Using data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration between 2009 and 2013, the Auto Insurance Center has determined what behaviors caused the most fatal car accidents in every state. In California, improper turns caused the most deadly auto accidents. Other common causes of fatal accidents included failure to stay in one's lane, reckless driving and failure to yield the right of way.
Each year in California, many people are seriously injured or killed when they are attacked by dogs. Dogs can be unpredictable, and it's important for people to know what they should do around strange dogs as well as when a dog attacks.
The California Highway Patrol announced that a two-car collision in Sutter County caused the deaths of three people and led to serious criminal charges against the surviving driver. Reports indicate that the wreck happened on April 25 around 3:45 p.m. at a point on Highway 113 south of Yuba City.
Shortly after the California Highway Patrol dispatch received a call that a Toyota Prius was driving the wrong way on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento County, the Prius struck a pickup truck head on. The CHP responded to the accident and reported that four people, a 19-year-old woman and three men, had died at the scene.
An eastbound big rig on the 210 freeway in San Fernando Valley drove down an embankment before crashing into vehicles on an exit ramp. The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident happened near Lake View Terrace and Pacoima on April 17. A 32-year-old man died, and five more people were injured.
The 35-year-old man from San Jose whose 2011 Nissan Frontier pickup rear-ended a Ford Taurus on Highway 101 south of De La Cruz Boulevard has been arrested and jailed. According to the California Highway Patrol, he is being held in the Santa Clara County Jail without bail on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter for the hit-and-run car accident.
The California Highway Patrol has released relevant information pertaining to a fatal taxi accident in Fairfield. The wreck happened at 1 a.m. on March 16.
A 28-year-old Lodi man was killed in a three-car collision on Highway 88 on Feb. 21. The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, just before 3 p.m. on Feb. 14, a fatal accident occurred in San Mateo County. A 40-year-old motorcyclist was killed in the wreck, which happened on a curve in Highway 84. Reports say that an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Impala collided head-on into the westbound 2002 Honda motorcycle, hurling the man off the bike. Officials reported that the motorcyclist died at the scene.
The California Highway Patrol reportedly investigated an accident that occurred on Jan. 18 in Corona and arrested a driver. The other driver was apparently seriously injured, and his passenger was killed in the collision, which happened just after 4 a.m. on the 91 Freeway.