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Understanding a Neck and Back Injury

The more common injuries in personal injury lawsuits involve the neck and back. This is due to the soft tissue whiplash that commonly occurs when motor vehicle accidents take place. These injuries can range from minor to debilitating, all the way to permanent disabilities. It's beneficial to have a basic understanding of the spinal cord in case you or a loved one is ever involved in a collision.

3 dead in fatal car accident in California

Three people have tragically lost their lives following a wrong-way crash near Prunedale, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the arrest of the driver believed to be responsible for the fatal car accident, which took place in the early morning of May 31. So far, evidence is still being gathered in conjunction with the Monterey County Coroner's Office. 

According to the accident report, it appears that a 27-year-old woman was traveling the wrong way on San Miguel Road when the accident happened. Her vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle traveling the opposite direction and carrying four women whose ages were not reported. Three of the women in that car were pronounced dead at the scene when medical personnel arrived. 

Fatal car accident claims 4 lives in California

A single-vehicle accident has killed four people, including two children, near San Luis Reservoir. The fatal car accident was confirmed by California Highway Patrol as having occurred on the night of May 26 around 8:30 p.m. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but given the driver died in the crash, no criminal charges will be forthcoming in this case. 

The details of this accident are still being confirmed, but police say the vehicle, driven by a 40-year-old man and carrying a 22-year-old woman and two boys aged nine and two, was headed eastbound on Highway 152. For reasons unknown, the vehicle crossed the median into the westbound lanes before skidding across the dirt shoulder and smashing into a tree. The force of the impact ripped the car in half. 

Fatal car accident claims two lives

Two young people are tragically dead following a serious car accident in Encino. California police based in Los Angeles responded to the fatal car accident, which happened in the evening of May 15. The surviving driver remained at the scene of the crash and was apparently cooperating with police at the time of this report. Given the deceased driver appears to have been at fault, criminal charges are not likely. 

According to the accident report, a 25-year-old man was driving a sports car at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour around 7:15 p.m. westbound on Burbank Boulevard when the accident occurred. The man reportedly crashed his vehicle into an SUV, causing its driver minor injuries. Unfortunately, both the driver of the sports car and his 19-year-old female passenger were ejected from the vehicle, which caught fire. 

Drunk driving accidents: 17-year-old killed in crash

A teenager has tragically lost his life following a wrong-way crash in Santa Clara County, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 17-year-old boy in the collision. The driver is being held against $275,000 bail, though no charges have yet been officially filed. As with many suspected drunk driving accidents, this one is still under investigation. 

According to the reports, it appears around 2 a.m. the morning of May 11, the minivan carrying the 17-year-old was traveling southbound on Highway 17 when the accident occurred. A 28-year-old San Jose resident was reportedly driving north in the southbound lanes and was seen by a CHP trooper who was unable to catch her in time to prevent the accident. Her vehicle struck the minivan head-on. 

Be Aware of Rising Collision Risks in Los Angeles During Summer Months

Summer is just around the corner but don't grab that beach towel just yet. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year that car crashes in Los Angeles increase. It is important to make sure you have adequate auto insurance before we enter the summer season.

Woman Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

On Monday, May 13th a 33-year-old woman was struck in a hit-and-run accident on 91 Freeway in Corona, California.

The victim got out of her car to check on her dogs in the back seat, when a driver under the influence hit her and sped off. The accident occurred on the eastbound side of the freeway near Green River Road.

Fatal car accident claims 2 lives in California

Two women were killed due to a car accident in San Diego, according to local sources. The details surrounding the fatal car accident are still unclear at this time, but it has been confirmed that both occupants of the single vehicle involved were dead when they were found. California police are still trying to determine a cause for the crash, and will continue their investigation until an answer has been found. 

According to the limited information available at this time, a crashed vehicle was discovered by hikers on April 28. The vehicle was badly damaged and contained the bodies of the driver and passenger. The driver was identified as a 31-year-old Acton resident, while the passenger was a 35-year-old real estate agent from Solana Beach. 

Driver Killed in a Fiery Metro Bus Crash

On Tuesday, April 30th at about 8pm, a vehicle driving on 10 Freeway crashed into a stalled Metro bus near Alhambra.

A Silver Line Metro bus driving in the HOV Express lane was experiencing an electrical issue and had to stop on the freeway, says Jose Ubaldo, a Metro spokesperson. Just moments after the bus coming to a halt, the bus was rear-ended by a white car that was traveling behind the bus.

Motor vehicle accident leads to attempted murder charges

A veteran of the Iraq conflict could be facing serious jail time following a bizarre crash in Santa Clara County, according to local sources. California authorities arrested the 34-year-old former sharpshooter after he apparently ran his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians. The motor vehicle accident hospitalized eight people, several of whom are in critical condition. 

According to witnesses and other sources, the man was on his way to a bible study meeting when, for reasons unknown, he crashed through a crowded crosswalk and onto the sidewalk. Witness statements suggest he did not make an attempt to swerve or brake, leading police to believe this could be an intentional act. The man struck a total of eight people before smashing into a tree. Victims ranged in age from 9 to 52. 

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