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California driver faces charges after fatal car accident kills 1

Negligent drivers are often the cause of car crashes in California, as well as others that occur across the country. The actions of a driver can have deadly consequences, as was apparently the case in a recent fatal car accident. Moreover, the driver deemed responsible was convicted of reckless driving following a motorcycle stunt on the same highway where the fatal accident later occurred.

Reportedly, the 23-year-old driver of a Corvette caused a wreck on Interstate 580 that ended with the vehicle overturning after first hitting a light pole near the freeway exit. Neither the 25-year-old passenger nor the driver were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. The driver was still on probation for reckless driving from the previous year. In that case, he pleaded guilty to criminal charges after California Highway Patrol surveillance caught him doing motorcycle wheelies on the same highway.

Fatal truck accident kills 1 in California

Car accidents can be tragic enough if multiple vehicles are involved, but if a massive 18-wheeler is involved, the severity of the accident can increase rapidly. The size and weight of most commercial trucks can mean that those involved in an accident with one of these massive machines can receive serious injuries or even be killed. Unfortunately, one fatal truck accident in California recently took the life of one man.

The accident took place on the morning of July 11 just before 8 a.m. and involved one semi-truck and several standard vehicles. Police do not currently know what caused the truck to jackknife, but after this occurred, the commercial vehicle struck 10 other vehicles, including the vehicle driven by the deceased victim. Seven other victims were transported to the hospital with various injuries, but the driver of the truck was not injured.

California motor vehicle accident kills 1

Negligent driving can be a serious problem for young drivers, especially if they are operating their vehicles at high speeds. The lack of experience that new drivers have, combined with the negligent driving, can create dangerous situations that quickly turn into serious accidents. These accidents can leave those involved with severe injuries, many of which have the potential to be fatal. Unfortunately, one motor vehicle accident in California recently killed a man.

The collision took place on the morning of July 5 at around 5:30 a.m. and involved two vehicles. The initial investigation suggested that the first driver, a man who was 19 years old, was driving his vehicle over 100 mph when he struck the back of the other vehicle. This caused the second vehicle to strike the center divider, which killed the 60-year-old driver.

Semi truck accident in California kills 2

Car accidents can be serious enough if two standard sized vehicles are involved, but if an 18-wheeler is involved, the results can be much more severe. Unfortunately, sometimes the massive size of an 18-wheeler can cause serious accidents to occur. Many times an accident between a car and semi can leave the occupants of the smaller vehicle with serious injuries that can often be fatal. One semi truck accident in California recently killed multiple people.

The accident took place on the evening of June 30 just before 7 p.m. and involved one car and an 18-wheeler. Initial investigations showed that the truck collided with the car, but no other details about the accident were released. The driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident while the passenger was transported to the hospital where he later passed away.

$58 million civil jury award to man paralyzed in car accident

Timothy_Herman_after_accident.jpgOur client, Timothy Herman, was paralyzed in a car accident in the early morning of February 13, 2011.  Mr. Herman fell aslpeep at the wheel and lost control of his vehicle.  A passing driver, Armando Solis, stopped to assist Mr. Herman.  As both men were standing outside of their car, another driver slammed into the men throwing them 40 feet down off the side of the raised freeway. 

Motor vehicle accident in California injures 3

Interstates offer drivers a way to swiftly travel the United States if they must drive a motor vehicle; however, the fast speeds of the interstate can quickly create dangerous situations if drivers are not careful. Negligent driving can quickly cause an accident that involves one or more vehicles and injures multiple individuals, especially if the cars are traveling at the high speeds that are required on the interstate. Unfortunately, one motor vehicle accident that recently took place in California injured multiple people.

The accident took place on the morning of June 20 at around 9:30 a.m. and involved three different motor vehicles. The accident reportedly occurred after the first vehicle attempted to drive into the left lane on the interstate, which caused a vehicle already occupying the lane to veer left as well. The second vehicle then over-corrected and hit a third vehicle.

Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1 boy

Negligence is never a reasonable excuse for an accident, and motorists are expected to exercise vigilance at all times when driving. Car accidents caused by negligent driving can be tragic enough if there are injuries, but the accident can be even more terrible if a child is injured. Unfortunately, one recent motor vehicle accident in California fatally injured a child.

The accident took place on June 15 and involved one standard-sized vehicle and a lawnmower. Initial investigations showed that the child, a boy who was 12 years old, was driving a lawnmower on the shoulder of the road when the driver of the vehicle attempted to change lanes and struck the lawnmower. The boy was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital by ambulance after emergency personnel arrived.

Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1

Car accidents that take the lives of those involved are tragic enough, but when the accident is caused by something as senseless as driving while intoxicated, the deaths can be even harder on the family. Driving while intoxicated is never a valid excuse for an accident, and those who cause a collision while intoxicated should be held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, one motor vehicle accident in California may have been caused by an intoxicated driver.

The accident occurred on June 9 a little before 2 a.m. and involved three vehicles. The incident took place after the driver of a pickup truck veered right, struck a car, and both vehicles proceeded to spin out. The truck then ended up facing the wrong way in another lane and colliding head-on with another car.

Motor vehicle accident in California injures 2

Car accidents that injure those involved can leave the victims with emotional wounds as well, but if the accident is caused by someone who is under the influence of alcohol, it can be even more emotional for those involved. There is never an excuse for driving under the influence, and if a driver decides to take the risk, it can endanger those nearby and sometimes cause a fatal accident. One motor vehicle accident in California recently took multiple lives.

The accident took place on June 2, a little after 3 a.m., and involved three motor vehicles. Initial investigations showed that the driver of the first vehicle struck a pole, which caused the pole to fall into oncoming traffic. Two other vehicles were unable to avoid the pole and struck it.

Motor vehicle accident in California causes multiple injuries

Buses are often the most popular form of transportation to and from school for children. This means that bus drivers are often held to a higher level of safety than other drivers and must always be aware of their surroundings. However, when another vehicle does not pay attention, it can create a highly dangerous situation that a bus driver may not be able to avoid. These types of accidents can sometimes injure the children on the bus, as well as everyone else involved. Unfortunately, one motor vehicle accident in California recently left dozens of students injured.

The accident took place on the morning of May 16 at around 10 a.m. and involved one school bus and an SUV. The driver of the SUV, a 57-year-old woman, supposedly struck the bus in the rear after she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. A total of 67 individuals were occupying the bus at the time of the accident, and 15 students were transported to the hospital to receive medication attention.

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