What to do after a car accident?

Top 10 Things to do After a Car Accident

ORANGE COUNTY, California – It happens when you least expect it. Many drivers don’t see it coming because a car crash happens so quickly that a driver typically cannot respond.  While 259,899 crashes involved property damage, 163,524 people were injured and 2,805 were killed in crashes in 2009 here in California,   Read More…

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Heriberto Gonzalez-Gil, 20, Killed in Truck Crash on 60 Freeway

JURUPA VALLEY, California – Heriberto Gonzalez-Gil, 20, of Riverside was killed Saturday night after a semi tractor-trailer truck struck his parked car on the north shoulder of the State Route 60 freeway just west of the Pacific Avenue underpass, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner press release.

The truck accident took place about 10:30 p.m. Paramedics responding to the   Read More…

Kenneth Gage, 79, Killed in a Head-on Car Accident in Campo

CAMPO, California — Kenneth Quinten Gage, 79, of Boulevard was killed Saturday in a head-on collision while driving northbound on State Route 94, just west of Buchman’s Springs Road, according to a San Diego County Medical Examiner report.

About 3:15 p.m., Gage’s vehicle reportedly drifted into opposing traffic and collided head on with the driver of a pickup truck, the   Read More…

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Heather Plazak, 30, of Tampa, Florida Struck and Killed While Jogging in California

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, California — Heather Plazak, 30, of Tampa, Florida was jogging on Highway 38 near mile marker 29 Thursday afternoon in Angelus Oaks when she was struck from behind and killed by a 2000 Ford F150 pick-up truck.

Paramedics responding to the scene of the pedestrian accident pronounced Plazak dead at the scene of the car accident. Plazak,   Read More…

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Texting and Driving Ban Catching on as Idaho Becomes 37th State to Outlaw the Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Texting and driving is still taking place on our roadways despite awareness of its deadly consequences, but across the country new state laws are aimed at making the practice as unpopular as drinking and driving.

Indeed this week the state of Idaho became the 37th state to enact a texting while driving ban when Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter   Read More…

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Fatal Accidents for New Teen Drivers on Rise National Data Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C.— After nearly a decade of declining deaths for the nation’s newest drivers, a preliminary report on fatal accidents for 16 and 17-year-old drivers shows an 11% rise in the first half of 2011, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

According to the report, the number of deaths rose from 190 in 2010   Read More…

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Pedestrian Devance Jerome Coleman of Victorville Killed on Highway 18 in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, California — Devance Jerome Coleman, 22, of Victorville, was attempting to cross State Highway 18 near Bass Hill Road when he was struck and killed by several vehicles traveling westbound on the busy freeway, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner report.
Paramedics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department pronounced Mr. Coleman dead at the scene about   Read More…

Crash Kills UPS Truck Driver Alfred Eclipse Jr. in Cajon Pass

HESPERIA, California – The 66-year-old driver of a UPS tractor trailer was killed Wednesday morning after a violent collision with an alleged speeding sports car on the northbound Interstate 15, south of Oak Hills Road, according to a coroner report and news reports on the incident.
Police say an “out of control” 2005 Nissan 350Z swerved into the truck’s wheel.   Read More…

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Pedestrian, 50, Struck and Killed by Hit and Run Driver

COACHELLA, California – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 50-year-old man Monday about 5:42 p.m. on Harrison Street, just north of Avenue 50, according to a press release by the Coachella Police Department.
The unidentified pedestrian was found lying in the roadway. Emergency workers transported him to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.  Read More…

Fatal Traffic Accidents Down 12% in California for 2010, Declining Roughly 3% Nationally, Car Accident Law Firms Report

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WASHINGTON, DC – Fatalities in traffic accidents were down 12% in California in 2010 and down 2.9% nationally, according to the latest statistics released this month by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Despite an increase in miles traveled among American drivers in 2010, there were fewer people killed in traffic   Read More…