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Traffic News: Hazard impacting roadway

OCEANSIDE, CA – A report came in of a traffic hazard on the I-15 northbound near Dear Springs, states California Highway Patrol.

The person who filed the report almost hit a ladder that had fallen into the roadway from a passing vehicle. The ladder is in the middle lane of the I-15 and the size of the ladder is dangerous to passing vehicles.

Within five minutes of the report, a black truck hit the ladder and popped one tire. The driver was able to pull their vehicle over to the center divider. A tow truck was called for the driver of the black truck.

The highway patrol has dispatched a unit to the area to remove the hazard before another car is impacted by the ladder.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

 

Two injured when truck collides with house

EL CAJON, CA – A white pickup truck slammed into a house late Friday night, reports California Highway Patrol.

Officers were called to the Old Highway 80 at around 10 p.m., where they found a white pickup truck had crashed into the side of a house.

It is suspected that the driver lost control of his vehicle due to the influence of drugs or alcohol. An ambulance was called to the scene to treat both the driver and a passenger. Once the area has been cleared, a tow truck will remove the vehicle from the property.

Officers are investigating the accident and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Fire destroys garage in Lincoln Park Complex

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Fire Department responded to a call at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday to fight a fire that had erupted at an apartment complex at 225 50th Street.

The apartment complex had to be evacuated temporarily while crews extinguished the flames.

The damage was concentrated to a garage, and a car was extensively damaged.

The fire continued to the top-floor window.

No injuries were reported and fire crews are still investigating the source of the fire.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Reckless driving incident ends with car in pool

LEMON GROVE, CA – A police chase Wednesday morning ended with a vehicle submerged in a backyard pool, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

Deputies responded to reports of two cars driving recklessly at 4 a.m. on June 10. They soon located the two vehicles and tried to initiate a traffic stop.

The Sheriff’s department called off the chase when the drivers sped away from deputies.

One of the drivers plowed through a barrier and into a pool near Camino De Las Palmas.

There was no sign of the driver when police arrived at the scene. No one was hurt during the incident.

The car was hoisted out of the pool around 9:30 a.m.

The driver is still at large.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

An Introduction to Gap Insurance in California

InsuranceMany people are confused by gap insurance. This probably has to do with the name. People hear gap and assume it means insurance that covers the gap between what your insurance covers and the actual costs of your claim. While this is approximately true, “gap” in this instance actually stands for Guaranteed Auto Protection, a fact most people don’t realize. Read the rest »

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What Ross Has to Say About Insurance (and Car Accidents)

Ross Jurewitz, founder of Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego, has a lot to say about auto insurance companies… and most of it’s bad. He and his team want to remind you: Don’t Get Screwed. After a crash where someone gets hurt, insurance companies know how much it costs to go to the hospital, get physical therapy, miss work, and start functioning again. That’s why they try to make you settle RIGHT NOW, and sign away your rights.

They’re not your neighbors—they’re multi-billion-dollar corporations. Read the rest »

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Top Reasons to Review Your Insurance Policy for New Year’s

You can never be too careful when it comes to your auto insurance policy. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers and fine print, but those numbers are going to mean something the second you get into a collision. Do yourself a favor and go over your policy with a fine-toothed comb this New Year’s. Read the rest »

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Not All Insurance Is Created Equal

You saw their clever commercial on TV. You called the 800 number and talked to an insurance agent. And just like the ad promised, you got an auto insurance quote that “fit your budget.” So, you’re covered, right?

Well, maybe.

Just because your policy meets California’s minimum requirements doesn’t mean you’ll be taken care of after an accident. After a crash, many drivers are surprised to find out they aren’t covered like they thought they were. To find out what kind of insurance covers what, check out this handy infographic. Read the rest »

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Uninsured vs. Underinsured Motorist: In CA, It’s All the Same

You can be forgiven for assuming that if you have automobile insurance, you are covered after a collision. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Unless you are specifically covered for accidents in which the at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance, you may not be protected. Read the rest »

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Your Accident Is Just a Statistic to Your Adjuster

Most people don’t think about what insurance adjusters do until they get into a car crash. When they do, they learn that the adjuster is the person who’s responsible for evaluating their claim and determining how much compensation, if any, they’re is entitled to.

And while some people may find their adjuster friendly and helpful, the truth is that adjusters owe their allegiance to the insurance company. That means their number one priority is to save money, even if it comes at your expense. Read the rest »

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