June 2010 Archives

June 30, 2010

Motion To Move Los Angeles Angels Pitcher's Murder Trial To a New Venue

A number of sports fans have been waiting to find out Will Angels' Pitcher Nick Adenhart Murder Trial Get Change of Venue?. A motion for a change of venue has been filed by the defense attorney of an alleged DUI offender who may have caused the death of Angels' baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others. The Orange County Deputy District Attorney, Susan Price, argued that there is no need to move the fatal Los Angeles personal injury trial and that impartial jurors can be found locally for the trial.

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June 30, 2010

Tractor-Trailer Accident in Ventura Injures Teens

Joshua David and Natalie Pierson, both 18, sustained injuries in a Ventura car accident after the van they were in struck a tractor-trailer. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, David was driving south on Pacific Coast Highway near Ventura the night of June 28, 2010, when the large truck that had been stopped on the shoulder pulled into the roadway and failed to yield right-of-way to David's vehicle.

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June 29, 2010

Modesto Wrong-Way DUI Collision Causes Injuries

Several people were injured in a Modesto car accident after a suspected drunk driver drove his 2001 Chevy Silverado south in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 in Keyes. According to a news report in the Modesto Bee, California Highway Patrol officials arrested 30-year-old Fernando Martinez on suspicion of felony DUI and felony driving the wrong way causing injuries.

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June 29, 2010

It's Raining Purple & Gold After Los Angeles Laker's Victory Against Boston Celtics

Purple and gold confetti littered the stadium as the Los Angeles Lakers once again become the NBA World Champions. This marks the Laker's 16th championship in the history of the franchise. Game seven didn't look good for the Lakers coming into the third quarter. The team pulled through overcoming a 13 point deficit and beat their rivals the Boston Celtics.

A number of fans questioned whether the Lakers finesse playing style would be able to defeat the Celtics rough and physical approach. Throughout game seven the Lakers continued to endure the Celtics attempts and were rewarded in the final stretch of the last quarter. In the end the Lakers proved to the world that they have the mental and physical toughness to be champions for their second year in a row.

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June 28, 2010

Long Beach Bicycle Accident Kills Man

A 58-year-old La Palma man was killed in a Long Beach car accident after his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck. According to a City News Service report, the fatal bicycle collision occurred at the intersection of Carson Street and Woodruff Avenue the night of June 26, 2010. Long Beach police officials say a 70-year-old man driving a 2010 Ford F-150 west on Carson Street crashed into the bicyclist who was also westbound. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach police at 562-570-7355.

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June 27, 2010

Reward Offered for Loose Pit Bull Involved in Dog Attack

Neighbors in a San Diego community are concerned that a pit bull involved in a dog bite incident two weeks ago has still not been located. Tina Souza, the woman who was attacked and injured by the dog, is offering a $500 reward for information about the pit bull or its owner, 10news reports. She says that the dog ran through a gate and charged at her when she was taking a walk in the neighborhood. Souza said she tried to defend herself by putting her arm up when the pit bull bit her arm. The dog ran away and was never located.

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June 26, 2010

Meat Grinder Accident Results in Critical Injuries for Worker

An accident at a Los Angeles meat packing company resulted in major personal injuries for a worker the morning of June 19, 2010. ABC News reports that the incident occurred at the Jobbers Meat Packing Company in Vernon, California. Officials say the worker somehow fell into the grinder and that his legs were cut off above the knee. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The accident is under investigation.

My heart goes out to this injured worker. I hope he has not sustained catastrophic job injuries and pray for his quick and complete recovery.

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June 25, 2010

Los Angeles DUI Car Collision Kills Woman

Agueda Quezadas-Gomez, 40, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident the night of June 20, 2010, after the car in which she was a passenger crashed in South El Monte. According to a news report in the Pasadena Star-News, Quezadas-Gomez was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by 49-year-old Roberto Mendieta. Police suspect Mendieta was under the influence of alcohol and crashed the Toyota into a barrier pole at Peck Road and East Rush Street.

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June 24, 2010

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Los Angeles Car Accident

An 87-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Los Angeles car accident after she was struck by a large commercial truck while walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the fatal accident occurred the afternoon of June 21, 2010 at the intersection of Vine Street and Selma Avenue in Hollywood. The woman was apparently walking across the marked crosswalk on her way to the fitness center when she was hit by the big rig. She died at the scene.

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June 23, 2010

Fatal Car Accident in Northridge

A woman was killed in a fiery Los Angeles car accident after her SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle at a traffic light. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the victim was in her Infiniti SUV stopped in a turn lane at the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Devonshire Street the morning of June 21, 2010. Officials say she was waiting for a green light when her SUV was rear-ended by a Mercedes sedan going east on Devonshire at a high rate of speed.

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June 22, 2010

Fatal San Bernardino DUI Car Accident

Ruben C. Vasquez, 20, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident on the 60 Freeway after a suspected drunk driver rear-ended him, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports. California Highway Patrol officials say Vasquez was driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt on the freeway, in Chino, the morning of June 20, 2010, when his vehicle was struck from behind by 33-year-old Daniel Rosas. Two minutes later, another suspected drunk driver crashed into Rosas' 2007 Nissan Frontier while he was still sitting in the car. That driver Alex Ruiz Leal, 23, as well as Rosas were arrested on suspicion of DUI. Vasquez was transported to a local hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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June 22, 2010

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Be Filed Over Hit-and-Run Culver City Crash

The following is a guest post by the Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Dolan Law Offices:

A 31-year old man was killed early morning on Sunday in a hit-and-run accident along 405 Freeway in Culver City. The crash injured several other people but police authorities have not disclosed the extent of their injuries. California Highway Patrol officers are now trying to locate the owner of the SUV that was involved in this fatal car crash.

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June 21, 2010

Fatal Los Angeles Car Accident Claims Life of Youth Counselor

Walter Williams, 37, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by a vehicle that was involved in a police pursuit. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, Williams was traveling northbound on Francisquito Avenue in Baldwin Park the morning of June 18, 2010, when he was hit by an SUV at the intersection of Ramona Boulevard. The stolen SUV was being pursued by two police cars. Williams was ejected from his vehicle due to the impact of the collision that also caused his car to burst into flames. He died at the scene.

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June 20, 2010

Orange County Teen Injured in Car Accident

A car accident in Santa Clarita injured two people the morning of June 15, 2010. The Orange County Register reports that the collision occurred at the intersection of Pico Canyon Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway when 17-year-old Jessie Frutos of Garden Grove, driving a 2005 Mercedes Benz E55, drove into the path of a Los Angeles Sheriff's patrol car driven by 24-year-old Deputy Blake Carpenter. Frutos was heading east on Pico Canyon. An investigation is ongoing.

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June 19, 2010

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles

A man was fatally injured in a pedestrian accident the night of June 13, 2010 near the Cahuenga Pass, the Los Angeles Times reports. The fatal collision occurred in the 4200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Four others in the vehicle that struck the pedestrian were also injured in the resulting crash. Firefighters rescued one person who was pinned under the vehicle. All injured victims were taken to local medical centers. An investigation is ongoing.

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June 18, 2010

Industrial Explosion Proves Fatal for Worker

A worker at an alternative fuel plant in Simi Valley sustained fatal job injuries after an explosion shook the facility and an entire neighborhood the afternoon of June 17, 2010. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, the worker, who has not yet been identified, was working in Realm Industries' facility at 480 E. Easy Street in Simi Valley. Fire officials say the blast caused a partial collapse of the building and put a hole in the roof.

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June 18, 2010

Slow Progress in War against Piracy

The following is a guest blog from the law offices of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris in Houston, Texas.

The international naval coalition that's patrolling high-risk piracy areas off the Somali coastline and the Horn of Africa is not exactly an organized coalition. There is no single commander overseeing the efforts of the navies that are involved in the antipiracy efforts, and there are rarely any meetings of all the parties involved in these efforts. Instead, the commanders rely on Internet chat to keep each other briefed about their plans and progress.

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June 18, 2010

Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Support Kristie's Foundation

The personal injury lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE have announced their recent participation in the 2010 Orange County Barbecue Festival, also known as "Que'n for Kids" . The firm supported Kristie's Foundation during this event, which is designed to help raise funds for critically ill children and their families.

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June 17, 2010

Attorneys Wager Over Outcome of NBA Playoff Tonight

Tom Kiley, a personal injury lawyer in Boston, and John Bisnar, a personal injury lawyer in Newport Beach, California, are usually on the same side as they pursue victims' rights. However, not this time.

Tonight Tom and John are in competition of epic proportions as Tom's team, the Boston Celtics, and John's team, the Los Angeles Lakers, go up against each other in the final game of the NBA Playoffs.

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June 17, 2010

DUI Collision Kills Woman

Destanee Arlene Little, 19, was killed and two others -- 20-year-old David Heredia and Chaunnel Renberg, 20 -- were hurt in a DUI collision near Lodi, California. According to a News-Sentinel article, the fatal car crash occurred the night of June 12, 2010 on West Lane at Armstrong Road. Little was driving an Oldsmobile Cutlass south on West Lane and nearing Armstrong. At that point, Benjamin Serratos III, 29, who was driving a 2008 Honda Accord, rear-ended Little's vehicle. The Cutlass then went out of control and crashed into a traffic light.

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June 17, 2010

BISNAR | CHASE Receives Tremendous Support from Employees to Help Kristy's Foundation

personal injury lawyers booth for Kristy's Foundation

On June 10, 2010 the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at BISNAR | CHASE attended the OC BBQ Festival to display their booth on behalf of Kristy's Foundation. This event was a state championship BBQ with a rib eating contest, BBQ pageant, car show, live music and an awesome kid zone. The BISNAR | CHASE booth featured a number of fun games and prizes which included a book table, a raffle table, a wheel of fortune table and a kids table.

Our supportive staff members at BISNAR | CHASE volunteered their time to set up, display and coordinate the events completing a 10 hour day. Every member was thrilled to be there and happy to support a worthy cause. They all selflessly contributed to a terrific organization. The booth drew great crowds of people who eagerly awaited their turn to participate in the I-Pad raffle, or to spin the wheel for the wheel of fortune table to receive a free t-shirt or organizer.

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June 16, 2010

Irvine Car Accident Injures Two

Two people were injured in an Irvine car accident after their respective vehicles collided at a local street intersection. The Orange County Register reports that the injury collision happened at the intersection of Paseo Westpark and Barranca Parkway the morning of June 15, 2010. Orange County Fire Authority officials say the accident occurred when a Ford SUV and a Honda sedan struck each other. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the female driver of the Ford SUV. Both injured victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

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June 15, 2010

Soccer Dad Sues for Post-Game Brawl

With the World Cup currently underway, soccer has been given more attention in the United States than it normally enjoys. While the big stage is set down in South Africa, back in Ohio the soccer scene is making headlines. As reported by the Edmonton Sun, a local dad got into a racially fueled argument following a match and the result was violence and injury.

Dean Smith (the dad in question) was a sideline spectator to the game. However, as the game wound down, the arguments between he and the opposing players become more dangerous. They pursued him after the match and began throwing insults his way. It is reported the players called him "short" and a "white faggot." Smith stated this his response was as follows: "I told him I was going to rip his f**ing do-rag off his head and shove it up his a** if he didn't shut up."

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June 15, 2010

San Diego DUI Collision Injures Four Firefighters

Four firefighters and a suspected drunk driver were injured in a San Diego car accident the morning of June 13, 2010. According to a San Diego 6 news report, the injury collision occurred on a two-lane road northeast of Alpine near the Viejas Casino. California Highway Patrol officials say 25-year-old Yesenia Mitre got out of the casino parking lot and pulled out in front of the fire truck that was responding to a medical aid call. The impact of the collision caused the fire rig to lose its front axle. The fire truck continued out of control and slammed into a utility pole. Four firefighters sustained non life-threatening injuries. Mitre was injured, but is expected to be arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving.

I'm glad to note that the firefighters did not sustain major injuries in this crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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June 15, 2010

BISNAR | CHASE File Lawsuit Against City of San Clemente, California

On July 26, 2009, Janice Silva was walking from the beach in San Clemente, California. She headed toward the Linda Lane parking area and noticed the walkway and curb she needed to travel on were obscured by several inches of seaweed, sand and other debris. She tried to carefully continue, but it was very hard to distinguish between the edges of the walkway and the adjacent curb, and her foot got stuck in sunken debris. Her foot was trapped and immobile, but her body continued forward, causing the bones in her leg to twist and break. Janice endured serious injury from this accident because the conditions of the public property were so unsafe.

The California personal injury lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE (www.BestAttorney.com) have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Clemente for the dangerous conditions of public property that allegedly caused Janice's permanent and disabling personal injury. The action has been brought against the defendants by Janice and her husband, who was with her at the time of the incident.

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June 15, 2010

What are the pros and cons of bicycle lanes?

Many major cities have dedicated bicycle lanes where cyclists are encouraged to ride. Motor Vehicle Code 21208 demands that riders stay inside the lanes when they are available. There have been many discussions on the importance of bike lanes, and whether they really do promote safe travel. We always encourage you to obey the traffic laws and ride in bike lanes when they are available. It is always a good idea, though, to keep in mind some of the reasons behind bike lanes, as well as some of their pitfalls.

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June 14, 2010

Toddler Critically Injured in Dog Attack

Jose Sadino, 5, sustained critical injuries in a dog bite incident after he was brutally attacked and mauled by a pit bull in the middle of a large apartment complex in Newhall. According to an ABC news report, the dog attack occurred the evening of June 11, 2010 when a number of children were playing. The dog, witnesses say, jumped out of a window and started biting Jose.

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June 13, 2010

Police Officer Injured in Oakland Motorcycle Accident

A police officer who was injured in a motorcycle accident in Oakland has been identified as Edwin Bermudez. The Oakland Tribune reports that the accident occurred at the intersection of 98th Avenue and Empire Road when the driver of a car ran a red light and struck the on-duty officer who was on his motorcycle. The officer was ejected from his motorcycle by the impact, and taken to an area medical center with serious injuries. His injuries were thankfully not life-threatening. Police are investigating the incident.

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June 12, 2010

Fatal San Diego Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian accident on June 6, 2010 in the Midtown area of San Diego claimed the life of a 52-year-old man, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. California Highway Patrol officials say the man was crossing an on-ramp to the 5 Freeway on West Washington Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene. No arrested have yet been made. An investigation is ongoing. Officials have not identified the victim.

My heart goes out to everybody who knew and loved this deceased accident victim. I offer my deepest sympathies to his grieving family. They will be in my prayers.

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June 11, 2010

Day Five of the AIDS/Lifecycle Event with Loree Glenn

After a grueling 97.7 miles and back-to-back hills she calls the "Evil Twins", the Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyers sponsored rider, Loree Glenn, was elated for the 67.7 miles of mostly flat terrain and a tailwind to boost her as she road mostly downhill on Day 5 of her 575 mile journey.

Loree had to overcome some challenges during this part of the ride that nature threw at the riders. Although the terrain was mostly flat and downhill, shortly after their lunch break in Solvang, the wind changed directions and became a powerful force to ride against. As Loree raced downhill, she had to continue peddling fiercely to avoid the wind stopping her momentum and bringing her to a complete stop.

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June 11, 2010

Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside Car Accident

Martha Leon, 55, was killed in an Oceanside car accident after she was struck by a vehicle at an intersection while crossing the street. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Vandegrift Boulevard and Parker Street the night of June 7, 2010. Leon was transported to an area hospital where she died shortly after the crash. The driver of the vehicle told officials that she had the green light. An investigation is ongoing.

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June 10, 2010

Orange County Dog Attack Injures Woman

Marilyn Reyes, 65, was severely injured in a dog bite incident when a pit bull attacked her in her place of work. The Orange County Register reports that Reyes, an employee at a Garden Grove Elementary School, was attacked the afternoon of June 8, 2010, after a pit bull entered the school's office through an open door. Reyes was bitten several times as she tried to prevent the animal from coming inside. She sustained puncture wounds to her arm and leg and had to be rushed into emergency surgery after her artery was ruptured by one of the bites.

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June 10, 2010

Day Four of the AIDS/Lifecycle Event with Lorraine Glenn

After a day long day of aches, sweat, mental dehydration, the BISNAR | CHASE Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer's sponsored rider, Loree Glenn, passed the ALC halfway mark. Reaching the halfway point of her journey has made Loree realize how quickly this race has gone by. With only three days of riding left, Loree will be reaching the finish line soon.

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June 10, 2010

Investing Your Child's Money

As of now, in the state of California, there are limited alternatives for investing a child's money. Two factors influence the court's evaluation of proposals for the investment of a child's funds recovered from a settlement:

  1. The child's status as a dependent and whether he is supported by his parents until the age of 18 as a legal responsibility.

  2. The money belongs to the child and must not be unreasonably administered. Allotting small portions to the child between the ages of 18 and 30 would be inappropriate, though putting a large portion of funds toward college or "transition to adulthood" expenses at the age of 18 is appropriate.

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June 10, 2010

Local Community Gives Tremendous Support to BISNAR | CHASE's 2010 Walk Like MADD Fundraiser

The Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at BISNAR | CHASE would like to express our appreciation to the numerous members of our community who helped make this year's MADD fundraiser a tremendous success. With the help of our community we were able to give more than $13,000 this year to help MADD in their fight against drunk driving. The generous donations we have received this year came from a number of wonderful people who wholeheartedly donated their time and money to support a great cause. We would like to thank the follow people for their kind spirit and generous contribution.

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June 9, 2010

Day Three of the AIDS/Lifecycle Event with Lorraine Glenn

The Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers at BISNAR | CHASE is proud to announce that our sponsored rider in the AIDS/Lifecycle event has successfully made it past day 3. After a peaceful night in tent city (base camp) Loree Glenn headed out with the nearly 3,000 cyclists and volunteers to battle through day three of the AIDS/Lifecycle ride. Tuesday was the one of shortest rides for Loree and the AID/Lifecycle event -- not that I would call 66.7 miles a short bike ride.

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June 9, 2010

Fatal Car Accident in Victorville

Cynthia Guerra, 30, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after the minivan she was driving was hit head-on by another vehicle. According to a news report in The San Bernardino Sun, Guerra was driving a 2004 Nissan Quest minivan the afternoon of June 7, 2010 on Highway 395 near Eucalyptus Street, in Victorville. San Bernardino County Coroner's officials report that a 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup truck drifted from a nearby lane and crashed into Guerra's van. She was airlifted to an area hospital where she died shortly after the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

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June 8, 2010

San Francisco Area Hit-and-Run Car Accident Injures One

Patricia McFarland, 63, sustained major injuries in a San Francisco car accident after her vehicle was struck by a suspected drunk driver who also left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in the Record-Bee, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Soda Bay and Mission Rancheria roads in Lake County on June 5, 2010. California Highway Patrol officials say Thomas Mello, 40, was traveling east on Soda Bay Road in a 1990 Ford Explorer when he failed to yield right-of-way to a westbound 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by McFarland. He made a left turn directly into her path. McFarland was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.

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June 8, 2010

Day Two of the AIDS/Lifecycle Event with Lorraine Glenn

LA personal injury lawyer sponsors bike rider for AIDS/Lifecycle

After a day of fog, rain and rolling hills, the BISNAR | CHASE Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer's sponsored rider, Loree Glenn, woke up early yesterday morning to begin the longest day of her 545 mile journey. Yesterday's ride was a shocking 107.6 mile stretch. Unlike her previous day's terrain, this route was mostly flat and the weather was great.

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June 7, 2010

San Diego Pedestrian Accident Causes Serious Injuries

A 69-year-old man sustained serious injuries in a San Diego car accident after he was struck by a FedEx delivery truck while walking in a marked crosswalk, the morning of June 3, 2010. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the man was crossing Federal Boulevard at 50th Street, when a FedEx driver who was exiting a strip mall failed to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk and struck him. The man suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung. His injuries, however, are not believed to be life-threatening. Officials are still in the process of determining whether any charges will be filed against the driver of the FedEx truck.

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June 7, 2010

Day One of the AIDS/Lifecycle event with Lorraine Glenn

The Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at BISNAR| CHASE are pleased to report that Lorraine Glenn made it through her first day of the AIDS/Lifecycle ride. Her first day of riding started on Sunday at the Cow Palace parking lot in San Francisco. Lorraine joined thousands of other riders for the opening ceremonies and eventually the long ride to Santa Cruz -- her first stop of the seven day journey.

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June 6, 2010

Man Injured in San Francisco Bicycle Accident

A bicyclist was injured in a San Francisco car accident after he was struck by a Municipal Railway streetcar. CBS News reports that the injury collision occurred the night of June 2, 2010 at the corner of Market and 7th streets. The injured bicyclist was taken to a nearby medical center. The extent of his injuries is not know.

My heart goes out to this injured bicyclist. I wish this man the very best for a quick and full recovery.

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June 5, 2010

Loree Glenn Begins Lifecycle Ride this Sunday

Mother of two from Mission Viejo, California, Loree Glenn is getting ready to begin her 545-mile bicycle trek for the Lifecycle event. On Sunday she will take-off from San Francisco and ride through California to Los Angeles. The event is designed to raise awareness of the human suffering caused by the AIDS pandemic. This is Loree's third year participating in Lifecycle, and the third year she has been sponsored by the Newport Beach personal injury lawyers, BISNAR | CHASE.

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June 5, 2010

Pit Bull Attacks and Kills Toddler in San Bernardino

Recently there have been several dog bite incidents involving young children or infants in the San Bernardino area. On May 27, 2010, there was yet another tragedy when 2-year-old Nathan Aguirre was mauled to death by his family's pit bull in the backyard of his own home. The San Bernardino Sun reports that the fatal dog attack occurred when Nathan's father stepped inside their home for a few moments after playing with Nathan and their two pit bulls in the backyard. Moments later Nathan's mother found the dog attacking the child. By the time, the child was transported to the hospital, it was too late. He had already suffered fatal head and neck injuries.

I offer my deepest condolences to the parents of this child for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. They will be in my prayers.

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June 4, 2010

San Bernardino Car Accident Injures Three

Three people were injured in a San Bernardino car accident the morning of May 26, 2010, according to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press. The injury accident occurred on Highway 395 in Hesperia and involved three vehicles. A 2009 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on the highway, between Bear Valley Road and Main Street, when the driver got distracted, crossed the double yellow lines, and entered into the path of a Lincoln Town Car that was going north on the highway.

The driver of the Lincoln sustained major injuries in the collision. San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said the driver of a Kia who swerved to avoid the wreckage almost fell into the California Aqueduct. Thankfully, the vehicle was held back by three strands of barbed wire. The driver of the Kia was also injured, but the extent of his injuries is not known.

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June 4, 2010

Mission Viejo Mother Joins 545-Mile Bike Ride in Support of the AIDS Foundation

Mission Viejo mother, Lorraine Glenn, is gearing up for the AIDS/LifeCycle event, a rigorous and demanding seven day journey down the California coast. The 545-mile stretch will begin this Sunday in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles. Lorraine has set out on this journey to help end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.

The AIDS/LifeCycle ride raises funds to support services provided by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation to HIV/AIDS victims.

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June 3, 2010

Man Killed in Los Angeles Car Accident

A 45-year-old man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after his SUV crashed into a disabled vehicle on the 101 Freeway the morning of June 1, 2010. According to a KTLA News report, the fatal car crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the freeway, near Highland Avenue, and involved three vehicles.

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June 2, 2010

Los Angeles Man Killed in Car Accident Involving a Street Racer

Christian Hansen Gunn, 57, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after the 2002 Nissan Sentra in which he was a passenger collided head-on with another vehicle on State Route 18. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Gunn was traveling north on Route 18 in the Nissan, and near Old Waterman Canyon Road, the morning of May 29, 2010. At the time a Dodge Neon traveling in the southbound lane struck the Nissan. Police say the driver of the Dodge Neon was street racing at the time and caused the collision. Gunn died at the scene of the accident. The Nissan's driver and two other people in the Dodge were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

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June 2, 2010

Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting, DA says-- Robbery Suspects to Face Murder Charges for Cop's Mistake

A Chino police officer who killed a bystander she mistook for an armed robbery suspect was legally justified, despite her tragic error, prosecutors wrote in a report. Cpl. Claudia Lisner shot Daniel Balandran, a 23-year-old Rubidoux resident, outside a Papa John's pizzeria on Feb. 1, 2009. The victim happened to leave a nearby McDonald's with a friend and walk into a shootout between police and two men who had robbed the Papa John's. Balandran was wearing a black shirt, like one of the suspects and came from the general area where shots had been fired. Lisner said she believed Balandran and his friend were the ones exchanging fire with her colleagues on the other side of the pizzeria. In a poorly lit parking lot, Balandran continued to approach her and then ducked behind a car. When he emerged, Lisner noticed him holding something. She said she asked him to show his hands but he did not, according to the report. . The victim "suddenly turned" with the item, the prosecutor noted. Still hearing gunfire, and believing she was in danger, Lisner shot Balandran once in the chest. Under all the circumstances, her "split second" decision was reasonable and legal according to the DA. The item turned out to be a McDonald's food container.

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June 2, 2010

BISNAR | CHASE is the Top Fundraising Team at the Huntington Beach Walk Like MADD Event

The California DUI Accident Victim Lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE (www.BestAttorney.com) have recently announced their success in raising over $13,000 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving during the 5K Walk Like MADD event. The firm was the top fundraising team participating in the 5K walk, and also helped raise hundreds of dollars with a "Dunk the Law Firm" dunk tank, face painting, and balloon animals. Walk Like Madd was held on Saturday, May 8, in Huntington Beach, California.

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June 2, 2010

Community Comes Together To Help Raise Awareness of Drunk Driving

The personal injury lawyers at Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP believe that helping our community is a privilege that should not be taken lightly. After receiving word of the 2010 Walk Like MADD 5k walk we were thrilled that we could join the fight against drunk driving. This community event could not have been a success without the many supporters that donated their time and money to help the Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP Walk Like MADD team. Some of our 2010 Walk Like MADD Sponsors include:

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June 2, 2010

BISNAR | CHASE's 2010 Walk Like MADD Fundraiser Receives Tremendous Support From Local Businesses

The personal injury lawyers at BISNAR | CHASE have always believed that a good cause, such as preventing drunk driving, is worth fighting for. When we were offered the opportunity to work with MADD and help raise money for their fight against drunk driving, we couldn't refuse. After committing our firm to MADD's Walk Like MADD 5k Walk we found a number of local businesses that share our desire to help the community. With the tremendous support from our friends we successfully raised more than $13,000 for MADD. This community effort demonstrates how fortunate we all are to have a number of local businesses that care for our well being. Some of the many companies that made this effort possible are as follows.

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June 1, 2010

Motorcyclist Killed in San Diego Car Accident

Nathaniel Joseph Camacho, 38, was killed in a San Diego car accident after his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle that was making a U-turn. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, Camacho was riding a 2001 Honda CBR motorcycle east on Greenfield Drive the night of May 23, 2010, when he collided with the driver's side of a Toyota Camry as it made a U-turn on Greenfield. Camacho was transported to a local hospital where he died. An investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Nathaniel Joseph Camacho for their profound loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to them. His grieving family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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