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Marine killed in San Diego motorcycle accident

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.

Safety tips for new motorcycle riders, part two

Last week, we began a series on motorcycle safety tips for new riders. Because many motorcycle accidents are caused by lack of experience, being aware of potential downfalls and opportunities for injury is essential for riders who are just starting out.

Safety tips for new motorcycle riders, part one

Many people who buy motorcycles do so after a lifetime of waiting and wanting to make that big purchase. As such, new motorcycle riders are often quick to get out on the road and ride, and many fail to take the necessary precautions that can protect them from accidents, injuries, or even death. Therefore, in the interest of helping to prevent California motorcycle accidents, we are going to share a few common safety tips for new riders.

Marine remains in coma after San Diego motorcycle accident

A Marine who was injured during one of his four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan is again fighting for his life following a hit and run accident caused by an alleged drunk driver. Following the motorcycle accident, the Marine was placed in a medically induced coma while doctors work to heal his serious head injuries.

Safety innovations aim to prevent motorcycle accident injuries

Last week, San Diego residents may have noticed that there were more motorcyclists on the road than they normally see. This is because June 20 was national Ride to Work Day, an event aimed at promoting and encouraging motorcycle riding with the overarching goals of saving on energy costs, reducing road congestion, and increasing the enjoyment and pleasure that biking brings. It is estimated that some 300,000 Americans commute to work on motorcycles.

Military and police officers work together to reduce accidents

For members of the armed services, facing down dangerous situations is a normal part of their everyday job. In the field, service members may be exposed to any number of threats, many of which could have fatal consequences. However, statistics from San Diego road traffic officers have revealed that the dangers facing service members do not disappear once they return home but merely change gears.

Motorcycle accident severely injures San Diego police officer

A San Diego police officer and father of two was badly injured in a traffic accident last week while riding his motorcycle to work. The 47-year-old officer, who has worked with the San Diego police force since the early 1990s, was broadsided by the driver of a 2000 Honda Civic at the intersection of Palo Alto Court and Borden Road.

Carlsbad accident victim receives $3 million dollar settlement

A significant portion of taxpayer money is designated for maintaining and improving our nation's infrastructure. In San Diego, like the rest of the nation, citizens trust the government with a chunk of their hard-earned money to ensure that our roads, highways, and interstates are both well-maintained and safe.

Recent Motorcycle Crash Puts Focus on Safety

The recent motorcycle accident that killed four bikers and a passenger in one car about two weeks ago has prompted the California Department of Motor Vehicles to remind all motor vehicle operators to keep basic safety considerations in mind this holiday season.

Motorcycle Accident East of San Diego Kills Five

A motorcycle accident involving two cars and a group of motorcyclists riding along California Highway 98 on Saturday has resulted in the deaths of four motorcyclists and a passenger in one of the cars. Five other motorcyclists suffered severe injuries and were transported by ambulance or helicopter to El Centro Regional Medical Center or UC San Diego Medical Center.

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