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.
Two people are tragically dead following a serious car accident on Highway 99 on the afternoon of Dec. 18, according to state police. California Highway Patrol responded to the auto accident that killed two drivers in the accident. Another person was taken to a local hospital with injuries, and so far, no charges have been announced by police.
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.
Three women are dead following a serious two-vehicle accident in Santa Maria, according to local sources. California authorities have confirmed the deaths, which included a mother and daughter from out of state. A fourth person has been hospitalized, and the other driver is suspected of being under the influence. Charges may yet be forthcoming in this motor vehicle accident case.
An unknown individual was airlifted to a hospital following a single-car crash on State Route 166, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Department officials. The car accident was responded to by several California emergency services, including firefighters from Santa Maria City. The California Highway Patrol is still in the process of investigating the crash, and they have not yet filed charges against the driver.
A man who tragically lost both of his legs in a serious vehicle crash is suing ride-share program Uber, as well as the driver who apparently hit him. The 23-year-old California man was struck by a vehicle after assisting his Uber driver in moving his stalled vehicle off the road. It is unclear at this time whether the other driver involved in the car accident will face criminal charges in addition to the civil suit filed by the victim.
A driver who was driving the wrong way on an interstate highway is dead, and the accident he is believed to have caused has also seriously injured another person, according to local sources. California Highway Patrol has confirmed the 5-car accident claimed the life of one driver and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Several other people also sustained minor injuries in the crash, which is still being investigated as of this report.
After driving with apparent extreme fatigue and using his cell phone repeatedly during the drive, a bus driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in an accident that killed four. The man is also accused of failing to keep his records accurate, entering false information into his log book, and driving over the law-allowed time limits for the state of California, all of which could have contributed to the bus accident. Over the last two years, he had been given at least seven citations for violations.
At least eight people were reported to have been injured in a wrong-way collision recently. According to the California Highway Patrol, the auto accident started as a head-on crash that happened just after 8 p.m. The car that caused the wreck, a gold Honda, was said to have been stolen.
Road rage makes the highways less safe for everyone. Even if a motorist is not directly involved, a recent road rage incident in California demonstrates how they can be caught up in the aftermath.