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Be Aware Of Drunk Drivers During The Holidays

By Kelly Balamuth on December 5, 2019

It stands to reason that the odds of being involved in a traffic crash increases when there are more cars on the road. With more alcohol-impaired drivers sharing the roadways over the holidays, the odds increase exponentially. Not only are there more people traveling to visit family and friends from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day, but people are more inclined to consume alcoholic beverages when they come together to celebrate. Read the rest »

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4 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 101

By Kelly Balamuth on October 15, 2019

Early in the morning of Thursday, October 3rd, a  wrong-way collision on the 101 ended in tragedy.

The ghastly collision occurred just north of Candlestick Point around the 3rd Street exit, according to California Highway Patrol officials. Around a half hour past midnight, the CHP received multiple calls regarding a possible wrong-way driver on the 101 freeway. Around five minutes after the initial calls, a CHP unit came across the fatal two-vehicle wreck involving a sedan and a taxi, which left all four people involved dead at the scene. Read the rest »

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Four Injured in Overturn Accident at East Bay High School

By Kelly Balamuth on September 26, 2019

Last August, a car containing four teenagers was involved in an accident inside the parking lot of an East Bay high school.

The accident took place outside of Concord High on 4200 Concord Boulevard shortly after school had been let out. According to police, the car was being driven in a reckless manner inside the parking lot of the high school before it overturned. Read the rest »

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Tourist Winetasting – What About the Danger of Car Crashes?

By Kelly Balamuth on March 18, 2018

Northern California is famous around the world for its lovely scenery and amazing vineyards. But what you might not think about when visiting Napa Valley and other popular spots in California’s wine country is that all those tourists lead to an increased risk of deadly crashes—especially because many tourists participate in wine tastings, and will end up intoxicated. Read the rest »

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The Hit-and-Run That Ruined My Fun

By Kelly Balamuth on August 24, 2017

It’s another one of those beautiful Northern California weekends. You hit the road with your special someone and for a moment it feels like everything in the world is going your way. You decide to stop at a roadside nut stand to pick up some fresh almonds. As you sample the hickory-smoked variety—BAM!—a loud crash, followed by the squeal of tires peeling out. Read the rest »

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You’re Driving Me Mad!

By Kelly Balamuth on August 9, 2017

Do a quick Google search of “Bay Area drivers” and you’ll discover very quickly that the Bay Area is considered by many people to be one of the worst areas in America to drive. Read the rest »

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Road Tripping for the Holidays and Safe Driving

By Kelly Balamuth on December 22, 2016

To stay safe during the holidays while travelling to visit friends and family, there are some important steps that families need to take. While not every accident is avoidable, there are reasonable precautions that can hopefully make your road trip a fun and secure one.

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Tip for Insuring Your Car is Safe for Holiday Travel

By Kelly Balamuth on November 28, 2016

Over the holidays many of us will be traveling to visit friends and family. It is important to proactively make sure that your vehicle is in top working order so you arrive safely. The following is a summary of things to do:

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Head on Car Collision in Richmond Claims a Life According to CHP

By Kelly Balamuth on October 23, 2015

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a head-on car accident near Richmond last weekend that claimed at least one life.

The crash happened on the San Pablo Dam Road near the intersection with Castro Ranch Road, according to a news report from NBC Bay Area. Police, firefighters, and paramedics who responded to the scene were forced to close both lanes of traffic to assist crash victims. The road remained closed for approximately four hours. Police are still investigating the causes of the crash. Read the rest »

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Construction Worker Killed in Oakland Crash

By Kelly Balamuth on September 21, 2015

A 33-year-old construction worker from Oakland was killed in a work-related car accident that officials suspect involved a drunk driver. According to a news report in the Rockridge Patch, the fatal car accident happened on westbound Highway 580 at Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland. Officials say the man was working within the two lanes that were closed off with cones for paving operations when a car crossed into the construction zone and struck him. The construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene. A multidisciplinary accident investigation team arrived at the crash site to collect evidence against the suspected drunk driver. Read the rest »

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