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.
Driving along an intersection is dangerous because it is a place where you will likely encounter vehicles coming from all sides.
A 77-year-old woman died when the car that she was driving was broadsided by a van along an intersection in Irvine.
According to reports, the woman was identified as Patricia Thompson-Yates, from Irvine.
The woman was traveling eastbound along Farwell Avenue when her Toyota was broadsided by a van that was moving southbound along Culver Drive at around 1:20 p.m., said Irvine police.
According to reports, she was brought to Hoag Hospital, where she died after 2:00 p.m.
No one else was hurt in the accident.
A 25-year-old woman lost her mother in a rollover accident all because of a dropped ice cream.
"Driver Loses her Mother to a Rollover Accident Because of a Dropped Ice Cream." (photo credit: capetowndailyphoto.com)
According to CHP, the woman was driving a Toyota Prius with her mom as passenger along the eastbound lane of Interstate 40 when she dropped her ice cream and everything went wrong from there.
Her mom removed her seatbelt and they tried to clean up the mess but that took her attention off the road and the vehicle started to drift.
And running at 70 mph, the driver lost control and the car rolled over in the median.
Her mother was ejected from the vehicle because she was no longer wearing her seatbelt while she may have broken her arm.
Distractions are actually the most common cause of car accidents.
DUI and reckless driving may be the one that grabs the headlines the most but there are actually more accidents caused by unfocused drivers.
It may not always be fatal but it is no less dangerous.
And as shown by what happened to the woman and her mother, it just takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy.
A head-on collision has claimed the lives of three young children in Madera County and caused injuries to five other occupants.
The children were reportedly riding in a westbound Chrysler van when it hit an eastbound Toyota after overcorrecting along Avenue 7 1/2. The driver of the van only sustained minor injuries while the injuries of the four Toyota occupants ranged from minor to major.
The three children died at the scene and it was not immediately known if they were safely strapped in their seats when the accident occurred. Occupants who sustained serious injuries were airlifted to an area hospital.
When travelling with children, guardians and companions must always prioritize their safety.
They must be properly strapped in their child safety seats so that they would not be thrown forward in case a collision occurs.
However, the children’s ages in which car seats are necessary differ in each state and so parents should be aware of state laws mandating the type of car seat that their children must use.