According to the California Highway Patrol, a head-on collision involving a school bus and a cattle truck left one dead and another injured on Jan. 22. The traffic accident occurred south of Hilmar on Highway 65 and Turner Avenue and the first report happened at 6:24 a.m. There were no children on the school bus during the time of the collision.
In 2012, there were about 8.5 million motorcycles on the road, and there were 4,986 fatalities resulting from motorcycle crashes. This number went down in 2013 to 4,668, which represents a 6.4 percent decrease from 2012 to 2013. In addition, there were 88,000 injuries to those on a motorcycle, which is a 5.4 percent reduction from 2012.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a head-on collision that occurred on Jan. 6. The incident took place around 6:50 a.m. in Contra Costa County and initially involved a collision between an SUV and a Sedan. Police are still trying to identify what caused the motor vehicle accident but believe that one of the vehicles most likely crossed over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating what may have led to a head-on collision along First Avenue on New Year's Day. The accident occurred in an unincorporated area, East Whittier, around 1:30 a.m. Both drivers in the accident died from injuries sustained in the wreck. Police reports show that the two vehicles collided near Candlelight Drive.