‘LOL’ Facebook Post following Car Accident Sends Woman in Jail

A Kentucky woman was shocked upon learning that a simple ‘laugh out loud’ (LOL) Facebook post after a hit-and-run car accident would land her in jail.

According to reports, Paula Asher rammed her vehicle into another car carrying four minors in Woodford County, Kentucky last July 20. Asher immediately fled from the accident scene before authorities arrived.

Shortly thereafter, she posted in her Facebook account: “My dumb bass got a DUI and I hit a car.. Lol!” The said teens’ parents saw the said post and subsequently told the court about it. The said post has led authorities to determine that Asher was the missing suspect for the hit-and-run incident.

Consequently, Asher was required to appear on court and during her first appearance, the presiding judge told her to deactivate her Facebook account. However, Asher did not take the judge’s order seriously and ignored it instead.

Therefore, her initial hit-and-run, driving under the influence of intoxicating substance, and possession of controlled substance cases were subsequently joined by another charge of contempt of court.

In her second court appearance, Asher was booked in county jail for 48 hours and in her third arraignment, she confirmed that she had shut down her Facebook account. Also, she asked for an apology for all the people that she has hurt. Recently, Asher reportedly appeared in court but further details regarding the trial were not yet available.

This is another one of a kind case of hit-and-run car accident to keep track of, according to a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney. Until present, laws regarding the virtual world remain vague and awaiting to be addressed properly, he added.

5-year-old Girls Killed in Car Crash Caused by Drunk Driver

At least two 5-year-old girls were reportedly killed from a car crash caused by a woman who was driving under the influence.

Accordingly, reports said that Arlene Anna Hernandez, 22, was driving eastbound while under the influence when she lost control of the 2005 Kia Sedona that she was driving due to her extreme level of intoxication. The minivan fell down the embankment and then landed upside down in the Otay Lake reservoir.

Meanwhile, Hernandez and the man on the passenger seat of the minivan were able to extricate themselves from the vehicle while the two 5-year-old girls at the backseat were only extricated through the help of civilians and other U.S. Border Patrol agents in the area while the paramedics were on their way to the accident scene.

The children were airlifted to Rady Children’s hospital. However, shortly upon hospital arrival, the two minors were pronounced dead. Investigations identified the man on the passenger’s side as Eric Figueroa, while one of the children who died from the incident was identified as Guilana Figueroa, daughter of Eric. Both were residents of La Mesa.

The other girl was identified as Lesette Silva of Chula Vista, but her relation to the other passengers, if any, was not yet determined.

Meanwhile, Hernandez was jailed and being held on a $400,000.00 bail. She will be facing charges, including four counts of felony, gross vehicular manslaughter, cruelty to minor resulting to injury/death, and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol/drugs resulting to personal injury.

Basically, car crashes occur as a result of the negligence and irresponsibility of drivers who fail to follow proper rules and regulations while on the roadways. Most often, accidents were caused by stubborn individuals driving under the influence.

Over the years, a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney in fact has been a witness to the significantly growing number of people being injured or killed each year due to drunk drivers.

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson under Investigation for 2 Consecutive Road Mishaps

The U.S. Commerce Secretary is currently under investigation for the two hit-and-run accidents that occurred near his California home last weekend.

According to a statement released by the Commerce Department spokesperson, Jennifer Friedman, the investigation regarding the incidents is ongoing.

According to the Southern California police, Bryson was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus car on Saturday after crashing into one car twice and then crashing again into another.

The Commerce Department office said that the secretary had suffered a seizure during the accident. He was accordingly driving his own car on his personal time with no security escorts at the time of the vehicle accidents.

Nevertheless, Bryson still remains to be cooperative with the investigation and in fact, he voluntarily took a breathalyzer test after the crash, and took an immediate medical leave of absence so that he can focus all his attention on resolving the traffic incidents as well as his health issues. So far, alcohol and drug is not a factor to the incidents according to police. Bryson also underwent a blood test but the result is not yet available.

Since October 2011, Bryson has served President Barack Obama as secretary of Commerce. He is also an energy expert and seasoned businessman. On Saturday, at about 5:05 in the evening, Bryson reportedly rear-ended a Buick in San Gabriel and then hit the car again upon leaving the scene. Five minutes later after the first crash, Bryson again hit another car, a Honda Accord in Rosemead, California.

Bryson was treated at the accident scene and was later transported to the hospital. Passengers on the second car did not sustain major injuries and declined medical aid. However, two people from the first car accident were treated by paramedics after complaining of pain.

At present, the Los Angeles police have formally cited Bryson in the traffic incidents. However, the local district’ attorney’s office will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against Bryson.

A causative factor of personal injury, automobile accidents occur due to negligence of both or one of the involved parties. Sometimes, unexpected event also occurs and collisions occur for no obvious reason like Brysons’ case wherein he apparently suffered from seizure during the accident, according to a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney. Most automobile accidents can be avoided if only proper precautionary measures are observed carefully.