A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, Sept. 25 naming the Obama administration for failing to enforce a legal promise made by Congress nearly six years ago. That promise came in the form of a law passed in 2007. That law created a 2011 deadline for the Transportation Department to put into place a requirement that car manufacturers include a backup warning device on every vehicle they make.
The city of San Diego has agreed to a settlement for the young child who was seriously injured after being struck by a garbage truck in 2011. The boy, who was 9 at the time of the accident, was skateboarding on Meade Avenue in November 2011 when a San Diego trash truck ran over him. The boy lost his leg, and suffered internal injuries and broken bones in the incident, and the city will pay him an $18.5 million settlement.
Two people are in the hospital recovering from injuries they incurred in a boating accident at a California reservoir earlier this month. The specific nature of the victims’ injuries has not been widely reported, although they are described as “serious.”
Three teenagers suffered serious injuries yesterday in Paradise Hills after being involved in a police chase, according to a CBS 8 report. The teenagers were reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, with police in pursuit, when they ran a red light and crashed into an SUV.
The commercial vehicle industry is highly regulated in the hopes of preventing catastrophic accidents. Regulations apply to bus and truck companies in regard to vehicle maintenance, drivers' hours and other things in order to ensure that these massive vehicles pose as little of a safety risk as possible. When companies or drivers buck regulations or fail to obey traffic laws, very dangerous collisions can occur.
Many San Diego residents may have heard the story on the morning news yesterday about a woman who drove into a lake while she was texting. While this car accident did not take place here in California, it has made international news.
A tragic collision involving a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl in Rancho Cucamonga, according to NBC Los Angeles. The news station reported that the girl was a passenger on the motorcycle that was eastbound on 6th Street in the area of Hermosa Avenue last week when a semi-truck that was on the same road made a U-turn right in front of the bike.
Two tour buses have crashed on their way to casinos in Southern California within the past 10 days. The most recent bus accident took place Sunday night when a tour bus that was headed to Casino Puma in San Diego County drove off the road.