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Chrysler Was 99 Percent at Fault in Wrongful Death Suit

Chrysler was reported last year to have filed an appeal on a high-profile 2012 case involving the death of a child in a Jeep accident. According to the original accident report, a 4-year-old boy burned to death after a Jeep was rear-ended. The fire happened due to the Jeep’s ruptured fuel tank located behind the rear axle. The driver liable for the accident was charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree. Chrysler, on the other hand, was found to be 99 percent at fault for the accident. Attorneys on the case argued that Chrysler had been aware of the design flaw regarding the installation of the fuel tank located behind the rear axle. In the end, the auto company was ordered to pay $120 million in wrongful death damages and $30 million in pain and suffering damages. However, the recent appeal by Chrysler argues that the amount ordered is…
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New Roundabouts in Macon Proposed; Will They Reduce Car Accidents?

The Georgia Department of Transportation thinks that Highway 247 at the intersection of Broadway and Houston could use a roundabout. What do you think? Do Roundabouts Prevent Accidents? Did you know that studies have shown that roundabouts are safer than traditional stop signs or stoplight-controlled intersections? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Federal Highway Administration report that roundabouts lead to: 37 percent decrease in overall collisions 75 percent decrease in injury collisions 90 percent decrease in fatality collisions 40 percent decrease in pedestrian collisions Why are roundabouts so much safer than traditional intersections? In roundabouts, drivers must slow down and yield to traffic. Roundabouts tend to have an average speed of around 15 to 20 miles per hour. Because cars in roundabouts move so slowly, there is less potential for injuries and fatalities. No lights – specifically, no yellow lights that cause some drivers to speed up…
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