An accident in Southern California resulted in five individuals being killed. Such an accident will obviously receive a great deal of attention. The accident occurred in Hesperia on May 11. The accident occurred in the Mojave Desert just before 7:00 a.m.
Four people were said to be killed in a truck and bus accident that occurred during the early morning hours of May 21. All four individuals killed were passengers of the bus. An additional 24 individuals were transported to the hospital.
Vititoe Law Group attorney C.J. Snyder has been selected the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 California Chair. In 2013, Snyder was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney for the State of California by the National Trial Lawyers. Now in 2014, Snyder will be responsible for chairing the committee that identifies candidates for this exclusive nomination.
We are fortunate to have trained first responders that come to the rescue of individuals injured in accidents. For example, one 23-year-old woman was a passenger on a motorcycle that was struck by a car in Topanga Canyon. The woman was actually hit twice and then dragged upon the street.
The chances that a doctor will recommend a cesarean section to a woman going into labor are higher in certain hospitals than in others. In Southern California the rate can even vary in the same locality. For example, at Los Angeles Community Hospital the rate of low-risk deliveries resulting in a C-section is 55 percent whereas California Hospital Medical Center (also in L.A.) has a rate of 11 percent.
Two airplanes crashed into each other late last month in California resulting in one fatality. A Cessna 210E, N4962U and a Hawker Sea Fury, N20SF were involved in the collision. Preliminary reports suggest that the Cessna was destroyed in the collision and crashed into San Pablo Bay while a passenger and commercial pilot in the Sea Fury were not injured.
A 51-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident that occurred on April 18 in Oxnard. The motorcyclist was traveling in a westerly direction on Esplanade Drive when he was then struck by a Toyota Camry. The motorcycle accident occurred at approximately 11:12 p.m. and witnesses claim the Toyota failed to stop for a red light.
A Ventura County assistant principal was struck and killed while jogging earlier this month on South Victoria Avenue. The accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on a Sunday morning. A 23-year-old driver was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs and vehicular manslaughter. He was released on $50,000 bond while awaiting an appearance in court.
Unlike much of the country, California's mild year-round temperatures allow motorcycle enthusiasts to ride 12 months out of the year. While motorists in the Los Angeles area are accustomed to sharing the roads and highways with motorcycles, every year too many motorcyclists are involved in accidents or near accidents.