car accidents Archives

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:

Three states propose .05 alcohol limits ― will California do the same?

Last year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) again recommended that states begin dropping their legal blood-alcohol-concentration (BAC) levels for driving from .08 percent to .05 percent.

Proposed legislation seeks provisional licenses for anyone under 21

Some California lawmakers think the current laws applicable to young, inexperienced drivers are simply not strict enough. In fact, a recently proposed bill in California now seeks to place the same driving restrictions that currently apply to 16- and 17-year-olds on all drivers under the age of 21 -- meaning, if passed, many college-aged individuals would be required to have provisional licenses.

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