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Do state laws encourage hit and run drivers?


People in California may have read a controversial news article about hit and run driving laws in California, and how the lack of a sufficiently severe penalty may be contributing to the rise in drivers who flee the scene of a car accident.

Horrific DUI crash kills 3, injures more


People in San Diego may have heard about a shocking car accident caused by a drunk San Diego man, who, despite his passenger's pleadings, refused to slow down and drive reasonably. The 25-year-old drunk driver's alcohol-fueled joyride came to a screeching halt when the man lost control of his Cadillac Escalade, which ran off the road and plowed into a cement pillar before rolling several times and coming to a stop in the middle of the highway. Oncoming traffic, unable to stop in time to avoid the massive wrecked car, slammed into the vehicle only moments later. All in all, three cars crashed as a result of the Escalade, causing injuries to several of the unlucky drivers and passengers.

Cyclist seriously injured, police finally make arrest


People in San Diego may have heard about the recent arrest of a 50-year-old man who seriously injured a cyclist in a car accident back in October of last year. According to police, the man was wanted for reckless driving causing serious injury, which is a felony under California law. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.

San Diego tour bus skids, overturns


Unfortunately, serious bus crashes suddenly seem to be too common an occurrence in California. According to reports, there have been at least five tour bus crashes in the southern part of the state since last August, killing two people and injuring 120.

New state laws for drivers and bikers for 2014


People in San Diego know that the new year means plenty of changes for people's personal lives and aspirations, but they might fail to realize that there are also new laws that go into effect on a statewide and federal level. Some of these laws, such as the Affordable Care Act, draw loads of attention, but drivers in California should also be aware of some subtle changes in state law that could have serious repercussions.

Bus crash injures at least 20 passengers, kills 1


People in San Diego may have heard about a horrific bus accident that occurred last month in Fallbrook. A charter bus carrying passengers from Los Angeles to a nearby casino was traveling south down Interstate 15 when it suddenly began swerving back and forth before finally overturning, sending the helpless passengers aboard the bus toppling over each other and smashing against the bus' interior.

Bus crash victims get compensation for injuries, deaths


People in San Diego may remember a horrific Northern California bus accident that occurred back in 2010 on Highway 99 in Fresno. The gruesome accident occurred when a Greyhound bus collided with an overturned SUV on the highway, severely injuring many of the passengers on board at the time, killing 2 passengers and the bus driver and also taking the lives of the three people in the overturned SUV.

Backing out of a driveway or parking space can kill


People may have heard about a horrifying accident that occurred in San Diego last month. A toddler was crushed to death in the driveway of a home when a woman backed her SUV out, unknowingly running the 16-month-old child over. The driver didn't even realize she had hit the child, and backed away, leaving the victim helpless and bleeding in the driveway. The toddler was found by a 10-year-old boy and rushed to a local hospital, but the injuries were too severe and attempts to save the child ultimately were not enough.

Employers, not just drivers, may be held liable in car wrecks

Readers in San Diego may have heard about an interesting court decision in the California Court of Appeals recently. A California woman crashed into a motorcyclist in the parking lot of a frozen yogurt shop. The motorcyclist sued, and the court ruled that not only was the woman liable for the damages she caused, but her employer could be held liable as well.

Driver in fatal crash suspected of DUI


People in San Diego may have heard about a couple of serious car crashes at a University City intersection last month. The two accidents happened within two hours of each other at the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Genessee, and both involved drivers running a red light and colliding with other vehicles.

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