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Author: Whitney Taylor

Investigation Underway over Brake Failures in Harley Davidsons

motorcycle accident

An investigation has ensued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 43 complaints of faulty brakes on certain models of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Riders reported that both the hand and foot brakes suddenly failed to work, resulting in three crashes and two injuries. The investigation includes more than 430,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles with… Read more »

Sidney Woman Killed in Head-On Collision

car accident on highway with ambulance

A head-on accident on West River Road took the life of a 47-year-old Sidney woman the night of June 15. Laurie Garland was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, after her vehicle crossed the center line of West River Road and collided head-on with a vehicle containing two juveniles. Both of the juveniles… Read more »

When the Unthinkable Happens: Liability in Swimming Pool Accidents

beautiful woman catches little girl jumping in pool against sea

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children between the ages of one and four, according to the CDC. Swimming pools cause the greatest risk of submersion injury for children in this age group. When the unthinkable happens and a child is the victim of a swimming pool accident, who is liable? Whether the… Read more »

More Pedestrians Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes Last Year, GHSA Reports

Pedestrian Walk Sign

Troubling statistics on pedestrian fatalities have been reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). According to the GHSA’s most recent report, pedestrians made up 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2014 and will likely do so in 2015. GHSA estimates that the number of pedestrian fatalities will increase by 10-percent between 2014 and… Read more »

Researchers Identify Biggest Distracted Driving Risks

teens texting and driving

The problem of distracted driving has become a common concern among law enforcement and motorists alike. Now, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have identified the most dangerous culprits in distracted driving accidents and other factors that can increase a driver’s chances of a crash. The hope is that by determining the riskiest distractions, steps can… Read more »

Driver of Hit-and-Run in Fairfield Arrested

car accident

A hit-and-run accident involving four vehicles in Fairfield ended in the arrest of a woman who was found hiding in a neighboring town. The woman, who has since been released from the Fairfield Police Department on unsecured bail, was a transient driving without a license at the time of the crash. Melinda Caven, 31, was… Read more »

Driver Flees One Accident, is Seriously Injured in Second Crash

car flipped over

A Portland man suffered serious injuries after his involvement in two accidents on Friday, September 4. After fleeing the scene of the first accident, the driver was then involved in a one-car rollover accident that sent him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The second accident closed the highway for approximately three hours while police investigated… Read more »

Portsmouth Rollover Accident Results in Fatality

car flipped over

A rollover accident in Portsmouth took the life of one individual and serious injured another. The single-car crash involved an SUV that rolled several times after the driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle. The deadly crash occurred on northbound I-95 in Portsmouth on September 1. Crash occurred in middle of afternoon Officers were called… Read more »