Two Redwood City brothers are dead and another is injured after a serious San Mateo County car accident. CBS San Francisco reports that the accident happened on Sunday evening when a 21-year-old San Mateo man lost control of his packed car.
Authorities say that a 25-year-old man is dead and his passenger is severely injured after a Vacaville car accident that happened on Monday morning. The San Francisco man and his passenger were traveling on westbound I-80 between Mason Street and Allison Drive when he left the road and slammed into a tree.
San Francisco saw its second fatal pedestrian accident of 2013 according to recent reports in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Streetsblog San Francisco. The accident happened at 7th and Howard Streets in the SoMa neighborhood. Authorities say that the victim was a 44-year-old accountant who lived in San Lorenzo and worked for a nearby advertising firm.
A San Francisco police officer was injured early Monday morning after an alleged drunk driver slammed head-on into his car at the corner of Mission and 19th Streets. The Bay City News Service reports that this car accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. and that the 22-year-old suspected drunk driver was speeding on 19th Street when he crossed into traffic and hit the squad car.
Plummeting temperatures around the Bay Area are responsible for a slew of car accidents this morning including pileups in Berkeley and the Oakland hills. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a San Mateo crash was also blamed on black ice caused by the recent freezing temperatures.
Over the past few years the intersection of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard has developed a reputation as one of the most dangerous intersections in San Francisco. The majority of accidents at the intersection are bicycle accidents, prompting the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to pressure local officials to step up their traffic enforcement at this intersection.
A San Diego police officer was severely injured Sunday morning after a suspected drunk driver rammed into the driver’s side of his patrol car at the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and Route 125. The driver of a pickup truck allegedly blew through a red light and hit the officer’s car in Santee. Emergency crews worked for over an hour to extricate the officer from the squad car.