One person was injured and an unknown number of people fled the scene after a car clipped a motorcycle on the highway near San Diego.
Police have decided not to file any charges against the driver of a pickup truck who struck a motorcyclist in San Diego this week. The motorcyclist suffered from serious injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital. Reports indicate that he is being treated for a broken femur and pain in his neck.
A San Diego boater is recuperating following an explosion on his boat that caused him to suffer serious burn injuries to his legs, hands and face. Local fire department investigators are not yet sure of the reason for the explosion, but they believe that it was caused by fuel fumes that ignited when the boater flipped his boat's battery switch on.
A San Diego police officer's pursuit of a suspected drunk driver reportedly ended in tragedy earlier this week. Instead of apprehending the DUI suspect, the officer crashed into a pedestrian who was not involved in the police chase, ultimately causing his death.
Last weekend, a father-son fishing trip ended in tragedy when the son fell off the boat and suffered serious injuries that ultimately resulted in his death. The boy was seven years old.
Last week, San Diego's famed Comic-Con festival was the site of a tragic pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a fan who had been waiting in line for a hotly anticipated panel for the final installment of the "Twilight" movie series.
The friends of a San Diego graduate student who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident earlier this year have started a movement. The friends are seeking to have the driver in that crash sentenced to jail, instead of to probation as is currently being considered by the California judge presiding over the case.
If you regularly drive a motorcycle, you are likely aware of the many inherent dangers that a bike carries. Motorcyclists must always be aware of the road and other vehicles around them in order to avoid being involved a motorcycle accident that could very easily result in injuries or even death. They must even, at times, take a measure that will almost certainly damage the motorcycle or cause injuries, in an effort to prevent an even more catastrophic incident.
Last week, a San Diego man received a criminal sentence of one year in a work furlough program in connection with a drunk driving accident that left a young woman with severe injuries. The man, who reportedly pleaded guilty to driving drunk last fall, was also sentenced to five years of probation and a five-year suspended jail sentence that will be imposed if he violates the terms of his probation.
As residents likely know, San Diego is one of the most popular cities in the U.S. for cruise ship departure and arrival. So following the fatal boating accident off the coast of Italy last month, it is only natural that San Diego residents and travelers from across the country are wondering: could an accident like that happen here?