These drivers didn’t get far before having to crash land somewhere. Here’s a look at a few of this week’s crash landings and other badly behaved drivers in the state of California. Some of these were better landings than others. Continue reading →
One year ago, the drivers of Los Angeles were thrown for a loop when the 405 freeway, a major artery of the freeway system between two other major arteries, was shut down for two days. It was dubbed Carmageddon. Local airports offered flights across town. People fretted the city would come to a halt. Bikers and pedestrians who attempted to use the emptied 405 were promptly arrested. Continue reading →
When someone is killed in a car accident, it’s customary for the family and friends to grieve in whatever way they find most comfort. For some, they choose to mourn their loss by warning others about the dangers of car accidents in the form of roadside memorials.
Some memorials are simple flower wreaths or just a cross in the area where the accident happened. Others create posters and display pictures of the victims of the accident. Some simply ask other drivers to take caution on the road ahead. Continue reading →
In news of the weird, it seems Bigfoot was hit by a car while attempting to cross a highway in Montana.
So that’s what happened to the Sasquatches of America!
Actually, the story was originally reported as a fatal pedestrian accident involving two vehicles and a man on the roadside on a rural part of U.S. Highway 93 near a town called Kalispell. The drivers, both teens, didn’t see the man in time to avoid hitting him. The accident happened around 10:30 at night on August 26. Continue reading →
A red light run resulting in a two car accident killed a pedestrian near San Francisco’s Tenderloin on August 11. The driver of the red light running cab in question has been identified as Reza Eslaminia, who some may remember from the Billionaire Boys Club scandal.
In the 1980s, the Billionaire Boys Club was the notorious group of young men who turned to murder in order to maintain a lavish luxury lifestyle. Ron Levin and Hedeyat Eslaminia were killed in an attempt steal millions. Continue reading →
We all hope we don’t run into these drivers on the road. The ones that throw caution to the wind and end up causing trouble for all their bad behavior. Take note of these accident causing ne’er do wells and make sure you steer clear. Continue reading →
If you are present for an accident, pulling over to help the injured victims could be the difference between life and death. Don’t throw caution to the wind because someone else is in danger though. Good samaritans can be seriously injured or killed while trying to free a trapped motorist.
Two people were killed by electric shock attempting to aid a SUV that lost control while rounding a corner. Five others also suffered electric shock, but the driver was not at risk for shock. The driver hit a fire hydrant and power pole, which created dangerous conditions for outsiders as water gathered near the live wires. Continue reading →
When the city of Santa Monica installed their “smart” parking meters equipped with wi-fi, they probably never thought they would be sued for meters messing with anyone’s cycle. A Denise Barton is doing just that, claiming the wi-fi signals used by the parking meters have caused health problems ranging from back to an irregular menstrual cycle.
Distracted driving can be the cause of many personal injuries associated with car accidents. Sometimes, negligent driving can even lead to a wrongful death accident. From texting to talking on the phone to falling asleep at the wheel, all these circumstances can lead to a dangerous situation when individuals are in a moving vehicle. These injuries can be inflicted on the person at fault or on innocent victims travelling on the roadway.
Famous director Tony Scott jumped to his death on Sunday afternoon, August 19. The Hollywood director most famous for “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” and “Beverly Hills Cop II” committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles. The death has been ruled as a suicide and his body has been taken to the Coroner’s office.
At around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Scott was seen at the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. An onlooker witnessed Scott, 68, jump off the bridge and immediately called 911. Continue reading →