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November 2013 Archives

Answers expected soon in fatal North Transit bus crash

Almost four months have gone by since one bicyclist was killed and another was seriously injured in a collision with a North County Transit Bus in Camp Pendleton. Questions remain about the cause of the collision, and NBC San Diego has reported that federal investigators are expected to release their investigation results by the end of the month.

Tips to help Californians drive safe over the holiday weekend

Many San Diego residents are planning to travel tomorrow and throughout the weekend for Thanksgiving. In fact, tomorrow has been forecast to be the biggest travel day of the year by AAA, but a terrible winter storm may hinder the travel plans of millions of Americans, as flights are canceled and icy roads present car accident risks.

Parents can learn something from teen SUV-rollover in La Jolla

Late last month, a sport utility vehicle that was crammed with 16 teenagers lost control around a curve in La Jolla and rolled onto its roof. Five of the teenagers suffered injuries and were transported to hospitals; fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Chula Vista police investigate hit-and-run

Under California law, drivers are required to stop after they are involved in a car accident in order to render aid if possible as well as wait for authorities to arrive. Unfortunately, it was recently reported that fatal hit-and-runs are on the rise across the country and many major cities are seeing increases in hit-and-run collisions.

Helmet companies work on better helmets to prevent brain injuries

This year, much attention has been paid to the head injuries people are suffering when playing sports. NFL athletes are not the only ones who are subject to developing serious brain injuries. Youth athletes and recreational athletes can also suffer life-altering brain injuries after sustaining a blow to the head.

Man killed in motorcycle accident during police pursuit

When police pursue drivers, a number of risks are involved. Police pursuits - particularly high-speed chases - often result in car accidents. In order to avoid dangerous collisions, police departments have a number of policies that they must follow when engaging in a pursuit.

3 pit bulls chase man in Imperial Beach

Dog owners in California have a legal duty to keep their dogs from harming others. If they fail in this responsibility and others are injured, they can be sued for medical expenses and other costs related to dog bites. In some cases, dog owners may even face criminal charges.

Daylight savings time change may lead to pedestrian accidents

On Sunday night, San Diego residents set their clocks back an hour, gaining an hour of sleep but essentially losing an hour of daylight. For many Californians, falling back an hour means that their morning commute is now void of sunlight. As a result, the Bakersfield Police Department has been warning drivers to be on the lookout for pedestrians, who may be much more difficult to spot during the darker morning hours.

What should you do after a hit-and-run in California?

A City Heights man was the victim of an odd hit-and-run Friday morning. A Ford Taurus reportedly crashed into the man's home on Gateway Drive near Home Avenue, and then the driver got out of the vehicle and ran away, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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