An auto accident usually happens due to recklessness or negligence, and those who are injured or killed are often innocent bystanders who also happen to be traveling the same road. There are times, however, when people with good intentions put themselves and others in harm's way.
In real estate, the expression "location is everything" succinctly expresses the commonly held knowledge that a property's value is largely dependent upon its geographical situation and neighborhood characteristics. In civil lawsuits, location also matters. Jurisdictional determinations and choice of law significantly impact trial outcomes and damages awarded.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about a fatal crash between a school bus, a delivery truck, and a small car that occurred last week in California. The crash resulted in a total of ten fatalities, including the drivers of both the bus and the truck and of students and chaperones on the bus. The causes of the crash are still very unclear. The driver of the car that was first impacted by the truck said that she saw flames emerging as the truck approached her, so investigators are trying to determine whether that is true and whether some malfunction or issue within the truck caused the crash.
A California woman has been arrested and faces up to ten years behind bars after she struck and killed a police officer who was on duty on a motorcycle. The rear-end collision between the SUV and the motorcycle caused serious injuries for the officer who was on the bike and those injuries eventually resulted in his death. Sources say that the woman is suspected of driving under the influence, perhaps having used cocaine prior to getting behind the wheel.
The National High Traffic Safety Administration has finally enacted a long-awaited regulation that will require all new model cars to be equipped with back-up cameras. This will include all cars, trucks, and buses. For some reason trailers, which can and do pose a serious safety risk when backing up, are exempt from the rule.