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The hidden costs of a car accident

Owning a car in southern California is a luxury that many people take for granted, until they stop and think about how much it costs to own and drive a car. Of course, most drivers in California also know that without their car, they may not be able to get where they need to be. A lot of people take all of the good that their car does for them for granted, as well, until, of course, they have to do without it.

Music exec pleads not guilty in hit and run

Residents in Southern California may have heard about the latest arrest of rap music mogul Suge Knight, who now faces a multitude of serious criminal charges including murder after he allegedly ran over two men in a parking lot.

Former cop heads back to trial after fatal DUI crash

People in San Diego may have heard about a recent controversial court ruling that set a former police officer, who was responsible for causing a car accident that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old in 2011, free on bail. The former officer, a 53-year-old woman, allegedly slammed her vehicle into the back of the victim's car, sending the man's car spinning out of control and ultimately over a steep embankment. After tumbling end-over-end down a 350-foot hill, two passengers in the victim's vehicle were able to escape by kicking out the back windows and scrambling up the hill for help. The driver, though, was unable to be saved and died from his injuries. After an investigation, police found the officer had been driving at over 90 miles-per-hour at the time of the crash, and had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent, nearly twice the legal limit in California.

Distracted drivers shouldn't get a free pass

Traffic accidents happen in the blink of an eye, which is why every California driver needs to be able to devote their full attention to the task of arriving at their destination safely and without incident. Unfortunately, the distractions posed by cell phones and handheld devices can distract drivers from the task at hand, increasing the likelihood of car crashes, property damage, injuries and even death. Because of the risks involved in such actions - and the devastating consequences that go along with them - regulations and penalties have been put into place to discourage distracted driving.

Organized "zombie walk" ends in real horror

People in the San Diego area have become accustomed to the hordes of costumed fanatics that descend upon the city every year for the annual Comic-Con, a convention dedicated to all things sci-fi, horror, comic book and otherwise. The festivities are usually well-organized and well-received, but an unfortunate car accident at this year's convention has organizers rethinking some of their planned activities in the future.

Understanding the laws of negligence in California

Car accidents are a fact of life on California's busy streets and highways, and even the most defensive driver may find themselves on the wrong end of a nasty car crash from time to time. In addition to the risk of personal injury, people who suffer car accidents have to go through the enormous hassle of dealing with insurance companies, the police or highway patrol and finding a competent person to repair or replace their vehicle. All of this costs time and money and can leave a busy person in a difficult position.

Fast food fight ends in vehicular assault

People in San Diego may have heard about a disturbing hit and run car accident that began at a local fast food restaurant and left one man clinging to life and another in handcuffs. According to police, the hit and run took place at the victim's house after an altercation took place in the drive through line, when the suspect and another driver followed them out of the parking lot and accosted the man at his home.

Comedy star Morgan seriously injured in truck crash

Dangers and risks often exist on the roadways across the nation. These increase when a driver is negligent. An unsuspecting driver could be seriously affected by a negligent driver causing them serious injuries and severe damages.

Suicidal driver kills innocent man in wrong-way collision

People in the San Diego area may have heard about a scary car accident that occurred earlier this month in Lakeside, when a 29-year-old woman drove her car the wrong direction into oncoming traffic on Route 67. Shockingly, based on evidence and eyewitness reports that indicate the woman intentionally weaved her way through traffic and onto the wrong side of the road, her actions were deemed intentional and her death is being ruled a suicide. Sadly, her death was not the only fatality to come from this car accident, she also killed a 49-year-old man in her violent head-on collision.

UC professor killed by hit and run driver

People in San Diego may have heard about a horrifying hit and run accident that claimed the life of an innocent pedestrian, who was crushed as she walked along the sidewalk with her husband. After the car jumped the curb, slammed into the woman and sped away as if nothing had happened, the helpless husband was left holding his badly battered wife, who died in his arms along the side of the road minutes later.

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