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New Jersey Woman Struck by Bus Gets $7.8M Settlement

Lawyers for a woman who had her left leg and right foot amputated after being run over by a New Jersey Transit bus have reached a $7.85 million settlement with the agency. Mercedes Perez also suffered brain damage when she …

3 Texans File Tort Claim Over Deadly Arkansas Flood

Three Texas residents whose children were injured when floodwaters swept 20 people to their deaths at an Arkansas campground have a filed a federal tort claim against the U.S. Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The claim, …

Five Students Slightly Hurt in Tennessee School Bus Crash

Five students have been slightly injured when the McMinn County, Tenn., school bus they were riding was involved in a traffic collision. Police said 18-year-old Benjamin Schultz was driving his pickup truck behind the bus Monday afternoon when he pulled …

Child Injured at Louisiana State Fair Released from Hospital

A 4-year-old boy injured on a ride at the State Fair of Louisiana has been released from the hospital. Sheldon “SJ” Lewis, of Coushatta, was released Monday from LSU Hospital in Shreveport. LSU spokeswoman Meg Willett tells The Times that …

2 Workers Seriously Injured in Fall at Connecticut Campus

State police say two construction workers were seriously injured after falling 30 to 40 feet off scaffolding in Storrs near the University of Connecticut campus. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, which happened shortly after …

Injured New Hampshire Hunter Drops Lawsuit

A hunter who was seriously hurt when a tree stand he was using collapsed has dropped his lawsuit against the landowner because someone else owned the stand. William Jasmin, 52, of Manchester, was left partially paralyzed after falling while scouting …

California Fire Captain Remains in Serious Condition

A state fire captain remains in serious condition after she was injured when a building partially collapsed in the Sierra foothills community of Copperopolis, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday that Capt. Sue Arrouzet, who …

Florida Crane Operator Injured in Dock Collapse

Authorities say a crane operator was injured when the dock under the machinery collapsed in Tampa. The accident happened Tuesday evening at the CSX Phosphate Terminal. The St. Petersburg Times reports that fire rescue crews found a 40-foot-tall rail crane …

Police Try to Resolve Fault for Calif. Crosswalk Crash

Police were reviewing grainy surveillance video Friday to help them determine who was at fault when a car plowed into two women and the two small children they were pushing in strollers across a Santa Ana street. Santa Ana police …

Child Critically Injured at Louisiana State Fair

A young boy was critically injured Wednesday at the Louisiana State Fair after he wound up trapped under a ride in the fair’s children’s section. The accident happened shortly before noon at a ride where cars go in a circle. …