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What are some common reasons for California motorcycle accidents?

Some motorcycle accidents in California can be avoided and some cannot; either way, knowing what the most common reasons for these accidents are can be helpful. First of all, it can help riders stay safe on the road, but it can also help them know their rights if they are involved in an accident that is out of their hands.

One of the most common reasons is that a car could make a left turn, crossing the lane in which the motorcycle is traveling. The driver of the car may not see the bike coming. When this happens, the bike can strike the front or the side of the car as it turns.

Hit-and-run California car accident kills three

Three people were killed in a hit-and-run accident in Turlock, California. The victims, all related, were a four-year-old boy, his mother and his grandmother.

The three victims were not in a vehicle themselves, but were simply walking near Boxwood Way. A BMW slammed into them, left the roadway and then crashed into a building. After the car finally came to a stop, the men inside of it allegedly got out and tried to run from the scene of the accident.

5 things not to do after California truck accidents

Sometimes, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. After a truck accident in California -- or any car accident, for that matter -- there are a few things that you should certainly not do, some of which have legal ramifications.

-- Do not drive away from the scene of the crash. Leaving an accident scene is a crime, especially if someone was hurt or killed. Even in a minor accident, though, you need to report it, give your insurance information to the other driver and get the other driver's information.

What should Californians do if bitten by a dog?

When most Californians are bitten by a dog they don't know, their chief concern is contracting rabies. It's important to remember that, according to the California Department of Public Health, only 3 percent of animal rabies cases occur from bites by domestic animals. Most people who get rabies are bitten or scratched by a wild animal.

The CDPH advises anyone who has been scratched or bitten by an animal that could be rabid to thoroughly wash the wound with warm water and then get it checked immediately by a doctor. He or she will determine if a series of shots is necessary. As we note on our website, it's also important to get the name and address of the dog's owner, if you know who it is, proof that the dog is current on its rabies vaccinations and the owner's homeowner's insurance information.

Young girl dies in crash involving tanker-truck in California

A crash in California involved multiple vehicles, including a tanker-truck that flipped over and started leaking diesel fuel. The truck, which had a cargo of milk, also spilled milk on the highway. A fire raged through some of the vehicles, leaving blackened hulks on the 60 Freeway.

In the end, there were more than a dozen reported injuries in the crash. A girl of five years old was in critical condition, and she then passed away. Three others were also reported to be in critical condition, though there do not appear to have been any other deaths.

Logging truck overturns, logs crush California motorcyclist

A motorcyclist in California was killed in an accident with a logging truck. Police reports show that both the truck and the motorcycle came upon a sharp turn at roughly the same time. In trying to navigate the turn, the logging truck tipped over and spilled the load of logs, throwing them into the path of the motorcycles. One of the bikers was stuck under some of the logs after crashing into them.

The accident happened out on Highway 3, according to the California Highway Patrol, and it took place just after 11:30 a.m. The motorcycles were heading north on the road, while the logging truck was going south.

Accident in California takes the life of 90-year-old

A pedestrian from Sacramento was hit by a car and killed on Wednesday, July 23. The man was 90 years old at the time. The police are investigating the crash to find out what happened, and they did say that it took place at 10:17 p.m.

Apparently, the driver of the car that hit the man did not know that he had done so. Because of this, he continued driving, dragging the man along. The police who got there discovered that he remained trapped under the car. However, they also said that he had been hit by at least a pair of vehicles, not just the one that they found him by.

More than 200 car and bike collissions in Sacramento

The California Highway Patrol keeps statistics about all of the bike versus car accidents in Sacramento, and a review of those stats shows that there were exactly 206 such crashes during 2013. In one of those crashes, a young man of 18 was killed. In others, while the cyclists did survive, they suffered serious injuries. The ages of those injured varied widely, with one of the youngest being a boy of just 12 and one of the oldest being a man of 87.

One cyclist who was hit near Arden Way recounted his story, saying that he remembered everything. He was hit by a 1998 Toyota Corolla, a small sedan, that was reportedly traveling at about 40 miles per hour. It struck him in the right side, tossing him into the air so that he was above the traffic, and then he slammed down to the ground, dazed and lying in a puddle.

Most killed in truck accident with bus died from inhaling smoke

A crash back in April, between a truck and a bus, resulted in an inferno when the vehicles caught on fire and burned on the side of the road. Nine people lost their lives in the crash, which took place in Northern California. The reports have now come back in the wake of the accident, and the coroner has revealed that the majority of those who were killed did not actually die from the impact, but from inhaling smoke after they were trapped in the burning bus.

Of the nine who were killed, only two appear to have died from causes other than smoke inhalation.

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.

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