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57-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

On December 2nd, a 57-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash on state Route 54 in Chula Vista. The pedestrian was walking on the freeway around 10PM, and the driver of the SUV crashed into him, leaving the victim on the freeway.

Fiery California Car Accident Kills Three Adults and One Child

On Thursday, November 1, 2018 a fiery car accident killed three adults and one child at approximately 7:30PM on the right shoulder of the freeway north of Weldon Canyon Road.

A black SUV, traveling at a high speed, slammed into the back of a stopped truck and trailer. The driver of the SUV and his three passengers died at the scene of the accident, but the driver of the big rig remained uninjured.

Fatal car accident caused by intoxicated driver

A horrific crash in Monterey County has resulted in a single fatality, and another driver up on charges, according to local authorities. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of an unidentified driver in the fatal car accident. The other driver has been arrested and is facing criminal charges, including driving under the influence of drugs. No court date has been announced at this time. 

According to the report filed by CHP, around 5:25 p.m. on Dec. 5, an older model of an SUV was traveling in the area of Eighth Street and Highway 1 when the crash occurred. The SUV apparently crashed into the back of a passenger vehicle, causing the other car to burst into flames. Witnesses at the scene of the accident reportedly attempted to break windows in order to rescue the driver of the struck vehicle, but the fire spread too quickly and that individual perished in the blaze. 

Family seeks justice regarding fatal car accident

The family of a 28-year-old man killed in a car accident by a drunk driver is fighting for justice after the driver pleaded with the court for leniency. While the defendant has professed his remorse for the fatal car accident, the family and their attorney believe further justice is necessary. In the state of California, they are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, which is an option they may consider moving forward. 

The accident took place back in October when the victim was stopped at a stop sign, preparing to negotiate a turn. The accused man, who was transporting a passenger at the time, was reportedly traveling some 80 to 90 mph and failed to stop, smashing into the rear of the first vehicle with enough force to send both cars into the intersection before spinning out. Both vehicles caught fire, but the victim was unable to escape his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Teen victim of fatal motor vehicle accident

A fatal crash on the 405 freeway in Costa Mesa in the early morning of Nov. 22 has claimed one life and sent three other people to local hospitals. The motor vehicle accident involved two passenger vehicles and a big rig, and resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy from San Diego. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident and has not ruled out recklessness or negligence as possible contributing factors.

According to the report, a vehicle that was disabled by an earlier crash was struck by a sports car operated by an 18-year-old male. Slick roads have been named as part of the possible reason why the driver was unable to stop before his vehicle crashed into the disabled car. The force of the impact launched the driver from the car, also injuring three other occupants of the vehicle: two more 18-year-old males and a 17-year-old boy.

California State Driving Law For Minors

Do you know the California state laws for minors behind the wheel? A minor with a driver's license has rules and restrictions until they are 18 years of age. Here is a quick refresher so you can be safe when your child begins their driving journey.

The driver's license holder must be at least 16 years of age

According to California state law, here are the basic requirements to obtain a valid driver's license as a minor:

1 dead in fatal car accident in California

One person is dead and another is reportedly in custody following a serious crash between a motorcycle and a passenger car on the evening of Nov. 18 in San Jose. California Highway Patrol in that area have confirmed the death of one unidentified person in the fatal car accident that took place on Interstate 280 northbound. The charges against the other individual have not been formally announced to the public as of this report. 

Details about the accident are still being investigated by CHP, but it has been confirmed that police were made aware of the crash around 7:04 p.m. when a witness called police to report it. Unfortunately, the witness did not see the events leading up to the crash, so police are still trying to document its cause. The accident involved a passenger vehicle with an unknown number of occupants and a motorcycle, believed to have been carrying only the driver. 

Oceano Woman is Killed After Car Veers Off Into A Tree

On Monday, October 22nd, a woman from Oceano is killed in a car crash off of Highway 101 near Shell Beach. Highway 101 had just been reopened after another fatal car accident on October 15th.

A 26-year-old woman from Oceano in a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Highway 101 at an unknown speed near Spyglass Drive. The woman lost control of the vehicle and drove off the southbound side of the road into a tree. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene when authorities found her.

The cause of this incident is unknown, but it is being investigated.

What to Do If You've Been in an Accident

There are certain steps you must take if you've been in a motor vehicle accident. This article will lay out these steps for you to follow in the event of an accident on the road.

Be sure to assess the situation at hand

The first thing to do if you are in a motor vehicle accident is to stop and asses the situation. Determine if there are injuries, and the extent of the damage. Make sure the environment you are in is safe. If not, carefully move to a safe place alongside the road, or off onto the shoulder if you are on a major highway.

Fatal car accident in California claims 3 lives

Three people are tragically dead following a serious crash on Southbound Highway 99, according to state authorities. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the fatal car accident killed three women, two of whom were senior citizens. The driver believed responsible for the crash is suspected of drunk driving, and has since been criminally charged in connection with this case.

According to the police report, around 7:30 p.m. a 23-year-old woman entered the highway going the wrong direction. Police believe she had been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel, which may explain why she made what turned out to be a fatal error. As a result, her vehicle collided head-on with a second vehicle going the other direction.

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