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June 2013 Archives

Alaska woman killed in car accident, texting possible cause

With the prevalence of technology in today's society and the want of many people to stay in constant contact with friends and family, it is not uncommon to see a cell phone in someone's hand. Cell phones are multipurpose tools that allow people in Alaska and all over the world to make calls, check social media, and send text messages. However, one place a cell phone should never be used to text is behind the wheel of a vehicle. Texting and other distractions can lead to a car accident with serious consequences.

More cargo, bigger trucks could cause serious problems

When a truck accident occurs, some of the major elements to consider are the truck driver's competency and mental state; the safety and track record of the truck company; and the mechanical upkeep or overall performance of the vehicle itself. Depending on the circumstances of the wreck, if any of these areas are lacking (which can span myriad reasons), then the driver and the truck company can be faulted for negligence in a civil lawsuit by the victims.

Cruise passenger killed, 5 injured in Alaska plane crash

A steady stream of tourists venture into the Alaska on cruises every year. It's not uncommon for families to delve into the wilderness in chartered planes. Although these flights happen regularly, they aren't without danger. A group of six sightseers discovered these dangers in the most unfortunate way possible.

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