2015 - Page 6 of 32 - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

4 Injured When Norfolk Southern Trains Hit Head-On in Georgia

Four Norfolk Southern employees suffered serious injuries when the freight trains they were crewing collided head-on and derailed outside of Sandersville, Georgia (GA), on the afternoon of August 7, 2015. The train crash occurred at a grade-level crossing across Highway 242, which is known locally as Sunhill Grange Road. Two of the railroad workers were injured so…

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Motorcyclist Killed in Raleigh, NC

 A motorcyclist died August 3 in Raleigh, NC when a car crossed the median into his path on Interstate 540. North Carolina State Police stated that the motorcyclist died at the scene. They noted that a 2003 Honda was driving west in I-540 when it drove into the median, through the guard wire and drove…

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$200,000 Awarded in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Doctor

The parents of a 24 year-old man from Virginia Beach, who committed suicide in 2012 after being prescribed large doses of Adderall, recently settled a $2 million lawsuit for $200,000.  The wrongful death lawsuit involved former psychiatrist Waldo Ellison, who prescribed the 24 year-old man Adderall to treat his attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder when he was…

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