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The children of a couple, who were killed in a tragic car accident in August 2016, were represented by Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. and have settled a civil lawsuit against the driver and the rental car company. In December 2016, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Betancourt children for…

On Wednesday morning, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Highway 101 in Carpinteria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened sometime around 6:45 a.m., south of Highway 150. Very few details about this motorcycle crash have been released, but we do know that 42-year-old Thomas Michael Judah was ejected from his…

On Wednesday afternoon, an enraged driver rammed into a parking enforcement officer’s vehicle and injured that person. According to NBC San Diego News Channel Seven, the incident happened on Prospect Street near Eads Avenue in La Jolla. Initial reports indicate that a driver became enraged about getting a parking ticket, so he rammed into the…

An elderly woman crashed her vehicle into two cars and one bicyclist on Wednesday in Santa Monica. The elderly woman was driving along Ocean Avenue when she side-swiped one car and consequently hit a bicyclist. According to Fox News, after she hit the bicyclist, the woman’s car struck at least one other vehicle that was…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published their findings and comparison of rural and urban traffic fatalities. The NHTSA analyzed data regarding fatal crashes in urban and rural areas and a variety of factors including time of day, speed, alcohol, restraint use, rollover crashes, driver characteristics and non-occupants. They found that although only…

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  As current customers are anticipating the launch the Tesla Model 3 electric car, current Tesla owners are not pleased with the company for selling vehicles with faulty semi-autonomous driving systems. Three complaints were filed yesterday in San Jose courts by Tesla owners claiming the company charged them $5,000 over the standard price for the “Enhanced…

On Sunday, a young man, Louis Barela, died and his passenger was badly injured in a car accident in Sutter County. The young man was driving along Sankey Road and was approaching Pleasant Grove Road when a 22-wheel-Peterbuilt truck crashed into the side of his car. According to The East Bay Times, “the driver of…

Just yesterday, five people were injured in a head-on car crash on Highway 154. Two cars collided head-on and another vehicle couldn’t avoid the accident and crashed into them as well. According to KEYT News, three people suffered moderate injuries and were taken to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Two others were injured but refused…

Yesterday, a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus collided with a truck in Encanto. The incident occurred at the Euclid Avenue and Market Street intersection. Three people were taken to the local hospital; however, injuries were unspecified but confirmed to be non-threatening. According to NBC News, one victim suffered a leg injury and was…

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle and dragged along the road for about a block underneath the vehicle. The driver was an elderly man who was turning in the Sixth Street and Park Avenue intersection. The driver did have a green light but did not see the pedestrian as he was turning. An…

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