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Last week, a staffer to US Senator Mark Kirk died from complications that arose about a month after she was the victim of a hit and run accident in the DC area. According to a report by 4 NBC Washington, Lisa Radogno, daughter of Republican leader Senator Christine Radogno, was injured last month when she was crossing at a crosswalk. She sustained injuries to her knee and wrist but returned home from the hospital and then took a short leave before coming back to work for another senator as an executive assistant.

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Evidently, Ms. Radogno died last week of a massive pulmonary embolism, a condition that was allegedly caused by the accident about one month earlier. The driver of the hit and run accident was never arrested because police have yet to locate him.

Hit and Run Accidents in the DC Area

Unfortunately, this is not the first—nor will it be the last—hit and run accident in the DC area. Each year, there are several deaths that are caused by hit and run accidents in the DC area. While this accident is slightly different because the victim didn’t die until almost a month after the accident from complications, the hit and run driver can still be held legally responsible for the death.

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Earlier this month, the president and creator of the of the popular desk toy, Buckyballs, recalled the product after facing a lawsuit from a federal agency that threatened to hold him personally liable for the damages caused by the product.

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What Are Buckyballs?

Buckyballs are high-powered magnetic balls that can be stacked into almost any shape. Once they are placed together, they are difficult to separate due to the extremely high-powered magnets used in the balls.

The Danger of Buckyballs

According to a report by the Washington Post, the danger of the product was that children could ingest several of the high-powered magnets and then suffer internal organ damage when the magnets “connected” with each other in the child’s body.

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