Even more so than the drivers of passenger cars, truck drivers absolutely must leave themselves plenty of time to stop their vehicles and do so safely. If they do not meet this important responsibility, they can cause serious rear-end car accidents. Moreover, because trucks weigh so much, rear-end accidents that might have been a minor fender-bender if it involved a car can turn fatal.
A tragic car accident in Alpine, California, a town about 30 miles east of San Diego, ended with the tragic death of a high school athlete who had recently been honored for his noteworthy football skills.
A recent car accident in the San Diego area, which police involved drunk, or possibly drugged, driving, left a motorcyclist dead.
A recent car accident in a San Diego neighborhood claimed the life of a motorcyclist. According to police, alcohol was a factor in this tragedy.
A driver for a major delivery company died at the scene of a car accident in the San Diego area that involved his semi and a smaller passenger vehicle. In what might strike some as rare, the passengers in the smaller vehicle, a family with four children, all survived the crash without suffering any physical injuries.
A car accident in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego, left one person dead and two more being hospitalized for their injuries. The young man who died was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the collision.
Rollover accidents are one of the deadliest types of accidents drivers can get involved in. Rollover accidents account for one-third of all fatalities but are responsible for one one-in-ten serious accidents that require a tow-away. Thus, rollovers do not occur that frequently but when they do, rollover accidents are responsible for a disproportionate number of deaths.
No matter how many warnings we see, and despite what common sense tells us, people still choose to get behind the wheel when they're intoxicated. Sometimes, they convince themselves that they're fine to drive and the alcohol in their system impairs them enough to believe it. Other times, it's a question of convenience. They don't want to spend money on a cab or they rationalize it because their house is so close that nothing could possibly happen in such a short distance.
Being in a car accident, whether it's your fault or not, can be a bewildering experience. Even if you're not injured, the shock of the crash can leave you confused and unsure of what to do. On this blog, we talk a fair amount about negligence in car accidents, but let's take a look at some of the practical things you can and should do following a collision.
It's not news that seniors across the Sun Belt have given up their cars in favor of golf carts. Because of their lower cost and environmental friendliness, however, it's no longer just senior citizens who love driving them -- they seem to be everywhere these days.