Residents of California are more than familiar with the dangers of fire, but one area many might not consider the impact of flames is in a vehicle. Certainly, some vehicles do catch fire following a collision, but the U.S. Fire Administration says only a small portion of vehicle fires each years are caused by accidents. Most vehicle fires, says the agency, are related to engine, tire or wiring malfunctions.
When an auto accident occurs, no matter the location or the number of vehicles involved, the chance of injury or death is very real. While this does not always happen, there are times when multiple people are injured or killed. According to authorities, an auto accident in Cajon Pass killed two teens and injured three others. Reports state that a dump truck collided into the vehicle in which the five teens were in.
No one wants to receive a call about a loved one who has been involved in an accident. Even so, tragedies occur on the road every day, and families are faced with a number of decisions when someone is lost to an accident. One of those decisions is whether or not to file a personal injury claim.
Speeding may be one of the quickest ways for a driver to lose control. Many southern California residents may agree with this fact. Any moment that a vehicle is out-of-control could cause a car accident resulting in a death or serious injury.
Virtually every California driver is aware that street racing can lead to an accident. At high speeds, it can be more difficult to control a vehicle in an emergency even when the driver is concentrating on the road and paying attention to everything around him or her. If drivers are racing, their attention is more on the outcome of the race than potential obstacles and controlling the vehicle. This combination of speed and inattention can easily lead to a car accident.
Workers who do demolition work have very dangerous work, but the dangers in the field should be minimized by the employers. Sadly, a recent accident that occurred during a bridge demolition shows that the risks of this type of work can be fatal. The accident happened when the stretch of Highway 91 was closed to traffic, but while there wasn't a risk posed to motorists, the premature collapse caused a fatality.