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Category Archives: Accident

Santa Barbara Boat Fire Leaves 34 Dead

On Labor Day, off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, a fire broke out on the 75-foot diving vessel Conception. There were 39 passengers and crew on board the Conception that morning. Yet, rescuers could only save five crew members; the remaining 34 passengers perished. We do know that all passengers and one crew member […]

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Is the Truck Lobby Trying to Overturn California’s Meal Break Rules?

When it comes to driving long hauls, it’s important that drivers have plenty of rest. However, trucking companies want to get their cargo to its destination as quickly as possible. This can cause truckers to work long hours without rest, which can result in serious crashes. To prevent these fatigue-related crashes, the federal government and […]

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Staying Safe after a Car Accident on a Highway

You are much safer after a car accident on a city street than you are if you get into an accident on a highway. Given the much higher speed limits on California highways, after an accident, your safety is in the hands of people approaching your vehicle at upwards of 60 miles per hour. At […]

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Boy Hit on Crosswalk By Truck While Riding His Bicycle

“It simply didn’t sit well with us that this young man was allowed to be run over in a crosswalk, sustain serious injury, and not receive any compensation for his loss. DK Global’s video brough to life our main argument – that the Defendant’s perspective gave him ample notice to see the Plaintiff, and avoid […]

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Los Osos teen arrested in connection with deadly hit-and-run in SLO

An arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old bicyclist in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night. San Luis Obispo police say the suspect is a 17-year-old girl from Los Osos who reportedly admitted to officers that she had been drinking prior to the crash.  The victim has been identified as […]

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Authorities Identify Woman Killed By Train In Montecito

Authorities have released the name of the woman who was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train on Saturday afternoon in Montecito. Elaine Enick, 62, of Montecito was fatally injured when she was hit by the northbound Pacific Surfliner at about 3:20 p.m. in the area of Butterfly Lane, said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the Santa […]

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Guadalupe, CA: Guadalupe Woman Killed in Amtrak Train vs. Car Crash

  Authorities investigating collision on the railroad tracks near intersection of Highway 1 and West Main Street/Highway 166 A Guadalupe woman was killed when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train Monday afternoon.  The collision occurred around 3 p.m. at a railroad tracks crossing near Guadalupe Street (Highway 1) and West Main Street (Highway […]

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Fatal car crash shuts down Creston Road near Hwy. 41 for about 2 hours

Update, JULY 23, 2017 8:04 p.m. The CHP website reports that Creston Road is open to traffic. Update, JULY 23, 2017 6:44 p.m.: The CHP has opened one lane of Creston Road for traffic control, according to its website, about two hours after a fatal crash. Original story: JULY 23, 2017 A fatal car crash […]

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Pedestrian hit, killed on Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened late Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo. A 42-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle at W. Foothill Blvd. and O’Connor Way, CHP says. The collision happened shortly after 10 p.m. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office had deputies on scene […]

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San Luis Obispo Auto Accident Statistics Are Alarming

Six hundred people were killed or injured in auto accidents in San Luis Obispo in 2013 according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Their website reveals that 78 of those accidents involved alcohol and 23 victims were killed or injured due to drunk drivers under the legal age of 21 years old. Motorcycles accounted […]

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