California Highway Cause of Deaths ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

California Highway Cause of Deaths

A stretch of highway in California has been the scene of scene of 28 crashes in the last four months. The Monterey County section of Highway 156 has become known for the multitude of auto accidents that occur there - according to the California Highway Patrol, 28 traffic accidents occurred along the highway since June (01JUN06). CHP officer Gil Peirsol reports that six injury accidents occurred in August and four in September. In the past eight days, a Pacific Grove couple and a Hollister man died in head-on collisions on Highway 156. CHP officer Larry Starkey says, "Inattention and driving too closely behind other drivers is usually the primary cause of these kinds of accidents." California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has touted Proposition 1B on November's ballot as a source of funds to widen the highway. If the bond is approved, $65 million in state grants for Highway 156 improvement projects could be applied for by Monterey County.

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