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Woman killed in hit-and-run car accident in California

Many individuals suffer serious injuries in vehicle crashes every year. With an increase in the amount of drivers each day, accidents are becoming more and more common. Every car accident has the potential to cause significant damage to the health of anyone involved. A woman is dead after a recent hit-and-run accident that took place in California.

According to police, the 64-year-old woman was driving southbound when a Jeep ran through a stop sign and rammed into her car. She died at the scene of the crash. Reportedly, two women were seen getting out of the Jeep and fleeing the scene. Police are currently attempting to locate them, and a reward has been made available for any information that leads to their apprehension.

Stolen vehicle causes serious car accident in California

Many individuals are injured by the actions of negligent drivers every year. There are numerous safety features in place to control the flow of traffic and, in turn, reduce the possibility for a car accident to occur. Unfortunately, someone who chooses to ignore them can put the health of everyone nearby at risk. In a recent accident in California, two people died and another was left with serious injuries.

Police were attempting to stop a car with a stolen license plate, when the driver began to flee. After a short time, the car turned onto a southbound road, traveling north, It then collided with a box van. The driver of the van was seriously injured in the crash and rushed to the hospital. Both the driver and passenger of the car died.

Hit-and-run car accident kills pedestrian in California

Walking has become a popular means of travel for many people. With traffic increasing daily, as well as high prices of fuel, some people have opted to travel via the sidewalk. There are some risks involved with walking near traffic, as a car accident involving a pedestrian often results in serious injury, and in some cases, death. A man was recently arrested for a hit-and-run accident in California that resulted in the death of a 75-year-old pedestrian.

The accident occurred late at night, when a man driving a sedan hit and killed a nearby pedestrian. The driver of the sedan did not remain at the scene, and the 75-year-old man died at the scene shortly after. Police were able to locate the driver at a nearby apartment complex and took him into custody on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death.

Driver leaves scene of multiple car accident in California

A single bad decision made while driving can have disastrous results. Many accidents are the result of one person's failure to obey proper traffic laws. If a driver chooses not to obey the speed limit or traffic lights, he or she can put the safety of everyone nearby at risk. Two people were taken to the hospital after a recent multiple car accident in California.

This particular accident started with a white car that was making a left turn after stopping at an intersection. The car pulled out in front of an SUV, causing it to swerve and hit a school bus. After being hit, the school bus proceeded to crash into two parked cars, pushing one of them a short distance down the street before coming to a stop. Two of the drivers involved were taken to a hospital shortly after the accident.

Medical malpractice in common surgery leads to wrongful death

Many people have undergone surgery to have their wisdom teeth removed. Residents of California often think of this as a routine procedure, generally with little risk involved. Even in the case of minor surgery, any form of negligence can put the health of the patient at serious risk. A recent case of medical malpractice during a routine wisdom teeth removal resulted in the wrongful death of a teenage girl.

The girl was placed under general anesthesia for the operation. Several minutes into the procedure her heart rate dropped, and she went into cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the hospital but died several days later. An investigation of the incident revealed that she was improperly monitored during the anesthesia. The oral surgeon who performed the procedure was already practicing on a restricted license for previous infractions.

Negligence in nursing home leads to wrongful death in California

There are many different reasons for a person to reside in a nursing home. Whether it is their choice or medical conditions force them to, residents of California nursing homes expect a certain quality of care. Staff in a nursing home should be aware of a resident's medical conditions, if there are any. Failure to monitor a person's condition can lead to serious injury or even wrongful death.

A recent death in a California nursing home is one example of such negligence. A man who had been paralyzed for 11 years was being treated with blood thinners when he started yelling for staff to help him. There was an excessive amount of blood on his sheets and on the floor. He was rushed to the hospital, but he died later that day.

2 dead, 1 injured in California car accident

There are more and more drivers out on the road with each new year. With the increase in traffic, awareness of surroundings can help keep a person safe while driving. Unfortunately, accidents can happen to even the safest drivers. A recent car accident in California left two dead and one injured.

The accident occurred on Jan. 2 just before noon. A convertible traveling north collided with a sedan that was turning left from a southbound lane. A 70-year-old passenger in the sedan died on impact. The driver of the sedan was rushed to the hospital, but also died. The 50-year-old driver of the convertible was also taken to the hospital, but suffered only minor injuries.

The consequences of a defective medical device in California

In most cases involving serious injury involving a medical implant, a person is unable to research a product before it is used. Consumers in California and elsewhere rely on these products to be tested and approved before being used. Any side effects or risks involved are expected to be addressed and resolved before the devices are made available. A defective medical device can cause serious harm to a person's health, and in some cases it can be fatal.

A recent lawsuit has been filed in federal court in a neighboring state by a woman who was implanted with an interior vena cava filter. The filter was approved by the FDA in 2010, but did not undergo clinical trials because it was very similar to its predecessor. Common sense suggests that any medical device should be subject to trials before being approved, especially if there are known problems with previous versions.

Car accident involving drunk driver kills two

Safety should always be a major concern for drivers. Following traffic laws and being aware of surroundings are a good way to stay safe, but it isn't always enough. It is impossible to control every situation on the road, especially those involving drivers under the influence of alcohol. On Dec. 25, a two-car accident involving a drunk driver left two dead in San Jose, California.

On Christmas day, around 12:28 a.m., a family of three was traveling home when a female driver veered into their lane, resulting in a head-on collision. A 14-year-old boy who was riding in the rear passenger seat of the eastbound car was seriously injured in the crash and died shortly after being rushed to the hospital. The other driver, who also died at the hospital, was reportedly seen at a bar having drinks prior to the accident. The San Jose Police also confirmed that she was wanted for a previous misdemeanor DUI.

California police make arrest re fatal car accident

Most California drivers are concerned for their safety as they drive. As a result, they take certain safety precautions such as obeying speed limits and ensuring their seat belts are fastened at all times. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers often find it impossible to evade those who fail to take proper safety measures. For example, police say that a woman was recently killed in a car accident involving a driver who was allegedly driving the wrong way and under the influence of alcohol.

The accident happened late one night in mid-December. According to reports, a van driven by a 34-year-old woman was headed east in the westbound lanes of a California road. Unfortunately, the van is said to struck a car headed west.