A spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol said that a tour bus was traveling at an unsafe speed down a curvy mountain road when it crashed into a tree, injuring 16 people over the weekend. The mostly elderly passengers and their tour guide suffered from some moderate and minor injuries, but luckily none were seriously hurt during the accident.
Earlier this week, we wrote about a series of personal injury lawsuits that are currently pending in San Diego Superior Court regarding a fatal accident that killed three teens and seriously injured another last spring. It is likely that more legal claims will be made by the families of the other victims in the coming weeks.
Last spring, two teens were driving home from a spring break bonfire when they began to race one another on California State Route 52. Before long, their speeds began to exceed 100 miles per hour. Suddenly, one of the teens, a 16-year-old who had only had his driver's license for five months, crashed his vehicle, causing three of his four passengers to be killed and the fourth to be seriously injured. Media reports do not indicate that the driver suffered any major injuries in the crash.
For many years, state and federal traffic safety officials have searched for an effective way to decrease the amount of speeding that takes place on U.S. roads, with varied success. Now, researchers may have found a successful way to discourage drivers from speeding. It remains to be seen if and when this method will be available in Missouri and other U.S. states, but it is a promising development nonetheless.