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Seven Motorcycles Involved in Wreck During NC Lupus Awareness Ride

At around 11:45 a.m. Saturday, a Wendell wreck involving seven motorcycles left two people seriously injured and one victim in critical condition. According to reports, the wreck occurred after a ball fell out of the back of a truck and onto the highway, causing a chain reaction of crashes to occur. When the wreck occurred, a group of approximately  20 female bikers were riding along the highway as part of the 4th Annual North Carolina … read more»

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The Dangers of Faulty or Defective Tires

No matter what kind of car you drive, your tires are a critical part of your vehicle’s overall safety. Do you regularly inspect yours to ensure they’re in safe condition before driving? If not, you should. Those few minutes could save you from unnecessary breakdown or worse – a dangerous collision. Top Reasons Tires May Fail According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire failures and blowouts cause more than 8,000 serious automobile accidents every year. Tire failures … read more»

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Sports Equipment Manufacturer STX Recalls Lacrosse Throat Protector

Do you or a loved one play lacrosse professionally, for school, or recreationally? If so, make sure you are aware of the latest product recall: STX, a manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel based in Baltimore, has recalled their Shield Throat Protector. The recall, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, comes after one report of the product breaking, resulting in injury to the player using it. The STX Shield Throat Protector, … read more»

Article Categories Defective Products, Product Liability

18 Hospital Patients Possibly Exposed to Deadly Brain Disease

When you turn to a medical professional to handle a major heath procedure, you never expect mistakes to be made during that treatment that could potentially impact your quality of life. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen – and more often than we may like. According to reports, up to 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare but fatal degenerative brain disorder. Sources say that the threat began when a … read more»

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Moore County Accident Leaves Three Injured

Early this morning, two women were airlifted to UNC Hospitals as a result of an automobile collision in Moore County. Another driver, who sustained less severe injuries, was taken to a nearby hospital. The accident occurred around 7 am on Highway 690 at Morrison Bridge Road in the town of Vass. Reports say that a black Volkswagen sedan collided with a blue Chevy GEO after the Chevy pulled out from a stop sign. The GEO, … read more»

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Toyota Instructs Car Dealers to Cease Sales on Six Popular Models

Toyota has ordered North American car dealers to cease sales of six popular Toyota models with heated seats. The stop-sale order comes as a result of safety concerns regarding the soft material used beneath the seat covers. The fabric, which doesn’t meet flammability standards, is not manufactured to withstand flames at a certain rate. The models affected by the recall are a few of the top-selling vehicles from Toyota: Toyota Models Affected by Stop-Sale Camry … read more»

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Starbucks and Bodum USA Recall 28K Coffee Presses

Are you a regular coffee drinker? Make sure you’re up-to-date with one of the latest product recalls: According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bodum USA has recalled upwards of 28,000 coffee presses sold exclusively at Starbucks. The recall came Tuesday, after Bodum had received 14 reports of shattered coffee presses and 4 reports of injuries caused by the faulty product. The product, sold exclusively at Starbucks stores and Starbucks online during November … read more»

Article Categories Defective Products, Personal Injury

Head-On Collision Kills One, Shuts Down Entire Section of I-40 West in Raleigh

Reports say that at around 4:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a man traveling eastbound on I-40 crossed over the highway median and into the westbound lanes, where he collided head-on with another car. The driver of the other car, Catherine Obie, an 83-year-old woman from Durham, was killed. The wreck occurred near Raleigh at mile marker 295, and shut down all westbound lanes of I-40 between Lake Wheeler Road and Gorman Street for nearly five hours. According … read more»

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Raleigh Construction Accident Kills One Person

Another Raleigh construction accident, the second in less than 24 hours, left one person dead late Thursday morning. The accident occurred at an apartment complex construction site near Louisburg and Spring Forest Roads in North Raleigh. Reports say the man, a worker at the site, fell five stories from the site’s scaffolding. No further details have been provided about the accident, but the North Carolina Department of Labor has been called in to investigate the case. … read more»

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Three Construction Workers Injured in NC State Accident

Three construction workers fell from a platform they were standing on while working on the Talley Student Center at NC State University’s campus and were injured on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The three workers were standing on the 8-foot platform helping a crane lift a steel beam into place when the platform gave out beneath them, sending the workers about 8 feet to the ground, according to a campus spokesperson. The spokesperson said that … read more»

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