The conventional wisdom is that most accidents occur at home or very nearby. It’s a saying that does hold water. Most car crashes happen within five miles of a person’s home. About 52 percent of people who are involved in a crash are just a few miles away from their place of residence. Daughter of the late, great singer Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, learned this statistic the hard way. Continue reading →
An actress that once appeared on Melrose Place was convicted of vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and killing another woman with her SUV. Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40 years-old, was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter, but her bail was revoked and she was jailed immediately following the guilty verdict for vehicular manslaughter. Continue reading →
Brace yourselves because Black Friday shopping is coming. As much as shoppers groan about lines, crowds and lack of sleep, there will be millions flooding stores across the country as soon as they shake off the tryptophan induced grogginess. Before getting to the mall, shoppers have to first find a parking spot in the garages and endless lots of asphalt ringing retail establishments. Considering the reports of trampling and brawling over deep discounts, it’s reasonable to think that fighting for a strategic parking position might cause an accident as well. Continue reading →
There are further details emerging from the head-on car crash on Interstate 5 near Elk Grove on Sunday evening. Some eye witnesses and survivors of the accident have spoken to the media about the terrifying events that left four dead and seven others injured. Read more about the original story in the first post on this subject. Continue reading →
The stretch of Interstate 5 that runs from the Central Valley through Northern California tends to be one of the more boring drives in the state. The well traveled road mostly cuts through farmland in this area. It’s flat, largely two lanes in each direction and often smells like manure. Continue reading →
Here’s a note for petty criminals out there — when staging a car accident for the insurance money, make sure that you aren’t facebook friends with your co-conspirators. That just might tip off investigators that something is not quite right about your accident claim. Continue reading →
It’s a jungle out there on California roads. This week saw some tough accidents, especially as poor weather conditions worsened the roads for the first time in months. Interstate 5 was the site of a fatal crash near Sacramento. In Los Angeles, a cyclist was killed by a sheriff’s car. Meanwhile, safety awareness is priority for the Bay Area town of Mountain View after a summer of pedestrian fatalities. Continue reading →
It seems Los Angeles can’t seem to get a break from child starlets driving badly. Or to be more specific, a reality starlet. Kendall Jenner, younger sister of the Kardashian clan and aspiring model, has been spotted multiple times swerving down the freeways while engrossed in her phone.
The young girl is only 16-years-old and has yet to cause any accidents. However, her age is a factor in her traffic offenses since drivers under 18-years-old aren’t allowed to use phones at all in the car. They aren’t even allowed to speak on the phone using a hands-free device because the demographic is so prone to distracted driving that causes car accidents. Continue reading →
A northern California man is under arrest after purposefully crashing his vehicle with his child and girlfriend inside in an attempt to end all of their lives. Witnesses told police called to the scene of the domestic dispute that the man and his girlfriend were in a heated argument at the time both entered the vehicle. Continue reading →
Both hands on the wheel at 10 and 2 o’clock positions. Keep your eyes on the road. Don’t text while driving. Use a hands-free headset if you need to answer a call. Leave the food, make-up, shaving and other distractions for another time. You have to pay attention to the road if you don’t want to cause an accident.
Now that Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation that allows autonomous vehicles, essentially driverless cars, to operate freely on California roadways we can all look forward to the day when our cars will pilot themselves and we’ll be free to enjoy the ride. Study up for class or work, get some last minute breakfast in the car and use your phone all while your vehicle navigates the road. Continue reading →