Car Rear Ends Big Rig in Fatal Highway 118 Crash

Police say that 30-year-old Stephen Valador Jr. died on Sunday night when his car crashed into the rear of a big rig. The accident happened on Sunday night on Highway 118 in Moorpark. Authorities say that Valador was traveling westbound on Los Angeles Avenue in a Toyota Yaris when his car crashed into the semi-trailer,…

Jayne Mansfield’s Legacy: Fewer Underride Deaths

Many people recognize Jayne Mansfield’s contributions to Hollywood, but few know that one of the biggest impacts of Mansfield’s life would actually be her death. The Hollywood starlet rose to fame during the 50s and 60s and would be the reason that safety experts finally took on the problem of cars crashing into the undercarriages…

Who’s Responsible for Truck Accidents Caused by Rain in Los Angeles?

Even when it’s not raining and weather conditions are fine, the risk of being involved in a truck accident in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California is extremely high. There is an increased risk of getting into a truck crash in Los Angeles because the second most populous city in the U.S. is home to…

Video Shows Large Truck Dangers

We have just watched this dramatic footage of an eighteen-wheeler crash in Anaheim that we think highlights the potential dangers these vehicles pose to California drivers. In the video, we see a semi-truck strike a vehicle and then slam through the center divider. The debris then showered down onto oncoming traffic. The accident happened near…

Large Number of Truck Accidents Due to Defective Parts

While a good number of truck accidents in Los Angeles roadways are due to the negligence or poor judgement of truck operators and others on the road, that’s not always the case. Quite a few accidents are due to defective parts on the truck itself, including insufficient lighting, faulty fuel tanks and defective safety systems….

One Dead After Box Truck Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel

The January 12 crash in San Jose that left one person dead underscores the fact that drowsy driving is never a good idea. Authorities say that the driver of a box garbage truck heading north from L.A. on U.S. 101 in San Jose fell asleep at the wheel, causing his truck to leave the roadway…

Who’s Responsible for Damages If You Cause a Truck Accident at Work?

Have you been in a truck accident at work and are wondering who will be responsible for paying for the damages? If you were injured or another party was harmed in a truck crash that occurred in the scope of employment, your employer may be liable for the damages and losses. But here’s where it…

What Are California’s Safety Regulations For Trucks Carrying Produce (And Spilling It All Over The Place)?

From time to time, we stumble across stories and photos of trucks spilling food and fluids on the road, causing motor vehicle accidents and wreaking havoc on highways. In fact, you may have even witnessed a commercial truck carrying produce spill fluids or food in front of your vehicle, and probably thought to yourself, “Wait…

New Laws Require More Training For Truck Drivers

You may not be aware, but California legislators passed a new law that requires entry-level commercial truck drivers to spend at least 15 hours of training behind the wheel before they will be eligible to receive their commercial driver’s license. This new requirement goes further than the federal guidelines that were put into place in…

Four Years After Fatality, State Law Changes

It has been four years since Daniel McGuire was killed in a big rig crash. Now, “Daniel’s Law” is going to take effect. In July of 2014, Daniel was going to work when he slowed down behind a line of traffic on a steep descent. He was fatally struck from behind by a large eighteen-wheeler…