In 2006, a police investigator in Wisconsin was looking for the cause of an accident that claimed the lives of two teenagers. With the limited resources of a single office looking into a solitary crash, that investigator was able to conclude that a defective ignition switch caused the car to lose power, veer off the road and collide with a guardrail. Because the defect turned the car’s power off, the air bags did not inflate. This was not the first time the defect had claimed a life.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice along with laws and regulations to drivers in the state. Some of this centers around the relationship between drivers and pedestrians, as these types of accidents are both common and potentially deadly. Almost a quarter (22 percent) of the deadly crashes in California are from these types of incidents.
When you think of bike accidents in California, what do you think of first? For many cyclists, the first thing that comes to mind is the way that some motorists can be very inattentive to bikers on the road. Drivers may cut bikes off, veering into the bike lanes, and parked drivers may open their doors into these lanes, blocking the path so quickly that a cyclist cannot avoid an accident.
Two vehicles were recently involved in an accident in California that left one person dead. The accident took place on Interstate Highway 580. It was located in Alameda County, in the eastern portion of the county, and it happened on Friday, Oct. 10. The time that the call came in to the authorities about the accident was 6:50 in the evening.
When a loved one dies because of the negligence of another person, it can be a very difficult thing to accept. You may feel the need to hold the person accountable, including in criminal and civil court. This can be done by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court against the responsible person or entities.
Hands-free technology may be the solution to any number of real world problems, but distracted driving is not one of them. Some distracted driving laws have placed an emphasis on things that take a driver’s hands off the wheel. Texting is a primary example of an activity deemed too dangerous to for drivers to engage in. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a significant difference between distractions that require your hands and those that don’t. Anything that takes your attention off of driving your vehicle is dangerous.