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Truck collides with bus in fatal Northern California wreck

  • 24
  • April
    2014

Even though most drivers are well aware of the risks they face every time they get in their vehicle, accidents continue to claim lives. Furthermore, even if someone drives responsibly, they could be struck by a negligent driver. When semi trucks are involved in a crash, there is a greater likelihood of victims suffering from serious injuries and death. Whether a big rig has bad tires or a drunk truck driver is behind the wheel, too many of these incidents continue to take place in San Francisco, CA, and across the country.

A multi-vehicle accident recently occurred in Orland, California, on Interstate 5. The wreck involved a semi that was pulling a double trailer, a tour bus full of students and other vehicles. A total of 48 people were inside the vehicles that were struck, 40 of whom were students on a tour bus that was headed to Humboldt State University.

California pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle

  • 18
  • April
    2014


When someone is hit by a car or loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important for them to do everything they can to move forward. While the physical and emotional pain these incidents cause can be overwhelming, a pedestrian accident can lead to financial problems as well. Considering funeral expenses and medical bills, families may struggle with the costs associated with these tragedies. Too many of these stories appear in the San Francisco news, which should serve as a reminder to Bay Area drivers that they need to look out for pedestrians.

A 98-year-old man was struck by a car while he was attempting to cross an intersection in Berkeley. Although he had not lost consciousness when law enforcement officials first showed up, he lost his life after being taken to the hospital.

Man dies in California car wreck

  • 16
  • April
    2014

When a car accident takes place, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. For example, if alcohol was involved or someone was texting and driving, these details could play a significant role in legal proceedings. Sometimes, the details of a crash are not known until an accident investigation is complete. In San Francisco, CA, people continue to suffer serious injuries and lose their life due to an auto accident, which should remind everyone who gets behind the wheel of just how important it is to drive safely.

After a man lost control of his Mercedes-Benz in La Jolla, the vehicle struck another car before hitting a light pole. Although he survived the accident, a 91-year-old passenger who was riding with him passed away because of the incident.

Settlement reached in California bike accident

  • 07
  • April
    2014

Bicycle wrecks continue to occur for a variety of reasons, such as a drunk driver or busy streets. However, inclement weather and even unsafe road conditions can also be to blame. When another bike accident occurs in San Francisco, these types of issues are often contributing factors in the crash. In order to prevent serious injuries and even more tragic deaths from taking place, it is crucial for people to obey traffic laws and be vigilant of everyone on the road.

After a woman suffered serious injuries from a bicycle accident that occurred when she ran over a pothole, the city of Oakland has agreed to pay a $3.25 million settlement.The 35-year-old Oakland resident wore a helmet when she hit the pothole in the summer of 2011, which caused her to lose consciousness and suffer head injuries.

Police officer loses life in California truck accident

  • 31
  • March
    2014

There are a number of reasons why truck accidents take place, such as an unqualified or drunk truck driver, negligent truck maintenance and more. These wrecks can claim lives and cause serious injuries, making life very difficult for those involved. In San Francisco and throughout California, people continue to experience hardships following a truck accident. These tragedies should remind drivers of how dangerous the roads can be and the importance of obeying traffic laws.

A recent accident involving a dump truck and a Los Angeles Police Department patrol vehicle claimed the life of an officer. The crash, which occurred in Beverly Hills, also left the driver of the truck and another officer critically injured.

California pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle

  • 24
  • March
    2014

There are many reasons why people choose to ride their bike or walk. Whether they are heading to work or just trying to get some exercise, anyone who is familiar with San Francisco knows that there are quite a few pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. If you follow local news regularly, you might have heard about the surprising number of lives that have been claimed by accidents in recent months. As a result, drivers should always be cautious and do everything they can to prevent another pedestrian accident from claiming a life.

According to law enforcement officials, a driver could not see an elderly woman in a Fremont crosswalk and struck her. The victim, who has not been identified, died on the scene and was reportedly in very bad condition when responders arrived, which made it difficult for them to look at her.

Guilty plea in California workers' comp fraud case

  • 17
  • March
    2014

When an employee is injured at work, a number of problems could arise, such as having difficulty paying medical expenses, lost wages and physical pain. In San Francisco and throughout California, employees deserve to be protected from these types of issues with workers' compensation. However, employers do not always fulfill their obligations and sometimes commit fraud, which could not only cause hardships for staff but also result in costly fines and even prison time. As a result, it is imperative for companies to ensure compliance with employment laws.

A 69-year-old man from Corona Del Mar recently pleaded guilty to workers' comp fraud and is facing up to 10 years behind bars. The expansive system involved over 150 insurance companies and is the most notable case in California history, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions.

Authorities investigating fatal California wreck

  • 10
  • March
    2014

When a car collision occurs, it can be difficult for those involved to recover. Whether they suffer from a serious injury, have difficulty paying medical expenses or don't have insurance, there are many issues that car accident victims have to deal with. In San Francisco, congested traffic can increase the likelihood of an auto accident, which makes it even more crucial for people to pay attention and remember the risks every time they get behind the wheel.

After a car t-boned another vehicle, law enforcement officials are investigating the fatal wreck that claimed a man's life and left three others injured. They are treating the incident as a homicide and are trying to determine whether or not the driver responsible for causing the accident was intoxicated.

California wreck claims life of bicyclist

  • 28
  • February
    2014

Bicyclists sometimes face a number of threats when they ride, from poor road conditions to a distracted or drunk driver. In San Francisco, the high number of bicyclists and busy streets can lead to disaster. When a bike accident takes place, it could cause a fatality or the need for long-term medical care. As a result, it is imperative for bicyclists and drivers to always follow traffic laws and be cautious every time they take to the road.

According to law enforcement officials, a bicyclist turned left abruptly, putting himself directly in front of traffic. After he made the turn, an SUV struck the biker, causing the 73-year-old man to hit the windshield.

California car accident claims six lives

  • 24
  • February
    2014

Even though most drivers are well aware of how dangerous the roads can be and try to do what they can to avoid an accident, stories that involve a negligent driver still appear in the news. In San Francisco and throughout California, these crashes continue to result in serious injury and even death. Whether an auto accident was caused by texting while driving or a drunk driver, it is imperative for everyone on the road to try to prevent another one of these incidents from occurring.

After driving in the wrong direction on the freeway, a suspected intoxicated driver caused an accident that resulted in six fatalities. The 21-year-old driver responsible for the incident was arrested and taken to the hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.

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