Even waiting at the bus stop in San Francisco is not as safe as you might think. Minding your own business on the curb still can put you in the path of an out-of-control car or truck and expose you to serious injury.
Serious auto crashes happen every day in U.S. cities. San Francisco is no exception.
Serious accidents are often blamed on teenage drivers, but is sometimes, an older and more experienced driver is to blame, and it is the teens who pay the price.
An exercise class at the gym might be the last place you would expect to be the victim of a car accident, but that is what happened at a Bay Area health club. Sadly, a woman died in the incident, and five others were injured, KPIX-TV reports.
Considering the massive waves of automobile recalls in 2014, there are more motor vehicles on the roads than ever with an acknowledged and potentially dangerous defect. However, when vehicles are recalled, a large portion of them never make it in to the dealership for a fix. Vehicle owners may not hear about the recall, may simply be too apathetic to bring their vehicle in for repairs or may fail to get a defect corrected for some other reason.
Readers may have heard that Internet giant and soon-to-be automaker Google has vowed to be more open with the public when its test vehicles get into accidents. This has already led to a series of news stories about collisions involving Google's self-driving prototypes, perhaps leading some to wonder if such vehicles will indeed eliminate most car accidents as promised.
After months of silence, it appears that the prospect of the Congressional hearings has finally motivated the CEO of Takata to apologize for making defective airbags that have killed at least eight people.
A retired Arizona judge was killed recently while riding his bicycle on a California road near Lake Tahoe. It appears that the driver of the SUV that hit him failed to give the victim enough room as he drove past.
Takata Corp has announced that it is doubling its recall of defective airbags. At nearly 34 million vehicles made by 11 auto companies, it is the largest automotive recall in the history of the United States. Quite a "feat" for a company that initially resisted issuing a recall at all.
Former Olympic athlete and reality TV show star Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately, and not just for his recent interview on national television. In February, Jenner was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a woman. Now, that woman's family has sued Jenner for wrongful death, calling him responsible for the collision.