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Boy Killed in San Jose, California Car Accident

A family outing turned deadly for a San Jose family that lost its son in a car accident involving a teenage driver in Livermore, California on Saturday. The Alameda County Coroner has identified the boy as Jonathan Manzo.

Jonathan was in his mother’s minivan, along with his sister and bother, with his mother driving. According to reports in the San Francisco Chronicle, the family was driving along in their Mercury minivan when a teenage motorist heading in their direction, attempted to over take another car. In doing so, the driver of that car, a Toyota Corolla, lost control of his vehicle, and veered into oncoming traffic, and the minivan. The van broadsided the Corolla, leaving the occupants, and especially Jonathan, with severe injuries.

Jonathan was airlifted to an Oakland hospital, along with one of his siblings. He died in the hospital from injuries sustained in the car accident. His mother, and the other sibling who was in the car, were hospitalized for their injuries. There’s no information about their condition.

This is no doubt a terrible time for the Manzo family, and our hearts go out to the surviving members who have lost so much in this car accident.

The driver of the Toyota, a 17-year-old boy was also hospitalized for treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the accident.

Investigations are ongoing, and we will doubtless hear more details as the days go by. For instance, at what speed was the teen motorist driving? Was there reckless or aggressive driving involved? What about the possibility of street racing in this accident? A young boy has been killed, and the people in charge of driving him do not seem to have been at fault.

The Manzo family, including Jonathan’s two siblings, continues to be in the hospital for treatment. They deserve to be compensated not just for their heart-breaking loss, but also their own trauma and injuries suffered as a result of this car accident. There are medical expenses involved, and loss of earnings that must be accounted for. The family must seek the advice of an experienced California car accident attorney as quickly as possible, to explore the legal avenues they have.

Scion – A New Brand from Toyota

Although Toyota is one of the leading auto manufacturers in the world, the late 1990’s saw a shift of younger consumers away from the Toyota brand. This is not a new concept, as most car manufacturers have had to deal with this unique shift at some point in their histories. Industrial psychologists throughout the twentieth century have concluded that the issue stems from a natural need for human offspring to develop independence outside of the parent-child relationship. Studies show that younger consumers naturally make choices that allow them to develop a separate identity. Brand shifting is just one more way that the next generation establishes this unique identity.

In order to combat this, Toyota announced plans in the latter half of the nineties to lure generation Y back to the Toyota brand. The project was entitled Project Genesis. While the project itself was not successful, the Scion line grew out of this failed attempt.

The public got its first glimpse of Toyota’s new concept car at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show on January 2, 2003. The xA and XB were the 2004 models that were displayed at the show. Toyota introduced the vehicles slowly. The cars were made available at just 104 dealerships and were limited to California only. The next year Toyota made the cars available nationwide. The Scion xB was unveiled in December of 2006. Scion currently has three models available to buyers in the United States. These include the tC, which is a three-door lift back, a five-door box shaped compact wagon and the xD, which is a five-door subcompact car.

Toyota has changed its sales strategy for the Scion line up, calling it Value Innovation. The concept is founded on key factors that include price, options, performance handling, confidence in buying and 21st radio. Scion has incorporated into its sales strategy a concept it calls “Pure Price” and monospec trim levels. The monospec allows for a wide selection of factory and TRD accessories.

The “Pure Price” strategy entails listing the price of the vehicle, whether on the car, in an advertisement of on a display board at the dealership. The price includes the vehicle, accessories, finance and insurance products. Whatever price is listed is what the customer pays. This removes any negotiation from the price. It was meant to entice buyers by offering a simpler and cleaner process that was open and balanced. The strategy is not a new one, having been used by both Geo and Saturn with mixed results.

The monospec strategy offers consumers only one trim level with the ability to make the car unique to the individual buyer. To do this Scion has joined with various aftermarket companies to give each buyer up to 40 different options from which to add to the vehicle. The success of this has yet to be determined and as some critics have pointed out, Toyota is taking an unusual risk in terms of its history of quality automobiles. Because aftermarket items have proven in the …

How Important is a Good Pool Truck

So you want to start a pool cleaning business? Agreed, that the pool cleaning business is profitable and offers great scope for growth. You have taken time to study the various chemicals and other equipment that will be needed for the job. Everything is under control. Or is it? Have you decided how you are going to cart this rather heavy equipment along with those large cans of cleaning chemicals to the pool that needs to be cleaned? Which transport system will be most economical and spacious enough for the job? There are several other such questions must be answered before launching a pool cleaning business.

Pool cleaning requires more than a mop and some detergent. There are large pool vacuums, cleaners and several other scraping equipments which are essential to get the job done. Mostly pool cleaners are a group of people since it is not a solo activity to begin with. Therefore the need to find a transportation facility that allows for enough space to cart all these items easily is very important. Since most car boots will not be able to qualify for this requirement, the answer lies in a good pool truck. A pool truck that allows space for both the equipment and the help is very important to the success of a pool cleaning business. However, since the pricing for pool cleaning services need to be competitive, it is very important to find a pool truck that is high on fuel efficiency so that it translates to an economical choice. While space is of consequence, a large truck that consumes extra fuel will be self-defeating.

The need therefore is to find an optimum sized pool truck that facilitates the process of carrying pool cleaning equipment and chemicals along with the helpers. It is one of the aspects that can lead to the success of the venture. A pick-up is an ideal vehicle for a pool cleaning business. The truck is optimally sized and gives a high average. This makes it fairly economical too. In fact, it might be extremely inconvenient to run a pool cleaning business without a good pool truck unless you have learnt to ‘apparate’ at the pool owner’s desired site.

Another benefit of the pool truck is that you can use it as an advertising medium for your pool cleaning business. A certain pool cleaning business that uses only pink trucks drives the point home by naming themselves as pink truck pool cleaners. The vehicle helps to attract prospects and the name is easy to remember due to the visual identification of the truck. Similarly, a green truck might work to advertise the fact that economically friendly products are being used by you in carrying out the pool cleaning job.

Pool trucks form an integral part of the infrastructure of a pool cleaning business and must be selected after conducting a proper survey of the geographical area and the available options. Depending upon the area, a two or four wheel pick up …

Ventura Auto Accident Attorney’s Top Ten Secrets of Police Determinations of Fault for Auto Accidents

1) The better dressed person gets two points.

2) The guy with tattoos, a bald head, chains and ear rings is minus five points.

3) The hot blonde gets ten points.

4) Lawyers get no points.

5) The nicer car gets no extra points and sometimes a deduction depending on the driver.

6) A cute brunette in a convertible gets twelve points.

7) A car with smoke pouring out of the exhaust is minus eight points.

8) A car plastered with bumper stickers is minus four points.

9) Drivers with empty beer cans get breathalyzed.

10) Female work out instructors in their gym outfits get a dinner invitation.

Here are ten useful tips of advice from an auto accident lawyer to follow if you have been in an accident. You can also learn more about how to handle an auto accident in Ventura, or any city, by calling the Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson at any of the numbers which can be found on our website at  and learning how we can assist you.

Obviously, if you have had an accident, and you are reading all of this advice, it may have been a few hours since the accident. However, if you ever have another accident, or if it’s only been a few hours since you were hurt, here’s what you should do from the start.

First, take a look around and determine if you or anyone, are hurt. If so, taking steps like trying to prevent further injury or loss of blood are the most important thing you can do. Even if some other driver caused you to be injured, it’s just good manners to help the other driver if they are hurt. They may even be so thankful that they admit their fault to you. The worst thing you can do is get angry or start a fight.

Second, make sure everyone is safe from being injured further. If you are in the middle of traffic, and you are dizzy, sit down away from traffic. If your vehicle is a traffic hazard and you have accident warning devices like flares or triangles, put them out on the road to warn other drivers and get away from the car. Let the police an other emergency personnel investigate the scene with the vehicles in place and move them more safely at a later point.

Third, call the police. Accident reports are extremely helpful if the police will do such a report. Let the police know you are injured immediately. Answer the police questions honestly. But if you are dazed or confused, let them know you need medical treatment and answer only what you feel sure about. Remember, your statements can and will be used against you if you admit fault, and it will be too late and too fishy to later say you didn’t know what you were saying at the scene. Police know that your best recollection is immediately after an accident.

Fourth, get the other driver’s …

The Applications of the Car Pushers

The Vehicle Pushers were designed in order to help the workers to push heavy materials from one location to another. They may be used in order to push stalled vehicles as well. Every type of vehicle that is provided with pneumatic tires can be transported thanks to these ergonomic pushers. These pushers are to be used on short distances and the vehicles will not have to be steered.

These pushers will come along with all the necessary power in order for the stalled vehicles to be pushed away in no time without affecting the operator. The operator will stay safe while maneuvering the Car Pushers; these vehicles can be used in order to reach the service centers. They can be used along highways as well but the operator will have to take greater care while maneuvering these vehicles.

The primary benefit of these Vehicle Pushers consists in the fact that the operator will be prevented from getting injured while maneuvering this vehicle. All the pains and strains that are usually associated with pulling and pushing heavy vehicles will be avoided for good and the worker’s performance will be improved in a dramatic manner.

Pushing heavy trucks, stalled cars and buses may affect the worker’s state of health. Therefore, every employer should invest his money in such Car Pushers because they are likely to keep him away from increased insurance claims. The pains and strains resulting from the constant pushing and pulling of such heavy materials may end up in unwanted consequences that can affect the worker’s health and well-being.

Therefore, the Vehicle Pushers should be used for each of the heavy daily tasks in order to keep your workers safe while maneuvering heavy materials and vehicles. All the strains and pains will be minimized and you should also think about the fact that your insurance claims and compensation will be reduced as well. Your business profits will become higher in no time and every investment you make in such utility devices is going to repay itself quite quickly.

The Vehicle Pushers can help you reduce all the possible damages; these damages can be avoided and you have to be fully aware of these aspects when wondering whether you should invest your money in such utilities or not. The answer to all of your questions should be yes because the Car Pushers can be used in order to prevent possible damages related to moving, pushing and pulling the stalled vehicles. The manpower should be replaced with these pushers in order to protect every worker.

The pushers are made of padded, durable and soft materials that are designed in order to fit the worker’s body. The integrity and paint of all the vehicles that will be moved will be preserved; the materials will not be damaged by this constant pushing and pulling. The stalled vehicle will maintain its proper condition without being affected by the pushers. Even the work accidents and hazards can be avoided thanks to the pushers.

Therefore, you should …

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