A collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck on a road in the rural part of Alameda County left one person dead and another person injured. Initial reports about the accident were rather sketchy on details, but the accident did result in the closure of the road, which travels parallel to Interstate 580, while law enforcement officers investigated.
California recently joined its sister states on the West Coast, as well as a handful of other states in the country, in allowing for the legal use of marijuana amongst adults. No matter how one feels about whether this is a positive policy move or ill-advised decision, this social change is going to present new challenges with respect to traffic safety, particularly now that this drug is legal in the state with the largest population.
One of the most famous highways in California, perhaps second only to the famous Pacific Coast Highway, is Interstate 5. This freeway passes through several major California centers as it effectively bisects the state lengthwise on its way from the Mexican border all the way up to close to Canada.
There are many different factors that contribute to motor vehicle collisions. Road conditions, such as visibility issues at intersections or potholes, can contribute to the likelihood of a serious collision. Similarly, issues with the individual vehicles involved, such as malfunctioning brakes, can lead to a collision.
Even with the proliferation of online shopping, doorstep delivery and the like, there are times when people in the greater Bay Area still need to set out to a grocery store, a shopping mall or some other brick-and-mortar retail location.
Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. It is also a dangerous one. Even an experienced rider can become involved in an accident and end up in the hospital. While some motorcycle accidents occur because of user error, many happen due to environmental factors, such as negligent drivers. In general, cars and trucks present the most dangerous hazards on the road.
When people in the Bay Area think about amnesia, the first idea that comes to mind might harken back to a television show in which someone gets hit over the head. All of the sudden, the person cannot remember anything about their life at all, even their name, at least until they get hit on the head again.