The last thing you want to worry about when you are trying to get your grocery shopping done is whether the store is safe. In fact, store owners and other business owners have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe when they invite other people inside.
Every day, many people in San Diego and across the United States suffer injuries that require them to see a doctor and may result in large medical bills.
The world can be a scary place. Taking precautions to protect yourself can make sense whether you live in San Diego or some quiet bedroom community. For some people that protection might be in the form of a gun. For a woman in the Rolando neighborhood, it took the form of a 3-year-old pit bull by the name of Fatal.
A veteran of more than 1,000 skydiving jumps died over the weekend in San Diego. The owner of the skydiving company where the man worked says the man might be alive today if he had not opted to make his last jump without the benefit of a computer chip device that would have opened his parachute automatically in an emergency.
Too many dog owners fail to educate themselves about the particular lifestyles their pets will require in order to be healthy and friendly. For example, if a dog whose breed is known for an active lifestyle is chained to an anchor in a yard, then there is a good chance that the animal will develop aggressive tendencies. Dog owners can also neglect to properly socialize their pets, and unfortunately, serious dog bites often result.
"This man basically killed me." Those were the words of a father recently -- offered to the court during the sentencing of the 33-year-old man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The victim in the apparent case of wrongful death was the father's 3-year-old son.
When stories about dog attacks hit the news, they almost always seem to involve pit bulls. The truth of the matter is that any dog can be vicious and the size of the animal doesn't much matter. Of course, the bigger the animal, the more serious the injury it is likely to cause the victim, especially if the target of the dog attack is a child.
Many people may recall hearing about a tragic alleged drunk driving accident that occurred near Alpine last summer. The chain-reaction collision took place June 11, 2012, in the early morning hours when a woman lost control of her Toyota Yaris on Interstate 8 and drove up an embankment, ultimately rolling onto the left-hand lane. Soon after this, a man pulled over and got out of his vehicle to check on the woman and call the police. A woman driving an Audi then crashed into the Toyota and the man.
The number of dog attacks grows in the summer months, something that isn't too surprising when you consider more people are outside, enjoying the weather with their friends (and man's best friend). Increased interaction between people and dogs inherently means there will be more incidents where a person suffers a dog bite.
A family is grieving after a fatal head-on collision just north of San Diego. According the California Highway Patrol, a young man who graduated from Poway High School was heading west on State Route 56 toward Black Mountain Road when an SUV began to drift leftward toward the center median.