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California Highway Patrol investigates fatal accident

An unexpected loss of a life is always a sad event. However, when that loss involves a teenager, the event may seem even more tragic. Unfortunately, police in California are currently investigating a fatal accident that took the life of a young high school student.

The incident happened on an afternoon in mid-October. According to reports, the 15-year-old victim was the passenger in a car driven by a 18-year-old male. Police believe that the car was traveling approximately 40 mph over the speed limit.

How to avoid three common car-motorcycle accidents

As a motorcycle rider, you know you will be at a disadvantage if there is a collision between you and a vehicle of any size. To avoid a crash, you must stay alert, anticipate emergency situations and be smart about the way you ride.

You should also be aware of situations that could crop up at any time, and prepare to avoid them. Here are three of the most common car-motorcycle accidents waiting to happen.

Fatal accident in California results in arrest

Motorcycles are sometimes more difficult to see because of their smaller size. As a result, drivers of more traditional motor vehicles must remain vigilant at all times to help protect these motorists. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident in California demonstrates the potential harm that motorcyclists face.

The accident happened one evening on a day in mid-October. According to reports, a 28-year-old man was driving south on a California roadway when he attempted a left turn. Unfortunately, he apparently turned into the path of a northbound motorcycle operated by a 22-year-old man.

Fatal accident in California under investigation

Drivers are often told of the importance of driving defensively. Unfortunately, even the most experienced drivers are often unable to avoid the actions of others on California roadways. In fact, the California Highway Patrol is investigating a recent fatal accident that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer.

The incident that led to the man's death happened one morning on a day in October. According to reports, the 33-year-old man was driving on a California freeway around 9 a.m. Unfortunately, another driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle, causing it to strike another one. The collision forced the second vehicle into the officer's car, pushing the latter into a divider.

California bicycle accidents: Arrest following hit-and-run

When driving on California roadways, drivers must remain vigilant at all times, especially when there are bicyclists or pedestrians in the area. Even an action as simple as changing a radio station can pull a driver's attention away long enough to cause an accident. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents frequently result in serious injury, as evidenced by a recent crash believed to have been caused by a hit-and-run driver.

The accident happened one afternoon on a day in mid-September. According to reports, a 27-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the northbound lanes of a California road. Police believe that he was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old man.

Motorcycle accidents: Police investigate fatal California crash

Police officers in California and across the country place their lives at risk every single day that they work. However, most feel that the risk comes from work-related tasks, not from motorcycle accidents that occur while driving to work. Unfortunately, a California Highway Patrol officer recently lost his life in a crash that occurred while he was on his way to work.

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. on a day in September. According to reports, the 44-year-old officer was headed to work when the crash occurred. He was reportedly headed southbound when the driver of a northbound pickup truck turned abruptly into his path.

Should you follow the three-second rule as a motorcyclist?

The following distance you should observe when you are riding your motorcycle is a subject of debate. Some say two seconds’ distance is sufficient between your bike and the car ahead. Others insist that adding another second makes all the difference in a tricky situation.

Regardless of the measurement you choose, maintaining a safe following distance is an effort that is incumbent upon all drivers, and for good reason. 

Riding in the rain

Maybe it never rains in Southern California. Most of the time, motorcycle riders can jump on the bike without a second thought to weather and road conditions. But what happens when it pours (it pours…)?

Responsible motorcycle riders should be prepared to ride in all conditions, including rain and snow. Rainfall is sporadic in Orange County, so drivers are often unprepared and the roads can become dangerous even after a quick sprinkle. In order to better protect themselves, riders should keep some things in mind before riding on rainy roads.

California police officer arrested after fatal accident

There is no question that police officers have difficult jobs. However, they must obey the laws just as civilians do, including declining to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, alcohol is suspected to have played a role in a recent fatal accident in California that resulted in the loss of three lives and the arrest of an off-duty police officer.

The incident happened one night in late September. Reports indicate that the 26-year-old police officer was driving in the carpool lane of a California freeway when he abruptly moved into the lane to his right. Unfortunately, his vehicle allegedly struck the rear of a sedan. That vehicle burst into flames.

Bicycle accidents: California man killed in hit-and-run

It may be easy for some motorists to remember that there are a variety of different ways to legally use California roadways, potentially placing the lives of those using the roadways in ways other than with a motor vehicle in jeopardy. Unfortunately, such forgetfulness can have serious consequences and can result in dangerous bicycle accidents, for example. In fact, police are currently looking for the driver of a vehicle that was reportedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

The accident happened on a day in August. According to reports, the 59-year-old victim was stopped on the shoulder of a California road on his bicycle. Unfortunately, the driver of a motor vehicle reportedly lost control on a curve, striking the bicyclist.

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