U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson under Investigation for 2 Consecutive Road Mishaps

The U.S. Commerce Secretary is currently under investigation for the two hit-and-run accidents that occurred near his California home last weekend.

According to a statement released by the Commerce Department spokesperson, Jennifer Friedman, the investigation regarding the incidents is ongoing.

According to the Southern California police, Bryson was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus car on Saturday after crashing into one car twice and then crashing again into another.

The Commerce Department office said that the secretary had suffered a seizure during the accident. He was accordingly driving his own car on his personal time with no security escorts at the time of the vehicle accidents.

Nevertheless, Bryson still remains to be cooperative with the investigation and in fact, he voluntarily took a breathalyzer test after the crash, and took an immediate medical leave of absence so that he can focus all his attention on resolving the traffic incidents as well as his health issues. So far, alcohol and drug is not a factor to the incidents according to police. Bryson also underwent a blood test but the result is not yet available.

Since October 2011, Bryson has served President Barack Obama as secretary of Commerce. He is also an energy expert and seasoned businessman. On Saturday, at about 5:05 in the evening, Bryson reportedly rear-ended a Buick in San Gabriel and then hit the car again upon leaving the scene. Five minutes later after the first crash, Bryson again hit another car, a Honda Accord in Rosemead, California.

Bryson was treated at the accident scene and was later transported to the hospital. Passengers on the second car did not sustain major injuries and declined medical aid. However, two people from the first car accident were treated by paramedics after complaining of pain.

At present, the Los Angeles police have formally cited Bryson in the traffic incidents. However, the local district’ attorney’s office will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against Bryson.

A causative factor of personal injury, automobile accidents occur due to negligence of both or one of the involved parties. Sometimes, unexpected event also occurs and collisions occur for no obvious reason like Brysons’ case wherein he apparently suffered from seizure during the accident, according to a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney. Most automobile accidents can be avoided if only proper precautionary measures are observed carefully.

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.

Drivers, Passenger Killed while Exchanging Information

In accidents, motorists are expected to stop and exchange information so that they can discuss what should be done. When pulling over, they must make sure that they are parked on the shoulder and that other motorists are aware of their stationary vehicle so as not to be involved in another accident.

Passenger killed while exchanging information

"When pulling over, make sure you are parked on the shoulder." (photo credit: dailynews.com)

Three people, two male drivers and a female passenger, were recently hit and killed after they got out of their vehicle to exchange information in an earlier multi-car collision in the eastbound lanes of 101 freeway in Sherman Oaks.

The drivers were identified as Santiago Vasquez, 24, and Neil Hillan, 47 while the passenger was identified as 41-year-old Inglewood woman Norma Najera.

The third driver who was in an accident with Vasquez and Hillan was able to escape the second accident uninjured.

The driver in the second crash, who sustained moderate injuries, was not cited as authorities closed down the road and investigated the accident.

The drivers of the stationary vehicles should have put on warning devices so that motorists who are oblivious to the accident will be warned that the vehicles were stopped. Also, the driver in the second accident should have been more cautious and notice the vehicles so that he could have prevented the accident that killed the three.