You are driving down the street and see that the car ahead of you is weaving in the lane. You feel uncomfortable and decide to pass it. As you go around it, you see the driver has her head down while playing with her cell phone. You are witnessing a distracted driver. This person has no regard for her own safety and creates hazardous driving conditions for others.
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.
Fatal car accidents frequently generate lawsuits by the victims' surviving family members. Most often, these lawsuits will name the drivers of the other vehicles as defendants. But in some cases, the plaintiffs and their attorneys conclude that other parties are at fault as well, and the litigation expands.
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.