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Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California

Car accidents occur every day throughout the United States, and these accidents have a range of causes from negligence to DUI. However, some accidents are not caused by driver error, but freak mishaps that are unexpected by everyone involved. Unfortunately, even if these accidents were not caused directly by a certain driver, someone must be held responsible, especially if an individual is injured or killed in the accident. One such motor vehicle accident tragically took the life of one man in California recently.

The accident took place on the night of Aug. 10 and involved a standard car and a pizza oven. Initial investigations showed police that the driver of the vehicle was waiting to turn when the pizza oven came unhooked from the vehicle pulling it ahead of him. The oven then rolled back, struck the car and killed the man.

Fatal truck accident in California kills 2

Tractor-trailers are a popular way for companies to transport their goods from one place to another in the United States, but when the drivers do not fully pay attention to the road, it can have severe consequences. Negligence by the driver of one of these massive trucks can quickly create a dangerous situation that has the ability to turn into a severe accident. These accidents can often fatally injure those involved, as one fatal truck accident did in California.

The accident took place on July 29 and involved two different tractor-trailers and one standard-sized motor vehicle. Initial investigations showed that the driver of the first tractor-trailer struck the car from behind after the car had stopped at a stop sign. The tractor-trailer then struck the second semi-truck and drove to a nearby gas station where the driver then ran off on foot.

California motor vehicle accident kills pregnant woman

Drunk driving can often lead to dangerous situations that turn into serious accidents before any driver can react. These types of accidents can often leave the victims with serious injuries that have the ability to turn fatal. Car accidents caused by drunk driving are never excusable, especially if the accident takes the life of another individual. Unfortunately, one motor vehicle accident in California recently killed a woman and her unborn child.

The accident took place on the night of July 25 at around 9:30 p.m. and involved one motor vehicle. Initial Investigations showed that the vehicle crossed across the center line and opposing traffic, struck a fence and came to a stop after rolling several times. All the occupants of the vehicle suffered major injuries from the accident and had to be pulled from the car as it burst into flames.

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.

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