San Francisco parks employee charged with striking, killing woman
A tragic and horrifying accident at a San Francisco park earlier in September caused the death of the mother of a little girl. A city Recreation and Parks Department employee has been arrested on felony charges in connection with the fatal accident. Perhaps what is most upsetting about this incident is that the victim’s daughter was there to witness it.
The victim was visiting Holly Park in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Sep. 5. With her was her 11-month-old daughter and pet dog.
Early-morning highway car accident in Bay Area kills driver
A deadly early-morning Bay Area car accident remained very mysterious for the California Highway Patrol, one day after it happened. How did two vehicles in Santa Clara County collide with such force as to “basically” tear one of them in half, as one trooper put it?
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the car accident took place around 4 a.m. on Jan. 5, on a highway in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. One of the vehicles was driven by a 21-year-old man, and had three passengers, including a San Francisco woman. The other vehicle was driven by a 46-year-old man.
Study finds ATV use on roadways on the rise, so are crashes
Recreational vehicles such as ATVs can be incredibly fun to ride; but as readers of our blog know, these types of vehicles can also be incredibly dangerous as well, especially if the driver is operating it in an unsafe or reckless manner. Despite the danger though, an increasing number of people are choosing to operate these vehicles after seeking consultation from a car accident law firm. But unlike similar motor vehicles, ATVs are not designed to travel on public roadways — a dangerous fact that is now leading to deadly consequences.
According to the data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, between 2007 and 2011, approximately 1,700 ATV riders died in crashes on public roads nationwide. That’s about 340 a year, estimates the IIHS who found that of those crashes, 90 percent of those fatalities were the vehicles’ driver.