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Sedan of BMW Worst Performer in Crash Test Conducted

Among the luxury sedans that were subject to the latest Side-Impact Crash Tests conducted by the car insurance industry, the 2008 BMW 5 Series came up as the worst performer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released results of the series of crash tests on Thursday. The Volvo S80, Kia Amanti and Acura RL all gained the highest rating for safety from the said institute. On the other hand, the second-highest rating went to the Mercedes E-Class and the Cadillac STS.

Worker Killed in a Turbine Tower Breakdown, Another Seriously Injured

A giant wind turbine in Klondike III wind farm in Oregon has collapsed. This incident caused the fatality of a worker who was doing his routine inspection at the top of the structure when it suddenly fell. Another victim working inside the tower has incurred serious personal injuries and taken to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in Dalles after being hit by various objects from the falling structure. Graciously, the third worker at the bottom managed to escape from possible injuries or death.

Low Cost Auto Insurance Program Expansion, Targeted in California

In his statement released yesterday, California Department of Insurance chief, Commissioner Steve Poizner affirmed that the state government is planning to extend its Low Cost Automobile Insurance program in other areas in California. The said expansion is being arranged to be implemented in the counties of Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Humboldt, Placer, San Benito, Shasta, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yuba. This is expected to take its effect after the new rates have been agreed upon later this October.

States Cautioned in the Aftermath of Minnesota Bridge Collapse

Federal government officials, particularly Mary Peters, the U.S. transportation secretary cautioned the transportation authorities of each state in the country of the need to re-examine their bridges. This admonition was declared after investigations that probed into the devastating collapse of the interstate bridge in Minnesota found that there was a probable design flaw.