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Driver in fatal accident facing criminal trial

Any accident can alter many lives, but those that involve the death of a loved one can cause incredible pain. Sadly, the sudden reality is something a number of families faced following a fatal accident in October that was recently back in the news as a criminal case proceeded against the driver involved.

Assistance after a fatal workplace accident

No family who lives in or around San Diego, California, ever expects that a loved one who goes off to work will not ever return home again due to a fatal workplace accident. Even for someone in a dangerous line of work, like emergency services or construction, the expectation is that they will be given what they need to stay safe and healthy while on the job.

Fatal accident kills teen pedestrian; driver flees scene

It is an unfortunate reality that car accidents will happen in San Diego and across the country. Some of them are due to recklessness on the part of drivers, because of driving under the influence or some other transgression. Others happen due to circumstances. One thing that is universal for these accidents is that a driver is required to stop after it has happened. But, there are times when drivers flee the scene. This is particularly egregious when it is a pedestrian who was hit and the accident resulted in a fatality. Those who have been affected by this type of incident need to be aware of their potential right to file a wrongful death claim.

With 2015 rise in traffic deaths, safety tech should be standard

In the U.S., the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents has been trending downward since the 1970s. Much of that reduction has traditionally been attributed to a combination of multiple factors. The government and insurance companies began running safety tests on cars and reporting the results to both the manufacturers and the public. Roadway design has become safer. Highway and interstate speed limits were implemented across the nation. Seatbelts were made standard.

4 dead, 9 injured in fatal accident in California

A man accused of drunk driving is facing charges after a severe crash that claimed four lives and sent a further nine people to the hospital. California Highway Patrol has confirmed the fatal accident is believed to have been caused by intoxication on the part of the driver. He has been charged with driving under the influence causing injury or death. 

4 dead, 4 hurt in fatal accident in California

A severe crash has claimed four lives and sent a further four people to the hospital, according to local authorities. California Highway Patrol has confirmed its officers are investigating the fatal accident as a potential hit-and-run, as the driver reported possibly being clipped by another vehicle. The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

1 dead, 2 hurt in fatal accident in California

 A serious crash has claimed the life of one person and sent two others to local hospitals, according to local sources. California Highway Patrol reports the fatal accident led to the death of a 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in the single vehicle involved in the crash. Police have not yet filed charges against the driver, but their investigation is ongoing. 

Fatal accident in California leaves 2 dead

Two women were tragically killed on the afternoon of Oct. 8 when a motorcycle and a car collided not far from Inyokern. The California Highway Patrol responded to the fatal accident which claimed the lives of two 31-year-old women. So far, no charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash. 

Worker dies after fatal accident in California

A tragic accident has claimed the life of a utility worker, local police have confirmed. The man, who worked for Southern California Edison, was killed in a fatal accident on Sept. 30. Police are still attempting to determine what caused the accident, and have not yet filed charges against the driver involved in the crash. 

Lyft driver killed in fatal accident in California

A driver for the popular ride-sharing service Lyft was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in the early morning of Oct. 1. California police responded to the fatal accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old man. Police have apprehended the driver and an adult passenger they believe to be responsible for the crash, but it is unclear whether either individual has yet been formally charged with a crime. 

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