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Injuries, fatalities on the rise for bikers and pedestrians

Pedestrians and bicyclists are two groups of people that are vulnerable out on the road. When cars collide with them, any pedestrian and/or bicyclist is likely to suffer terrible injuries. These injuries could change their lives forever, or leave them suffering and in immense pain for an extended period of time. And when this happens as a result of negligence on the part of a motor vehicle driver, then the legal consequences must reflect that.

Crash between semi truck, car leaves 1 dead

A fatal crash today on Interstate 680 in Fremont, California left one person dead and the police investigating the crash. It appears that the driver of a smaller car crashed into the back of a semi truck, causing the fatal circumstances that left one dead in the sedan. Few details were released about the crash, probably because the police have not concluded their investigation into the matter. Little else is known about the crash.

On commercial vehicle accidents and you

Whenever you hear the common phrase "car accident," it is understandable to immediately think of a small, compact car. Not many people will think of a truck or a large vehicle when they hear this phrase, but that doesn't mean the possibility is absent from their mind. It is just that the phrase invokes an immediate thought of a smaller vehicle.

Pedestrian accident report shows alarming numbers

The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report recently that shows a few alarming statistics, as well as place the spotlight on California for fatal pedestrian accidents. The report found that California, New York, Florida and Texas combined to account for 42 percent of pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2016. This is mostly due to the size of these states and the populations they contain.

Fatal tour bus draws FMCSA investigation

A fatal crash that involved a tour bus and two other vehicles has left 26 people with injuries and one woman dead, as well as many people wondering how this crash happened. It does not appear that there were any extreme weather conditions that contributed to the wreck, and the company that owns the tour bus had no recorded crashes in the last two years. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said they are looking into the crash, as are the police.

Truck driver in fatal accident was not medically cleared to drive

Commercial driving may seem relatively straightforward, but it is not as easy as it looks. Commercial truck drivers need special licenses. There are also medical exams, hours-of-service rules and other necessary regulatory measures.

Stunning video shows man saved driver from burning vehicle

A car accident in Southern California had a heroic and relatively happy conclusion recently. An SUV was stalled out on a highway late at night after New Year's. With no lights on, the dark-colored SUV was nearly impossible to see by oncoming vehicles. A videographer was on the scene of the stalled out vehicle, and he witnessed two vehicles sideswipe the stalled SUV before on vehicle crashed into it head-on.

CHP calls for new movement to combat distracted driving

What gets lost in the topic of motor vehicle accidents is the word "accident." It has become normalized when you talk about a collision between two vehicles. An accident, in the literal sense, implies an unfortunate event that wasn't intended. In that sense, no one wants or intends to get into an accident. However, it can be tough to reconcile that sentiment when you see people willfully look down at their cellphone when they are driving down the freeway, or knowingly get behind the wheel of a car when they are intoxicated.

Hold negligent drivers responsible after a car accident

Imagine that you leave work one day and you get into your car. You mentally prepare yourself for the commute home -- the long one that it is, it may take your favorite album or song to get through it. As you get on the highway on your usual route home, you come across another driver who seems oblivious to the other vehicles all around them. You soon see why: they are looking down at their lap because they are sending a text on their cellphone to their friend.

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