An auto accident occurring last week on Interstate 805 claimed two lives and resulted in serious injuries for two other passengers in the car. The accident reportedly occurred when the 20-year-old driver attempted to take the Route 94 connector and lost control of the vehicle causing it to drive off the ramp and roll over multiple times.
In California, you hear about a lot of rollover car accidents, though you don't always hear about the high level of danger present after the car is done rolling. In many ways, a rollover accident often happens in two parts. There is the car that rolls and the cars that strike the disabled vehicle.
Toyota is in the news again with a massive car recall, this one affecting some 1.53 million vehicles worldwide - 740,000 of which are owned in the United States. The recall was implemented following the discovery of defects in the brake master cylinder and fuel pump on certain Lexus, Avalon and Highlander models.
The director of Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Sebastian Thrun, sees a future without car accidents. Not literally, of course, though Thrun is definitely a visionary. He's also an engineer at Google, and there, he is part of an elite team.
It may or may not have had anything to do with faulty brakes, spontaneous acceleration or an electrical shortage. However, when you have a fatal car accident involving one of the recently recalled Toyota models, these are questions that will undoubtedly come up. Tragically, that was the case in Michigan on Sunday.
According to a recent study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), texting bans haven't lowered the rate of car accidents. In fact, crash rates seem to be going up.
It's a well-documented fact that city streets in San Diego and across California can be dangerous for drivers, bikers and pedestrians. Now, a research group based in Washington, D.C. has released data citing the road itself as a something for San Diego citizens to watch for.
The black Ford Taurus looked like a crumpled letter, the tail lights pushed almost to the steering wheel and the cab barely recognizable from the outside. Of the four individuals in the car, three had been thrown from the vehicle in the crash.
Starting next month, visitors to Huntington Beach, California could be leaving with a lot less than they came with. A new measure approved this week would charge out-of-towners who cause a traffic accident in the city the cost of sending a fire truck out to the crash site.
Earlier this week, a San Diego Superior Court jury ruled that Pizza Hut owed $10.8 million to a mother and daughter injured in a car accident with a pizza delivery driver in 2008. The crash occurred in November of that year. Shari Novak was 62-years-old and her mother, Olena, was 87.