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Missouri students involved in fatal multi-vehicle crash

A school bus carrying 23 Missouri students and five adults was involved in a fatal four-vehicle accident on Oct. 21. The group was returning from the National FFA Convention held by the Future Farmers of America, which was in downtown Indianapolis. According to police, the crash occurred on Interstate 70 in Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Police, none of the Missouri students on the bus were seriously injured. A local news report stated that seven students were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The students are from the Richmond and Stoutland school districts. However, a 19-year-old young man in one of the other vehicles was killed.

Replacement Samsung Galaxy phones recalled amid reports of fires

Just a month after the August launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone, the company announced a recall of the device, which was designed to compete with Apple's iPhone 7 amid reports of phones catching fire. The problem reportedly was a defect with the lithium-ion batteries inside the devices that caused them to overheat.

In September, the company and federal safety regulators instructed consumers to stop using their phones, power them down and exchange them for replacement ones. Some 2.5 million of Galaxy Note 7 devices were recalled worldwide.

Missouri man arrested for fatal hit-and-run after second crash

A 20-year-old Peculiar, Missouri, man has been charged with fatally striking a pedestrian and then leaving the scene. He is being held on $10,000 bond. Police say that they identified him as the suspect in the collision that killed the 32-year-old woman several days later after he crashed his Dodge Ram pickup truck into a tree.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, the crash with the pedestrian occurred near Interstate 49 and Peculiar Drive as the woman was walking home. Her body wasn't discovered until the following morning when two bicyclists came across it in a ditch near Harrisonville.

Man with 3 previous DWIs facing multiple charges in fatal crash

A Missouri man with three prior DWI convictions and a suspended driver's license is facing multiple criminal charges after a crash that ripped apart a family. The 60-year-old man struck a car carrying two children and their parents on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs.

The two children, ages 7 and 13, were killed. Their father, who was driving, is reported to be paralyzed below the chest. It's unknown how seriously the children's mother, who was in the front seat, was injured. A Kansas City news report indicated that five cars in all were involved in the ensuing pile-up on Labor Day.

Types of negligence that can cause a truck accident

As you take to the road, you know that you will be sharing it with many others. Unfortunately, there are times when truckers make a poor decision that impacts you in a bad way.

If you're involved in a truck accident, there's always the chance that you could suffer a serious injury. Furthermore, in the most serious of accidents, it is possible that one or more people could be killed.

Venue for Missouri premises liability case to be determined

Attorneys for defendants in a premises liability suit are arguing over the state in which the case should be heard. The lawsuit was brought by a man who was loading milk into carts supplied by Dean Foods. He says that he was pushing a loaded cart up a plywood ramp at an Aldi grocery store in West Plains, Missouri, when it hit a nail and turned over, causing him suffer serious injuries when he fell.

The man claims that the ramp was defective. He is suing both Aldi Inc. and Dean Foods. Aldi is arguing that the man wasn't paying attention and that they have no responsibility for his injuries.

What to do if you’ve been injured at work

If you've been injured on the job, there's nothing more important than your health. Even so, you need to take into consideration the fact that you could be in position to receive workers' compensation benefits until you are able to return to work.

On the surface, you may believe that it's easy to file a claim for benefits. But as you learn more, you soon find that this is not the case.

Steps to take after a car accident

Just when you think everything is going smoothly on the road, you could soon find yourself involved in a car accident. Above all else, if you are able to do so, move your car to a safe area. This is generally easy to do if you were involved in a fender bender. However, if you were seriously injured, don't attempt to move your vehicle.

From there, you should remain cautious as you get out of your vehicle to assess the damage.

Commercial property slip and fall accidents

When you visit a commercial property, such as a restaurant or grocery store, you assume that you will be safe during your time there. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are times when a visitor slips and falls, thus finding him or herself seriously injured.

Whether or not the commercial property owner is responsible for the injuries depends on a variety of details, including:

How do you deal with sun glare when driving?

As a driver, you never know what will happen while you are behind the wheel. The conditions can change at any time, which means you have to be ready for anything that comes your way.

There are many things you can do to better deal with sun glare when driving. Here are some of your best options:

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