Late last month, a sport utility vehicle that was crammed with 16 teenagers lost control around a curve in La Jolla and rolled onto its roof. Five of the teenagers suffered injuries and were transported to hospitals; fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Under California law, drivers are required to stop after they are involved in a car accident in order to render aid if possible as well as wait for authorities to arrive. Unfortunately, it was recently reported that fatal hit-and-runs are on the rise across the country and many major cities are seeing increases in hit-and-run collisions.
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.
Most California drivers know that driving while fatigued is dangerous. Few drivers, however, recognize just how risky it is to get behind the wheel when they are drowsy. A recent study has found that tired drivers are as many as three times more likely to get into car accidents compared to their wide-awake counterparts.
San Diego residents may have heard that the cause of last week's school bus crash in Valley Center, California, appears to remain unclear at this point. The motor vehicle accident took place on Friday morning when a Toyota Solora crossed over the center line on Highway 76 and struck the driver's side of a Valley Center/Pauma Unified School District bus. The bus then crossed the eastbound lane of traffic and came to a stop on the road's shoulder.
Twenty bus riders were injured when an SUV rear-ended a Metropolitan Transit System bus this morning in Chula Vista, according to NBC San Diego.
A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, Sept. 25 naming the Obama administration for failing to enforce a legal promise made by Congress nearly six years ago. That promise came in the form of a law passed in 2007. That law created a 2011 deadline for the Transportation Department to put into place a requirement that car manufacturers include a backup warning device on every vehicle they make.
Three teenagers suffered serious injuries yesterday in Paradise Hills after being involved in a police chase, according to a CBS 8 report. The teenagers were reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, with police in pursuit, when they ran a red light and crashed into an SUV.
Many San Diego residents may have heard the story on the morning news yesterday about a woman who drove into a lake while she was texting. While this car accident did not take place here in California, it has made international news.
San Diego residents may have heard about some of the interesting technologies that are being developed by automakers in order to help people avoid collisions. In recent years, a number of automakers have been working on building autonomy into vehicles, by allowing them to communicate with each other and send warnings to drivers when a car accident is imminent. Some of these programs even allow the car to take over and drive itself at times - braking at the last minute or taking over the steering wheel when the driver is not responding to demands.