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8-car, big rig fatal crash in Pomona is under investigation

The chain-reaction motor vehicle accident that involved eight cars and a tractor trailer in Pomona appears to remain under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. One man died in the crash and several people were injured, according to news reports.

Put down your cellphone and...walk

We have discussed the risks of distracted driving quite a bit in this San Diego Personal Injury blog. Talking on cellphones, putting makeup on behind the wheel and toying with navigation systems causes dangerous car accidents resulting in injuries frequently in California. A new study, however, says that pedestrians, too, may be to blame for a number of distraction-related accidents.

Taking a closer look at designated drivers

California readers may be surprised to discover that as many as 40 percent of those who volunteer as designated drivers still choose to consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Approximately one-fifth of designated drivers actually drink to the point of impairment, according to a recent study from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

California court to hear distracted driving law challenge

The Fifth District Court of Appeal in California will be hearing a case challenging the state's cellphone restrictions. The case was brought as a challenge to a traffic ticket that a man recieved after police observed him looking at the map application on his smartphone while sitting in a traffic jam. 

After a car accident, even minor pain should be checked out

Reality television star Kendra Wilkinson was hospitalized but sustained only minor injuries in a car accident in California recently. The television personality told fans that she was in shock and experiencing some soreness after being involved in the car accident. No one else was reported to have been injured and it is not clear what the causes of the accident were.

Will more restrictions on teens prevent California car accidents?

Two new measures are making their way through the California legislature to help prevent car accidents and injuries among teen drivers. Teens are among the most likely demographic to be involved in a car accident that causes injuries or death, and graduated licensing programs are widely acknowledged as an effective way to reduce the risk of an accident. 

Oxnard man killed in serious five-car accident

The surviving family members of a 37-year-old Oxnard man have a lot of questions this month about the circumstances that led to his death. But because the investigation is still ongoing, officers from the California Highway Patrol are finding their questions rather difficult to answer.

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