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Waymo Van Involved in Accident in Chandler, Arizona

Waymo Van Involved in Accident in Chandler Arizona

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento self-driving car accident lawyer. A recent accident in Chandler, Arizona, between a Waymo autonomous vehicle and a Honda sedan resulted in injury to the human operator of the self-driving car. Details about the accident were sketchy at first, but later, police confirmed that the car was in manual mode when the collision occurred. Reportedly, the Honda tried to avoid a collision with another vehicle and ended up striking the driverless car.

Accident Details

$452 million Project to Improve Hwy 50 to Start in 2019

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident and personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Commuters fighting the traffic getting to the downtown area will be in for a sweeter commute in the future thanks to officials from the state highway and light rail as well as local environmentalists. A plan has been agreed upon to allocate $452 million toward making changes to Highway 50 by adding 50 new HOV lanes and adding light rail service during peak commuter hours. At the current time, carpool lanes start in the hilly area at El Dorado County and stop at Watt Avenue. According to Caltrans, those lanes will be extended into West Sacramento to Pioneer Bridge. The local director said the project will also include adding sound walls along the areas around 65th Street and Stockton Boulevard.

Project Is Slated to Start Next Year

Company Denies Defective RV Tire Claims

Company Denies Defective RV Tires Claims

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Defective Tire Accident Lawyer. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is denying claims about a defect in their tires. Recently, the tire company denied allegations that defective RV tires are linked to 95 cases involving deaths and serious injuries. The claims are being investigated by federal regulators. In December 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into allegations that Goodyear G159 tires were not intended for prolonged use at high speeds on RVs. When the tires are put on motorhomes traveling at above 65 miles per hour, they were likely to fail and result in the loss of vehicle control.

NHTSA Knew About Past Claims

Helicopter Crash in Manhattan Kills 5

Helicopter Crash In Manhattan Kills 5

I’m Ed Smith, a Helicopter Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Five individuals lost their lives after being involved in a helicopter accident in New York State during the night of Sunday, March 11, 2018. Authorities have reported that all occupants of the helicopter were killed except for the pilot.

My deep sympathies are with those suffering the loss of their loved ones due to this tragedy.

Vallejo Authorities Launch Pedestrian Safety Effort

Vallejo Authorities Launch Pedestrian Safety Effort

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident lawyer. Due to a recent streak of pedestrian vs. vehicle collisions that began in the beginning of 2018, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) is introducing an enhanced pedestrian safety enforcement operation. The announcement was made by VPD officer Lt. Michael Nichelini in a recent news release.

Beginning in the month of February 2018, the new operations effort will be focused on accident-causing factors that involve pedestrians and motorists. VPD will be instituting regular traffic patrols directing their efforts to troublesome areas in addition to special target patrols that will be deployed to seek out and crack down on pedestrians and drivers who are in violation of traffic laws that are meant to protect those who use Vallejo’s roadways.

DUI Crash Injures Vacaville Man

DUI Crash Injures Vacaville Man

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville personal injury lawyer. On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, a motor vehicle collision on the north end of Fairfield injured a Vacaville man and led to his arrest under charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Eureka Crash Blocks Traffic

Eureka Crash Blocks Traffic

 I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka personal injury lawyer. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a collision involving three vehicles caused major vehicle damage and blocked traffic on a main road in Eureka for about an hour while fire department crews worked to clear wreckage from the roadway.

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Ukiah Drunk Driving Accidents

Ukiah Drunk Driving Incidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Ukiah personal injury lawyer. The Ukiah Daily Journal reported as part of their regular police and fire log that officers have arrested 3 people in the Ukiah area on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in the first part of May 2017.

The Arrests