California Highway Patrol News

California Highway Patrol May Have Used Tesla Autopilot to Stop Speeding Car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 …

U.S. Launches Investigation into Fatal Tesla Crash in California

A fatal crash and vehicle fire of a Tesla Inc Model X near Mountain View, Calif., last week has prompted a federal field investigation, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said, sparking a big selloff in Tesla stock. Late on …

California Tour Bus Crash Leaves 1 Killed, 26 Injured

A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol. It’s unclear why the tour bus crossed into the …

Registration of California Tour Bus That Crashed Questioned

California regulators are investigating whether a double-decker tour bus that crashed and injured 20 in San Francisco was properly registered with state authorities. The California Public Utilities Commission said this week that the bus involved in the weekend accident appears …

California Storms Collapse Bridge, Snarling Traffic

All traffic along a major freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when a bridge over a desert wash collapsed during heavy rain, and the roadway in the opposite direction suffered severe damage, authorities said. The collapse Sunday of …

Former California Highway Patrolman Convicted of Worker’s Comp Fraud

A former California Highway Patrol officer has been convicted in a case involving workers’ compensation insurance fraud. A Sacramento County jury on Thursday convicted Tony Yao on felony charges of failure to disclose a prior motor vehicle accident and resulting …

Lyft Rideshare Passenger Dies in California Crash

A spokeswoman for rideshare service Lyft says one of its drivers was involved in a multi-car crash in Northern California that left a man dead. California Highway Patrol officials said the driver was giving a ride to two passengers early …

Lane Splitting Guidelines Removed by California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that state officials were concerned the guidelines for so-called …

Cause of Limo Fire in California That Killed 5 Revealed

Recordings of the 911 calls released Monday captured witnesses, including some who had just escaped the limo, recounting the last moments of the five nurses who died inside, as authorities said a mechanical problem was behind the fire that killed …

LA Area Freeway Fire Strands Thousands Of Cars

Thousands of motorists were stuck on a 10-mile stretch of freeway near Los Angeles after a big-rig tanker truck burst into flames Wednesday. No one was injured. California Highway Patrol officers backed traffic up and turned it around, using offramps …