An elderly Petaluma couple was killed last Friday when their BMW was hit by a semi-truck. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the trucker who slammed into the couple head-on claims to have been choking on food at the time of the accident.
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in the West Portal neighborhood. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the woman and her husband were walking at the intersection of Vicente Street and West Portal when a car hit them shortly after 9:40 p.m.
Our question this week comes from Marissa: “I am 65 years old. I live in a one of these new ‘over 50 communities’ which was built in the last three years. Recently I was taking my trash out, I walk down the stairs for exercise, and I missed the first step as the carpet was all the same color and it was hard to see the first stair. I reached for the railing and couldn’t get a grip because it was just a painted 2×6 nailed to the wall. I fell down a whole flight of stairs and compressed two vertebra in my neck, now I have to have surgery. The landlord’s manager told me I should have opened my eyes and been watching where I was going. Isn’t there some rule about carpet, stairs and handrails?“>
A 28-year-old San Francisco man recently appeared in court on DUI and vehicular homicide charges. Authorities say that the man was driving drunk when he caused the wrongful death of a 17-year-old girl. The accident happened at the intersection of Sloat Boulevard and Vale Avenue in San Francisco’s Stern Grove.
Authorities have arrested a San Francisco teen after she crashed her car this weekend while driving five of her friends. The accident happened last Saturday around 2:20 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near the Waldo Tunnel outside of Sausalito.
Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated drinking holidays in California. The number of drunk driving car accidents that occur on St. Patty’s Day weekend often rival the numbers seen on New Year’s Eve and July 4th.
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Tara W. from Tiburon asks, “My grandmother is in a nursing home. She is bed bound and can’t use her legs. They don’t get her out of bed or change her adult diaper regularly and she has developed two large sores on her bottom. It’s not the best place but it is all we can afford. What rights does she have and what can I do to hold them responsible for not caring for my Grandma?”
Construction sites invariably rely on large trucks, defined as those with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds, to pour concrete and move heavy materials. The presence of large trucks puts motorists in passenger vehicles at a greater risk for truck accidents, and accidents involving large trucks can be more likely to result in fatalities, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.