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Sean “Diddy” Combs involved in car accident

Popular music producer, rapper, and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles yesterday.

Sean Combs car accident The music mogul’s Escalade crashed into Lexus RX outside of the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday afternoon. Combs’ driver smashed into the other car as it allegedly turned left in front of the SUV. After the accident, the 42-year-old star was seen lying in the grass near where the accident occurred.

The hotel’s employees rushed out to assist those involved in the accident. It is unclear who was at fault and whether or not anyone sustained any injuries. However, certain injuries from car accidents can sometimes take days or even months before they become apparent.

The Bad Boy Records founder seemed to be unhurt, but issued a statement that he would seek medical attention.

Being hurt in an automobile accident can have serious consequences on your life. It can lead to financial hardship due to car repairs, medical costs, and lost wages. While such financial burdens may be a drop in the bucket for someone of Combs’ vast wealth, they can lead to severe difficulties in everyday people. A personal injury attorney can help those injured through no fault of their own seek compensation for the difficulties imposed on them from the reckless actions of others.


Man seriously injured in highway hit-and-run

A man was seriously injured yesterday on Interstate 805 after being hit by a car that did not stop to assist him.

The man’s vehicle had broken down in the southbound lanes of the highway at around 2:30 am on Wednesday. Searching for help, he crossed into the northbound lanes, where another motorist struck him and continued driving, leaving him there.

The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver responsible for this tragic accident. hit by a car

Reports indicate that another passing motorist called the authorities. When they arrived, they packed up the seriously injured pedestrian and rushed him to a nearby hospital. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 80% of people struck by cars traveling at 40 mph die from their injuries. When cars exceed 50mph, the fatality rate in these kinds of accidents is 100%. Considering this accident occurred on a freeway, this man is lucky to have survived.

This tragic accident outlines the need for increased awareness of how to stay safe as a pedestrian. If you have suffered serious injuries at the hands of a negligent or reckless driver, contact the experienced car accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates to find out if you have a case.


Bicyclist dies near College area in San Diego

On Wednesday afternoon near the College area in San Diego, a bicyclist was struck and killed.

The bicyclist was traveling in the bike lane on Montezuma Avenue when a motor vehicle driving in the same direction struck him from behind. The man on the bicycle was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the motor vehicle did not receive any injuries in the collision.

Police have begun an investigation into the fatal bicycle accident, and have deemed that alcohol and accelerated speed were not factors in the crash. The name of the bicyclist has not been released, in order for his family to be notified first.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.


San Diego freeway accident kills 1, injures 4

A San Diego family was returning home after a beach visit when the vehicle they were in was hit from behind.

The car accident happened around 7 p.m. on the San Diego Freeway in Mission Hills. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and four others were taken to hospitals after sustaining severe injuries. Two of the injured are currently listed in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Fire Department had to remove someone from their vehicle after they were trapped. Police are investigating the accident, but at this time the cause of the collision is not known.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.


9 students injured when vans collide on Highway 101

Last Friday afternoon, a group of 22 University of Washington students were involved in an accident on Highway 101. The students were on their way to a conference on leadership in Santa Maria, and were traveling in two vans, each carrying 11 people.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the vans were driving side by side in the southbound lanes of Highway 101. The accident occurred near Bradley when the van on the right veered into the lane to the left and hit the other van’s passenger side, causing it to swerve and drive into the road’s shoulder. The van that was hit flipped over when it ran off the road.

Two students riding in the van that overturned were ejected out of the vehicle. Both were flown to a hospital’s trauma center. Two other students suffered minor injuries in the accident, and were taken to the hospital in ambulances. Five students suffered minor injuries in the accident, but were not treated at hospitals.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 to learn more.


San Diego police officer pulls man from fiery car

A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Balboa Avenue and Clairemont Drive at around 9:30 Tuesday evening. According to San Diego police, a Chevrolet Impala that was stalled at the intersection was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle.

The 20-year-old driver of the Impala was knocked unconscious in the collision. A passing San Diego police officer noticed that a small fire had broke out on the man’s car and that he was not conscious, and therefore unable to get out of his flaming vehicle. The officer broke the driver’s side window, opened the door, and pulled the man out of the Impala.  The car then went up in flames.

The 20-year-old and the driver of the SUV were both treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. The officer was treated for smoke inhalation.

Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, car defect, or road defect.


Thick smoke leads to 11 deaths on Florida highway

Eleven people died as a result of several car accidents along Interstate 75 just south of Gainesville, Florida this weekend. The accidents took place early Sunday morning, around 3:45 a.m., when a wildfire caused thick smoke to engulf the highway.

That smoke was also coupled with intense morning fog. The highway had previously been closed due to the inability to see properly, but was reopened right before the accidents started. Survivors of the crashes are claiming that their visibility was at zero percent when people began to collide into one another.

According to reports, two large semi-trucks completely stopped their vehicles on both sides of the highway when additional motor vehicles struck them from behind. Sequentially, the backside of those vehicles were hit, and a total of 19 cars were involved in the accidents.

Numerous cars caught fire and were crushed underneath larger vehicles. Emergency personnel were still unable to see clearly when they arrived on the scene, and had to rely on the sounds of people’s voices to locate victims. In total, 11 people lost their lives in the crashes and another 18 people were injured. Police are still investigating the causes of these accidents, as well as the cause of the wildfire.


8 injured in 2-vehicle accident in San Carlos

Tuesday evening, 8 people were injured in a 2-vehicle accident in San Carlos.  The accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. near the intersection of Jackson Drive and Lake Badin Avenue.

A father and his 3 children were traveling in a SUV on Lake Badin, when they turned onto Jackson Drive and were struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Jackson.  The SUV rolled over after it was hit.  The vehicle that hit the family’s SUV was carrying 5 teenagers, and, after hitting the SUV, swerved into the road’s northbound and southbound lanes before driving into a home’s front yard.

3 members of the family were trapped inside the SUV, and a 1-year old was ejected from the vehicle and trapped underneath it.  A witness to the accident asked people nearby to help lift the SUV and pull the baby out.

Emergency crews helped the other 3 victims out of their vehicle.  The 1-year old and the 2 other children, ages 3- and 7-years old, were all taken to Rady Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The father’s arm was injured and he may need surgery.

4 of the 5 teenagers in the vehicle that caused the accident suffered moderate injuries.  Investigator are trying to determine the cause of the accident, and whether or not alcohol was a factor.

If you or someone you know was injured in an auto accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced and compassionate injury attorneys.


3-car accident sends 3 to the hospital

On Sunday, 3 people, including 2 children, were sent to the hospital after a 3-car accident in Mission Bay.

The cars collided on the Ingraham St. bridge near Dana Landing Road.  According to the San Diego police, the accident happened at around 3 p.m.  Officers suspect that the crash occurred when one car attempted to avoid hitting another vehicle, and instead collided with a different vehicle, which then rear-ended the vehicle in front of it.

One of the vehicles’ drivers reportedly suffered serious injuries, but managed to flee the scene of the accident on foot.  Police are currently searching for the driver.

A total of 5 people were in the 3 cars, and 3 were sent to area hospitals for treatment.  One of the victims was reported to be a child and another an infant.  Both were taken to Children’s Hospital.

To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about what to do if you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident,  contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.


Rain storm causes 340 car accidents in one day

Last Friday, a total of 340 car accidents occurred in San Diego during a rain storm.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the majority of the car accidents in San Diego County occurred between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  By 4 p.m., 218 accidents had already happened.  Officers reported responding to 8 different accidents on highways in San Diego just between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

On an average day when the weather is good, the county will experience between 50 and 75 car accidents.  The CHP did not report how many people suffered injuries in Friday’s accidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.


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