Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Consecutive Christmas Season Automobile Accidents Occurs in Massachusetts

Christmas Eve is supposed to be the day to prepare for the forthcoming Christmas Day. However, one may eventually forget the true essence of preparing for the holidays after getting involved in a tragic car accident on the eve before Christmas.

Even in this holiday season, accidents may strike. Several people were involved in separate automobile accidents last Christmas season. One of them claimed the life of a 20-year old man from Allston on the rampage from the Summer Tunnel heading to Storrow Drive in Massachusetts.

The driver, Lusvin Escobar, was the only occupant of the 2005 Ford Mustang when his vehicle struck the tunnel wall before sunset. Escobar was pulled out from the vehicle and was declared dead right at the accident scene.

Few minutes after the first accident, another single car rollover accident occurred at Route 24 South, according to reports.

Police said that the 22-year old Monica Velez from Brockton was also ejected from her 2007 Nissan Maxima. Reports said that the woman suffered from serious injuries. Velez was also alone in her car when the accident happened.

Then, another automobile accident was also reported on that same day. An unidentified victim on North Broadway in Haverhill was the sole casualty. The victim sustained serious injuries and was immediately transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital.

All of the said Christmas Eve automobile accidents are still under investigation. Factors that lead to the accidents as well as the conditions of those who sustained injuries still remain unconfirmed.

As expected, automobile accidents increased in numbers this holiday season despite of public warnings and safety precautions.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Washington - Making Efforts to Get Drunk Drivers Off the Road This Holiday Season to Prevent Vehicle Accidents

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) joined forces to begin working on a nationwide crack down for drunk driving accidents this coming holiday of 2011.

The year 2010 had beengreat for Washington DC, in terms of the reduction of numbers of the drunk driving fatalities. The 2010 statistics released by NTHSA reveals that there was huge decrease in the number of drunk driving fatalities. This was seen in the 32 U.S states.

At present the agencies are thoroughly focusing on the safety of the motorists this coming holiday season. They are now making efforts to make real progress in the reduction of drunk driving deaths.

Both agencies are reminding drivers to get off the road. They warn US citizens to drink moderately or else be pulled over.

Just last year 10,228 people were killed from drunk driving. That means 415 mishaps occurred just by the last two weeks of 2010.

Education and enforcement efforts are the latest urge in the “Drink Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign launched by the agencies. This campaign involved thousands of law enforcement agencies all over the country.

The holiday season disciplinary action enforcement is supported by the $7 million national Drink Sober of Get Pulled Over advertisement campaign that starts from December 16 until January 2. The ad featured an invisible traffic enforcer observing drunk citizens and then apprehends them if they attempt to drive. The multi – million worth advertisement aims to raise people awareness and support the law enforcement activities in all states. The ads convey to the public that traffic enforcers are more vigilant in preventing people from drunk driving.

Though drunk driving still remains to the main cause of death in US, be rest assured that each federal government is doing their best in reducing fatal vehicle accidents which stem from drunk driving.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Transgender Server Filed a Wrongful Termination Against an Airport Food Service Company

Hamed Khan – a transgender employee formerly working at Midway Airport’s food service company is now suing his former employer for wrongful termination and employment discrimination.

Khan started working at Harry Caray’s Seventh Inning Stretch from 2002. During that time, Khan was not yet a transgender but over the years, Khan’s looks became more feminine.

According to Khan, during his employment at the said company, he experienced a great deal of discrimination and mocking from his former co – workers but his supervisor as well as the company’s management just disregarded Khans’ complaints.

One time, Khan’s supervisor sent him home for uniform issues saying that his pants were too tight and too feminine.

He further stated that there was also a time when his colleagues called him “faggot”, “lazy faggot bitch” and other unpleasant names but his supervisors remained unmindful of the discrimination.

Allegedly, he was fired by his supervisors for breaking the company’s policy due to entering the restaurant’s bar area without permission. However, according to Khan, employees are given permission to enter the said area that day to use a computer in printing the costumer’s checks.

Perhaps Khan had enough. After the Illinois Department of Human Rights issued a statement of “solid evidence” to Khan’s four claims, he then filed a wrongful termination and employment discrimination lawsuit.

In his lawsuit, Khan is seeking for an addition of $200,000 for damages an employment lawyer fee as well as lost wages.

Ironically, In Khans’s attempt of filing for unemployment, the company claimed that he is already terminated. But when Khan filed for a wrongful termination lawsuit, the company claimed that he quit the job.

Though the employer has all the rights to fire an employee, still it must be on a legal basis. Apparently, he was fired for being a transgender, which he found unlawful. Therefore, he deserves the right to file for a wrongful termination claim.