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.
People will never state that they would prefer their pastimes come to an end because of an accident. Recreational activities are supposed to be fun-filled occasions where individuals can enjoy the company of their family and friends. Unfortunately, what may be a joyous gathering can lead to serious injuries or a tragic loss. A local California teen recently died after being involved in an early afternoon crash.
A commuter train crash sent around 70 people to the hospital Friday evening after two trains somehow collided during rush hour. Both of the trains were fully loaded with passengers. None of these passengers died in the crash but many suffered serious and even critical injuries.
With a notoriously high volume of vehicle traffic, Los Angeles sees car and truck accidents on a regular basis. This week was an exception only in that it saw two serious crashes involving semi trucks on Los Angeles freeways. These crashes are a good illustration of the risks that large trucks can pose to other motorists.