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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.

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. 

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.

2018 College Scholarship Essay Contest Winner Announced

The winner of the 2018 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship was recently announced. The award, which is given annually to a deserving college or university student, comes with a $1000 prize for use toward the winner's tuition and/or fees. The winner is chosen from entrants who submit an essay, which is judged on strength of argument, uniqueness, overall writing skill, and other criteria. Submissions are reviewed by founding attorney Scott J. Corwin and the firm's staff.

Electric Scooter Rider Safety and Enforcement Actions Continue

Last month in October, the San Diego Police Department conducted pedestrian, scooter and bike enforcement at several San Diego beaches. The goal of these targeted enforcement is to educate the public on safe practices when operating scooters, bikes and vehicles in crowded areas. San Diego PD explained they focused on driver behavior including but not limited to making illegal turns, speeding as well as failing to yield to pedestrians and stop signs. While extra attention was paid toward drivers' activities, pedestrians, cyclists and scooter riders were also scrutinized and ticketed for unsafe practices.

AAA Study Reveals Extent of Reliance on Assisted Driving Technologies

In AAA study, researchers have found that many drivers trust assisted driving technologies beyond their intended scopes. Of the 1,380 vehicle owners that responded to the survey, 30 percent of owners with Blind Spot Monitoring at least sometimes rely on technology to change lanes without visually checking their blind spot. What may be even more troubling is that 29 percent of respondents reported, "at least occasionally feeling comfortable engaging in other activities while driving with ACC." Additionally, only 33 percent recognized that dirt, ice and snow could obstruct the sensors used in automatic emergency braking.

Bicycle accidents: 1 injured in California

One unfortunate cyclist is clinging to life following a collision in San Jose, according to local police. Officers in the California city responded to the crash, which happened on the morning of Nov. 2. While many bicycle accidents are fatal, even those where the cyclist survives can cause devastating physical injuries. This could result in criminal and/or civil action being taken against the driver involved. 

Fatal car accident kills 1 in California

One person is dead after a serious accident on Interstate 280 near San Jose on the morning of Oct. 28, according to local sources. California Highway Patrol has confirmed that several other people were badly hurt in the fatal car accident that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. While drugs and alcohol are not being considered potential factors in the accident, the investigation into the crash is still underway at this time and charges could still be forthcoming.

Bob Barker Hospitalized for Back Pain

Most of you know him as the host of the hit show "Price is Right," while others may know him for his fierce advocacy for animal rights. Bob Barker, aged 94, was recently transported to the hospital from his house in Hollywood. Paramedics were dispatched to Barker's home for, "unspecified medical aid." Some suspect this hospitalization may be related to a previous back injury or possibly a fall he sustained in his home in 2017 in which he injured his head. Regardless of the severity of the pain or injury, we wish him a speedy recovery.

Crossing Guard Struck in Simi Valley

A Simi Valley crossing guard was struck by a vehicle after pushing a pedestrian to safety. The crossing guard, whose identity is currently withheld, is suffering from critical injuries sustained in the accident. The crossing guard was struck at approximately 7:30 a.m. near Madera Elementary School, on the corner of Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive. The driver stopped his vehicle hitting the crossing guard and cooperated with police investigations regarding the accident. The crossing guard's current condition has been released since going to the hospital.

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