Two Dead, Four Hospitalized After Eating Wild Mushrooms

Sacramento, CA –Two people died and four others were put in the hospital after they ate soup with wild mushrooms.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call around 10:00 a.m. to the Gold Age Villa, a care home for the elderly.  A caregiver at the facility prepared the meal with the mushrooms that she had harvested herself.  She was one of the people who were hospitalized after eating the mushrooms.  Barbara Lopes, 86, and Teresa Olesniewicz, 73, both residents at the facility, died.  The other three who were hospitalized were also residents.  Eating wild mushrooms can cause cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, and liver and kidney failure.  In 2009 and 2010 there were 1,700 reported cases of mushroom poisoning.  Only 19 of those were serious, and there were only two deaths.  The Department of Social Services is investigating the incident.  Gold Age Villa is a residential care home for six residents age 60 and over.  If you have had a loved one die or become injured while they were a patient at a residential home, contact a Sacramento elder abuse lawyer to review your case and answer any legal questions or concerns you may have.

4-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured By Pit Bull

National City, CA –A 4-year-old girl was attacked and critically injured by a pit bull outside her apartment building on Tuesday.  The young girl tried to pet the 65-pound dog while she was in the grass courtyard at the Laurel Avenue apartment complex.  The child was hospitalized at Rady Children’s Hospital with extensive injuries to her face and upper body. The owner of the pit bull, Brittany Morgan Gardiner, age 22, was arrested as she tried to leave the complex.  She was booked on charges of child endangerment, resisting police, and allowing a vicious animal to inflict injury.  Gardiner gave the child permission to pet the dog,  The dog was impounded and will probably be euthanized.  If you have a loved one who has been injured in a dog attack, contact a San Diego dog bite attorney to review your case.


Ten Patients Get Hospitalized from Car Crash

10 patients or more are being treated from a car accident on Thursday in Aberdeen.

There are four pediatric patients, says Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner. At least one of the injuries is serious, but no other information about the victims could be disclosed.

The crash occurred near an intersection which led to the ramp being closed for investigation and clean-up.

Fire companies and the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps are on the scene; at least eight ambulances have responded.

Special Needs Bus Accident Sends 12 to Hospital

A car and special needs school bus carrying adults got in a major accident yesterday afternoon sending 12 people to be hospitalized.

The crash took place at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue just before 12:37 p.m. One person had moderate injuries and 11 suffered minor injuries.

All patients were sent to either Kings County hospitals or Methodist hospitals. No additional details could be provided about the injuries or locations.

According to the NYC Department of Transportation, Washington Avenue is one of the top streets in the city to have reported dangerous accidents. At least 130 people have been injured either in car or bike accidents on the street between the years 2005 and 2009.

An SUV crashed into a building along the same corner this bus did in March on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue. It was between three cars, including a police vehicle.

The NYC Department of Transportation is thinking of new ways to implement safety plans on the strip.

Bus Crash Leaves Three Students Hospitalized

A school bus coming home from a church camp flipped over on its side Friday. A camp counselor is staying with the only three students left being hospitalized, all the rest have already been “treated and released”.

The three that haven’t yet left the hospital were transferred over to Benefis Medical System, but according to Malachy Horning they are “doing very well”.

The bus was driving from Glacier Bible Camp to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Hungry Horse with about 40 passengers after the camp ended from being a week long.

“There was one serious injury,” Horning said. “The other two have big gashes and some road rash.”
Horning points out that two girls will be having surgery despite the minor injuries.

Students that have already been released had a wide range of injuries from a broken collar bone to tiny bruises.

“Many have residual headaches, but nothing serious,” said Horning. He also explains that the students have remained in good spirits.

“Almost every kid and person who’s involved recognizes that the hand of God was involved,” he said. “To have an accident like that and only a few minor injuries is a miracle.”