Southern California hit-and-run crash causes serious injuries

One person was seriously injured this week in a hit-and-run car crash near Oxnard. The crash took place around 6:30 pm and involved an SUV and a van. The driver of the SUV allegedly turned into the path of the van, causing a broadside crash. The victim of the accident was hospitalized but reported to be in stable condition. The driver of the SUV initially fled the scene of the car crash on foot, running down the street away from police. He was apprehended nearby the crash scene and police arrested him on suspicion of felony hit and run. […]

By | 2018-05-28T07:45:22+00:00 February 26th, 2014|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Driver allegedly falls asleep at the wheel, causes truck accident

Earlier in the week, a semitrailer truck driver apparently caused an accident that temporarily blocked all southbound lanes on the Hollywood Freeway. The accident appears to have been caused by truck driver fatigue, as one witness reported the truck driver was sleeping before he or she slammed into at least four cars. The California Highway Patrol are looking into the accident, however, and officers have not yet confirmed that the trucker had fallen asleep behind the wheel. Truck drivers are paid to deliver goods all across California and the country in a timely fashion. The faster the goods can be delivered, the better it looks for [...]

By | 2018-05-28T07:45:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Horrific crash claims the lives of mother and 4 children

A fatal motor vehicle accident is always tragic, but it is even more tragic when it could very easily have been prevented. Although it may seem tedious to stop at every light and every stop sign, especially if there are a lot around, there is an important reason why those signs and lights are there. City planners have asked for the signage to make the roads and community safer. Ignoring those signs can pose a very serious risk. Unfortunately for a man from Fresno County, someone ignored a stop sign, driving through an intersection at nearly 60 mph. By not stopping, however, that driver smashed into [...]

By | 2018-05-28T07:46:19+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Marijuana-related fatal car accidents on the rise

Researchers looking at car crash statistics from six states around the country have determined that the rate of deadly car crashes involving drivers with marijuana in their systems has tripled over the past ten years. During the same period of time, the ratio of alcohol-related fatal car crashed stayed about the same (around 40 percent). Drugged driving in general accounted for 28 percent of fatal crashes in 2010, the most recent year of statistics that were examined. That proportion represents a 12 percent increase from 11 years ago. Among those fatal drugged driving accidents, marijuana was the main drug involved, contributing to 12 percent of crashes [...]

By | 2018-05-28T07:46:42+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Car Accidents|0 Comments

New technology may help prevent car accidents

This week safety officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the first stages of an effort to bring vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems to new cars and trucks. These systems allow cars and trucks to communicate over radio frequencies, transmitting information about speed, traffic, and distance from other cars to provide alerts to drivers or trigger automatic breaks or steering maneuvers. This type of device is one element that experts say will be incorporated in self-driving cars in the future, but can be implemented earlier and more cheaply than a fully automated driving system. Early models will only be capable of providing alerts, but analysts say [...]

By | 2018-05-28T07:47:09+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Car service company faces wrongful death suit

A California family is pursuing a civil suit against car service smartphone app company Uber after a driver who worked as an independent contractor for the company hit and killed their six-year-old daughter in an intersection. The driver was not presently carrying a passenger on behalf of Uber at the time that the accident occurred, but the family argues that since he had the application open on his screen and may have been looking for passengers that Uber should be responsible. This case implicates a variety of complex legal theories, starting with the question of whether Uber could be responsible at all for an independent contractor’s [...]

By | 2018-05-28T07:47:35+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Car Accidents|0 Comments

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