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Pot's legalization and the impact on car crash rates

A recent study, conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute, suggests that states that have legalized the possession of marijuana for recreational use may be more vulnerable to higher car crash claims than those that have not. They note that states like Washington, Colorado and Oregon have seen a nearly three percent increase in crashes annually since marijuana first started being sold legally in these states between 2014 and 2015.

A multi-car crash claims 1 life, injures 3 others in Murrieta

A late morning crash on Wednesday, September 6th claimed the life of one motorist and injured three others in the French Valley portion of Murrieta. The multi-car accident, which occurred near the intersection of Winchester and Auld roads, was first reported to police at 10:44 a.m.

A suspected drunk driver strikes 2 cars, kills 1 in Coronado

The driver of a Jeep crashed into two vehicles along the Silver Strand State Highway in Coronado early in the morning on Sunday, Aug. 20. Police believe that vehicle's driver may have been intoxicated at the time. That crash resulted in at least one motorist being killed and six other individuals suffering injuries.

Why on-board safety software may be key to reducing car crashes

Some of the most promising types of automobile safety software to be installed on vehicles in the past few years has been the lane-drifting and blind-spot warning systems. In order to reach this conclusion, researchers with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analyzed crash data recorded during 2009 and 2015 across 25 states.

How to file a lost wages claim in your car accident case

Imagine for a moment there's a slow down on the highway. The driver that's been keeping busy texting on his way home fails to notice that traffic has come to a standstill and crashes into the rear of your car at a high rate of speed. Next thing you know, you're sitting at the hospital being told you have broken ribs. The doctor tells you that you're going to have to stay off work until you heal.

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.

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