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With a population of 38.8 million as of 2014 and covering 163,696 square miles, California has one of the most diverse terrains and climate in the United States. It has varying road conditions to consider, often depending on traffic, elevation and weather such as thick fog and heavy snow in some areas. From the fertile Central Valley, to the infamous Mojave Desert, to the grand topography of Sierra Nevada Mountains, the state has a dramatic landscape and network of roads. With the hair-pin turns of the coast and many unlit two-lane back roads, there is plenty potential for accidents.
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California Office of Traffic Safety provides information related to the mission of reducing fatalities and losses through implementation of highway safety initiatives.
California WALKS advocates for walkable communities and is a member organization that helps organize and train local pedestrian advocacy groups in safety. California Bicycle Coalition The California Bicycle Coalition endorses the League's Five Rules of the Road for safety. ATV Safety Institute promotes ATV safety and awareness education.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) provides information on rider training and safety.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association effective advocacy, safety education and training for pilots.
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Most recent accident reports
A truck slammed into a house in Sacramento this morning.
The crash happened on 13th Street and Gagle way, a few blocks northwest of Florin Road and South Land Park Drive.
The truck first struck the garage and then ended up near the front door of the home.
The driver involved in a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian early Wednesday morning in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood has been arrested.
A child is recovering after he was ejected from a vehicle during a crash on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim Wednesday. The driver swerved in an attempt to avoid a tire tread, lost control of his 2002 Lincoln Navigator and crashed into a retaining wall near Magnolia Avenue around 8:15 p.m.
San Francisco police chased an SUV wanted in connection with a Bayview district shooting down Highway 101 on Tuesday night, arresting the driver after a crash near the San Francisco International Airport, authorities said.
A mother, later identified as Marleni Edith Barrera, 42, who was struck by a driver as she walked her daughter to school in Hollywood has died, according to police.
Parents of an Orange County teenager who was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run announced Wednesday they are offering a reward to help find the person behind the wheel. Stephen Cureton, 17, was walking with a friend near Yorktown Avenue and Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach about 8:30 p.m.
The elderly man killed in a hit-and-run crash in San Ysidro Sunday was identified as Alonso Flores Pacheco, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday.
Pacheco, 81, was walking south across East San Ysidro Boulevard when he was struck by a westbound car, San Diego police said Sunday.
A driver was found dead by search and rescue crews Sunday morning after his vehicle veered off the roadway and down a steep wooded embankment in Mill Valley, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
A 25-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle at Holloway Street and Junipero Serra Boulevard near the San Francisco State University campus Saturday night. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening head injuries.
A 24-year-old Carlsbad man was arrested on hit-and-run and other charges after he allegedly crashed a car near Chestnut Avenue and Spanish Way, knocked over a power pole and drove off early Saturday morning, police said.