On Wednesday, April 25, a Chula Vista Superior Court judge decided to listen to a motorcycle crash victim's family's pleas and sentenced a 27-year-old man to the maximum 6 years in jail for his death.
A 55-year-old motoryclists died and several others were critically wounded in a crash involving several motorcycles in the early evening hours of Saturday, March 31. The incident occurred just before 6:40 p.m., nearby 1300 East Vista Way in San Diego County.
An Escondido resident was arrested and charged with drunk driving after causing a fatal multi-car pileup on Gopher Canyon Road in Vista at around 8 p.m. on the evening of Monday, Feb. 26. One motorist died in that crash and another suffered injuries.
One of the first of what's sure to be many lawsuits has been filed against the autonomous car manufacturer, General Motors (GM). A San Francisco motorcyclist just filed a lawsuit in federal court during the penultimate week in January for what it claims is the auto manufacturing giant's negligent operation of its Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV).
Statistics show that there are three main reasons motorcyclists crash. One of the more common reasons they do is because they're reportedly hard for motorists to be able to detect either when alone or mixed in with other oncoming traffic. Another reason is because of some type of rider error. The third reason has to do with bike defects or failures.
A San Diego motorcyclist died when he became trapped under a Linda Vista man's Nissan Altima right before 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. The incident occurred at the intersection between Linda Vista Road and Genesee Avenue, in the northern San Diego suburb, some 35 miles south of Vista, California.
Statistics compiled in 2013 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) showed that in the United States as a whole that year, some 4,668 died in fatal motorcycle accidents. This was down from 320 fatalities from the previous year. That same year, at least 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes. This number marked a decrease by over 5,000 from the previous year.
Operating a motorcycle is among one of the most dangerous ways of getting around town. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) puts it, operating a motorcycle not only requires more driver coordination, but significantly more skill to operate one as well.