Kendra Wilkinson Suffers from Minor Stroke during April Car Crash

Image gives credit to Valerie Macon / Getty Images.

Image gives credit to Valerie Macon / Getty Images.

It could be remembered that way back April this year, Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson was reportedly injured in a car crash in Los Angeles, California.

Initial reports have claimed that the former ABC host was hospitalized following the said car crash, but no injuries were previously reported. Sources only claimed that Wilkinson was shocked from the incident. In fact, she was immediately released from the hospital after a complete examination.

However, recent reports are claiming that the said car accident was actually worse than it first appeared.

According to recent news reports, Wilkinson has suffered “minor stroke” during the crash. Media sources claimed that the model / host really did have a stroke through CT scans during the head-on collision incident in Calabasas.

Fortunately, she has since made a full recovery. In addition, the said incident has given her a whole new outlook in life, Wilkinson reportedly claimed in her Twitter account.

Wilkinson’s revelation regarding her minor stroke during the car crash only came to light last Friday during the episode of her TV Show, “Kendra on Top”.

Based on the medical experts’ explanation regarding minor stroke following a car crash, “It is certainly possible to have a minor stroke without knowing it. There are parts of the brain that are involved in functions that aren’t so obvious to us. For instance, the long-term memory part of our brain can be affected by a stroke. It’s not obvious to us right away that something bad has happened until we start testing the memory. “

Moreover, they said that “You could have a stroke and not know it because it hasn’t affected that specific part of the brain. If that part was involved in something subtle, it’s not picked up. You can only see it on a CAT scan. Whether the stroke is related to her accident or not, we don’t know that.”

Meanwhile, a Los Angeles auto accident attorney claims that such incidences along the road or while you are behind the wheel is very unfortunate and could also be catastrophic and could be fatal as well. Keep in mind that an extra diligence can make a great difference, he said.

 

CA Senators Approve Bill which Increases Cellphone Fines

Cellphone use while behind the wheel is known as a traffic violation in California. This act was prohibited because it can lead to driver distraction—one of the common causes of car accidents in the United States.

In an effort to save people from traffic accidents caused by cellphone use, the Senate has passed a bill which will require motorists as well as bicyclists to pay a bigger fine if they were caught committing this violation.

According to reports, Sen. Joe Simitian’s Senate Bill 28 (SB 28) was approved on a 23-13 vote. It was then given to Gov. Jerry Brown for his approval.

Under this bill, motorists will be required to pay $50 instead of $20 for their first offense. Subsequent offenses would amount to a $100 fine instead of $50. The amount for the first offense will increase from around $208 to $328 due to local and state assessments.

Meanwhile, bicyclists who will be caught using their cellphone while on the road will be required to pay $20 for their first offense. If they repeated the same violation, they will then have to pay $50. Fortunately, no assessments will be included, meaning they will pay a smaller fine compared to drivers.

If you want to know more about the traffic laws that are being implemented in California, you are encouraged to seek legal advice from expert Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

Pedestrian Dies when Hit by Suspected Drunken Elderly Driver

Alcohol can impair a person’s driving skills so it is not advisable for you to drink before sitting behind the wheel.

An elderly SUV driver who failed to stay sober struck and killed a pedestrian along Sunset Mobile Home Park at the 11700 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, California.

The driver was identified as Ronald Sonsowski, 60, from Coronado. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Meanwhile, the pedestrian identified as Juan Matamoros-Flores, 25, from Truckee, was initially bought to Tahoe Forest Hospital. He was then transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where he died.

My condolences to the victim’s loved ones.

Female Driver Dies in Thermal Solo-Car Accident

Drivers should always be careful with their actions because their lives may suddenly end if they commit a simple mistake while sitting behind the wheel.

A 21-year-old female driver recently died after her sedan crashed into a bridge support along Highway 86 in Thermal, California.

According to authorities, she was traveling along 58th Avenue, near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, at a speed of 85 mph when she hit the concrete pillar, causing her to be trapped inside the vehicle.

Her sedan then caught fire, which was fortunately put out by other road users.

The woman was announced dead at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio.

Hopefully, authorities will be able to determine the actual cause of the fatal accident.

Woman Sues Google for Unsafe Directions after Pedestrian Accident

My feelings are torn about this lawsuit filed against Google.

Pedestrian Accident Woman sues Google Maps

“Google bicycle directions to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach from the Ferry Building.” (photo credit: CBS)

A woman is actually suing the IT giant for supplying her unsafe directions after she was injured in a pedestrian accident in Park City, Utah.

Laura Rosenberg of LA County, California filed the lawsuit last week and is seeking more than $100,000 in damages. She also named the motorist that struck her in the lawsuit.

According to Rosenberg, she downloaded directions to go from one end of Park City to another from Google Maps on her mobile phone.

However, the direction that she got led her to a busy road with no sidewalks that were “reasonably safe for pedestrians” and she consequently got hit by a passing vehicle.

In the Google Maps for computers, there is a disclaimer that warns that there may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.

However, that disclaimer cannot be found on the mobile version of Google Maps.

Now I am torn if I find this lawsuit ridiculous or actually brilliant.

At first it really sounds absurd, but the longer you think about it, the more it does makes sense.

It is the Internet age and the laws must catch up to the technology.

I think it is also high time that Web 2.0 companies like Google be held accountable for possible effects of their products.

Since their mobile version failed to address the possible dangers in the directions that they’ve given, shouldn’t they be held liable for that?

What do you think?

Cal Senator Ashburn Issues an Apology for DUI Arrest

Apologizing is a way of accepting your mistake and trying to show that you feel bad about it. However, saying “sorry” doesn’t right a wrong and it definitely does not save a person from facing the legal consequences of his actions.

DUI Senator Roy Ashburn Arrested

"I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me - my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate." (photo credit: huffingtonpost)

In the case of California Senator Roy Ashburn, his apology for a DUI arrest may be applauded by some people because of his courage to admit his mistake.

But, because of his position, others may still continue to criticize his actions especially after it was reported that the anti-gay lawmaker stayed at a gay nightclub before his arrest.

According to reports, the senator was pulled over by the authorities after his state-issued Chevy Tahoe was allegedly seen veering along L and 13th Streets.

He was brought to Sacramento County Jail where he was booked but was then released on a $1,400 bond.

Meanwhile, his male passenger was spared from arrest, said reports.

Charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .08% or higher were filed against Ashburn.

Senator Ashburn Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Senator Roy Ashburn (R-CA) has just been arrested for suspicion of DUI near the state capitol.

Arrested for DUI suspicion California Senator Roy Ashburn

Arrested for DUI suspicion California Senator Roy Ashburn

According to CHP, Senator Ashburn was spotted driving erratically at about 2:00am and was stopped by an officer.

He was arrested after being given a field sobriety test and was taken to Sacramento County Jail where he was given a BAC test.

After the test, he was booked and released.

CHP has also put the hush-hush on the result of Senator Ashburn’s BAC test.

You just have to wonder, will he plead no-contest or will they spin this so that he wouldn’t get a conviction?

And if he is convicted, what types of penalties will be given to him?

I am pretty sure that the punishment will be like a slap in the wrist.

Aside from being a senator, this is also only his first DUI (am I right?).

If convicted, I would expect the senator to get a fine, some very light community work, and about 3 years probation.

Oh and the token alcohol education classes.

Family Files Wrongful Death Charges after Fatal 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

Food manufacturing companies, including spice makers, are required to sell safe products to people because failure to do so can lead to severe sicknesses or deaths.

In fact, the family of a woman who reportedly died due to a salmonella infection last year has recently filed a wrongful death suit against a Union City spicemaker.

U.F. Union International, along with all the companies that have sold its products to the people, are facing a lawsuit that was filed by the loved ones of Donna Pierce, 69, from San Leandro, in the Alameda County Superior Court.

The suit rooted from a 2009 bacterial outbreak that is connected to the spices that Union International produced. The company recalled its Uncle Chen and Lian How brands of spices later on.

Pierce allegedly suffered from a salmonella infection when she ate contaminated white pepper after her lung surgery in February 2009. The woman died two months after.

According to reports, dozens of people all over Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California became sick due to this outbreak.

Hopefully, Pierce’s loved ones have already acquired the services of a skilled lawyer because establishing a company’s guilt in the death of a person who has eaten contaminated products is quite hard to prove in court.