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September 12, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger
Deion Sanders is far from the only present-day employee of the National Football League to have filed a workers' compensation claim in California claiming head or brain injuries. At least 43 present-day assistant coaches and front office personnel who previously played in the league have filed claims against their former teams in the last half-dozen years, records show . In addition, more than six television analysts for NFL Network, which is owned by the league, have made such claims.
October 6, 1996
A 43-year-old woman died early Saturday after a two-car collision at Newhope Street and Trask Avenue. The accident occurred at 9:29 a.m. when a car eastbound on Trask hit the car in which Teresa H. Victorica was riding, Garden Grove police said. Victorica, who suffered head injuries, died at 10:05 a.m. at Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, coroner's officials said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.
December 2, 1993
A 29-year-old woman was in serious condition Wednesday after her car went out of control on Carbon Canyon Road and crashed, police said. Marilyn Linda Helm of Yorba Linda was ejected through the sunroof of her car about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 5700 block of Carbon Canyon Road, Officer Brian Parker said. Helm was treated for head injuries at UCI Medical Center in Orange, hospital officials said. Officers are still investigating why she lost control and hit the side embankment.
November 16, 1996 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
An 8-year-old boy was hospitalized with major head injuries after being hit by a car Friday afternoon near Santa Paula, authorities said. At about 4 p.m. the boy, whom authorities did not identify because he is a juvenile, was hit while in the intersection of Ferris Drive and East Telegraph Road, east of Santa Paula, authorities said. In addition to the head injury, he had a ruptured spleen, broken leg and broken arm, according to paramedics.
January 9, 1999
The 65-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident has died of head injuries suffered Monday. With his wife at his side, Salvador Contreras of Burbank was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, said Officer Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department Traffic Division. The police have no suspects, but are pursuing leads they received after handing out 1,500 fliers Wednesday at the accident scene. "We've had quite a few phone calls," Ryburn said.
July 22, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two children and a 59-year-old man were being treated for head injuries in area hospitals Saturday after three separate bicycle accidents Friday. Parris Boswell, 11, was hit by a van at 5:40 p.m. while darting across the westbound lanes of La Palma Avenue near Onondaga Avenue in Anaheim, police said. He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with head injuries and was listed in stable condition Saturday. Police said there were no charges filed against the driver.
May 31, 2004 | Jane E. Allen
Even mild head injuries can leave children with personality changes and long-lasting emotional, behavioral and learning problems. Yet the majority of youngsters don't get follow-up care and only 40% of their teachers are made aware of what's happened, researchers report. Scientists at the University of Warwick in England studied 526 children, ages 5 to 15, who were admitted to British hospitals with head injuries from 1992 to 1998.
A 14-month-old Oxnard boy was clinging to life Friday evening at a Santa Barbara hospital after suffering what police called suspicious head injuries. On Thursday, police officers went to a house in the 3800 block of San Simeon Avenue in Oxnard after a woman at the residence called authorities at 3 p.m. to report that the child she was baby-sitting had fallen and injured his head, Oxnard Police Det. Doug Wylie said.
An Anaheim Hills woman remained in critical condition Friday evening after being found unconscious in a drainage ditch, where she had apparently fallen while walking her dogs the night before. Susie Shryrock, 37, and her three dogs were spotted by a police helicopter Friday morning after a 45-minute search, police said. Shryrock had left her Anaheim Hills home Thursday night to take a regular evening walk with her dogs and did not return home.
December 23, 1986 | United Press International
A woman whose dismembered corpse was found sealed in plastic bags died of head injuries and multiple stab wounds to her chest, the county coroner said Monday. Coroner Brian McCormick said preliminary findings in an autopsy show that Mary Ann Evans, 40, died of a beating and stabbing at least two days before her body was found Thursday. After Ms. Evans died, her body was cut up and wrapped in plastic bags that were placed in a freezer.
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