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Labor Day Crash in the Central Valley

By Renee Nordstrand on September 9, 2009

A woman was killed this Labor Day weekend when she ran a stop sign while allegedly talking on her cell phone.  She was hit head-on by a truck that had the right of way, ripping her car into two pieces.  No one in the truck was hurt.

In 2007, there were 3,557 fatal accident collisions, according to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.  Cell phone usage is often cited as one of the contributing factors to car accidents that result in serious property damage or personal injury.  Besides avoiding cell phone use, there are several other simple steps you can take to prevent car accidents according to, such as avoiding tailgating on the freeway, knowing your blind spots, and checking both ways twice before entering an intersection.

Sometimes even the most cautious and conscientious drivers are involved in accidents due to the negligent actions of others.  If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and you think another party may be responsible, Law Office of Renee J. Nordstrand can help. With our decades of experience, we aggressively pursue fair compensation for victims of negligent driving.

Metrolink Honors One Year Anniversary of Deadly Crash

By Renee Nordstrand on September 8, 2009

Saturday, September 12th marks the one year anniversary of the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth that killed 25.

Metrolink has erected a plaque in Union Station near the crash site to honor those who lost their lives in the train accident.

Last year’s accident occurred when Metrolink train 111 collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train.  Preliminary investigation reports disclose that the Metrolink train’s engineer was using his cell phone to text message while operating the train that day.

In an increasingly technologically advanced world, cell phones can often lead to negligent behavior while operating a train, car, or bus.  You can protect yourself and those around you by refraining from writing text messages while driving or operating a motor vehicle.