Archive for October 2011

Aircraft safely lands in suburban tree

Emergency responders are describing the plane crash as "miraculous" after a father and son on board a Cessna 172 walked away from the crash after it landed in a tree in the backyard of a home.

The father, who was flying the plane, says he was trying to make an emergency landing at a nearby airport but could not make it there in time. The man and his young son are in the hospital in stable condition. Local police and firefighters are amazed that the plane did not crash into a house or catch on fire on impact.

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board will be conducted to find the cause of the crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an aviation accident, contact the Lake Geneva aviation accident lawyers of Habush Haubush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

Construction accident leaves one dead

A construction accident in Toronto has left one worker dead and five other injured. The men were working on building a new subway station near York University when a drilling rig fell on construction equipment. Two men were trapped in two construction vehicles for hours as rescue crews worked to free them.

One of the trapped men later died at the hospital, the other suffered a fractured femur. Several other workers on the ground were injured by the rig; one man suffered a severe brain injury. So far, police are investigating what caused the accident.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.

Woman faced with nursing home abuse accusations

An assistant at a nursing home has been accused of hitting a 93 year-old patient in the head numerous times.

The patient told a social worker that the assistant hit her in the head every time she came in to care for her. The blows to the head have left a large bruise on the patient. The 38 year-old female assistant denies these accusations.

A judge sentenced the woman to anger management classes, counseling, and 40 hours of community service after her initial charges of felony intentional abuse and causing bodily harm were dropped to a misdemeanor charge of negligence.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Lake Geneva nursing home malpractice lawyers of Habush Haubsh & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

Teacher charged with assaulting student

A high school teacher at Stevens Point Area High School has been charged with sexually assaulting and exposing himself to a child. The 39 year-old technical education teacher allegedly began sexually assaulting the teenage girl about a month after his wife died last winter. In the past month, the girl says the sexual assaults became more frequent, about once or twice a week.

The man has admitted to his charges and is currently behind bars on $250,000 cash bond. Stevens Point Area High School has put him on administrative leave pending his charges. If convicted, he could spend 83.5 years in prison. His court date is scheduled for next week at the Wood County Circuit Court.

If you or someone you love has been sexually assaulted, contact the Lake Geneva sexual assault lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C at 800-242-2874.