Some motor vehicle accidents are significant enough to gain national attention. Such an accident, as readers probably already have heard, took place last week in northern California. The accident, which involved a FedEx truck and a motor coach bus carrying over 40 people, ended up killing five high school students. In addition, three adult chaperones and the drivers of the truck and the bus died.
Florida readers have probably heard by now of the legal trouble surrounding General Motors over its recall of 1.6 million vehicles due to ignition switch problems. So far, the company has connected the problem with 12 deaths. In addition to those deaths, there have been hundreds of others reported in connection with those same models in accidents where the airbag failed to deploy.