Driving is an action that requires concentration, and becoming distracted while driving can be very dangerous. Anything that takes a driver's attention away from the activity at hand, namely driving, can be considered a distraction. When a driver becomes distracted, the possibility of car accidents increases.
A Californian family has to come to terms with the death of a seven-month-old baby after she was killed in a crash on a recent Thursday in August. The car accident happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. in the evening. Several other children were also critically injured in the accident, which involved three cars.
Large trucks carrying heavy loads are not an uncommon sight on California roads. These massive vehicles transport all kinds of goods all over the state. Unfortunately, truck accidents often cause serious injuries to those involved.
A collision can take place in the blink of an eye and under a variety of circumstances. However, some scenarios are more common than others, as many car accidents occur at intersections when one party fails to adhere to a traffic light or stop sign. A recent crash that took place under similar conditions in California has reportedly claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman.
Officers in California are investigating a single-vehicle crash that caused serious injuries to the driver and passenger. They say initial indications are that this was one of those car accidents in which speed caused the driver to lose control. Reportedly, this crash occurred shortly before midnight on a recent Saturday.
Any auto crash is traumatic, even those that are not fatal. While some car accidents in California cause scrapes and cuts caused by broken glass and other objects that are thrown around due to the impact of a collision, even seemingly minor accidents could cause serious injuries. Victims may suffer long-term physical and financial consequences.
Road accident statistics in the United States are shocking. It is reported that an average of 37,000 road users die in auto accidents annually, while 2.35 million people are disabled or injured. Many Californians may be shocked to realize that despite the different campaigns, roads seem to become less safe year after year. Between 2014 and 2015 there was an increase of 6 percent in auto accidents, while 40,000 people lost their lives on U.S. roads in 2017.
Campaigns warning against driving under the influence can be found just about everywhere; still, people do not seem to heed these. A recent accident in Californian is one more example of the devastation DUI car accidents cause. The accident happened on a Sunday night at the end of March.
People walking next to a busy road, albeit on a sidewalk or not, are vulnerable and dependent on the driving skills of all the drivers passing them on the road. Car accidents involving pedestrians seldom end well for the pedestrian. A recent accident in California underscores the vulnerability of pedestrians.
Despite all the media messages and awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a reality on California roads. Fatal auto accidents seem such an unnecessary waste of a life, but when an accident was caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or other stupefying substances, it seems even more futile. A family in California had to face the reality of a loved one never coming home again after a recent fatal accident.