A woman was recently on her way to work in the early morning hours when she was struck as she waited for her bus. The California nurse was originally born in the Philippines but had created a happy life in California. She had a large, loving family, and she had progressed to become the director of nurses at a convalescent hospital. The early morning car accident shattered her entire life that morning.
Many parents tell their children when they're first learning to drive that worry about safety is not necessarily over what their children are doing, but rather about the potential negligent and reckless drivers who may be sharing the road with the young and relatively inexperienced drivers. What holds true over the course of a man's life is that he can only ever control what his reactions are when behind the wheel. He has absolutely no control over whether other drivers choose to drink and drive, drive distracted or simply make reckless choices when getting from point A to point B. Negligent and reckless drivers make decisions that lead to serious injuries and sometimes even death as the result of a car accident.
Reckless and negligent drivers pose a dangerous threat to both pedestrians and other motorists on the road. The most dangerous of drivers, some would argue, are those who drive under the influence. Such drivers experience reduced reaction time, lack of muscle coordination, poor balance and poor decision-making ability, among other things. Getting behind the wheel in such a state can result in serious injury to both the driver and other parties, should a car accident result.
Reckless drivers can be a dangerous threat to the safety of other motorists and pedestrians within their vicinity. Even the safest of California drivers may not be able to avoid an accident when sharing the same highway with an individual who is speeding or driving carelessly. Many serious injuries such as broken bones and spinal and back injuries can occur as the result of a car accident.
It is expected for motorists to use their best judgment while driving. It's usually even more expected when employees that work for the state are behind the wheel. There have been cases where California state employees have been involved in a car accident. The state has reached multiple million dollar settlements with victims and their families.
Two people are dead and a further two are seriously injured following a fatal crash in the Santa Maria Valley on Aug. 29. California Highway Patrol reports are incomplete as of this writing, but it appears the car accident involved a car and a fork lift. The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have yet been filed in connection with this case.
Police will often need to close off a section of road in order to perform their investigative duties into a car accident. While the road is closed, police will measure any skid marks, review the resting position of the cars, as well as record numerous other pieces of evidence in order to figure out exactly what happened. In a recent fatal car accident at a California intersection, police have just reopened the road after they cleared the scene.
California residents may be aware that a car accident can be a scary time for all involved. When a bicycle is also involved, the results can prove to be deadly. A recent car accident that involved a bicyclist has left one person dead.
While motor vehicle accidents occur everywhere, the streets of Los Angeles can be particularly dangerous due to the vast number of drivers in the area. Serious injuries and even fatalities are a possibility when a motor vehicle accident occurs. This was the unfortunate case for a number of people involved in a recent collision involving multiple vehicles and pedestrians.
A fatal car accident can forever alter the lives of those who are left behind to mourn the loss of loved ones. Not only must they learn how to live without a beloved relative who has unexpectedly died in a car accident, but they are often also left struggling to pay any of the final expenses that may be associated with that loss. This is one reason why some surviving relatives choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal California car crash.