Category: Car Accidents

DUI suspected in California fatality accident

Car Accidents,Our Blog | September 12, 2016

A Sept. 5 car accident has left two children dead and a 36-year-old male driver facing felony charges for suspected DUI. The accident occurred on Highway 166, where the man moved into oncoming traffic while traveling west at a high speed. He reportedly attempted to correct his 2008 Toyota, which caused it to travel into…

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Intoxication suspected as cause of fatal crash

Car Accidents,Our Blog | August 29, 2016

Police in California say that a drunk driver caused a wrong-way accident in Marin County during the early morning hours of Aug. 19 that claimed the life of a 63-year-old Santa Rosa woman. The allegedly intoxicated driver was also seriously hurt in the crash, which took place on Highway 101 near the border between Marin…

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Bad rap for self-driving cars might be unfounded

Car Accidents,Our Blog | August 18, 2016

It is unlikely that there is anything the general public unanimously agrees on, so every issue always has people on both sides that make a big deal when evidence goes along with their opinions. This has led to uproar whenever those against self-driving vehicles hear about the autonomous cars being involved in accidents, but it…

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Model X autopilot feature prevents car crash

Car Accidents,Our Blog | August 15, 2016

Many California residents who have been following Tesla Motor’s rise to fame have probably heard about the controversy surrounding the vehicle maker’s Autopilot software. There have been numerous reported accidents where drivers had the Autopilot feature engaged but still became involved in collisions. However, a post on Facebook by a Tesla owner showed how the…

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Coming soon: Operation Safe Driver Week

Car Accidents,Our Blog | August 10, 2016

Every year, a number of Californians are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents, some of which involve collisions with large trucks. In order to help to combat the problem, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance as well as local law enforcement agencies will be conducting Operation Safe Driver Week Oct. 16 – 22. The…

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Distracted driving causes at least 8 deaths per day

Car Accidents,Our Blog | August 4, 2016

Driving on crowded California freeways presents many challenges to drivers. When drivers look at their smartphones instead of the road, accidents become more likely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that over eight people die every day in car accidents involving distracted driving. Daily injuries from such collisions exceed 1,000. A representative from the…

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California woman killed in head-on collision

Car Accidents,Our Blog | July 22, 2016

A 28-year-old woman was killed and two other women were seriously injured when two cars struck each other head-on on California State Road 4 in Stanislaus County on the evening of July 14. Police investigating the accident said that it had not yet been determined if alcohol consumption or drug use were contributory factors. According…

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3 injuries and 1 fatality follow Caltrans accident

Car Accidents,Our Blog | July 8, 2016

A California highway was the site of a major accident on Friday, July 1, 2016, involving a Dodge Ram pickup and a Caltrans vehicle. The incident left one person dead, one critically injured and two others with minor injuries. While authorities have ruled out drugs and alcohol as causes of the accident, the reasons for…

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