As we've mentioned before on this blog, California led the nation last year in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents, with an estimated 701 people killed that way. That number came from a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which also found that 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
A truck accident left thousands of gallons of spilled milk on a California highway recently, after a tanker carrying milk on Interstate 5 crashed into another truck as it merged from the shoulder onto the highway. The accident took place around 9 p.m. and the crash itself and resulting milk spill caused a traffic backup for nearly two hours.
The surviving family members of a 37-year-old Oxnard man have a lot of questions this month about the circumstances that led to his death. But because the investigation is still ongoing, officers from the California Highway Patrol are finding their questions rather difficult to answer.
Motor vehicle collisions can be a very serious matter. Sometimes, such accidents even result in fatalities. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important for motorists to practice safe and responsible driving when out on the roads.
Authorities are still investigating an accident that occurred recently in the California's Bay Area when an empty oil tanker crashed into a bridge.
Earlier this month, a U.S. Coast Guard officer was killed in a boat accident that federal officials believe was related to illegal drug-smuggling operations between Mexico and the United States. As such, two Mexican nationals are now facing criminal charges in connection with the officer's death.
According to preliminary data from the California Highway Patrol, motorcycle accident deaths are on the rise in San Diego and throughout the state. This increase reverses a three-year decline in motorcycle-related fatalities, indicating that drivers in the state may need a reminder of how to drive safely and cautiously around motorcycles and other smaller vehicles.
Last week, we began a discussion of the potential car accident risks posed by elderly drivers, and whether doctors or any other individuals have a responsibility to take away their patients' driver's license or otherwise inhibit their driving privileges if they feel that the patients may pose a danger to themselves or others on the road.
In 2010, an 85-year-old woman was driving in California with her 90-year-old longtime boyfriend in the front passenger seat. About a mile away from their home, the woman made a wayward left turn directly in front of an oncoming vehicle, which crashed into the woman's car. She suffered a head injury, and her boyfriend had a broken pelvis, lung damage and other injuries. About six weeks later, he passed away.
Earlier this week, there were two accidents involving semi-trucks and trains within four hours and 20 miles of one another. Although more than 20 people were injured, it appears that no one was killed in the series of accidents. California police and federal investigators are still working to determine the cause of both crashes.