Elderly Pedestrian Dies when Hit by Car while Jaywalking

Crosswalks are created or designated so that pedestrians can safely cross the street without the fear of being hit by vehicles. If an accident happens because they are not using the crosswalk, the driver may not be held liable for it.

A 54-year-old woman reportedly died after being struck by a Honda Accord while jaywalking in Fresno.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Donna Patterson, from Fresno. Reports said the accident occurred near Saginaw Way, along Blackstone Avenue at around 11:10 a.m.

According to reports, the woman was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities issued no citations to the driver.

In this case, the driver may escape from any liability because the pedestrian failed to comply with traffic rules.

For more information about pedestrian accidents, you can call an expert Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

DUI Arrests in Orange County during Labor Day Weekend Increase in 2011

The effects of driving while intoxicated are well known to people, specifically drivers. However, many drivers still commit this violation, as seen in the number of DUI arrests made in Orange County last Labor Day weekend.

According to reports, about 262 people were arrested for DUI from Friday to Monday. This number is significantly higher compared to the 187 recorded DUI arrests last holiday weekend in 2010.

Accidents caused by driver intoxication may cause injuries and may claim the lives of innocent people so using drugs or drinking alcohol before driving a vehicle should be strictly avoided.

For more information about DUI and car accidents, it is advisable that you call a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Suspected Drug Dealer/Buyer Arrested after Crashing into LA County Jail

A suspected drug buyer or dealer may have been destined to spend time in prison after crashing into the Central Jail while being chased by authorities in Los Angeles.

According to reports, the driver was being watched by undercover narcotics police officers during an alleged drug transaction. When authorities trailed behind the man, the latter began to move the wrong way.

He kept on moving though authorities have already stopped chasing him.

Preliminary reports show that the driver struck parked vehicles. He then slammed into Los Angeles County Central Jail, which is located along Bauchet Street in Chinatown, said police.

Authorities arrested the man after the incident.

In this case, the man may be found guilty of various offenses including negligent driving and drug trafficking.

For more information about vehicle accidents, you are advised to call a skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

2 Boys Injured in Intersection Collision near Tulare

The risk of an accident is greater when you are along an intersection because you will likely encounter vehicles coming from various directions.

At least two boys were injured after a 2000 Nissan sedan and a 2002 Toyota sedan collided along an intersection near Tulare.

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, both Angel and Diego, who are aged 11 and 12, were not wearing their seatbelt when the accident occurred. They were ejected from the vehicle due to the impact.

Fortunately, the boys landed on a pasture which was near the corner of Road 132 and Avenue 228.

This accident shows the importance of being cautious with your actions while on the road, especially while passing along an intersection. In addition, it also tells you how important it is to wear your seatbelt because this tool can save your life and protect you from serious injuries when an accident happened.

You can learn more about car accidents by consulting with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

SDPD Officer Commits Suicide amidst DUI, Hit-and-Run Controversy

Reputation is very important, especially to those who are supposed to serve as role models to ordinary people. Being involved in a controversy or a legal procedure can damage your name, but it should not be used as a reason for ending your own life.

A San Diego Police Department officer committed suicide while facing charges of felony hit-and-run and DUI.

According to reports, Officer David Christopher Hall shot himself to death at his house located along the 3300 block of Ashford Street in Kearny Mesa.

In February 2011, the officer was involved in a DUI-related collision in Serra Mesa and he allegedly fled afterwards.

On May 2, he pleaded not guilty to the mentioned charges.

For more information about DUI and other causes of car accidents, you are encouraged to call a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

LA Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Hit-and-Run and DUI Charges after Collision

Authorities, as advocates of the law, are expected to comply with it. If they failed to do so, they may also be required to undergo the litigation process and to face the penalties of their violation.

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy identified as Michael Anthony Grundy, 45, recently pleaded not guilty to two felony counts which are related to hit-and-run and DUI.

The charges stemmed from an accident which occurred last January.

The deputy collided with another car along an intersection. The other motorist was injured as a result of the incident. Instead of helping the motorist, he chose to flee the accident area.

Fortunately, he was seen by to other deputies. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers then arrested him.

He is being accused of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

If you want to know more details about car accidents, you are encouraged to call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Motorcyclist Fatally Injured after Collision Involving Big Rig in LA

Collisions involving motorcycles and large vehicles like trucks and big rigs usually end up badly for motorcyclists.

In fact, a collision involving a motorcycle and a big rig, which recently occurred in Los Angeles, has claimed the life of a rider.

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, the accident happened at Lorena Street, along the westbound 60 Freeway at around 3:00 p.m.

No information has been released regarding the condition of the big rig driver.

Authorities are still conducting an investigation in the aim of determining what caused the fatal incident.

If you want to know more about motorcycle accidents, you are encouraged to call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Glendora Collision Involving Pickup Truck and Tractor-Trailer Results in Fatalities

Collisions involving two vehicles may result in severe injuries and death. The risks of fatalities may increase if one of the vehicles involved is heavier and bigger than the other one.

At least three women have died after the Nissan pickup truck they were riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart tractor trailer, causing it to catch fire. The accident occurred along the southbound Orange (57) Freeway.

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, the three women were still inside the pickup when it burst into flames.

Both the pickup and big rig drivers did not sustain fatal injuries due to the crash.

For more information about vehicle accidents and wrongful death, do not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Elderly Pedestrian Seriously Injured when Hit by BMW in Visalia

Pedestrians should always watch out for approaching vehicles and use designated crosswalks to avoid being involved in an accident. Remember, a driver may not be held liable for a pedestrian’s injuries if the latter was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident.

A 60-year-old woman who was not using a designated crosswalk sustained major injuries after being hit by a BMW in Visalia, said reports.

Authorities stated that a 52-year-old BMW driver identified as Edmund Auyeung, from Visalia, hit Janet Cross, also from Visalia, while the pedestrian was walking across Chinowth Road.

The accident occurred at around 9:40 p.m. along south of Noble Avenue.

According to reports, Cross was rushed to Kaweah Delta Medical Center to receive immediate treatment for her injuries.

If you want to know more about pedestrian accidents, it is advisable that you seek legal advice from skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyers.

Almost 150 Drivers Arrested for DUI during Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend was created in order for people to remember the soldiers who have given up their lives for the country. However, other people chose to party, drink, or get high during the holiday weekend, as seen in the number of drivers who were arrested for DUI during this period in Orange County.

According to reports, around 148 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI. This number is slightly higher compared to the 139 arrests that were made the previous year.

Authorities arrested people after performing saturation patrols and setting up checkpoints all over the area.

Although this move was done in order to lessen the risks of an accident during the Memorial Day weekend, some people were reportedly killed after they encountered a negligent and/or intoxicated driver.