California residents know that motor vehicle accidents can happen on any day, especially if it is a holiday. They may not realize, however, that other days carry an increased risk of car crashes.
One person was killed and five more were injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer in San Fernando Valley on April 17. The accident happened around 6:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The intersection of Collins Street and Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana was closed for hours after two people died in a collision between a motorcycle and Honda sedan. Los Angeles police said that the motorcycle hit the driver's side of the car.
The California Highway Patrol said on March 17 that a violent traffic accident on Pacific Coast Highway sliced one of the vehicles in half and killed three people. The crash happened not long after midnight near Point Mugu in Ventura County.
The California Highway Patrol reported a man was seriously injured after his parked car was struck by an alleged drunk driver in Colton on March 9. The incident took place at approximately 6:45 p.m.
On Feb. 20, two people died following a wrong-way crash on Highway 101 near the county line between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Authorities said the crash occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. Southbound Highway 101 was shut down north of Santa Maria for approximately two hours as authorities investigated the crash scene. It was reopened about 3:30 p.m.
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in San Mateo County on Feb. 14. The driver who collided with the motorcyclist was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The California Highway Patrol report that a woman was killed in an accident on Highway 101 in Gilroy on Feb. 6. They indicate that the crash happened at 8:40 a.m. near Masten Avenue.
When a motor vehicle accident takes place, those involved are likely to become confused and emotional. This makes it important to know what to do before a wreck happens. While no accident is exactly the same, motorists must first know that is unlawful to drive away from a wreck in California even when not at fault.
Four people were injured in a collision in Contra Costa County on Jan. 6. Police were not sure what caused the head-on crash that left a portion of Byron Highway closed in both directions for over an hour.