Tag Archives: auto accident


Greyhound Crash Victims Wait on Investigation, Insurance

No passengers were killed in a wild Greyhound bus crash that left the bus laying on its side in an Ohio cornfield, but more than 30 were taken to area hospitals by ambulance and helicopter. All of the injured passengers have since been released, but it will take some time before they can assess whether they’ve been properly cared for by Greyhound Lines and its insurance carrier. There were 51 passengers and a single driver aboard the bus as it …

Read More Leave a Comment

YouTube Confessor to Fatal DUI to Change Not Guilty Plea

A 22-year-old Ohio man admitted via online video that he killed another man in a drunk driving accident. And next week, he’ll admit as much to a judge. Matt Cordle’s stunning confession was delivered through a professionally produced video posted on a website called “because I said I would,” which claims to be “dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise.” The video initially portrays Cordle with a blurred face and altered voice, but by the end, Cordle …

Read More Leave a Comment

Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

Read More Leave a Comment

Elderly Wrong-Way Driver to Pay $5.2M for Man’s Severed Leg

An 83-year-old driver who went the wrong way on an interstate in Texas must pay $5.2 million to the driver she struck. Jerry Wall was riding a motorcycle three years ago on westbound Interstate 20 when he was hit head-on by Vernelle Ingram, driving a Buick sedan the wrong way on an off-ramp in Hudson Oaks. Wall, who lost his leg because of the crash, sued Ingram for damages. At the time of the accident, an investigating police officer questioned …

Read More Leave a Comment

Drunk Driver Ordered to Pay $5M for Killing College Student

A woman who was driving drunk and crashed into another car, killing a college student, was ordered to pay $5.65 million to the victim’s parents. In the early morning hours of Oct. 24, 2009, 20-year-old Bailey Sloan was driving a friend home an hour west of Los Angeles in Grand Terrace, Calif. when they ran out of gas and pulled over to refuel. Their parked car was struck by Cynthia Redmond, who crossed all lanes of traffic and hit Sloan …

Read More Leave a Comment