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Seroquel Settlement — AstraZeneca Pays Half A Billion Dollars To Settle Four Seroquel Cases

The New York Times reported that AstraZeneca — the manufacturer of the atypical antipsychotic drug, Seroquel — will pay $520 million to settle two federal investigations and two whistle-blower lawsuits. One of the investigations [...]
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Illinois Tractor Trailer Crash Kills Teen, Injures Another

The News-Gazette has reported that Michael Symmonds of Rankin, Illinois was killed early Thursday morning in a tractor trailer crash when the vehicle collided into the pickup truck in which he was a passenger. The crash also injured the driver [...]
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Toyota Has More Troubles Than Just Sudden Acceleration

The Safety Record is reporting about Toyota’s mounting troubles that go beyond the sudden acceleration problem that is potentially caused by floor mats interacting with the accelerator pedal. Last month, Toyota launched its largest recall [...]
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Independence, Missouri Cracks Down On Train Accidents

The Independence Examiner is reporting that the City of Independence, Missouri is cracking down on motorists to remind them of railroad crossing accident dangers. Independence Police . . . issued 31 citations in about two hours where a [Union [...]
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Safety Advocates Push For No Texting Rule

The Safety Record is reporting that Advocates for Highway Safety are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to prohibit or restrict electronic devices that distract truck drivers’ attention. The Advocates petition says [...]
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Two Injured in Arizona Trucking Accident

ABC News is reporting that two people were seriously injured in a trucking accident when a semi truck ran out of control and went off the side of Highway 68 in Bullhead City, Arizona. Two people were taken to the hospital Sunday after a semi [...]
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Teenager Injured In Tennessee Train Accident

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s ABC affiliate is reporting that a teenager was injured during a Tennessee railroad crossing accident. An 18-year-old man is recovering at Erlanger today after a train collided with his car. Polk County authorities [...]
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Tractor Trailer Accidents Cause Too Many Deaths

Tractor trailer accidents cause a disproportionate number of deaths. Because of the vast difference in size and weight between a semi truck and a passenger vehicle, these crashes are much more destructive and devastating than a collision involving [...]
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St. Louis, Missouri Police Officer Dies From Injuries In Trucking Accident

Our condolences and prayers go out to the family of Officer Julius Moore, who died on October 16, 2009 from injuries sustained in a semi truck accident. [Officer] Moore was hurt [on October 6, 2009] when he collided with a tractor-trailer at [...]
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Two Killed in Amsterdam, Missouri Railroad Crossing Accident

The Kansas City Star has reported that Mary Redmond, of Linn Valley, Kansas and John South, of Amsterdam, Missouri were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train in an apparent railroad crossing accident. The Star report did not have many [...]