The recent death of a Springfield, Illinois pedestrian after a traffic accident is an important reminder about the dangers of pedestrian injuries. Although the exact cause of death remains under investigation, the 53-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV last week on Peoria Road. A witness said the SUV didn't stop after hitting the man. The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. Sadly, this death is part of a nationwide increase in pedestrian accidents. In the last ten years, pedestrian fatalities have risen by 14 percent.
HBO is currently running a documentary feature film about the famous McDonald's coffee case in which a woman spilled hot coffee on herself resulting in third degree burns. Everyone is convinced they know what happened, but do you really know the facts of the case? Watch the documentary to find out and learn how this case changed the civil justice system in America.