A Laguna Beach police officer was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a pick-up truck on South Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Laguna Beach. This is the first death of an on-duty officer for this police force since 1953.
The mother of a young man who terrorized Orange County earlier this year is now on trial for causing a car accident that injured three people, and then leaving the scene. The woman's son made news this February when he carjacked a vehicle and went on a freeway shooting spree in the area, killing three people. The rampage ended when he shot himself to death.
The recent $765 million lawsuit settlement between the NFL and former pro football players involving concussions certainly did not put an end to litigation over football injuries and deaths in California and nationwide. Recently, the family of a Maryland college football player filed a $1 million wrongful death suit. The player collapsed following days of tough practices and subsequently died.
Following years of lawsuits and months of mediation, many California pro football fans, like those across the country, were surprised to hear about a proposed settlement to the lawsuits brought by over 4,500 former National Football League (NFL) against the league. The players contend that their neurological ailments stem from concussions they received playing football. The proposed settlement of $765 million will be used to compensate players for their injuries, pay for medical exams, and fund medical research.