Dog attacks are hot topics after the video of a cat defending a young boy from an attacking dog went viral. The video appears to depict a cat saving the young boy from a dog bite. Although the video may lead to renewed vigilance for parents watching over children around dogs, it is not the only piece of alarming news. A recent report released by the Associated Press notes that authorities recently released statistics on dog bites throughout the country in an effort to promote dog bite awareness.
One California community is considering banning pit bulls. Pit bulls are considered by at least one authority to be the most aggressive dog. Unfortunately, certain breeds of dogs have been bred to fight.
An adult and a child suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a car in a pedestrian accident in Bay Terraces earlier this week. According to NBC San Diego, the adult and 8-year-old child were walking in the area of Paradise Valley Road and Deep Dell Road on Monday morning when they were struck by a car.
The number of licensed drivers over the age of 65 in California is growing rapidly as baby boomers reach retirement age. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is well aware that there are more and more senior citizens behind the wheel, and they are working to ensure that the roads are safe for them.
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.
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.
A serious criminal investigation is underway in Lodi, California, after five people were killed in a tragic car crash last week. All five people were members of the same family, a man, a pregnant woman, and three young children - ages 11, 7 and 5. Another child, 9, was critically injured in the collision.
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.
Around 4:20 a.m. today, authorities shut down State Route 78 in San Pasqual after a semi truck overturned.
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.