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CA man with head injury waits to be put back together

Lee Lyle, a 52-year-old California resident, has a dilemma that represents the seemingly insurmountable financial hardship and red tape facing many drivers who wind up in a traffic accident. Lyle was riding his motorcycle down Niles Street in Bakersfield when he was struck by a vehicle that merged from the center lane onto him. Lyle was thrown from his bike in the hit and run incident and landed headfirst on a curb according to witnesses. The accident left Lyle with severe head injuries, the worst of which was swelling of the brain. Doctors at Kern Medical Center, where Lyle was ... Read More

Tire Retirement

On June 2, 2008, after many years of prodding by consumer advocacy groups and attorneys, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer advisory concerning aging tires. This follows numerous lawsuits involving Explorer/Firestone rollovers, which made the public aware of the potential dangers of tire aging. Additional industry documents and studies have made clear that tires more than six years old are hazardous to drivers, and can result in tread separations, crashes and rollovers. A NHTSA study on Firestone ATX/Wilderness tire defects found that age was a definitive factor in failure, particularly in high-temperature environments that cause tire ... Read More

student sues for freeze-tag injuries

In West Amwell, New Jersey, an alumnus of South Hunterdon Regional High School has sued the Board of Education due to an injury the student received two years ago in a game of freeze tag. On July 10 of this year, Alexandria Nalborne filed a personal injury lawsuit at the Hunterdon County State Superior Court in Flemington according to The Packett. The suit states that Nalborne received “severe bodily injuries” as a game of freeze tag resulted in another student shoving Nalborne into a lawn mower. The Packett reports Board of Education President, Bob Campell, was aware a student was harmed, but ... Read More

NHTSA roof crush rule delayed to December

In June, we reported that the U.S. Senate panel reviewing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal for increased standards in roof strength had asked the agency to delay its decision, originally scheduled for July 1. The NHTSA agreed to further review of the policy, and set a new date for release on Oct. 1. Yesterday, the agency announced another delay, pushing the decision back to December, according to a report in the Detroit News. Several items in the proposed new standard, which updates the 35-year-old current regulation of vehicle roof strength, are being reviewed. The new standard would ... Read More

Roof crush hearing June 4

A Senate hearing on roof crush strength and related driver and passenger safety in vehicle rollover accidents is set for Wednesday, June 4, from 10-11:30 a.m. ET in room 253, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. Sen. Mark Pryor, chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Automotive Safety, called for the hearing after meeting with representatives from non-profit citizen action group People Safe In Rollovers Foundation. The group was founded by Paula Lawlor, a crusader for safer made cars. The organization is working hand-in-hand on this project with Kevin Moody, whose son Tyler was killed in a vehicle rollover accident ... Read More

Grief Spurs Senate

Since his son Tyler’s death, Kevin Moody has been on a mission to get the roof strength standard, FMVSS 216, upgraded and convince Congress to pass new legislation regulating and mandating a new and adequate roof strength standard beyond what NHTSA, (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) has proposed. WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kevin Moody, a grieving father who lost his son Tyler on January 16, 2003 due to injuries from ‘roof crush’ has that day forever etched in his memory: “Five and a half years ago, my son, Tyler, was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident in his ... Read More