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Tire flies off U-Haul truck, causes fatal accident

Tires are supposed to remain attached to the vehicle on which they were installed, and fortunately, they usually fulfill that intention. When a vehicle loses a tire, especially at freeway speeds, the consequences can be catastrophic, as recently demonstrated by a car accident on the 57 Freeway just north of Pomona.

Motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle accident in North Hollywood

Persons who travel on the freeway system in Los Angeles know that even a minor collision can rapidly escalate into a chain reaction involving several vehicles and injuring a number of people. A recent motorcycle and car accident on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood that ultimately involved six vehicles shows how even a relatively small impact can quickly involve several vehicles and lead to the death of a motorcyclist.

Man arrested and charged after fatal hit-and-run accident

Hit-and-run accidents can cause unusually sharp emotional pain for the survivors because the identity of the responsible person may never be known. Also, the inability to identify the driver can prevent the recovery of damages. A recent hit-and-run car accident in Santa Ana had a more positive outcome thanks to quick work by local police.

Tenth Takata airbag death leads to expanded recall

One of biggest automobile safety problems affecting drivers in California and elsewhere is becoming bigger. Much has already been written about the car accidents caused by allegedly defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Now, federal regulators are blaming a tenth death on the defect and citing the death as justification for an expansion of the nationwide recall program.

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