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July 2013 Archives

2 injured in California car accident, 1 man killed trying to help

When someone makes the decision to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, they are putting not only their own lives at risk but also the lives of everyone else on the road. They have no way of knowing who they may injure and what consequences may arrive as a result of their unwise and illegal choice. In California, a driver who was allegedly under the influence set off a fateful chain of events that no one could have predicted.

Witnesses testify against man after fatal California car accident

If you witness a car accident in California, local authorities may ask you to testify about what you saw. Doing so may help law enforcement officials, victims, and prosecutors find the truth about what happened in the accident.

Family of hanged woman files wrongful death lawsuit in California

When local authorities in California have reason to believe that foul play was involved in a death, criminal charges may be filed. This may provide comfort to the family members of the deceased because they know that someone could be held responsible for their loved one’s passing. If criminal charges are not sought, however, the family may desire to bring a case of their own to the court.

Drunk driver injures two bicyclists in Los Angeles County

A bicyclist is no match for a negligent or reckless drunk driver. When a person becomes intoxicated and gets behind the wheel, everyone sharing the road is at risk. People who are driving drunk at dawn in Los Angeles are especially dangerous as that is a time when many bicyclists, runners, and walkers are outside getting their exercise. If an intoxicated motorist cannot control a vehicle, a bike accident or pedestrian injury can result.

Los Angeles car accident injures six people

When two vehicles improperly race down a Los Angeles city street at a high rate of speed, bystanders and fellow motorists have very little time to react or protect themselves. Whether the drivers of the vehicles think that it is exciting to race each other or they are acting aggressively in an instance of road rage, their conduct is dangerous.  Indeed, such behavior puts everyone in the area at risk of injury from a car accident.

Family pit bull mortally wounds boy in California

When people in California hear about fatal dog attacks, they most likely imagine one dog or a pack of dogs viciously mauling a human and biting them several times. They may also assume that the animals involved in the attack belong to strangers and have never interacted with the victim before. While it is true that many animal attack scenarios play out like this, the circumstances of some dog attacks are quite unexpected.

2 drivers arrested after car accidents on California freeway

After a car accident, the parties involved in the collision are expected to pull over to the side of the road to exchange information and inspect the damage. Unfortunately, standing on the shoulder of the road leaves them at the mercy of other drivers. If drivers in California are not careful, a second accident can occur.

California authorities investigating fatal bike accident

Some drivers in California do not fully understand how to share the road with bicyclists. They may assume that the rider does not have the right of way or that they should not be on the main road. This is not the case. Bicyclists in California are subjected to the same rules of the roadway as all other drivers. When automobile drivers do not yield for bicycle riders, serious injuries may occur.

City in California aims to raise bike awareness

California has a reputation for horrible traffic jams and long delays. These are not the only problems occurring on the roadways, however. When an automobile and a bicycle are involved in an accident, the results can be disastrous. Bicycle safety is an important issue that some people are attempting to address.