As any California resident understands, people who hold a driver's licence have a serious responsibility while operating a vehicle of any sort. They need to remember they are in control of a large piece of machinery, and car accidents often result when people fail to properly manage such a potentially dangerous machine. Therefore, it is imperative they follow the rules of the road and make responsible choices before getting behind the wheel, including avoiding drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, even with so much media attention focused on the dangers of drunk driving, it seems some people continue to make poor choices before driving.
Many California residents would find it difficult, if not impossible, to understand why a person involved in a collision would flee the crash scene. However, unfortunately, car accidents are followed by such behavior all too often. One recent example resulted in a child suffering head injuries, four other people injured and a man facing serious felony charges.
Most California drivers practice safety when operating a motor vehicle: wearing seat belts, obeying traffic signs and road rules and adhering to posted speed limits. For some reason likely unknown to most responsible drivers, some people enjoy street racing, and it is not uncommon for such behavior to lead to car accidents. Sadly, one recent incident of this completely unsafe practice has robbed a man of his life.
Sometimes when a person commits a crime, whether intentionally or unintentionally, the initial act sets off a series of events leading to an unexpected conclusion with very serious consequences. For example, car accidents resulting from police chases are not uncommon, and because of the high speeds involved, sometimes cause fatalities. In a recent example, a California woman and five dogs were killed in a crash in Long Beach.
Everyone knows that tragedy can strike at any time during travel anywhere, particularly when a person is in a vehicle of any sort sharing roadways with other vehicles. However, many people assume that once they are very close to their destination, they are likely then safe from harm. Unfortunately, this assumption is not always accurate since car accidents can happen at any time. As a horrific example of this fact, two California men were killed in a hit-and-run accident as they approached their home.
Most California drivers spend their time behind the wheel of a car focusing on avoiding a collision with other vehicles, pedestrians or inanimate objects. However, for whatever reason, occasionally a driver appears to do the exact opposite and deliberately crashes into someone or something. Car accidents of this type are rare, but police suspect this may have been what happened in a suburb of San Jose. The driver is now charged with eight counts of attempted murder.
Instead of celebrating renewed life at Easter, the family of one man in California is likely mourning their loss. However, they may have to deal with more than that because the driver who died may have caused the accident. As with the case with all car accidents that result in serious injury to others and the driver at fault was killed, his or her estate can face lawsuits from those adversely affected in an attempt to recover damages.
In California and elsewhere, people who are operating any type of motor vehicle should make responsible choices before getting behind the wheel. Sometimes, car accidents happen due to circumstances beyond the control of anyone involved. Other times, tragedy results when one person has failed to make a smart choice, such as avoiding drugs or alcohol before driving. Such may have been the case in a fatal accident in which one man was killed and several others were injured.
Many California residents use rideshare programs, such as Lyft and Uber, to transport them to and from work, social events or other destinations. Most people using this transportation option likely assume it is a safe way to travel, and certainly for people who have been drinking, it is much safer than getting behind the wheel themselves. However, no matter what safety measures have been taken, sometimes car accidents still happen due to other variables, such as other drivers on the road.
Most California drivers understand the importance of paying close attention to one's surroundings while behind the wheel and that speed must be adjusted according to such variables as weather conditions, traffic situations and obstacles of any sort. Drivers who fail to slow down when necessary can sometimes cause car accidents resulting in tremendous damage. Such was the case in a recent multi-vehicle pileup on the San Bernardino Freeway in Claremont that left one person dead and many others injured, some critically.