It is almost axiomatic that, given its mass and kinetic energy, a truck in motion can be a dangerous vehicle in the event of an accident. However, four people in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles recently learned that colliding with a truck can result in serious injury even when its ignition is off.
Traffic lights, stop signs, and traffic regulations can seem like an inconvenience to some. Despite this, they exist to keep everyone on the road safe. The law requires drivers to exercise reasonable caution. However, negligent drivers continue to flout the rules. Their negligence has led to a number of car accidents on Orange County roads, causing grief for many victims.
A deadly accident that occurred in 2013 received national publicity when it popularized the term "affluenza." The word was used during defense testimony in reference to a teenage drunk driver's reported inability to understand, due to his privileged upbringing, the concept that serious car accidents can result from drunk driving.
On Monday morning an accident altered the course of a young girl's life. Academics brought the 14-year-old to the Santa Ana College campus that day. She was going to the campus to grab an application for a scholarship and attend a junior high honors class.
Distracted driving has become a major safety concern in the modern age largely due to the advancements made in mobile technology. Distracted driving includes texting or talking on a cellphone, but these certainly aren't the only items on the list of qualifying behaviors.