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January 2016 Archives

Fatigued driver involved in California crash

Authorities say that a bus driver admitted that he was tired just before colliding with safety barrels and rolling through a divider on U.S. 101 in San Jose on Jan. 19. The accident resulted in two deaths with an additional eight people being transported to the hospital. One car was damaged when it hit debris from the crash, but the driver was not injured. There were 20 people on board the Greyhound when the accident occurred.

Volvo promises safer cars in future

California drivers may be interested in learning that Volvo has said that by 2020, they aim for people in their cars to be entirely safe from fatal accidents or even serious injury. Volvo is planning to use some of the technology that is being developed for self-driving vehicles to make their cars safer. Some of the technology is already in their vehicles. For example, adaptive cruise control brakes if necessary and adjusts speed based on distance from other cars.

California motorists in danger of fatigue wrecks

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, auto accidents caused by fatigued drivers merited sufficient concern to be included on the agency's yearly list of outstanding transportation safety problems. Although the list, which was released in January 2016, also featured carryovers from the prior year, such as the need for operators to be medically fit and avoid substance impairment, safety observers said that highlighting fatigue marked a new focus in safety standards.

Car hits van in fatal California car crash

Four people were killed and three people were injured in a car crash that took place around 2 a.m. on Jan. 10 in Chula Vista. Police say that an Acura was speeding when it ran a red light and crashed into a van near Industrial Boulevard and Main Street. The Acura was going south on Industrial when it hit the Honda Odyssey going westbound on Main.

Deadly crash leaves 4 Secret Service agents seriously injured

California residents who are following the 2016 presidential race may be interested in knowing about an incident that occurred in New Hampshire on Dec. 29, 2015. News sources reported that a head-on collision involving the Secret Service left one person dead and six others injured. According to sources, four agents, who were reportedly on-duty at the time of the incident, were among those who were seriously hurt in the crash on New Hampshire's Route 16. Authorities did not release the identities of the agents.

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