A fatal bus crash in February 2010 has resulted in a lawsuit filed by the family of the deceased 79-year-old Watsonville man who was killed. The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District is now facing a $500,000 fine. First of all we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of this elderly gentleman.
Distracted driving is one of my main topics lately on this blog for a reason. Distracted driving is the cause of many automobile collisions, including fatal collisions. In a recent post last month, I was happy to learn that due to concerns about distracted driving the NTSB recommends a ban on personal devices. The NTSB has a focus on safety and that focus does not seem to be watered down by politics or inconvenience to cell phone users. Should all cell phone use be banned, even hands free cell phone use? This is an interesting debate and I would appreciate my readers adding their views.
Police are still looking for a white van that was involved in a hit-and-run with a school bus in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, January 18th at around 2:50 p.m. near Harrison and Cesar Chavez streets. If you have information regarding this hit-and-run please immediately contact the San Francisco Police Department.
Music lovers and San Francisco cyclists alike are thinking about DJ Toph One, who ended up in ICU at San Francisco General after falling from his bike and getting hit by a car in hit-and-run accident at Ocean and Geneva near City College on Sunday night around midnight, January 8th.
In August 2011, a thirty-two year-old woman in Pacifica, California died tragically after being attacked by her pit bull. The woman's husband came home to find the woman lying on the floor, severely injured. He called for medical assistance and the emergency responders who arrived pronounced her dead on the scene. Police officers had to shoot and kill the dog because it approached the emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who were trying to revive the woman. This unfortunate incident emphasizes the importance of knowing California's laws regarding dog bites and what remedies are available to those who suffer injuries as a result of an attack by a dog.