A chain reaction crash on Interstate 10 in California killed one person and left at least nine others injured. The fiery car accident forced authorities to close the entire freeway for several hours. Three cars were involved in the initial accident, which led to the further crash of four more vehicles, including an 18 wheeler. One of the vehicles became engulfed in flames in the crash.
A California man who died in an accident that he allegedly caused was identified by the California Highway Patrol. According to the report, the car accident occurred when the 45-year-old driver attempted pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed that had moved into the fast lane. He lost the control of his vehicle, which caused him to sideswipe the car that he was attempting to pass. The impact caused both vehicles to overturn, after which they came to a stop.
Traveling near the exit ramp for El Sueno Road at Highway 101, a Santa Barbara man crashed his vehicle late Friday, July 5, 2013, causing a three-car accident near Los Angeles, California. The male driver was traveling at approximately 11:00 p.m. and, after losing control, collided with an unmarked police car and with two police officers in it.
An LA man is accused of hitting a bicyclist and pedestrian before crashing into another vehicle before leaving the scene July 6. Police suspect the man was drunk at the time of the accident.
A California man is suing a company that owns a cement truck after the vehicle struck him on Interstate 805. The victim was severely injured in the car accident when he was thrown to the side of the freeway. He has required multiple surgeries and skin grafts to repair the damage and nearly lost an arm as a result of the crash. The victim was hospitalized for a great deal of time after the accident and has accumulated very large medical bills.
Officers responded to the scene of a multiple vehicle collision on Thursday, May 9 involving a fatality. Occurring in the early morning hours, the driver of a red Pontiac tried to make an illegal U-turn onto West Roscoe Boulevard in Northridge. The driver was not successful in completing the turn, however, causing an oncoming vehicle to strike another car that flipped, trapping the driver.
A recent study by the National Safety Council revealed that motor vehicle accident fatalities caused by distracted driving due to cell phone use are often not recorded as such. This leads to the assumption that distracted driving is not a serious issue among drivers, including those in Los Angeles. The facts seem to support the opposite conclusion, however, and recent studies show that the current leading cause of death among teenagers appears to be car accidents caused by distracted driving.