Many drivers in California take every precaution to ensure their personal safety as well as the safety of their passengers. However, there is often little a driver can do at a traffic light with a vehicle rapidly approaching from behind. Unfortunately, the California Highway Patrol claims that a recent fatal accident involved slow traffic due to a recently changed traffic light.
A car accident is a scary life-altering experience for anyone and even a minor fender bender can leave you shaken. Sadly, approximately 40,000 people are killed in the United States each year as a result of car accidents.
It is understandable that relatively inexperienced drivers may have difficulty responding to a driving error or distraction. However, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can further inhibit a driver's ability. In fact, police suspect that DUI was a factor in a recent fatal car accident in California.
Most people are aware of the potential harm they could face when driving on the roadways in this country. However, drivers in California likely feel relatively safe while stopped, waiting to make a left turn in a designated lane. Unfortunately, a woman reportedly lost her life in an accident that could ultimately result in a wrongful death claim.
Some people may easily dismiss the potential harm a certain type of accident can cause. For example, it is often easy to overlook the sometimes major injuries that a person in California and across the country can suffer in a slip-and-fall accident. Unfortunately, a business's failure to maintain its property can have significant ramifications.
The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Despite the publicity advertising the potential dangers that intoxicated drivers create for themselves and others around them, drivers in California and across the country still make the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Unfortunately, police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a recent fatal accident that could lead to wrongful death claims.