A report from the California Highway Patrol suggests that the male driver of a white 2008 Ford SUV failed to see that traffic had slowed down significantly on the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar when he hit a white 2010 Toyota. He had been traveling at 65 mph south of Pathfinder Road where traffic had dropped to only about 20 mph.
According to California law enforcement authorities, an accident involving a car and a truck injured two pedestrians on Feb. 7. The accident reportedly occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the Mission District at the intersection of 14th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.
Former Olympic great Bruce Jenner was driving one of four vehicles involved in a fatal collision on the Pacific Coast Highway on Feb. 7. He was unhurt, passed a field sobriety test and voluntarily submitted a blood sample for toxicology testing.
When motor vehicle accidents occur in California, there are strict rules in place about proper conduct after an accident. Drivers cannot leave the scene of a crash without trading information or notifying the authorities, and hit-and-run charges may follow for a driver who leaves the scene prematurely even when not at fault. Here are some recommendations for steps to take if involved in a car accident that results in injuries.