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Category: Car Accidents

Car Accidents - Bisnar Chase Blog

Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in California today, and they are preventable in almost all circumstances. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys blogs about car accidents that happen in Southern California as a way to maintain awareness about the dangers of car crashes and hopefully prevent injuries or deaths from happening in the future.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney due to injuries sustained in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact Bisnar Chase by calling us at (800) 561-4887, or filling out the contact form to the right!

Lyft Driver Accused of Falling Asleep and Causing Fatal OC Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

By D L on July 26, 2021 - No comments

Lyft Driver Accused of Falling Asleep and Causing Fatal OC Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

A Lyft driver, who is accused of falling asleep at the wheel and causing a crash in Tustin that left his 70-year-old passenger dead, has been charged with manslaughter.

According to a report in The Orange County Register, Andy Van Pham, 30, was driving his vehicle when he fell asleep near Jamboree Road and Patriot Way and crashed into a light pole on the morning of April 4.

Tustin police identified the passenger as Margie Quibol of Tustin, who died from her injuries. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

Harbor Freight Recalls 350,000 Propane Heaters for Burn Hazard

By D L on July 26, 2021 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls 350,000 Propane Heaters for Burn Hazard

California-based Harbor Freight Tools has issued a product defect recall for about 350,000 propane heaters because windy conditions can render the safety shutoff inoperable, posing a burn hazard.

According to news reports, strong winds and hazardous conditions could redirect the butane propane flame to the back of the unit, melting the “tip switch” that acts as the safety cutoff.

In turn, if the heater tips over with the switch disabled, consumers could be burned and suffer serious injuries. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

New Studies Show Crash Rates Increased After Marijuana Legalization

By D L on June 21, 2021 - No comments

New Studies Show Crash Rates Increased After Marijuana Legalization

More studies are now showing that car accident rates are increasing when states legalized the recreational and retail sales of marijuana.

According to new studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), crash rates spiked with the legalization of recreational marijuana in states such as California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents, DUI

 

DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver in Los Angeles

By Brian Chase on May 29, 2021 - No comments

Los Angeles hit and run

DNA evidence that was left at the scene of a hit-and-run crash in downtown Los Angeles that killed a bicyclist has led to the suspect being charged with murder. According to a KTLA news report, 36-year-old Ronald Earl Kenebrew Jr. was identified as the suspect in the fatal crash that killed 46-year-old Branden Finley. Detectives ran the evidence through the massive DNA database known as Combined DNA Index System or CODIS. …Read the rest »

 

Memorial Day is One of the Most Dangerous Driving Weekends of the Year

By D L on May 28, 2021 - No comments

Memorial Day is One of the Most Dangerous Driving Weekends of the Year

Memorial Day, as we all know, is the unofficial start of the summer season. But, it is also one of the most dangerous driving weekends of the year. This Memorial Day weekend, with more than half the nation vaccinated against the coronavirus, AAA expects more than 37 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home, which is an increase of 60% from 2020 when most places were shut down due to the pandemic.

But with such a major increase in travel numbers, the danger of car accidents and other auto incidents will also increase. …Read the rest »

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Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes into Parked Police Car in Washington State

By D L on May 24, 2021 - No comments

NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Model S Plaid After One Catches Fire and Traps Owner

Officials in Washington State are investigating a crash involving a Tesla, which they say was in Autopilot mode when it collided with a parked police SUV.

According to an ABC news report, there were no injuries in the crash. But the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post that the incident caused significant damage to the patrol vehicle. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

Study Shows Working the Night Shift Makes You 3x More Likely to Get into a Car Accident

By D L on May 24, 2021 - No comments

Study Shows Working the Night Shift Makes You Three Times More Likely to Get into a Car Accident

If you work the graveyard shift or night shift at your job, you are more likely to suffer from a chronic condition known as “shift work sleep disorder” and three times more likely to be involved in a car accident, according to a new study.

According to a news report in The Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Missouri found that those who work non-traditional hours such as 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (known as the graveyard shift) are at a greater risk of developing these chronic conditions that affect their sleep. …Read the rest »

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Police Release Video in LA Hit and Run Crash That Left Two Children Injured

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2021 - No comments

Los Angeles hit and run

LAPD investigators have released a photo and video of a car connected to a May 9 hit and run crash in Watts that left two 8-year-old girls critically injured. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, a black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze traveling south on Compton Avenue struck the children as they were crossing the thoroughfare just south of East 92nd Street. …Read the rest »

 

Auto Safety Experts Point to Videoconferences as the Newest Form of Driving Distraction

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Auto Safety Experts Point to Videoconferences as the Newest Form of Driving Distraction

Road safety experts have identified a new type of dangerous distraction that is affecting motorists these days – videoconferencing. According to an NBC news report, with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are working from home away from our office desks and connecting with colleagues via Zoom or other types of videoconferencing platforms. Experts say that as millions of Americans spend hours at a time in videoconferences and then jump in their car, many are struggling to maintain their concentration. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

California Legislators Push for Road Safety as Drivers Continue to Speed

By D L on April 27, 2021 - No comments

California Legislators Push for Road Safety as Drivers Continue to Speed

The coronavirus pandemic did not just put our lives on hold, but it also emptied out our roadways due to statewide lockdowns. However, pretty soon, as case rates drop and vaccinations increase, Californians will start commuting to work again after more than a year of being cooped up indoors. The Los Angeles Times reports that legislators in California and across the country are introducing a number of bills to curb speed and enhance road safety for all users. …Read the rest »

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