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4 killed, 4 injured in California crash

Four people were killed and four others were injured in a head-on collision between a sedan and a pickup truck in Aptos on March 1. The nighttime crash likely involved alcohol, according to police, since several broken bottles and several intact bottles of alcohol were found around the sedan. Additionally, witnesses reported that just prior to the accident, the driver of the sedan was conducting the vehicle erratically and recklessly.

Wrong-way crash kills two on California's Highway 101

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.

California head-on collision kills 1 and injures 3

On Feb. 6, an accident involving a 1999 Volvo and a Chevrolet Silverado resulted in the death of the 22-year-old Volvo driver and serious injuries for the driver and two passengers traveling in the truck. The California Highway Patrol received a call at approximately 12:30 a.m., reporting that the Volvo was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Interstate 880.

What to do when a crash occurs

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.

Motor vehicle accidents can cause whiplash

California drivers and passengers may be interested in learning more about whiplash with regard to car accidents. Whiplash can occur during a motor vehicle accident when a collision causes a person's neck to be suddenly jerked back and forth. Whiplash injuries often result in ligament damage in the neck. Muscles and tendons can also sustain damage during a whiplash injury.

Head-on collision in California kills 2

A multi-vehicle accident in East Whittier in the early morning of Jan. 1 claimed the lives of two individuals, sources indicate. According to a California Highway Patrol representative, it is unclear whether one of the drivers was impaired at the time of the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.

4 killed, 2 injured in fiery crash

On Dec. 26, four people were killed and two others were seriously injured in a fiery crash in California. The two-car accident happened in Fair Oaks at around 1:30 a.m. when a driver drifted over the centerline. So far, investigators have not confirmed whether impairment played a factor in the wreck.

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