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Marc E. McCallister

Drunk Driver Kills 17 Man In Chicago

Tracy Bolden was drunk and speeding in his van in the Garfield Park neighborhood when he rear ended the car Marlon Tate was driving. Tate was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. The passenger of Tate’s car, 17 year old Laura Kubiak survived the crash despite the van resting on top of the car after the incident.Bolden was charged with DUI but the charges may be upgraded to felony…

Marc E. McCallister

Commuter Train Kills Man

Charles Jones was killed the morning of December 5, 2007 after his truck became stuck on a patch of ice on a train crossing in Gary, Indiana. Jones vehicle was struck by a South Shore Line train. It is being reported that the gates were down at the time of the accident, but Jones decided to drive around the gates causing his truck to become stuck on the tracks when the train was passing.Train…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Minneapolis Bridge Death Toll Stands at 13

On Monday the last known missing person’s body was pulled from the water where the Minneapolis Interstate 35W bridge once stood. Gregory Jolstad was a 45 year old construction worker that died in the collapse. He was part of the bridge’s resurfacing crew. The official death toll now stands at 13.The bridge collapse has raised a lot of questions and concerns about bridge construction around…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Com Ed Work Dies in Chicago Suburb

Daniel Yost was working on overhead power lines in Lombard, Illinois when he was electrocuted. The 24 year old Yost was working near 135 S. Dodge Lane in Lombard on Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital but did not survive. ComEd and the Lombard police are currently investigating the matter. Yost’s family may be able to recover for his wrongful death. They may…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Chicago Area Man Killed by Freight Train

Thomas Bujnowski was only 47 years old when he died Friday morning. Bujnowski’s body was found near the train tracks at Route 14 and Lincoln Street in Fox River Grove, Illinois. It is believed Bujnowski was hit by a Union Pacific freight train. His death has been ruled an accident but there is an ongoing investigation. Police hope to find additional answers to how Thomas Bujnowski was killed…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Rescue Efforts Halted in Utah Mine Collapse

Digging has been halted at the Crandall Canyon coal mine after 3 rescue workers recently died and six others were injured. Experts have examined the mine and say it is too dangerous to continue digging. The head of the federal Mine and Safety Health Administration, however, has said that if there are any signs of life they will continue rescue efforts. Four holes have now been dug into the…

Marc E. McCallister

TASER Death, Lawsuit Settled $100,000

Ray Charles Austin died in September 2003 after he was shocked by a Taser several times. Austin was an inmate in the Gwinnett County Jail at the time of his death. Austin was shocked as a result of a fight he was engaged in where he bit part of a deputy’s ear off.Austin’s family settled the suit for $100,000 and agreed not to make public statements about the settlement. The agreement for…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Chicago Man Killed While Riding Bicycle

Ryan Boudreau of Chicago died Monday after being hit by a truck. Boudreau, who was 27 at the time of his death, was riding his bicycle on Clark Street in Chicago when he was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Officers have determined the fatal collision was an accident. However, Boudreau’s family may be able to recover against the truck driver for the wrongful death of…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Family Awarded $35.3 Million After Father's/Husband's Death

A jury awarded the family of Danny Oppenheim Jr. $35.3 million. Danny Oppenheim died after his doctors failed to properly monitor him during surgery. While he was under anesthesia he was not receiving the proper amount of oxygen. The lack of oxygen caused brain damage and eventually Oppenheim’s death. The two doctors, Aeneas Guiney and Robert Wolf have had other patients become severally…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Soldier's Family Sues VA

Jeffrey Lucey’s family filed a wrongful death suit against the Department of Veteran Affairs after Jeffrey Lucey was turned away from the medical center. Lucey attempted to get medical treatment from a VA facility in 2004 after he returned from the Iraq war. Instead, the VA turned him away. He killed himself two weeks later. This suit is certain to be one of several filed against the VA for…