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Authorities looking for dog accused of biting woman in California

The authorities in Woodland, California, which is near Sacramento, are looking for a dog that allegedly bit a woman and her dog while going for a walk. The dog is said to be a Siberian Husky, and it has black and white markings. The color of the leash is not known, but the woman who was walking it was reportedly around 60 years of age, with gray hair.

According to reports from the woman who was bitten, she had taken her dog for a walk, and she had it on a leash at the time. They then saw the Husky, which was also out for a walk with its owner. The first dog, wanting to get to the Husky, was able to pull itself out of the leash and run over to it.

Pickup truck kills bicyclist in California

A woman who was 52 years old was riding her bike in California when she was struck by a pickup truck and killed. The police have now taken the driver of that vehicle into custody. They say that there is a suspicion that the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence, which could bring about felony charges.

The woman was an architect, and she was out riding her bike in the morning before she got ready and went in to work. She had been living in the town of Dutch Flat for around 25 years. Her son told reporters that she had really enjoyed riding her bicycle for many years, often going out with other people from the community, such as those who were involved with the Sierra Foothills Cycling Club.

Crash in California sees ejected drivers and burning cars

A serious crash rocked the California highways on June 23. The accident occurred out on California 91, and it involved multiple vehicles. Reports have stated that this means at least three cars were drawn into the accident, though it is not clear if there were more than that.

This all happened in Carson, California, near Main Street. The wreck was in the westbound lanes, and they were closed down for roughly an hour after the crash took place.

Deadly crash in California between motorcycle and pickup

The news coming out of Sacramento, California, indicates that one person has been killed in an accident along Highway 160. The crash was between a motorcycle and a pickup truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in the southbound lanes, and it took place near Northgate Boulevard.

Video from the scene shows that the accident occurred near a turn where the speed limit dropped to 45 mph. It was also near a narrow bridge. It has not been stated if either of those things contributed to the wreck, but the video does show the pickup in the ditch on the near side of the curve, with wreckage all over the road behind it.

Car crash with parked truck leaves Sacramento teen dead

Sacramento police have said that a girl in a Honda Civic died in an accident that happened at about 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. The girl, who was 17 years old, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Another passenger was with the girl and the driver, but her injuries, and those of the driver, were not life-threatening.

Police say that the car was heading west at the time of the crash, and it was near Florin Road, on a frontage road. The Civic slammed into a truck that was parked along the side of the road.

Passenger is ejected and dies in California truck crash

One man has died in Vallejo, California, after he was ejected from a truck during a crash. The accident happened on Highway 80, in the westbound lanes near Redwood Road, and it took place on a Monday morning in the early hours of the day. The man who died was from Rancho Cordova.

The Freightliner box truck that crashed was a 2012 model, and it was being driven by a man who was 24 years old. His passenger, who was five years younger than him, was in the seat next to him. The California Highway Patrol stated that the truck went off of the road, drifting onto the shoulder to the right of lanes. There, it rammed into a number of eucalyptus trees.

California bus with children on board is rear-ended

A car in Sacramento, California, rear-ended a school bus that had children on board. Fortunately, none of those children was injured. The driver of the bus and the driver of the red sedan that was involved both sustained minor injuries, and they were taken from the scene of the accident.

The car accident happened on a Thursday morning, and it was near Vintage Park Dr. and Calvine Road. There is a set of train tracks there that runs across the road.

California train slams into semi-truck on tracks

A California train, which was being used to transport military vehicles, slammed into a semi-truck that was sitting on tracks, ripping it into pieces. The entire thing was caught on camera by another driver who saw what was happening, a man who appeared to be stopped in the traffic leading up to the train crossing.

The train was loaded down with military tanks on other heavy equipment, and it could not stop in time. The driver of the truck got out of his vehicle and began running down the tracks, toward the train. He was waving his hands and trying to get the conductor's attention as the horn was blasting away. However, it was already too late, and there was nothing he could do to stop the accident.

Cyclist seeks to win California race for father

The Amgen Tour of California, which starts in Sacramento, is a bike trek that lasts for 720 miles. One of the riders who will be participating is planning to do so in honor of his father, another cyclist who was himself an Olympian in 1976 and who has also been inducted into the U.S. Hall of Fame for cycling. The man hopes to be able to take the top spot in the race for his father.

The elder cyclist was hurt in an accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. The tragic bike accident came about when a car, which was driving in the wrong lane, almost slammed into him. He tried to avoid the vehicle and managed to do so, but he smashed into the pavement face first.

Porsche faces lawsuit after Paul Walker's death in California

Film star Paul Walker died in California while riding in a Porsche Carrera GT, a high-powered sports car. The official investigation into what happened showed that the vehicle was going just under 100 miles per hour when it crashed, and speed was therefore a major contributor. The man who was driving was also killed along with Walker.

However, that man's wife has now started a lawsuit. She contacted a lawyer, and they then brought in experts to do their own investigation. They found that the car was actually only going at 55 miles per hour. They said that the crash was truly caused by an issue with the suspension system that forced it off the road and out of control, even at those lower speeds. On top of that, they said that the cage for the drivers was not sufficient to protect them and that features that interacted with the gas tank -- the car caught fire after crashing -- were not up to that task, as well.

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