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November 2014 Archives

Car accident leads to 1 death, many injuries

A recent crash led to an injury and fatality in California recently. The car accident took place on a Friday in the area of Highway 41 in Fresno County, according to authorities. It began when a 19-year-old woman was driving her vehicle southbound on the highway at night, police said.

Holding distracted drivers accountable for the damage they cause

Welcome back. In our last post, we discussed how, despite strict laws against it in many states, the percentage of drivers who admit to emailing, surfing the Internet and checking social media is increasing while the percentage of drivers who admit to texting is staying roughly the same.

Distracted driving remains a problem despite laws against it

Ever since cellphones became a staple in American culture we have seen an increase in car accidents caused by distracted driving. In response many laws have been enacted throughout the country in effort to convince people to put down their devices and drive.

Elderly woman dies in California car accident

One woman unfortunately lost her life in a tragic crash in California. The accident happened on a Sunday morning after midnight. It's understandable for the family members whom the woman left behind to question the cause of the car accident and seek immediate answers.

Parking lot accidents 101: What steps to take

Even though a parking lot may seem safer than the street, this isn’t necessarily true as 20 percent of all car accidents occur in parking lots, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports. With Black Friday and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, we wanted to take time this week to discuss the topic of parking lot accidents.

Parking lot accidents 101: How to avoid them

Black Friday is right around the corner, which means that many Sacramento residents will soon be heading to local shopping centers to kick off their holiday shopping. However, the excitement of one of the busiest shopping days of the year can come to a screeching halt when drivers are involved in parking lot accidents.

New crash test dummies take obesity into account

We know a lot about car accidents thanks to ongoing statistics that are collected nationwide. It's safe to say that the main reason behind all the number crunching is safety. Automakers and government agencies want to know the who, what, where, when and why of car crashes. This information often leads to changes which then lead to safer roadways. It seems to be working, if you consider that car accident deaths are at historic lows in our country.

Girl dies in California car accident

The loss of a child to a car accident is one of most traumatic experiences a family can encounter. The family members of a young California girl recently killed in an accident are likely experiencing grief, as well as anger, over their loss. In addition, it is likely that they are seeking justice. Obtaining justice for a car accident through a civil claim can help a victim's surviving family members feel some closure after enduring a horrific ordeal.

Who pays for vehicle damages after a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident is one of the most stressful things a person can go through, and it's something that happens all day every day in the state of California. Not only you have to worry about any injuries you may have sustained, you also have to worry about the damage to your vehicle.

How to put a stop to distracted driving

Even though many states, including California, have adopted laws that forbid people from texting and/or using their cellphones while driving, they don't appear to be doing much to help the problem of distracted driving, an epidemic that kills more than nine people per day on average in the United States.

Car accident results in deaths of 3 teenage girls

Three teenagers were hit by a vehicle in California recently while engaging in trick-or-treating activities. Sadly, all three died. The accident took place on Halloween night, and police searched for the passenger and driver of the vehicle, who allegedly fled the car accident scene.

What can California do to stop bicycle accidents?

In our last post, we discussed new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) revealing that bicycle fatalities are on the rise throughout the United States. Today we are going to discuss the data from the report affecting California, specifically, and the GHSA’s recommendations to reduce bicycle fatalities.

Bicycle fatalities a mounting problem for urban adults

As gas prices are getting higher and people are becoming more conscious about their health and their eco-footprints, a greater number of California residents are depending on bicycles instead of cars to get them to and from work. In fact, data from the 2013 Census Bureau shows that the number of bicycling commuters has increased by 62 percent since 2000.

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