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Car accidents: 2 dead, 2 injured in California

Two people are dead and another two are in serious condition following a devastating crash in Madera County, according to local sources. California authorities are still trying to piece together the cause of the accident that claimed the lives of two unknown individuals and critically injured two more, including a child. As with most serious car accidents, this incident is being thoroughly investigated by police and accident reconstruction teams. 

Is Your Carpool Lane Decal About to Expire?

If you bought your green vehicle before 2017, your decal may expire at the start of the new year, 2019. The HOV program that was designed to bring new eco-friendly vehicles into the market place has been since updated by California state legislators to allow electric vehicles owners to apply for new HOV decals if the they purchased their eligible vehicle in 2017 or 2018. Unfortunately, this leaves those who purchased eligible vehicles prior to 2017 without recourse except purchase a new eligible vehicle. Vehicles purchased in 2019 will have valid decals for carpool access through 2022.

Alleged drunk driver involved in fatal accident

A 29-year-old mother was tragically killed in a car accident on the night of Sept. 9, and the other driver is facing serious potential charges. Police in Hemet, California, confirmed the alleged drunk driver of the other vehicle has been taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He is being held against $75,000 bail.

Post Malone Unhurt After Car Accident

Post Malone was involved in a car accident earlier this month, on Friday 9/7/2018. No injuries were reported following the accident, however his white Rolls Royce Wraith, worth an estimated $325,000 was totaled in the accident. The timing of the accident could not have been stranger for the American rapper as his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in New York 2 weeks prior. In both incidents, nobody involved was injured. In a tweet following Friday's accident, Malone tweeted out, "god must hate me lol." Given the series of events, at least he can keep a sense of humor about it all.

Stolen Vehicle Involved in LA-Area Car Crash

On Monday, 9/3/2018, the chase of a possibly stolen vehicle lead to a collision in Boyle Heights. The woman and man in the allegedly stolen vehicle were both injured as well as the woman in the other involved vehicle. While their specific injuries were not reported, all parties involved were taken by ambulance to the local hospital. The accident occurred on State Street, near the 101 Freeway after police attempted to pull over the allegedly stolen vehicle.

September is Rail Safety Month

During the month of September, railway operators are pushing for public awareness of safe behaviors around railways. LA metro, Amtrak and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are teaming up in a joint effort to educate the public. Railroad trespassing and rail crossing injuries can be life changing for obvious reasons, however many fail to acknowledge the how potentially dangerous their actions are. To help educate the public, Amtrak will have events at Petco Park and Angel Stadium on the nights of the 16th and 17th of September respectively. As Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties continue to expand their railways and spread access to public transit, the public should be informed about safe travel practices.

California car accident injures several

A serious accident in Hacienda has resulted in several injuries, according to local sources. California authorities responded to a serious car accident that sent at least three people to the hospital. Officers on the scene believe the driver assumed to be responsible is also under suspicion of drunk driving. 

YouTube star dies in fatal car accident in California

An 18-year-old man best known for live-streaming video games on YouTube has been killed, along with a woman and her daughter, in a head-on crash believed to be his fault. The fatal car accident occurred in San Diego County, California, on Aug. 23. Obviously, no charges will be filed posthumously, but the family of the deceased parties may be in a position to sue for wrongful death.

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Teaches A Car To Drive Itself

This is the future: self-driving vehicles that learn instinctively through machine learning, artificial intelligence...and that future is not so far away from us. At Cambridge University, an algorithm developed by Ph.D students teaches a car to follow a lane in a matter of twenty minutes. Machine learning is coming up quickly in the motor vehicle industry.

YouTube star involved in fatal car accident, 2 dead

California residents may be familiar with YouTube, a social media platform featuring videos on just about anything, mostly uploaded by users themselves. In recent years, some users have risen to celebrity status after gaining millions of likes and followers on their channels. Advertisers pay these users to promote their products in their videos. Recently, a young YouTube sensation, famous for marketing video games, caused a fatal car accident that claimed two innocent lives. 

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