Manufacturers baulked at proposed regulations which would require anti-rollover technology to be included in all heavy-duty trucks and buses in the coming years. Currently rollover traffic accidents kill about 700 people across the country every year. Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hope that adding electronic stability control will help reduce the number and severity of these crashes.
In a recent post we discussed a fatal pedestrian accident which killed a man in the Tenderloin district. The man was a 38-year-old father of three who was killed after a taxi went through a red light, was hit by a car, and then spun into the crosswalk.
CBS San Francisco reports that two men are being investigated for drunk driving after a serious car accident on Highway 101. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 12:30 a.m. when a Santa Rosa began traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of Highway 101 by Pepper Road. The man smacked into a vehicle driven by a San Anselmo man.
A group of San Francisco nurses recently rescued a woman and four small children after a Novato car accident. The nurses came upon the accident Wednesday afternoon near the South Novato Boulevard/Highway 101 interchange. The Marin Independent Journal reports that the nurses were returning from a trip to Sacramento when they came up to the wreck shortly after it happened around 3 p.m.
A 38-year-old pedestrian was killed last weekend in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district by a taxi that ran a red light. This is one of many deadly pedestrian accidents which we have covered recently. San Francisco is known as a very pedestrian friendly city, but the growing numbers of pedestrians, cyclists and cars sharing local roads make fatal pedestrian accidents like this increasingly common.
A 52-year-old Sacramento area man is dead after a serious multiple-vehicle crash in Modesto. California Highway Patrol officers report that the crash happened around 11 a.m. yesterday when a 25-year-old Turlock woman sideswiped a truck during a lane change on Highway 99.
Residents in Richmond, California are being told to shelter in place after a fire broke out at the Chevron refinery shortly after 6:30 p.m. this evening. Warning sirens are ringing throughout the Richmond area and a thick black smoke cloud is visible for miles.
A Los Angeles Man recently sued motorcycle brake manufacturer after suffering serious personal injuries in a highway motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist alleges that the accident was caused by a defective motorcycle brake lever which he purchased from a Los Angeles motorcycle parts store called Cycle Trends.
Two California motorcycle racing gear manufacturers were recently sued by a Motocross racer who was allegedly injured when a neck brace failed. The motorcyclist filed suit in Los Angeles County last week alleging that he sustained serious and permanent personal injuries due to a defective Leatt Moto GPX neck brace manufactured and distributed by Leatt Corporation and Cycle Gear Inc.