A van shuttling children to an after-school activity in Dana Point, California, crashed into a tree, sending five children to the hospital.
Drowsy drivers pose a risk on many levels. The most obvious, of course, is that they could nod off behind the wheel and cause an accident. This often happens when people try to drive long after they are too tired to do so. Even if someone does not completely fall asleep behind the wheel, they may still have slower reactions and make simple mistakes, similar to a drunk driver.
Some California drivers can operate a car safely as long as they live. Others, perhaps, should stop driving once their faculties such as eyesight and decision-making ability begin to falter.
Someday, self-driving cars will dominate the freeways in Southern California. That doesn't mean we can drive without fear of an accident.
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Two young men were killed, and a young woman has been charged in their death after an accident in Northern California.
Studies released a few months ago showed that arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California had fallen sharply in the state's biggest cities, perhaps because of the growth of services such as Lyft and Uber.
After you get into an accident, you may find that you've acquired a disability. For someone who could once walk, use both arms or use your body in normal manners, having to cope with a disability is particularly difficult.
If someone you love is killed in a car accident, there are many things that will go through your mind. You may be in charge of a funeral, have to focus on financial concerns or suddenly find yourself shouldered with medical bills. You know that the person responsible for the crash should have insurance and that the insurance should cover any expenses caused by your loved one's death. However, did you know that you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against third parties such as the city for damaged roadways or 911 operators for failing to give a driver accurate instructions?
Driving dangerously means that you're a negligent or reckless driver. Recklessness is when your conduct is so inconsiderate that you're not thinking about what could happen to you or others if you act that way. For example, speeding in a neighborhood is reckless behavior, since you could hit a child or crash and hurt yourself.