A serious criminal investigation is underway in Lodi, California, after five people were killed in a tragic car crash last week. All five people were members of the same family, a man, a pregnant woman, and three young children - ages 11, 7 and 5. Another child, 9, was critically injured in the collision.
Most California drivers know that driving while fatigued is dangerous. Few drivers, however, recognize just how risky it is to get behind the wheel when they are drowsy. A recent study has found that tired drivers are as many as three times more likely to get into car accidents compared to their wide-awake counterparts.
San Diego Harley-Davidson owners may be affected by a recent recall. The motorcycle company is recalling 2014 models of Touring motorcycles and Softail CVOs and Trikes because of potential problems with the hydraulic clutch system.
San Diego residents may have heard that the cause of last week's school bus crash in Valley Center, California, appears to remain unclear at this point. The motor vehicle accident took place on Friday morning when a Toyota Solora crossed over the center line on Highway 76 and struck the driver's side of a Valley Center/Pauma Unified School District bus. The bus then crossed the eastbound lane of traffic and came to a stop on the road's shoulder.
When people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are risking not only their own lives, but also the lives of anyone else in their vicinity. Many deaths and serious injuries could be prevented if people would simply choose not to drive under the influence.
There may be nothing more frightening for a motorcyclist than the possibility of getting hit by another car on the road. Unfortunately, these types of accidents happen much too frequently in San Diego and all across California. Because of their smaller size, motorcycles can be a little bit more difficult to spot on the road and when drivers do not take the time to look out for a biker, they run the risk of crashing into one.
As many people are aware, there have been many safety concerns regarding a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu. Bicyclists and motorists share the narrow roadway together, and there have been reports that the conditions simply are not safe. On Wednesday, a bicyclist was struck by a truck on that stretch.
Twenty bus riders were injured when an SUV rear-ended a Metropolitan Transit System bus this morning in Chula Vista, according to NBC San Diego.