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December 2013 Archives

3-vehicle crash in Palm Desert sends 8 people to hospital

Car accidents can be a very frightening and painful experience for victims. They can happen in a matter of seconds, but the injuries that are suffered can last long after the crash has been cleared from the roads. And in many cases, the people who are hurt experience a wide range of physical repercussions of a crash; some of which may not even be immediately identifiable.

Train control system benefits riders, but is it too expensive?

Many California residents remember the tragic train accident in 2008 in which 25 people on the train were killed. It was one of two horrific train accidents in this state that ended with fatalities in that one year alone. After the accidents, new efforts to improve rail safety were launched and prioritized in order to prevent future crashes. One solution came in the form of a deadline: All trains would be equipped with life-saving positive train control systems by the end of 2015.