Authorities say that two car accidents which happened this morning were caused by black ice on San Pablo Dam Road between Richmond and Orinda. One motorist said that her car slid down a steep embankment and smacked into a tree after she hit a patch of black ice. Photographs of the crash scene show the woman wrapped in a police jacket and her badly damaged white car being towed away.
In our last post we discussed the arrest of a 23-year-old San Francisco woman who caused a fatal pedestrian accident while drunk. Intoxicated driving is one of the largest causes of pedestrian accidents in the San Francisco area and drunk driving incidents tend to worsen around Christmas and New Years’ day.
Last week we discussed a fatal Twin Peaks Vista Point car accident which left several pedestrians injured and one woman dead. Authorities caught the driver in that crash and have charged the 23-year-old San Francisco woman with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.
Four pedestrians and one vehicle occupant were injured in a dramatic pedestrian accident in Twin Peaks yesterday. The crash happened around 8:50 p.m. last night on Christmas Tree Point Road.
Former baseball star and popular Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore is still in a coma after a serious California motorcycle accident. Pastore was involved in a crash on Nov. 19, when a driver sideswiped him in Duarte, California.
Two people were killed in pedestrian accidents in the Bay Area on Saturday. The San Mateo County Times reports that the first accident happened around 11:30 a.m. in San Mateo. That crash involved a 67-year-old man who was standing a bus stop on South Delaware Street. A driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a concrete garbage can that crushed the man.
Three San Jose residents were killed in a Madera County car crash last week. Authorities say that the crash happened last Tuesday around 8 a.m. when a semi-truck overturned and spilled cotton bales across Highway 152.
A San Francisco family was involved in a deadly Thanksgiving weekend car accident according to a report from KGO-TV. The family was coming back from their Thanksgiving celebrations in the East Bay when their Prius collided head-on with a mini-van on Highway 50 near Placerville.
A recent study into car accident data indicates that fatal car crashes peak during Thanksgiving week. Researchers say that weather, drunk driving, and increased numbers of people on the road all contribute to a higher rate of fatal crashes during turkey week. Researchers from the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety define Thanksgiving week as the Monday before the holiday and the Sunday after it.