Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions in California At this time, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are working on several projects to help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions on roadways. Even with these efforts, motorists are reminded to stay alert and be on the lookout for wildlife during this busy season. The California Department of Transportation…

On Sunday evening, a man was struck and killed on I-5 in National City. According to ABC 10 News, a driver of a sedan jumped out of the car as it rolled down an embankment on the southbound side. The driver then ran across the freeway and was struck by an oncoming car. The driver…

How Safe are My Tires? Because tire maintenance is one of the most overlooked components of roadway safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to raise awareness about the importance of being “Tire Wise” this summer and all year-round. According to the NHTSA, there are approximately 11,000 tire-related crashes on U.S. roadways each…

A fatal collision caused the Interstate 15 to shut down on Tuesday in Escondido. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. near the Via Rancho Parkway exit. According to ABC 10 News, an older man collided directly into a tractor-trailer and then another second semi-truck. Both semi-truck drivers did not suffer any injuries, however, the man…

Spotlight Attorney: Thomas Bunnell, Esq. Thomas Bunnell is July’s spotlighted attorney. Having graduated from Brigham Young University, and then Cal Western School of Law, Thom began working for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers in 2016. Thom worked alongside Senior Attorney, Derek Waldron, and assisted him with developing a firm-wide Billing and Liens department.  Upon passing the…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing to get the word out about tire safety this summer and throughout the year. According to the NHTSA, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes each year. In 2016, there were 733 motor vehicle fatalities involving tire malfunction as a contributing factor in the crash. Tires are…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) just issued a press release about the importance of work zone safety. A sub-contractor for Caltrans was recently struck and killed while on the job. He was picking up traffic control warning signs along Interstate 605 in the city of Industry when a passing semi truck struck and killed…

During Memorial Day weekend, a woman crashed her car into a parked vehicle and fled the scene. However, the woman was driving two passengers at the time of the accident who both are suffering major injuries. An elderly man in the back of the SUV and remained in critical condition with severe head injuries and…

During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be raising awareness about the dangers and costs associated with texting and driving and other types of distracted driving behaviors. Teens are one of the most at-risk age groups for engaging in texting and driving. Distracted driving is dangerous for…

On Saturday evening, a man was arrested for killing a pedestrian and driving under the influence. The accident occurred in Vista, and the driver, David Palafox, was arrested after hitting a pedestrian on Estrelita Drive. A 51-year-old man was walking across Estrelita Drive near the intersection when Palafox turned his vehicle right and hit him,…

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