A Merced County firefighter succumbed to injuries sustain in an accident on June 9. The 29-year-old Los Banos man was off-duty when he was involved in a California motorcycle accident. He was traveling southbound on Highway 165 when a 24-year-old woman, traveling northbound attempted to make a left hand turn across the southbound lane.
A California city has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died in a motorcycle accident in 2009. The 58-year-old California motorcycle accident victim died after a 17-year-old girl driving a Toyota Corolla made a left-hand turn at a controlled intersection in San Diego.
The intersection reportedly was accident prone as the layout gave drivers making a left hand turn the mistaken illusion that they had the right of way over traffic traveling in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist and the Corolla were traveling in opposite directions when the wreck occurred.
A 36-year-old Bay Area woman stopped her vehicle to assist two people whose vehicle was stranded on Highway 156. The Good Samaritan stopped her sport utility vehicle on the right shoulder of the two-lane highway to assist the people with car trouble. The woman was struck and killed in a car accident along the side of the highway.
The California Highway Patrol has agreed to settle a personal injury lawsuit brought on behalf of a girl who was left paralyzed after a 2006 car wreck. The young girl was merely a toddler when the car accident occurred.
The lawsuit involved more than a claim arising from a car accident. Police believed a Bakersfield man had stolen a vehicle. Law enforcement sought to stop the man, but he had a different idea. The man fled from the police. A short time after a police chase began the man slammed the stolen truck into a Geo Prism.
California pedestrians are at serious risk of being involved in an accident, according to a recently released report by the Transportation by America coalition. The nationwide study ranked California 16th in the nation for pedestrian danger.
The California Bay Area hosts a variety of motorcycle racing events throughout the year, one of which is the Red Bull US motorcycle grand prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. These events are a time for motorcycle and racing enthusiasts to come together and enjoy their shared passion. However, the 2010 grand prix was marred by a serious motorcycle accident which occurred as the riders were leaving the raceway.
Critics of a new bill proposed by California State Assemblyman Michael Allen claim that the measure will hinder police officers’ ability to reprimand intoxicated drivers and prevent car accidents. The proposed legislation targets California’s DUI traffic stops. It creates certain restrictions intended to ensure that officers at the checkpoints do not unnecessarily punish sober motorists and is raising a good deal of debate in the State Assembly.
For years, national safety campaigns sponsored by mainstream celebrities and important government agencies have tried to impress upon drivers the dangers of texting behind the wheel. While distracted driving remains a critical threat to road safety, another dangerous behavior has also attracted the attention of safety advocates: texting while walking.
Many San Francisco residents may remember a tragic 2009 MUNI accident in which 46 passengers and two train operators were injured at the city’s West Portal station. The incident occurred in July when an incoming train failed to stop correctly and proceeded to crash into another light rail vehicle already parked at the station.
California Highway Patrol Officers spend a lot of time on the state’s roadways. Between patrolling the streets, assisting drivers during roadside emergencies and responding to crashes, officers’ daily work places them in dangerous situations where they are vulnerable to the carelessness of reckless drivers.