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Motor vehicle accident in California kills 2

A serious head-on collision has claimed two lives in Santa Barbara County, according to the local fire department. The motor vehicle accident took place on April 6 on California Highway 166 in Cuyama. It has been confirmed that two vehicles were involved, and so far, no charges have been filed as part of the ongoing investigation. 

According to the information provided in the report, a passenger vehicle carrying three students from Cal Poly was headed eastbound on Highway 166 when the accident occurred. For reasons unknown, the 29-year-old female driver of another passenger vehicle headed westbound suddenly swerved over the center line into oncoming traffic. The 20-year-old driver of the other car attempted to avoid a collision, but the vehicles crashed head-on. 

14-Year-Old Girl Killed By Big Rig on Her Way to School

Authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly hit by a big rig on her way to school. The pedestrian incident occurred on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The decedent and her 12-year-old sister were walking on a green light and were crossing the street at 37th Place and Broadway in Los Angeles when they were hit.

7 injured in car accident in California

A multi-car accident closed all southbound lanes on Interstate 15 just after 4 p.m. during the afternoon of March 30, according to authorities. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that four vehicles were involved in the car accident, which sent seven people to local hospitals. So far, no criminal charges appear to have been filed against any of the drivers involved in the crash, but the investigation remains ongoing as of this report. 

According to the limited information provided at this time, it appears a pickup truck driven by an unknown party collided with three other vehicles, causing one of them to flip over onto its side, trapping at least one person. First responders worked to free that individual, while the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department saw to the other injured parties. A tweet sent out by the fire department confirmed that two people required extrication from the pileup and suffered serious injury. 

High-Speed Car Crash Kills Elderly Couple

On February 18th at 3:30PM in Chatsworth on De Soto Avenue, a 2011 Infiniti M37 was traveling southbound at a high speed when it crashed into a Toyota Avalon turning left onto Plummer Street. The driver and passenger in the Toyota Avalon were killed at the scene.

"The driver of the Avalon, identified only as a 72-year-old man, and his 73-year-old wife both died at the scene, said Capt. Andy Neiman, who oversees traffic operations at the LAPD's Valley Bureau. The couple's 9-year-old granddaughter, who was riding in the backseat, remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition" (

5 Freeway Fatal Car Crash Kills One

Earlier this month in March, a victim was killed in a fatal car crash. The accident involved an overturned semi-truck and a sedan on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim, California.

Police reported to the scene around 3AM at Euclid Street and found a big rig on its side, and a Toyota Camry blocking one of the lanes on the freeway. The victim was flung out of the car upon the fatal crash and died at the scene. It is unclear which car the victim was in at the time of the crash.

All southbound lanes were closed for over two hours after the accident, and one reopened at 5AM. By 8AM, all southbound lanes were open.

The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Motor vehicle accident in California injures 3

An apparent wrong-way crash on Highway 101 shut down portions of the highway for over an hour and sent three people to the hospital, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the motor vehicle accident occurred around 10:45 a.m. and involved two vehicles. The accident is still under investigation, and so far, no criminal charges appear to have been filed against either driver involved. 

The report is still lacking in details, but it appears that a vehicle driven by an unknown person was headed the wrong way on Highway 101 when the accident occurred. The wrong-way vehicle struck another car head-on, with one of the two vehicles flipping onto its roof. The occupants of that vehicle were reportedly trapped inside the car, and Santa Maria firefighters freed them. 

Motor vehicle accident claims 1 life in California

One person is dead and two others were hospitalized for various injuries following a car crash near Big Bear on the morning of March 13, according to state troopers. California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 22-year-old woman who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the motor vehicle accident. A 31-year-old man suffered major injuries, and an 80-year-old man escaped with only minor injuries. Charges have not yet been filed in this case. 

According to the accident report, the 31-year-old and his 22-year-old passenger were headed northbound on Highway 18 around 9:45 a.m. when the accident occurred. It appears the driver may have lost control of his vehicle, drifting into oncoming traffic. His vehicle then struck a southbound car driven by the 80-year-old man. The southbound vehicle struck his car on the passenger side. 

Fatal car accident claims 2 lives in Fresno

Police in Fresno believe drugs may have been a factor in a car accident that killed two people on the night of March 4. California officials have confirmed the death of a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman in a head-on fatal car accident on Highway 180. The highway was closed for several hours to facilitate the investigation.

According to preliminary reports, it appears that around 11 p.m. the man may have entered the highway going the wrong way. He was seen by witnesses traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway, whereupon he became involved in a head-on collision with another driver. The force of the impact killed both the driver of the wrong-way vehicle and the driver he struck. Thankfully, no passengers appear to have been involved in the crash. 

Careless driver allegedly causes 7-car pileup

Highway 80 westbound was closed for several hours after a serious accident sent multiple people to the hospital, including children. The California Highway Patrol confirmed that a careless driver is suspected to be responsible for the crash, which involved seven cars. So far, it does not appear that individual has been charged with a crime. 

According to the limited information available from the report, it appears that around 8 p.m. the evening of March 3, an unidentified driver lost control of a vehicle, striking another car on the highway just east of Temperance. The force of the impact catapulted the individual's car across the center median, where it struck four more vehicles. The driver was rushed to a local hospital with injuries described as major. 

Common Sense Reminder: Don't Text and Drive

Sometimes we need reminders to avoid the most common-sense mistakes. Perhaps the most crucial of all: don't text and drive. In today's age, where everyone from our grandparents to our seven-year-old nephew text, it's more important than ever that we put the phones down while we are driving.

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