On the heels of allegations of assault in a New York nightclub, Lindsay Lohan has new legal headache on the opposite coast. Earlier this year in June the troubled starlet was involved in a car accident where she rear-ended a dump truck in Los Angeles. Her statement to authorities clearly says that her assistant was driving and not the “Liz and Dick” biopic star. Now, police believe they have evidence to prove she’s lying. Continue reading →
Today is the last day of California Highway Patrol and the National Sleep Foundation’s anti-drowsy driving campaign aimed at educating drivers young and old about the real dangers of driving while drowsy. Sleepy drivers are thought to have caused 3,600 car accidents in 2010, resulting in 32 deaths and 2,000 injuries. Continue reading →
Today, riding in the car during a rainstorm wouldn’t be the same without the steady beat of windshield wipers chasing away the weather. The simple rubber blades allow for greater visibility in otherwise inclement conditions and help raise the bar of road safety. One American woman is credited with inventing the earliest version of the wipers we know today. Continue reading →
Driverless technology is the wave of the future that’s getting a lot of fanfare right now. From The tech giant Google, now various car manufacturers are looking to grab their share of the autonomous driving market. Most recently, Volvo has announced their own system of autonomous vehicles that they expect to be ready by 2014. Continue reading →
Election day is only two weeks away. Hopefully by now everyone who is eligible to vote has registered in their state. Now it’s time to decide what items to vote for and against in local and national elections. The big talk this year surrounds the presidential race. Now take a look at a California initiative that affects drivers across the state. Continue reading →
It was a bad day to be driving a big rig truck on Interstate 5 around Newhall, California today. In two crashes, 9 16-wheeler semi-trucks collided with each other in the truck tunnels on the bypass route for Newhall Pass. The accident caused at least one hospitalization for a driver that was trapped for nearly two hours. Continue reading →
Lindsay Lohan, the child star sweetheart turned courtroom frequenter, can breathe a sigh of relief this time. The charges brought against her for a New York City hit-and-run with a pedestrian have been dropped. You can read the original blog post here.
The young actress was apparently visiting some late night hot spots in the Big Apple when the accident occurred. She was driving her Porsche and clipped a chef that was on break in an alley. She then drove on believing there was no problem. Lohan stuck to her guns that the charges were bogus and she seems to have been right. Continue reading →
After you are in an accident, all you want is for the whole thing to be over. Unfortunately, there quite a few hurdles to jump over before you can receive a settlement and forget about the experience. Sometimes, in an effort to be avoid a huge headache the smaller accidents are handled under the table. It can be a great way to keep insurance premiums down and get repairs done expediently.
In some of those cases, there may be some unseen effects of the accident that you aren’t aware of at the time. You may not have gone to the doctor following your accident or went to the auto shop for a full diagnostic on your vehicle. Later, these effects may emerge and you may need to file a lawsuit. If that’s the case, make sure you understand the statute of limitations. Continue reading →
As more details emerge surrounding the case of a young mother shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent, the grieving family has filed a wrongful death suit against the Border Patrol. The young woman was present when plain-clothes agents responded to a report of drug use in a Chula Vista, California apartment. She left and was confronted at her car by a group of agents. She attempted to drive off with one of the agents clinging to the hood of her vehicle. After about 200 yards, the agent on the hood fired into the car multiple times. 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 →