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March 2015 Archives

4 dead after crash on dangerous curve

A two-car accident on March 20 resulted in the deaths of four people in Kentucky. The accident reportedly took place when a driver crossed the center line on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Bourbon County. Although investigators are not sure what caused the driving mistake, they have reported that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the car accident. Neither of the vehicles involved was exceeding the posted speed limit of 55 mph.

Teenage distracted driving is more than just texting

Many people in Kentucky may already know that distracted driving is one of the primary causes of traffic accidents involving drivers of all ages. However, while many teens acknowledge that texting behind the wheel is hazardous, a recent study shows that they fail to recognize that doing other activities while driving can be just as much of a problem.

GM issues recall for Chevy Volts

Kentucky drivers may be affected by a recent recall involving a dangerous defect in several model years of the Chevy Volt electric hybrid car. General Motors, the manufacturer of the vehicles, said in a statement that it voluntarily recalled Volts manufactured from 2011 to 2013 because of a software error that could expose people to carbon monoxide.

Unavoidably unsafe products and liability

Some product liability claims in Kentucky involve questions about whether a product that caused harm was 'unavoidably unsafe." If a court finds that a product qualifies as unavoidably unsafe, the product manufacturer, distributor and seller would not be liable for any injuries that were caused by the product.

Metal shards found in Tylenol products

As some Kentucky parents may know, the manufacturer of Children's and Infants' Tylenol and Children's Motrin was charged with selling adulterated formulations of the products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Company pleaded guilty to the charges in a Pennsylvania federal court on March 10. The charges date from 2009, when the equipment at McNeil's Fort Washington plant left metal shards in the medications. The company has agreed to pay $25 million to settle the matter.

Fatal crash caused by alleged sleeping truck driver

People in Kentucky could be interested in this story about a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, causing a fatal crash. At approximately 8 a.m. on March 5, a 54-year-old man from Yakima was driving a box truck on rural Highway 97 near Orondo, Washington. When he was 5 miles north of the small community, he allegedly crashed into a car and a school bus after falling asleep and crossing the centerline of the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Device related to superbug outbreak was not cleared by FDA

Kentucky residents may have heard that a recent outbreak of infections by the superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, has raised concerns in hospitals across the country. The current outbreak, which began in Los Angeles, highlights the need for better reporting of CRE infections nationwide. Increased reporting cases will help the federal government gain a better understanding of the disease and its causes, including risk factors like the use of the duodenoscope implicated in the outbreak.

Kentucky woman killed in car crash

A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield Hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead.