Car Accident Archive
Grace Richards, 32, lost control of her Chevrolet SUV on West Mission Bay Drive shortly before 10 p.m. on October 18, 2023. Richard was traveling from Nevada when her vehicle, which was towing a trailer, veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Richards died at the scene of the crash. San Diego Police say there is no explanation why she seemingly lost control of her vehicle. Could fatigue have been a factor? The answer, unfortunately, may never be known.
Daylight Saving Time means setting our clocks forward by one hour in the Spring and turning them back in the Fall. For many of us, this can disrupt our internal body clock, also known as circadian rhythm. Our bodies need time to adapt to these shifts, which can lead to sleep disturbances and an increased risk of crashes. As we approach the end of Daylight Saving Time and prepare to set our clocks back on November 5, it’s important to raise awareness about the increase in car crashes as we adjust to the dark.
Proper use of a child safety seat is essential to keeping your little ones safe. According to NHTSA, car seats reduce fatalities by 54%. These seats are designed to provide optimal protection in the event of a collision. However, many parents are unaware that after a car accident, it is necessary to replace the child safety seat, even if it does not appear to be damaged.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of automotive technology, driving assistance systems have emerged as a game-changer, promising safer roads and enhanced driving experiences. A recent report by AAA reveals that driving assistance technology could potentially prevent a staggering 3.7 million crashes. This report reveals the significant benefits of driving assistance technology, which could revolutionize the way we navigate our journeys and ensure a safer future for everyone on the road.
Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage for teenagers, as it represents a major step towards adulthood and more freedom. However, teenage motorists must also face the reality that driving is a dangerous activity with potentially tragic consequences in certain situations.
Purchasing a vehicle is an exciting milestone in life, but don’t let that excitement overshadow the importance of safety. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, making a safe choice is paramount. In this blog post, we’ll explore some crucial vehicle-buying safety tips to help you navigate the process with confidence and find a vehicle that ensures your well-being on the road.
Electric vehicles have become incredibly popular in recent years, soaring well above 2.1 million globally in 2019. They keep the cost of traveling down, making them a more attractive option for those concerned about rising fuel prices. Despite the benefits of these vehicles, there are some hidden dangers. Electric vehicles are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which have been known to spontaneously overheat and explode, making them potentially more dangerous in a car accident.
Car accidents are a fact of life in California. No matter how diligently you drive, you cannot control the actions of other drivers. Your actions after a crash can make a difference in what compensation you receive from the responsible parties. The following are the first four things you should do after a car accident.
Dashcams are dashboard cameras, typically mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard. They have been legal in California since 2011. State law specifies that dashcams must not be placed in a location that could interfere with airbag deployment, and any passengers in the vehicle must be notified that their conversations are being recorded. Dashcam footage can serve as valuable evidence in a car accident case.
COVID changed so much, so perhaps it’s no surprise that it changed the way we drive, too. Lockdowns and remote work meant months of empty roads. Now that we are back to our regular driving routines, California is experiencing a surge in traffic deaths. Did we forget how to drive? Did we pick up dangerous habits while driving on empty roads? Can we get back to driving safely, or is this our new normal? In this month’s blog post, we discuss some of the details of a recent traffic safety study and explore some of the factors behind this bizarre and scary phenomenon.
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