Car Crashes Into El Sobrante Home, No Injuries

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advertisement The weather may have played a role in a crash that sent a car into an East Bay house, according to police. The accident happened in El Sobrante around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. When police got to the scene, they found an overturned Honda that had slammed into the front stairs of the house. The homeowner said when he heard the screeching tires, he knew exactly what had happened. “People come speeding through this corner, usually its raining or something,” Ray Wakida said. “They crashed in my front house at least three times.” Growing Use of Vaporizers Alarms Health Officials Police said the driver had no visible injuries, but he was airlifted to a nearby hospital as a safety precaution. Police are investigating the accident and have not yet said if they believe weather , alcohol, or drugs were a factor. Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
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Car Crashes into El Sobrante Home, No Injuries

CDT, March 29, 2014 Authorities are looking for an apparent drunken driver who crashed a car into a concrete wall and jumped the sidewalk coming to rest outside the front doors of the Tribune Tower this morning, according to police and a doorman. “I just heard a big bang,” said a Tribune Tower doorman, who then spotted the older model beige-colored Lexus travel off the road and up onto the sidewalk, stopping in front of the historic building at 435 N. Michigan Avenue. After the 4:30 a.m. crash, the driver got out and went inside the lobby briefly, assuring staffers he wasn’t hurt, the doorman said. He grabbed his keys and walked away northbound after telling the doorman he didn’t want to see the police because he “was drunk.” Related 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States “I said, ‘Dude, are you sure youre OK?’ ” the doorman said. The driver, who appeared to be in his 30s, said he was. The doorman saw him once more, walking southbound on Michigan Avenue. The Lexus was northbound on the east side of Michigan when its passenger side front end slammed into the corner of a concrete wall surrounding stairs leading to lower Michigan Avenue, leaving one corner of the wall crumbled. Shattered glass and pieces of the cars front end scattered about. Once on the sidewalk, it traveled in an arc, narrowly missing a fire hydrant, two trash receptacles, and the Tribune building itself before coming to rest, with its airbags deployed.
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An automobile accident occurs somewhere in the world every 60 seconds. In Australia alone each year, there are 1,700 people killed in road collisions; 22,000 people seriously injured in car crashes , requiring long-term care and treatment; 200,000 reported injuries involving motor vehicles; and 600,000 reported road crashes. The infographic lists the top 5 causes of automobile accidents in Australia. The most common type of car crash on Australian roads are rear end accidents or nose-to-tail collisions. The cause of this type of accident is usually tailgating, when the negligent human being is following the person in front too closely. The person in front stops abruptly leaving little space or time for the driver of the second vehicle to react. This type of accident is totally preventable and only requires the second driver to follow at a greater distance. Tailgating is the number one cause of rear-end crashes in Australia and responsible for 8.36% of reported incidents. Drinking and driving is the second highest cause of road collisions in Australia and unfortunately, 40% of fatal crashes involved alcohol and/or drug as a primary cause for collision. Negligent human beings that speed are the third highest danger to public safety and it is estimated 27% of fatal crashes in Australia are a result of speed or driving in a dangerous manner. Relatively new to the list of dangerous species on the roadway are humans that text and drive; they are the fourth highest cause of accidents.
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