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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

First wrongful death suit filed after bus-FedEx collision

In past posts, we have discussed the tragic charter bus accident in Northern California that left ten people dead. The bus, carrying many high school students and chaperones, was on its way to Humboldt State University for a tour when it was struck by a FedEx truck head on.

Proposed bus safety regulations return to the spotlight

Fatal motor vehicle accidents are never a welcome occurrence. Unexpectedly, families lose so much -- often without the ability to say goodbye to loved ones. The healing process after the crash can be long, as families explore their options to feel whole once again and move forward.

Returning California veterans face risk of fatal auto accidents

The last several years have proven to be stressful for military personnel and their loved ones. In addition to the hardships created by frequent, lengthy deployments, many veterans have faced challenges when returning home. Recently, reports have uncovered a disturbing trend: A disproportionate number of Marines have died on California highways since 2007.

Study: Drunk driving fatality rates may not be accurate

Everyone probably knows that drunk driving is illegal in all 50 states. Not only that, but it's also incredibly dangerous. In addition to distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol is largely considered one of the most significant causes of traffic accidents in the country. Even with this in mind, a recently released study suggests that alcohol-related traffic fatalities might be severely underreported.

Federal study reveals human toll of distracted driving

Over the last several weeks, we have discussed issues surrounding distracted driving in a pair of blog posts. The development of and proliferation new technology has most definitely fueled concerns about drivers discovering new sources of distraction. Although this message might be a common refrain from public safety officials, a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that these concerns are warranted.

Smaller vehicles aren't an excuse for inattentive driving

With the advent of mobile device technology and increasingly sophisticated features installed in vehicles, there is a lot drivers can become distracted by within the confines of their own car. This is not even to mention a large number of distractions on or near the roadway. No matter the changes in technology or scenery, one thing remains true: drivers have an obligation to make safety their top priority.

Critics of Chevy Cobalt recall: Given what GM knew, far too late

The Chevrolet Cobalt was at one time a popular vehicle choice for many consumers across the country. Although General Motors discontinued the model in 2010, there are reportedly hundreds of thousands of Cobalts still on the road. California motorists are obviously driving a fair number of them.

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