Last week, the heavy rainfall in San Diego led to a sharp increase in the number of auto accidents in the city. In all, there were 182 motor vehicle accidents in the county, according to the California Highway Patrol. On a clear day, the CHP usually sees between 100 and 170 car crashes.
In San Diego, boating accidents are a fairly common occurrence with which many local residents are, unfortunately, all too familiar. That is why many Southern Californians are likely feeling the pain of a New York community as it struggles to come to terms with a tragic Fourth of July boat accident that resulted in the deaths of three children, ages 12, 11 and 8.
A head-on collision resulting from high winds killed a California woman on Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon on January 28, 2012. California Highway Patrol officers and the San Bernadino police closed the stretch of Highway 18 where the auto accident occurred for several hours in order to investigate.