A charter bus driver traveling on a major highway in another state reportedly lost control of his vehicle. As a result, his bus, which was in the inside lane, crashed into the concrete wall dividing his lane from oncoming traffic.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, around 12 million people admitted to driving while under the influence of marijuana on at least one occasion. Additionally, 2 million people said that they had driven after using other illegal drugs. If there is a bright said to this news, it is that drugged driving has yet to become as pervasive as drunken driving, as 21 million people admitted to driving after having too much to drink.
California has had a texting and driving ban and a ban on the use of handheld devices while behind the wheel for some time now.
Thanksgiving is traditionally known as the busiest travel weekend each year. While it is certainly good that people take time around Thanksgiving to visit loved ones or just relax, the drawback is that there will be a lot of traffic on the roads.
We often see news announcements noting a vehicle recall for certain defects, many of which can affect the safety of the vehicle and thus those inside. In such cases, the recalls can be the result of actual accidents or injuries sustained, where at least part of the cause is traced back to the defect. When these accidents occur and someone is injured, then, it may be possible to successfully recover compensation from the vehicle manufacturer.
When a moving vehicle strikes and injures a pedestrian, the pedestrian often files a lawsuit seeking money damages. One of the defendants is almost always the driver, who is almost always alleged to have been negligent. In a recent lawsuit filed against mega-celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, a pedestrian alleges that he was injured because the couple was negligent in failing to instruct their driver and security team to be alert for pedestrians.
Chain-reaction automobile accidents usually begin with inattentive drivers losing control of their vehicle and thereby creating a hazard for following vehicles. A recent five-car accident in Menlo Park apparently began when an inattentive driver collided with a construction barrier. A second vehicle crashed into the first, and three more cars were involved before police arrived.
In the last few years, self-driving vehicles have become more numerous and more controversial. To their fans, these cars-of-the-future take the human element out of automobile control and are far safer than human-controlled cars. To their critics, self-driving cars have not been conclusively proven to be any safer than human drivers and in many cases, appear to be more dangerous. A recent motor vehicle accident in San Francisco involving a Tesla is likely to stir the pot of controversy even more.
Loading or unloading luggage at a large airport can be a nerve-wracking task. Cars are traveling at different speeds and are constantly changing lanes or making unexpected stops. People who are on foot must be constantly alert. A recent motor vehicle accident at San Francisco International Airport appears to have happened with such speed that the three victims had little time or no time to react before they were struck by a rapidly moving SUV.