Tom Cruise Allegedly Involved in High-speed Car Chase while in New York with Suri

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On Wednesday, Tom Cruise was reportedly involved in a high-speed car chase in New York while spending quality time with his daughter Suri after the latter got involved in a minor car crash with her mother last Monday night.

According to reports, the actor and his 6-year-old daughter, Suri, engaged in a high-speed car chase at the west side of Manhattan when they were chased by some paparazzi. Allegedly, Tom Cruise’s driver had to break speed limits and beat through red lights while the actor’s black Chevy Suburban was pursued by photographers in cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles.

The alleged high-speed chase began as Cruise and Suri left the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, New York and ended at the heliport where a chopper is waiting to lift them to New Jersey.

However, in a statement released by Cruise’s spokesperson Amanda Lundberg, she denied that there was any car chase incident that occurred from the hotel to the helipad. Lundberg claimed that there was no such incident that occurred. In fact, police even testified that they had received no complaints of any near accident on Wednesday.

Cruise arrived in New York on Tuesday to see his daughter Suri after the latter and her mom, Katie Holmes, got involved in a Monday evening minor car crash. Also, last Friday, Suri and Katie had a minor vehicle accident with paparazzi as they were heading home from a toy store.

At present, prosecutors in Los Angeles are considering testing the state’s comparatively new anti-paparazzi law in prosecuting photographers who chase several celebrities within the state, according to a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles.

Court Sets Hearing for Amanda Bynes’ Minor Vehicle Accident

One of today’s most troubled Hollywood stars, Amanda Bynes, recently received a hearing date related to her drunk driving which resulted into a minor vehicle accident last April.

Reports said that Bynes was set to appear before a Beverly Hills court on June 6.

However, although there was a hearing date scheduled, the District Attorney’s office spokesperson said that the actress has not been officially charged; but, in the near future or definitely after the scheduled hearing, Bynes could possibly be charged.

It can be recalled that last April 6, Bynes was arrested for drunk driving after she tried to pass a Los Angeles Sherriff’s car at an intersection in Santa Monica. That night seemed so unfortunate for Bynes, since as she tried to swerve on the Sheriff’s car, her car struck the right rear panel of the officer’s car and caused minor paint damage.

According to the apprehending officers who arrested Bynes, the actress looked so troubled and impaired that night. Bynes was released the next morning after her father paid her $5,000 bail at the West Hollywood Sheriff Station.

Several weeks after Bynes’ DUI arrest, the actress was again involved in a minor fender bender in May near an intersection in California. However, the actress was not given any citation since the authorities found a reasonable cause to believe Bynes when she said that she wasn’t aware that she had swiped a car.

Apparently, luck seems to be quiet elusive with Bynes these past few months. Obviously, she needs a very good Los Angeles accident attorney to defend her in her subsequent vehicle accidents.

9–vehicle Collision in Monterey Killed 3

multiple car accidentThree people were killed in a vehicle accident involving nine cars last February 22 in Monterey County, California.

According to initial investigations, a suspected drunken driver who was trying to reach for her cell phone caused the 9-vehicle collision.

The three fatalities were identified as Maria Ochoa, 35, from Pleasanton, Rafael Zambrano Llamas, 37, Graciela Hernandez Llamas, 39. The victims were riding in one of the nine cars involved at the accident. The fourth occupant, who was taken to the hospital due to serious injuries sustained, remained unidentified.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Zoltan Treiner said that the victims came from a funeral in King City and were heading home when the tragic accident occurred.
The said multiple car crash happened just north of the Jolod Road exit of Highway 101 in King City at around the 8:45 in the evening. A Ford Explorer driven by Vivian Ramirez, 42, from Gonzales, crossed at the center divider and crashed against the Volkswagen driven by Llamas, who was on the opposite lane. Treiner said that the suspected drunken driver was reaching for her cell phone, and then  lost control of her car and crashed straight on to the other motorists. As a result of her negligence, she created a multiple vehicle mishap and left several injured people.

Ramirez also sustained serious injuries, but it doesn’t make her excused from all her liabilities resulting from the collision. She was arrested for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, according to the CHP.

On January 1, 2009, a Wireless Communication Device Law has been implemented in California. The law prohibits California motorists from using or handling mobile phones while driving. Nevertheless, motorists still keep on disobeying the traffic rules and regulations. Therefore, such fatal vehicle accidents due to other people’s negligence often happen.

Victims from such accidents may file for a claim for the injuries and damages they sustained. The victims may seek help from an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney to guide them through the claim process and to make sure that they would get what they deserve for their compensation.

Most Common Factors of Vehicle Accidents During Holidays

During holidays like Christmas and New Year, vehicle accidents significantly increase. Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that more or less 400 people die in vehicle accidents in US during holiday seasons.

During this season, people travel to shop, visit friends and family, or go to parties and events. Also, during this period, the number of vehicle accidents increase. Because of this, drivers should take more precautions to avoid accidents and other related injuries.

Below are the some of the most common factors causing vehicle accidents and tips on how to avoid them during holiday season:

•    Alcohol and other intoxicated products – it is the most often cause of vehicle accidents. Statistics show that fatal accidents over New Year’s Eve are caused by DUI driving. This factor usually contributes 40 percent to Holiday vehicle accidents.

•    Negligence – this includes recklessness, carelessness, inattention and aggression. People’s hectic schedules during holidays cause motorists to forget to concentrate on the road. Heavy traffic can also compromise a motorist’s patience behind the wheel.

•    Bad weather – this includes fog, rain, black ice and snow. These natural weather occurences can cloud up the road thus making it risky for the motorists on the road. When you feel like the weather is in its worst condition, it is better stay at home.

There are actually so many risks on the road during holiday season that’s why it is very important for everyone to cool down and concentrate on driving to safely arrive on your destination. It’s better to be late than never.

Don’t let your holiday season be ruined by a vehicle accident due to the above-mentioned factors which could be avoided.  Let your Christmas and New Year be filled with countless joys and blessing and not with regrets.

SUV Exits Car Wash, Crashes into Store

Even while inside a store, a person is still not completely safe from accidents involving vehicles. In fact, there have been cases wherein a vehicle crashes into a store, damages the property, and even injures those inside it.

Vehicle Accident SUV Crash into Sears store

“An SUV exiting a car wash lost control and crashed into a Sears store, no one is injured in the vehicle accident.” (photo credit: napavalleyregister.com)

In this recent accident though, no one was reportedly injured.

A driver was reportedly exiting a car wash at Tanen Street and Soscol Avenue through its automatic rails when he lost control of the vehicle as it accelerated unexpectedly and crashed into a store in front of the car wash.

Luckily, the driver and passenger of the car as well as other people in the store were not hurt in this vehicle accident in Napa city but the driver will likely compensate the damages to the store which resulted from the accident.

Elderly Woman Killed in Pacific Coast Highway Pedestrian Accident

A 73-year-old woman was killed in a pedestrian accident along the Pacific Coast Highway yesterday.

The woman, who was identified by the coroner’s office as Amelia Ordona, was trying to cross the road with her sister when she was struck by a northbound vehicle.

The impact was so strong; it threw Ordona on the opposite side where she was struck by at least six more vehicles.

Although the driver of the first car that hit Ordona stayed and cooperated with the police, most of the other vehicles did not stop and kept going.

Ordona’s sister also sustained minor injuries in the accident.

As of the moment, there were no arrests made.

Police closed a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway while conducting their investigation

It was reopened at noon.

It s tragic end to a long life for Amelia Ordona, we hope that she is in peace.

Our prayers go out to the Ordona family for their loss.

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