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.
A California bicyclist is facing felony charges in connection with a bicycle accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian earlier this year. The case is one of the few instances in which a bicycle rider has been charged with a felony for his or her role in a fatal crash, but it may not be the last. In the past few months, there have been two other California pedestrian accident fatalities in which bicyclists were involved. One of those incidents resulted in a misdemeanor, and charges have not yet been filed in the other.
An active-duty Marine lost his life late last week after he reportedly collided into a tractor-trailer carrying a full load while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 5 near San Diego. Investigators with the California Highway Patrol are conducting a full investigation of the motorcycle accident, but so far they do not believe that the truck driver was to blame for the fatal crash.
It's been about a month since our blog last covered the case of an 8-year-old California boy killed in a December 2009 boating accident with a Coast Guard patrol vehicle. On the night of the accident, the young boy and his family were on their boat in the San Diego Bay enjoying the annual Christmas-time Parade of Lights. The boating accident occurred as a Coast Guard vehicle struck the family's vessel, killing the 8-year-old victim and injuring five others.
As part of our blog, we have been following the trial surrounding a fatal boating accident which killed an 8-year-old boy. The young boy died after a Coast Guard vehicle collided with his family's boat during a watercraft parade in 2009. The boy's family filed a lawsuit against the five Coast Guard members on board the vessel, which has slowly been working its way through military court.
A fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian last October has led to felony criminal charges for the woman accused of hitting the pedestrian with her car and then leaving the scene of the accident. The woman was arraigned on criminal hit and run charges last week, but it is unclear at this time if a civil lawsuit or a wrongful death action is in the future.