On Sept. 14 of last year, several bicycle riders were traveling through Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. A drunk driver plowed through the group of bicycle riders, killing one rider. Recently, that driver pleaded no contest in connection with the fatal car accident.
In the early morning hours of March 8, police in a California city near Los Angeles responded to the scene of a single vehicle accident. By the time they arrived, the driver had disappeared, leaving his or her vehicle and passenger behind. The passenger died in the car accident.
Far too many car crashes in California involve impaired drivers. For all the potential causes of a car accident, driving while intoxicated is one that can be controlled by those who choose to consume alcohol. Families who are unfortunate enough to have their lives turned upside down by the poor choices of a drunk driver should never have to endure such senseless pain, but, time and again, too many are forced to do so. Recently, a man has been accused here in California of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after another man's life was lost in a wrong-way car accident.
It is possible that the only reason a California man survived a horrific crash was because his was not the first vehicle hit by a suspected drunk driver. As it is, the sole surviving victim suffered non-life threatening injuries not only from the impact, but also from pieces of his vehicle's interior that were imbedded in his body. Six other people died in the tragic car accident.
Driving an automobile is one of the primary means of travel in the United States. The vast system of roads and highways allows for quick and easy transportation. However, there is the ever-present chance of something going wrong -- someone making a simple mistake -- and a car accident taking place. California drivers should understand the risks of collisions, especially wrong-way crashes.
Driving on California roads can seem like a perilous task at times as most roads in the state are continuously busy. This does not make for ideal driving conditions, and the probability of being involved in a car accident tends to increase with higher amounts of traffic. While many accidents that occur result in minor fender benders, sadly, there are those that have more tragic results.
Some car crashes leave authorities with numerous questions in the early stages of investigations. Whether that is due to lack of witnesses or a lack of apparent contributing factors, sometimes it takes authorities longer to reconstruct some accidents. So seems to be the case with a California accident that left three people dead and one with serious injuries.
Young drivers tend to be more prone to accidents than those with more experience. Drivers in Southern California are particularly at risk, given the constantly busy roads. An early morning car accident recently left four young people injured and one teenager dead.
Fatal car crashes seem more tragic during the holiday season. Residents of California and across the nation are gathering together to celebrate with each other. A family having to withstand the tragedy brought on by suddenly losing a loved one in a car accident seems especially tragic.