Two people were killed and six others were seriously injured in a two-car accident in Santa Clara County on Sept. 20. The California Highway Patrol was contacted about the fatal car accident at 9:48 a.m.
On Sept. 18, the California Highway Patrol initiated an investigation into a fatal car accident that transpired on Highway 116 near Petaluma. Reportedly, one person died and two other people were injured in the head-on crash.
On Sept. 6, a Southern California police officer was killed in a traffic accident in Torrance, authorities reported. The police officer, an 18-month veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, was not on duty at the time of the fatal crash. The officer had been driving a personal motorcycle, a Yamaha R6, south on Western Avenue when he collided with a Kia Optima at the 234th Street intersection, according to authorities.
Everyone hopes that they will never be in an automotive accident of any kind. Yet with more cars than ever on the roads, it is highly probable that most people will face a car accident at some point. Whether it is mild or severe, drivers and passengers can do some things to protect themselves from injury.
San Fernando Road can be an area of intense traffic, and there may be limited visibility in some areas after dark. These conditions require that motorists on that stretch of road to be extra careful. Unfortunately, some go the other way, using long stretches of road in that area as places to race. That may have been what happened on a recent Friday night, leading to a high-speed collision in a car accident that killed two and injured three.