Alcohol and drugs seem to be wreaking havoc on some California roadways. A 10-year-old Los Angeles child recently died in one of four fatal car accidents that occurred in Kings County over one weekend. According to California Highway Patrol, a driver who was under the influence of alcohol crossed over the center line of Highway 41 and crashed into a car with five occupants.
California motorists will always be at risk while they travel on the busy roads of the state, even if they avoid dangerous driving habits such as distraction or impairment. The chance of being the victim of the negligence of another driver is always possible. In many circumstances, multi-vehicle car accidents involve only one negligent driver who leaves injured and/or deceased victims in several other vehicles.
It is not uncommon for some drivers nationwide, including in California, to drive into the New Year under the influence of alcohol. While that might be part of their celebrations, it often ends in car accidents and tragedy for others. An alleged drunk driver is facing multiple charges after he allegedly caused critical injuries to several people.
Losing a loved one at this time of the year when most people are excitedly anticipating the holidays can be traumatic because it may mar the holiday seasons of years to come. One family was recently dealt such a blow when a freak accident killed a pedestrian in California. This was one of those car accidents in which all the vehicle occupants survived the collision while a pedestrian who was at the wrong place at the wrong time was struck and killed.
Shortly after 7 p.m. on a recent Friday, Los Angeles County Fire Department received an alert about an automobile crash involving fire. The California Highway Patrol also responded, and upon arrival, crews determined that two vehicles had crashed head-on. Reportedly, this was one of those car accidents in which one driver passed another vehicle without looking out for oncoming traffic.
Several safety agencies recently responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Riverside County. According to the California Highway Patrol, this was one of those car accidents that resulted from the actions of one driver who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Some surrounding roads were closed for three to four hours while investigations were underway.
Motorists on San Francisquito Canyon Road might have experienced delays on a recent Wednesday evening when the road was reduced to a single traffic lane to allow the investigation of a head-on collision. Along with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol responded to the crash. It is suspected that this was one of those car accidents in which excessive speed played a primary role.