There is little doubt as to the popularity of motorcycles. Given the freedom these enthusiasts attain, it’s easy to see why. From loving the feel of the wind in one’s face to the relatively inexpensive operating costs, motorcycles will likely always hold an appeal for some.
For many, the aging process is accompanied by a sharp increase in the use of pharmaceuticals. In some cases, the drugs that are given are necessary and helpful. In far too many cases, they are unnecessary and given for purposes other than the best interests of the patient. Countless nursing homes are guilty of overmedicating their residents for a number of reasons. It is a persistent problem and is a form of nursing home abuse. Residents suffer a wide range of problems, and can even be killed, because of drugs that are administered improperly.
Leading a healthy lifestyle by staying active shouldn’t be something that leads to an injury caused by the negligence or fault of another person. For bicyclists around the San Francisco area, hazards like inattentive motorists and obstacles in the roadways pose serious threats. When an injury occurs because of those reasons or because of a defect in the bicycle, bicyclists have legal actions they can take to recoup some of the expenses associated with the bicycle accident injury.
A fatal collision in Oakland between a husband and wife and a man driving a tractor-trailer is still under investigation. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m., Aug. 26 on Interstate 880 near 10th Avenue.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,743 pedestrians killed in the U.S. in 2012 in pedestrian crashes. Of those deaths, 612 fatalities were in California. We had the most pedestrian-crash-related deaths of any state.
Wireless communication has not generally been a boon to safety when it comes to cars. Cell phones have contributed to an epidemic of distracted driving and led to countless car accidents. Drivers talking to others while driving might be a safety hazard, but technology that allows cars to communicate with each other has the potential to be highly beneficial.
When most people hear of an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence, they probably think of a driver who has been drinking. That, however, isn’t always the case. A recent case out of Fresno, California, has to do with a woman who was under the influence of methamphetamine.
A pedestrian who was struck by an Uber driver is expected to survive, according to a statement from a San Francisco police spokeswoman. The car accident was first reported around 9:58 p.m. the night of Aug. 2 in the Polk Gulch neighborhood close to Geary Street and Polk Street. The 56-year-old male driver of the 2012 Mazda was apparently transporting passengers when he suffered a seizure. The man lost control of the vehicle and ended up crashing into a man walking on the sidewalk after hitting three cars parked nearby.
In tackling the problem of distracted driving, are cell phones the first thing that should be discussed? Distracted driving laws are being passed all over the country. Many of them target a single behavior: texting behind the wheel. Texting while driving is a known danger and may be easier to ban than other forms of distracted driving. It is not the only issue, however, that needs to be addressed if the goal is to reduce distracted driving car accidents.
People who are participating in illegal activities aren’t usually paying attention to what is going on around them with the intent of keeping those near them safe. A recent accident in San Francisco shows just how cold and heartless some people can be when they are doing something illegal and end up hurting someone.