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Update: At Least 20 Injured in Indiana School Bus Crash

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A school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana on Wednesday, seriously injuring one student and leaving 20 people hurt, authorities said. Preliminary information indicates that 18 students, the bus driver and the driver of the garbage truck were injured in the crash, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles. Aerial photos from the scene show the front of…

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Police: 5 Hurt in Indiana Church Bus Crash; Driver Arrested, Charged with DWI

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Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off the road in northwestern Indiana. Indiana State Police say the bus carrying nearly 50 people went onto an embankment late Monday along the Indiana Toll Road and passengers were tossed from…

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Indiana City Shares Responsibility for Crash That Killed 3, Lawsuit Says

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A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians in Elkhart, killing 8-month-old Dolly Thomas, 11-year-old Courtney Smith and 22-year-old Shawn Wolcott. He was sentenced in December to 15…

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Woman claims Mayfield Care Center failed to provide adequate care, leading to her mother’s death

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A woman is suing Mayfield Health Center, alleging the long-term care facility improperly cared for her mother, contributing to her mother’s death. Linda Brown filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging they breached their duty to provide appropriate care to her mother, Christine Miles. According to the complaint, from January-March 2017, Miles “suffered from multiple…

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Court questions if team should have known stadium roof slippery

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An Illinois appeals court held that questions remain over whether the Chicago White Sox and their roofing contractor failed to protect an electrician who slipped and fell on the roof, suffering career-ending nerve damage. In Zahumensky v. Chicago White Sox Ltd., the Appellate Court of Illinois, 1st District, 1st Division on Tuesday reversed a circuit court decision that dismissed the…

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Advocate Christ Medical Center allegedly enrolled unqualified patient in medical trial

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A woman is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center and others medical providers, alleging they enrolled another woman in a medical trial despite her not meeting study criteria. Lisa Villanova, who is serving as executor of the estate of Evelyn Gall, filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court. According to the complaint, Gall — who suffered from…

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Justices consider admissibility of disciplinary history of medical expert

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Indiana Supreme Court justices heard oral argument Thursday in a minor fender bender case that resulted in a $1.3 million verdict, considering whether questions regarding a medical expert witness’ disciplinary history and competence should have been admitted. The case began when Levetta Tunstall struck the bumper of Dawn Manning’s vehicle, leaving Manning with permanent and chronic pain from injuries sustained…

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Illinois FedEx Worker Died of Fall, not Cold, Autopsy Shows

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An autopsy found that a FedEx worker found dead outside in western Illinois amid record low temperatures died of a traumatic head injury. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old William L. Murphy’s death was due to a fall. Police say a colleague found the Moline man’s body between two semitrailers at the delivery company’s East Moline facility Thursday…

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