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Common serious injuries in freeway accidents

When traveling in a motor vehicle, the faster you're going, the greater the risk for severe injuries. It should come as little surprise that freeway accidents often involve serious injuries. Vehicles traveling at top speeds have a hard time stopping quickly and add a lot of momentum to a crash. While vehicles are tested for safety after high speed crashes, injuries and fatalities can and do happen as a result of serious freeway accidents.

A motorist drives the wrong way along Interstate 5, 2 die

An early morning accident on Friday, July 7, 2017, claimed the lives of two Oceanside residents. An officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was originally summoned to a location nearby the fatal accident scene after another driver had reported seeing a motorist driving down Interstate 5 (I-5) in the wrong direction.

A 61-year-old Bonsall man is killed in drunk driving crash

A Bonsall man was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he entered the intersection between Route 76 and East Vista Way early in the morning on Sunday, June 25, 2017. California Highway Patrol (CHP) first began receiving reports of the accident around 3:42 a.m. that day.

Suspected drunk driver strikes and kills husband, injures wife

An alleged drunk driver is thought to have been responsible for striking and killing a 40-year-old Vista man and seriously injuring his 34-year-old wife during their evening jog on Friday, June 3, 2017. Driving under the influence (DUI) charges and others are expected to be filed in the case as soon as the 24-year-old man is released from the hospital.

A previously deported drunk driver severely injures Ysidro boy

A 6-year-old San Ysidro boy was hospitalized with severe head injuries on Tuesday, May 9, after his family's car was struck by an allegedly drunk driver. A border patrol officer with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division that was patrolling in the area came across the disabled car that had struck a guardrail and was turned around in traffic.

A hit-and-run driver admits fault in accident that killed family

A 31-year-old Vista, California, man will be sentenced to a term of 124 months in state prison on May 5, 2017 after pleading guilty to both vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges on Monday, April 3, 2017. In accepting the plea deal offered by the San Diego County Prosecutor's Office, the man admitted that he was responsible for having caused the fatal car crash on Sept. 10, 2016.

A motor home struck by a pickup in Paso Robles kills a mom

A 37-year-old San Jose woman died, and her 14-year-old son was severely injured, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The accident occurred when her motor home was struck by a pickup traveling near the intersection of Highways 41 and 46 near Paso Robles. The woman and the male teen were both ejected from the motor home when it came in contact with the truck.

Highway 46 rollover crash claims 2 lives, injures 2 others

The male driver of a Ford Expedition and his female passenger were killed after their car was struck by another and rolled over several times, ultimately ejecting one. The fatal accident occurred around 8:30 a.m., along State Route 46 in Paso Robles on Sunday morning, April 2, 2017.

Top causes of car accidents and how to avoid trouble on the road

Do you find yourself on the roads of San Diego (and surrounding areas) on a regular basis? Do you worry that you could be part of an accident since you hear how common they actually are and you never know when "your number" may come up?

What are the most dangerous foods to eat while driving?

Eating while you drive may sound enticing. On long trips, it can help break up the boredom. If you're in a rush, eating behind the wheel saves you time. However, it's also very dangerous and distracting, and it can lead to serious accidents. Some of the most dangerous foods include:

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