Legal News New Safety Testing Reveals Women and Children May Be at Greater Risk of Injury or Death in a Car AccidentPosted: May 9, 2012 | Author: Lawyer | Filed under: Car Accident Lawyers | Tags: legal news | Comments Off on Legal News New Safety Testing Reveals Women and Children May Be at Greater Risk of Injury or Death in a Car Accident
Women often spend a lot of time driving their children to and from school, extracurricular activities like sports, and family activities.
Because they spend so much time on the road with such precious cargo, women often choose vehicles based on their safety rating and other perceived safety features. Yet new vehicle ratings reveal that safety information had been skewed for men, and that women and children may actually be at greater risk of serious injury from car accidents than previously thought.
Starting with 2011 models, the federal government began using a smaller “female” crash-test dummy for some safety tests, instead of the standard, average-sized “male” dummy. The result has been a lower safety rating for many vehicles – as much as two stars – to reflect the increased risk of serious injury for smaller passengers, such as women and children.
Funny News-Springfield police arrest 41-year-old Eric Northrop after he allegedly used sledgehammer to break down ex-girlfriends door 1214Posted: May 7, 2012 | Author: Lawyer | Filed under: Car Accident Lawyers | Tags: funny news, laws with humor, legal news | Comments Off on Funny News-Springfield police arrest 41-year-old Eric Northrop after he allegedly used sledgehammer to break down ex-girlfriends door 1214
SPRINGFIELD Mass Live – A 41-year-old city man, who apparently named the sledgehammer that he uses for work after a prominent personal injury lawyer, allegedly used it to break down the door of an ex-girlfriend’s Windsor Street home early Wednesday and threaten her, police said.
The woman and another occupant of the home escaped injury after they barricaded a hallway door with a refrigerator, Sgt. John M. Delaney said.
The incident began about 1:40 a.m. when the suspect, Eric Turhan Northrop, approached the woman’s home and threatened to use the sledgehammer which he referred to as ” Mark E. Salomone” to break down the door if she didn’t let him in, Delaney, aide to Commissioner William J. Fitchet, said. Salomone is a well-known Massachusetts injury attorney who airs commercials on television.
Delaney, quoting from the arresting officer’s report, said that Northrop “broke through the front door wildly swinging Mark E. Salomone'” and yelled “I am going to get medieval on you like Thor.” A
Responding police officers found the sledgehammer on a table inside the home and arrested Northrop, of 40 Windsor St.
He was charged with home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon, police documents state.
Think all North Carolina drivers take every precaution to keep children safe? Think again. A recent national study discovered that parents often don’t use booster seats when carpooling with preschoolers or young school-age children, increasing the risk of serious injury in a crash.
“I think it’s a complex issue of convenience, expectations, and peer pressure,” Michelle Macy, MD, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan, told WebMD in a recent article. North Carolina has tough car safety seat laws aimed at protecting children from being hurt in a car accident. North Carolina requires all children 8 years old and younger ….