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  • Pothole Sends Driver Flying 50 Feet Down a Ravine

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 23, 2017

    A driver lost control of their vehicle and flew 50 feet down a ravine in San Diego on Wednesday, February 22, after reportedly hitting a pothole in the road. According to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), the crash occurred a little bit after 10:45 a.m. at 54 th Street and Montezuma Road. SDPD officers and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) successfully rescued the driver and expect ...
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  • Tips To Stay Safe On A Wet Road

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 26, 2017

    California has received so much rain this winter that more than 40 percent of the state is officially free from drought as of early January. While this doesn’t mean that we can start throwing pool parties every day this summer (it takes more than one good year to eradicate a drought the scale of the one California’s been trapped in for the past half-decade plus), mother nature looks like she’s ...
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  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 22, 2016

    While no highway collision is safe, commercial vehicle crashes are some of the most dangerous kinds of collisions in which you could be involved. Regulations allow large trucks to weight up to 80,000 pounds while fully loaded, and when you compare that to the 3,500 pounds or so average vehicle weight, the danger should become more apparent. In 2013 alone, 95,000 people were injured in crashes ...
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  • The Dangers of Elderly Driving & Plans to Improve Safety

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Feb 8, 2016

    The number of licensed drivers over the age of 65 has increased substantially in recent years. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, this gives the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a strong push to create a plan to reduce car accidents among elderly drivers. The NHTSA has put in place a five-year strategic plan designed for older drivers, despite the fact that they are ...
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  • Staying Safe on Super Bowl Sunday

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 5, 2016

    The San Diego Chargers didn’t make it this year, but it’s safe to say plenty of football fans from San Diego gather this Sunday for beer, snacks, and Super Bowl 50. While Super Bowl Sundays can be counted on to draw millions of viewers and inspire countless parties across America, they also can be counted on for slightly more sobering statistics. In fact, according to a study by the Automobile ...
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  • 15 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 18, 2016

    So You’ve Been in a Car Accident. Now What? You have probably heard countless pieces of advice over the years on how to avoid getting into a car accident ...but what happens when you actually are in a crash? How can you be prepared to respond perfectly in the event of an accident? The truth is, you can’t . While you can do your best to exercise caution, be a defensive driver, keep a “safety kit” ...
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  • San Diego County Car Accident Statistics

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 11, 2016

    Table of Contents Frequency of San Diego Auto Accidents San Diego County's Most Dangerous Drivers Most Dangerous Time of Day to Drive Most Dangerous Months for Crashes Most Dangerous Day of the Week Most Common Collision Type Common Causes of Car Accidents Common Violations in Truck Accidents Car Wreck Deaths Up 13% in 2012 These are only a few of the questions answered by data in reports from the ...
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  • The Most Common Cause of Car Accidents

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 16, 2015

    For two and a half years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration commissioned an in-depth look at the causes of car crashes . It was entitled the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, and it included an intensive investigation of 5,470 car crashes from 2005 to 2007. This sample was chosen to represent an annual crash rate of more than 2 million, involving 6 million drivers and ...
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  • One Killed, Two Injured in a North County Head-On Collision

    Posted By The McClellan law Firm || Oct 28, 2015

    This past Saturday, a woman was killed in a head-on collision that took place on Old Highway 395 in North County. Two men suffered severe injuries in the accident and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A 45-year-old man driving a 1992 Nissan began to drift into the other lane, crossing over the double yellow line. The vehicle crashed ...
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  • Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 3, 2015

    San Diego law enforcement is alarmed and frustrated by a large number of DUI fatalities that have occurred in-county just over the past few summer months. According to the chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division, Jim Abele, officers simply do not understand why drivers would consciously choose to drive while drunk. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis says that the list of fatalities ...
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  • Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 22, 2015

    For the past decade, locals of Oceanside, CA have complained that Vista Way is a dangerous road to travel, referring to it as a “death trap.” With dozens of car accidents occurring over the past decade, it is no wonder why locals have become upset with the lack of urgency to redesign this road. Sadly, on this street, San Diego Zoo conservation researcher Amaranta Kozuch, was killed by a driver ...
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  • Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 30, 2015

    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition on the Fourth, this time of year also presents a number of dangers. In fact, the Fourth of July statistically sees a spike in accidents, injuries, and even deaths. ...
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  • San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 6, 2015

    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries , to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could have served. The drunk driving accident occurred in August 20, 2011, and the victim spent significant time in the hospital afterward. The man slammed into the rear ...
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  • Law May Be Delaying Necessary Driver Training, Causing Accidents

    Posted By 10/4/2013 12:00am || May 5, 2015

    In theory, graduated driver licensing laws will help teens develop the skills they need to be safe drivers by restricting situations that are commonly associated with car accidents. In practice, the laws may be causing teens to forgo getting a license until they turn 18 and are no longer subject to the applicable restrictions. The result is a sharp rise in the number of fatal car accidents ...
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  • Undocumented Immigrants And Driver's Licenses

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 5, 2015

    Obtaining a driver's license is not proof that a driver will always put safety first. Licensed and unlicensed drivers cause accidents through careless or negligent acts, including speeding, drinking and driving and distracted driving . The process of getting a driver's license does, however, improve the odds that a driver will know the basic rules of California roads and will be aware of what it ...
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  • Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 8, 2015

    The New Year brings a number of new laws to the state of California. From campus sexual consent laws to plastic bag bans, many of these new laws are designed to make California a better, safer place to live. That couldn't be more true of California Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), also known as The Safe and Responsible Driver Act. AB 60 officially took effect on January 1, 2015. The official title for AB ...
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  • New Year's Eve DUI Accidents & Injuries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 29, 2014

    New Year's Eve has earned the dubious honor of being the holiday with the most DUI arrests made by law enforcement. While many Californians revel in the exciting festivities, drunk driving accidents are almost guaranteed to increase dramatically. Almost one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lives according to statistics. Not only that, but drunk ...
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  • San Diego Authorities Increase DUI Arrests Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Plan for More During Holiday Season

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 3, 2014

    Thanksgiving weekend sees numerous car accidents caused by impaired drivers, as well as many preventable injuries and deaths. This is why law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County and the entire country step up efforts to arrest drunk and impaired drivers during the holidays. Over Thanksgiving weekend, law enforcement agencies throughout the county worked together to conduct a period of ...
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  • AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 13, 2014

    Most people may not have realized it, but the last week of October was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. Although there seems to be holidays and weeks for all types of random things, the fact that drowsy driving has its own awareness week says a great deal about the issue of driving tired, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) credits as being a serious problem responsible ...
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  • Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Drivers

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 12, 2014

    With the 2014 holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare yourself for safe travels. According to researchers, only 31% of all alcohol-related highway deaths occur outside of the holiday season. In fact, 40% of highway deaths caused by DUI happen near Thanksgiving. 37% occur near Christmas, and 50% of all highway DUI-related deaths happen around the New Year's holiday. ...
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  • Traffic Safety Grant to Help Combat Drunk Driving in San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 27, 2014

    Earlier this month, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced that it has made new efforts to fight drunk driving . District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis stated that the DA's office has created a new DUI homicide unit to focus on drunk driving cases involving fatalities and serious injuries. The unit will be led by experienced DUI prosecutors and an investigator, who will also be ...
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  • Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicabs

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 21, 2014

    In many urban markets across the United States, ridesharing services are gaining popularity against traditional taxicab companies. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft use the driver's own personal vehicle to shuttle passengers to their locations. Taxicab drivers use company cars to transport riders. Many of these taxi companies, concerned about the competition that ridesharing services bring ...
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  • Car Accident FAQ: Can I Sue if I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 20, 2014

    In 2012, the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) calculated that a total of 159,696 injury collisions occurred in California that year alone. Car accidents happen every day throughout our state and often result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, you know how difficult it can be to accept the losses you've suffered as a result. Whether the damage ...
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  • Federal Researchers Study Marijuana's Impact on Driving

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 13, 2014

    With the marijuana legalization movement gaining considerable momentum, states across the country are trying to figure out not only the best and safest ways to implement and enforce marijuana laws, but also how marijuana will affect drivers and public roadways. In an effort to secure scientific evidence regarding marijuana and driving, experts conducted a three-year, federally funded study. Among ...
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  • AAA Study Finds Tech Conveniences, Hands-Free Devices Still Make Dangerous Drivers

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 7, 2014

    If you regularly drive on San Diego roadways, you've probably seen it before: drivers talking and gesturing wildly to no one in particular. Although not all of these drivers may be using hands-free technology to communicate while behind the wheel, most of them are. With laws banning the use of handheld devices and texting while driving, utilizing hands-free devices and blue-tooth capable car ...
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