For the past few months, our blog has been closely following the recall of 2.6 million cars initiated by General Motors for a faulty ignition switch that has been definitively linked to at least 31 motor vehicle accidents and 13 confirmed traffic deaths.
Now that the weather conditions are finally improving in most of the country after a long and especially harsh winter, people will once again be free to resume their favorite outdoor activities.
A friendly boat race to kick off a northern California yacht club's annual "Beer Can" races turned into a tragedy on April 16. A 42-foot sailboat crashed into a channel buoy, causing the mast to break off. One of the boat's passengers died and another suffered serious injuries.
The company behind a new line of digital health monitoring devices could be facing litigation after a score of complaints from customers who developed rashes and blisters after wearing them. The Fitbit Force is an electronic bracelet embedded with software that captures data about the wearer and can be synced with a computer for tracking purposes.
Most everyone in California -- and the rest of the country -- has heard about the tragic accident that occurred between a charter bus and a FedEx truck on a busy Interstate highway. Agencies investigating the truck accident are still attempting to figure out exactly what happened, including why the driver of the FedEx truck veered into oncoming traffic. Statements from witnesses failed to shed any definitive light on the circumstances leading up to the crash.
Two teenage boys -- who happen to be twins -- and one other man recently led police in California on a high-speed chase. The chase ended in an auto collision. A father and his daughter suffered severe injuries in the crash, which they did not survive.
Back in February, our blog discussed how millions of parents across the nation were understandably perplexed following the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the children's product manufacturer Graco was voluntarily recalling 3.7 million car seats.
General Motors once again grabbed headlines after its CEO Mary Barra was called to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations panel earlier this week. Here, Barra was subjected to rigorous questioning from lawmakers regarding the more than two million cars the auto giant has recalled for a faulty ignition switch that has now been linked to over 12 traffic fatalities.
Police are searching for a vehicle and its driver who was apparently involved in the death of a California resident. The vehicle is described as a sports coupe, silver in color and operated by a man. The victim is said to have suffered serious brain injuries that led to her death.