
Last November, a similar scenario involving Kylie’s half sister, Kim Kardashian, occurred. Kim was reportedly pulled over by a cop for speeding. According to previous reports, the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s host was trying to evade paparazzi pursuing her car when she was pulled over.
Moving back with Kylie, in a photo of her taken from the actual incident of her apprehension, she looks a bit worried.
“For years, we have seen a lot of Hollywood celebrities who repeatedly got involved in different kinds of traffic mishaps as a result of being an irresponsible driver. Obviously, Kylie is too young and in fact, she is just at an early beginning of her career. Thus, she better think straight and not let her feeling of being too overwhelmed over her new high end vehicle and her driving privilege take over if she doesn’t want to ruin everything,” suggested by several motorcycle accidents attorneys.
After almost a month of thorough investigation, authorities have officially announced that there was no clear evidence that the Porsche Carrera GT that the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were riding encountered a mechanical problem before it crashed, which killed both men.
According to reports, the investigators have finally ruled out both mechanical issue and the debris on the roadways as factors to the fatal incident.
In a report released by the Associated Press, it claimed that a law enforcement official said that they are currently looking at speed and speed alone.
So far, the investigators already have a speed range at which they think the car was traveling before it crashed into a light pole and tree in Santa Clarita, just near Los Angeles, California. However, officials would not yet disclose any information until Porsche engineers arrive to California by next month to aide in extracting information from the onboard data collectors, which fortunately survived from the incident.
Fortunately, the said data recorders of the vehicle survived the blast despite the car exploded into flames and was totaled. If the device could produce usable data, it would be able to tell investigators whether Rodas was able to hit the brakes before the impact, seat belts are fastened and whether air bags were deployed.
Walker and Rodas were killed in a horrific car accident on November 30 after the vehicle that they were riding crashed into a light pole and a tree. Rodas was the one driving the sports car.
Apparently, the investigation would take longer since our resident Los Angeles County Sherriff officials are yet to wait for the automaker’s team of engineers in hope to determine whether the speed range that they have calculated using their own standard formula is the same with the data recorded in the car’s three data recorders.
For many of the actor’s fans, it is such a long wait as everyone is keeping an eye with the case’s every single progress. In fact, recent reports have it that his fans are recently rolling a petition to replace the name of the street where the actor died in an honor for their beloved actor’s death.
“Unfortunately, renaming a certain place can only push through with the support of the community. However, recent reports claimed that the place’s own residents strongly oppose the idea of renaming the street in light of the actor’s death. Thus, it is like far possible to happen,” explained by an auto accident attorney.