On Saturday, school officials in New Jersey announced that a high school football player has died from an injury sustained during a game on Friday.
About the Sports Accident
According to Reuters, Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died Saturday from an injury he sustained during a high school football game.
An investigation has been launched into the incident as officials attempt to determine the cause of death. According to a fundraiser set up for his family, the high school senior was injured after he took a hit behind the line of scrimmage during a game.
Sport Injury Statistics
The following information was provided by the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA):
- Sports-related injuries resulted in the deaths of 40 young athletes in 2011.
- On average, 8,000 children will be treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries every day.
- Children between the ages 15-17 experience the highest emergency room visits for sports injuries.
- High school athletes suffer 2 million injures, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.
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Children’s Universe day care in Conroe, Texas, is being sued by one of the attendee’s mother. The parent was shown a recording of her son in a fight by one of the former employee’s of the day care. The lawsuit accuses the employees of running a “toddler’s fight club.”
Details of the Day Care Lawsuit
Accroding to the Mongomery County Courier, the lawsuit was filed against the caregiver involved in the making of the video recording as well as the owner of the day care, Brook Leax. The mother, Heather Howerton, claims to have not been notified of the incident until days after Leaux notified the authorities of the video’s existence.
The Texas Department of Family Protective Services fined the day care for not notifying the parents of the children who attend the day care. The fact that the video was shot by an employee brings about questions of the morals of the caregivers.
According to the Children’s Universe website, they claim to give full background checks and fingerprint scans to all teachers and caregivers; however, due to the incident, the lawsuit deems that information misleading.
Allegedly, the video made it onto social media at some point, but Leax said that information is false and refused to mention some of the allegations mentioned in the lawsuit. She and her employees have cooperated with all investigators during their questionings.
Day Care Cited Nearly a Dozen Times
Along with failing to communicate with the parents and improper judgment from one of the employees, investigators also discovered that employees were using their cell phones while at work, which is against regulations. In total, the day care has been cited 11 times.
It was discovered that the day care failed, once again, to notify parents of less serious injuries. They were also found to have used prohibited equipment with an infant and to be using broken playground equipment. In the heat of June, the day care did not offer water to children unless they asked for it.
36% of the incidents that were found have been considered to be “high” risk situations.
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Volkswagen has yet to recall nearly 500,000 faulty turbodiesel (TDI) models in the U.S. that contain a device designed to cheat emissions tests; however, analysts report there will likely be hefty fines, lawsuits, and maybe even criminal prosecution involved.
About The Impending Volkswagen Recall
According to Yahoo News, once issued, the Volkswagen TDI recall may turn out to be the most expensive vehicle recall in history.
Reports indicate the Volkswagen vehicles were equipped with software that would reduce emission levels when it sensed the vehicle was undergoing emissions testing. After testing, the vehicle would revert to standard emissions causing emission to increase by four times.
Vehicles included in the recall are:
- 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta
- 2009-2015 Volkswagen Beetle
- 2009-2015 Audi A3
- 2009-2015 Volkswagen Golf
- 2014-2015 Volkswagen Passat
Recall Records and Statistics
- VW has already set aside $7.2 billion to deal with recalls, fines, litigation and other costs
- The controversy involving Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone tires in the late 1990s cost Ford about $3 billion.
- Only about 65% of cars that are recalled actually get repaired, and that can be far lower when the problem isn’t related to safety.
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