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Road-Rage Crash Injures Innocent Motorist In Pickup

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — An apparent case of road rage between a motorcyclist and a driver in a sedan set off chain reaction crash that overturned an uninvolved truck, and authorities are now looking for that motorcycle rider.

The incident happened Wednesday just before 6 a.m. in the carpool lane of the southbound 14 Freeway, just past the Newhall exit, and was captured by another driver a few car lengths back.

Video shows the motorcycle rider drive up to the compact sedan and kick at its side. The sedan swerves wildly, hits the median and ricochets into the right lanes and into a white truck, which overturned and landed on its roof.

The motorcyclist was seen riding off, away from the crash.

The driver of the truck, a 75-year-old on his way to work, was hurt in the crash, but suffered no major injuries.

The incident was reported as a hit-and-run to the California Highway Patrol, who is looking for that motorcyclist.

CBS 2 reporters tracked down the 75-year-old man who was driving a Cadillac Escalade.

When I felt the impact, says Carlos Benavidez. and my truck spun out beside me, and I started to roll. I saw nothing but asphalt and sky. And then, coming to rest, and I looked around to see, and I was still breathing.

He added, to me that was a plus.

Chris Taber, the driver who shot the video, says moments before he grabbed his phone, the motorcyclist had also passed him between lanes.

Then, when the Nissan s driver tried to get out of the carpool lane, he bumped the motorcycle. Traber doesn t know if it was an accident or on purpose. That s when the two men started yelling and the biker started kicking the Nissan driver s door.

I m sure the guy on the motorcycle was scared and totally startled because he almost went down and I m sure his adrenaline kicked in, Traber said.

Meanwhile, the father of the Nissan driver told KCAL 9 off-camera that his son became scared when he said the biker flashed that looked like a knife at him.

Benavidez also spoke to the 19-year-old following the crash.

He came and saw to it that I was okay, says Benavidez, You know, he had a bottle of water. He gave me a bottle of water. He was kind of in shock himself. He apologized.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this crash can call the CHP Newhall Area office at (661) 294-5540.



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Who is Liable When Poor Road Conditions Cause a Car Accident?

Poor road conditions such as missing guardrails, erosion, pot holes and faulty design can be the cause of serious car damage or even injuries for the unwary driver. But, whether a person can sue for the resulting damage or injuries is a complicated question.

A plaintiff who is a victim of a car accident due to poor road conditions must prove that the road conditions actually caused the damage to the car and/or the injuries. The plaintiff must also show that the agency or company responsible for maintaining the road was negligent in its duty to provide a safe roadway — or that they failed to adequately warn drivers of a potential hazard. Finally, the plaintiff must determine if the agency responsible is allowed to be sued in court and whether too much time has passed since the accident. These elements are discussed in more detail below.

Who is Responsible for Maintenance?

Roads are maintained by cities, counties and states. Different maintenance responsibilities for a certain roadway can also be shared by more than one governmental agency. For example, a state might be responsible for filling pot holes and paving the roads while a city might be responsible for snowplowing and de-icing the roadways. Figuring out which agency was responsible is important not only for suing the proper party, but for determining if the particular agency can be sued at all (more on this below).

Proving Negligence in Road Maintenance

Once it is determined who is responsible for the road, the plaintiff must prove that the agency was negligent in its failure to maintain the road. This means that the agency could have, and should have, repaired the road but chose not to do so, or that the agency built the road in a dangerously faulty manner.

For example, a state might decide to cut back on funding for road repair, which in turn causes erosion near a lake. If a car goes off the road because the road is washing away, the state may be liable for the resulting car damage. On the other hand, if a large tree fell into a road, but there was no way in which the agency responsible could have discovered the tree and removed it before the damage occurred, then the agency will not be found liable.

Determining the Cause of the Car Damage or Injury

The plaintiff must also prove that the poor road conditions actually caused the car damage or injury, and this can be difficult, especially if when it comes to vehicle damage.

Car damage caused by a pothole or by debris in the road might not be noticed immediately after it happens and it may be difficult to retrace a car’s route to show what specifically in the road caused the damage. Without other witnesses or other evidence. such as a police report or photos of the accident, the plaintiff’s testimony will be the only proof of how the damage was caused. If that is so, the agency may be able to argue that the plaintiff’s poor driving or other condition, such as the weather, was the real reason the damage occurred.

Can the Agency Be Sued?

Most government agencies, including states and the federal government, have immunity from lawsuits, which means that they cannot be sued (this is called “sovereign immunity” when it is applied to the federal and state governments, and “governmental immunity” when it is applied to city, county and other smaller governments).

Although they are immune, most government agencies make exceptions to immunity and allow themselves to be sued under specific conditions. Typically, negligence in maintaining a roadway will create an exception to immunity and allow a plaintiff to sue. However, there may be narrow constraints, for example the negligence must have been “gross” (i.e. very negligent) or a municipality must have purchased insurance to cover the type of lawsuit.

The exact circumstances under which a plaintiff can sue for car damage or injury due to road conditions can vary greatly from state to state. The state government usually sets the rules for when smaller agencies — such as municipalities within the state — can be sued, so the rules typically do not vary within a state.

Another rule that prevents many lawsuits even if the government agency is allowed to be sued is the “statute of limitations.” Virtually all legal actions have a time limit within in which the plaintiff must sue, called the “statute of limitations .” If the plaintiff fails to start the lawsuit before the deadline set by the statute of limitations, a court will not allow the plaintiff to sue.

Most states have a very short statute of limitations for injury claims based on faulty road conditions, typically from six months to two years. Most states also require the plaintiff to notify the responsible agency of the intention to sue before the case can begin. Depending on the state, this means that a plaintiff must identify and notify the responsible agency of why he or she is going to sue within, for example, six months of the accident. Any later, and no lawsuit will be allowed.

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Commercial

Mata’s Paving offers a complete Commercial service in Blacktop Parking Lots, Masonry work, Patchworks, Sealcoating, Cracks Filling, Stoops Steps, Concrete Works, Pavers Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Sidewalk, Curbing, and much more.

Parking Lots:


If you need to repair the asphalt parking lot of your retail business, or install asphalt paving, Mata s Paving is your best choice for commercial paving on Long Island, NY and New York City.

Commercial Driveway and Parking Lot Repairs

Is your parking lot cracked and full of potholes? Do customers get a bad impression of your business when they pull up to your office or retail storefront? Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. will help you repair and replace your parking lot or commercial driveway with a brand new asphalt installation. We will help you engineer a parking lot design that leaves a great first impression on your customers, and protects your commercial property with the correct water drainage and preventative maintenance.

Commercial paving projects require an asphalt paving company with the latest equipment and the technical expertise to deliver a job that is completed efficiently, within a strict timeframe, and with high quality materials that last. Get it done right the first time with Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. and save yourself maintenance costs and headaches down the road.

We install durable, weather resistant asphalt paving for commercial paving projects of all kinds, including:

  • Retail Businesses
  • Office Buildings
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Basketball Courts
  • Churches
  • Parks
  • And More!

We also offer preventative maintenance with the latest sealcoating products, which prolong the life of your asphalt and can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate!

Bollard Installation:

If you would like to have Bollards Installed on your property, then you have found the right people for the Job. Mata s Paving Sealcoating Inc. has experience in installing removable, retractable, flexible decorative traffic bollards and steel security bollard covers.

Please contact us for a free estimate

Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation Repairs:

Catch basins play an important role in managing stormwater runoff, because they help prevent neighborhood flooding and erosion. Mata s Paving Sealcoating is a licensed operator in Suffolk, Nassau New York City. We can install, maintain repair Dry Well s Catch Basins.

  • Remove Debris from Grates
  • Remove Sediment Build Up

Parking Lot Striping, Signage Parking Block Installation:

Includes all ADA pavement concrete marking requirements, as well as, signage installation within the parking lot. Parking lot striping capabilities include new layout and re-striping of existing layouts. Signage installation capabilities include both replacement, as well as, new installation. Parking block re-location and new installation.

Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. provides the following services;-

1. Install Maintain Parking Lot Stripping

  • Individual line striping
  • Handicap symbols (van access and blue-box symbols)
  • Stop bars
  • Crosswalks
  • Loading zones
  • Custom lettering
  • Stall numbering

2. Install Maintain Parking Signage

  • Handicap
  • Yield
  • Stop
  • Directional
  • Custom sign requirements

3. Install Maintain Parking Concrete Car Stops

  • 6’ concrete parking car stops
  • Rubber parking car stops

Commercial Walls:

Mata s Paving and Seaclcoating Inc. takes pride in integrating well-designed, functional walls into your landscape. A wide variety of material options are available, including:

  • Concrete unit wall systems
  • Granite boulders
  • Living walls
  • Natural stone walls

Let us help you create a pathway or an entire outdoor room by adding depth and texture with landscape walls. Stabilize a slope or completely change the shape and feel of your environment. Attractive and functional landscape walls add structure and aesthetic beauty to your property.

We can accommodate wall requirements of any scale, from small garden walls and free standing walls to large shoreline walls and slope stabilization.

Commercial Curbing:

We install commercial curbing for roads, parking lots, entryways, and around signs. Choose from our standard commercial sized curbs or give us your dimensions and we can have a custom mold built.

All of our parking lot curb mixes contain rock and fibermesh, which give added strength to the curb. Let us add that extra touch and draw attention to your business.

Also See

Parking lots require regular maintenance, just like blown out lights.

Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating offers retaining wall installation and maintenance.

    Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating is well equipped to construct and.

    Read more

  • Brick columns are a classic addition to patios, fences, or.

    About us

    We are a licensed and insured contractor in

    • Suffolk – LIC #: 31029-H
    • Nassau – LIC #: H2303120000
    • New York City – LIC #: 1278129

    Our commitment to quality services has distinguished us with our clients for Read More

    Residential Services

    Mata’s Paving offers a complete Residential service in Blacktop, Masonry work, Patchworks, SealCoating, Cracks Filling, Patios & Stoops, Concrete Works, Belgium Blocks, Pavers & Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Patios, Sidewalk, Basketball Courts and much more. Find Out More

    Commercial Services

    Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation & Repairs, Parking Lot Striping, Commercial Walls, Commercial Curbing. Find Out More



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    Commercial

    Mata’s Paving offers a complete Commercial service in Blacktop Parking Lots, Masonry work, Patchworks, Sealcoating, Cracks Filling, Stoops Steps, Concrete Works, Pavers Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Sidewalk, Curbing, and much more.

    Parking Lots:


    If you need to repair the asphalt parking lot of your retail business, or install asphalt paving, Mata s Paving is your best choice for commercial paving on Long Island, NY and New York City.

    Commercial Driveway and Parking Lot Repairs

    Is your parking lot cracked and full of potholes? Do customers get a bad impression of your business when they pull up to your office or retail storefront? Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. will help you repair and replace your parking lot or commercial driveway with a brand new asphalt installation. We will help you engineer a parking lot design that leaves a great first impression on your customers, and protects your commercial property with the correct water drainage and preventative maintenance.

    Commercial paving projects require an asphalt paving company with the latest equipment and the technical expertise to deliver a job that is completed efficiently, within a strict timeframe, and with high quality materials that last. Get it done right the first time with Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. and save yourself maintenance costs and headaches down the road.

    We install durable, weather resistant asphalt paving for commercial paving projects of all kinds, including:

    • Retail Businesses
    • Office Buildings
    • Athletic Facilities
    • Basketball Courts
    • Churches
    • Parks
    • And More!

    We also offer preventative maintenance with the latest sealcoating products, which prolong the life of your asphalt and can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate!

    Bollard Installation:

    If you would like to have Bollards Installed on your property, then you have found the right people for the Job. Mata s Paving Sealcoating Inc. has experience in installing removable, retractable, flexible decorative traffic bollards and steel security bollard covers.

    Please contact us for a free estimate

    Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation Repairs:

    Catch basins play an important role in managing stormwater runoff, because they help prevent neighborhood flooding and erosion. Mata s Paving Sealcoating is a licensed operator in Suffolk, Nassau New York City. We can install, maintain repair Dry Well s Catch Basins.

    • Remove Debris from Grates
    • Remove Sediment Build Up

    Parking Lot Striping, Signage Parking Block Installation:

    Includes all ADA pavement concrete marking requirements, as well as, signage installation within the parking lot. Parking lot striping capabilities include new layout and re-striping of existing layouts. Signage installation capabilities include both replacement, as well as, new installation. Parking block re-location and new installation.

    Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. provides the following services;-

    1. Install Maintain Parking Lot Stripping

    • Individual line striping
    • Handicap symbols (van access and blue-box symbols)
    • Stop bars
    • Crosswalks
    • Loading zones
    • Custom lettering
    • Stall numbering

    2. Install Maintain Parking Signage

    • Handicap
    • Yield
    • Stop
    • Directional
    • Custom sign requirements

    3. Install Maintain Parking Concrete Car Stops

    • 6’ concrete parking car stops
    • Rubber parking car stops

    Commercial Walls:

    Mata s Paving and Seaclcoating Inc. takes pride in integrating well-designed, functional walls into your landscape. A wide variety of material options are available, including:

    • Concrete unit wall systems
    • Granite boulders
    • Living walls
    • Natural stone walls

    Let us help you create a pathway or an entire outdoor room by adding depth and texture with landscape walls. Stabilize a slope or completely change the shape and feel of your environment. Attractive and functional landscape walls add structure and aesthetic beauty to your property.

    We can accommodate wall requirements of any scale, from small garden walls and free standing walls to large shoreline walls and slope stabilization.

    Commercial Curbing:

    We install commercial curbing for roads, parking lots, entryways, and around signs. Choose from our standard commercial sized curbs or give us your dimensions and we can have a custom mold built.

    All of our parking lot curb mixes contain rock and fibermesh, which give added strength to the curb. Let us add that extra touch and draw attention to your business.

    Also See

    Parking lots require regular maintenance, just like blown out lights.

    Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating offers retaining wall installation and maintenance.

    Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating is well equipped to construct and.

    Read more

  • Brick columns are a classic addition to patios, fences, or.

    About us

    We are a licensed and insured contractor in

    • Suffolk – LIC #: 31029-H
    • Nassau – LIC #: H2303120000
    • New York City – LIC #: 1278129

    Our commitment to quality services has distinguished us with our clients for Read More

    Residential Services

    Mata’s Paving offers a complete Residential service in Blacktop, Masonry work, Patchworks, SealCoating, Cracks Filling, Patios & Stoops, Concrete Works, Belgium Blocks, Pavers & Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Patios, Sidewalk, Basketball Courts and much more. Find Out More

    Commercial Services

    Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation & Repairs, Parking Lot Striping, Commercial Walls, Commercial Curbing. Find Out More



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  • Commercial Road Repair, Driveway and Parking Lots #the #commercial #company


    #commercial lot

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    Commercial

    Mata’s Paving offers a complete Commercial service in Blacktop Parking Lots, Masonry work, Patchworks, Sealcoating, Cracks Filling, Stoops Steps, Concrete Works, Pavers Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Sidewalk, Curbing, and much more.

    Parking Lots:


    If you need to repair the asphalt parking lot of your retail business, or install asphalt paving, Mata s Paving is your best choice for commercial paving on Long Island, NY and New York City.

    Commercial Driveway and Parking Lot Repairs

    Is your parking lot cracked and full of potholes? Do customers get a bad impression of your business when they pull up to your office or retail storefront? Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. will help you repair and replace your parking lot or commercial driveway with a brand new asphalt installation. We will help you engineer a parking lot design that leaves a great first impression on your customers, and protects your commercial property with the correct water drainage and preventative maintenance.

    Commercial paving projects require an asphalt paving company with the latest equipment and the technical expertise to deliver a job that is completed efficiently, within a strict timeframe, and with high quality materials that last. Get it done right the first time with Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. and save yourself maintenance costs and headaches down the road.

    We install durable, weather resistant asphalt paving for commercial paving projects of all kinds, including:

    • Retail Businesses
    • Office Buildings
    • Athletic Facilities
    • Basketball Courts
    • Churches
    • Parks
    • And More!

    We also offer preventative maintenance with the latest sealcoating products, which prolong the life of your asphalt and can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate!

    Bollard Installation:

    If you would like to have Bollards Installed on your property, then you have found the right people for the Job. Mata s Paving Sealcoating Inc. has experience in installing removable, retractable, flexible decorative traffic bollards and steel security bollard covers.

    Please contact us for a free estimate

    Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation Repairs:

    Catch basins play an important role in managing stormwater runoff, because they help prevent neighborhood flooding and erosion. Mata s Paving Sealcoating is a licensed operator in Suffolk, Nassau New York City. We can install, maintain repair Dry Well s Catch Basins.

    • Remove Debris from Grates
    • Remove Sediment Build Up

    Parking Lot Striping, Signage Parking Block Installation:

    Includes all ADA pavement concrete marking requirements, as well as, signage installation within the parking lot. Parking lot striping capabilities include new layout and re-striping of existing layouts. Signage installation capabilities include both replacement, as well as, new installation. Parking block re-location and new installation.

    Mata s Paving and Sealcoating Inc. provides the following services;-

    1. Install Maintain Parking Lot Stripping

    • Individual line striping
    • Handicap symbols (van access and blue-box symbols)
    • Stop bars
    • Crosswalks
    • Loading zones
    • Custom lettering
    • Stall numbering

    2. Install Maintain Parking Signage

    • Handicap
    • Yield
    • Stop
    • Directional
    • Custom sign requirements

    3. Install Maintain Parking Concrete Car Stops

    • 6’ concrete parking car stops
    • Rubber parking car stops

    Commercial Walls:

    Mata s Paving and Seaclcoating Inc. takes pride in integrating well-designed, functional walls into your landscape. A wide variety of material options are available, including:

    • Concrete unit wall systems
    • Granite boulders
    • Living walls
    • Natural stone walls

    Let us help you create a pathway or an entire outdoor room by adding depth and texture with landscape walls. Stabilize a slope or completely change the shape and feel of your environment. Attractive and functional landscape walls add structure and aesthetic beauty to your property.

    We can accommodate wall requirements of any scale, from small garden walls and free standing walls to large shoreline walls and slope stabilization.

    Commercial Curbing:

    We install commercial curbing for roads, parking lots, entryways, and around signs. Choose from our standard commercial sized curbs or give us your dimensions and we can have a custom mold built.

    All of our parking lot curb mixes contain rock and fibermesh, which give added strength to the curb. Let us add that extra touch and draw attention to your business.

    Also See

    Parking lots require regular maintenance, just like blown out lights.

    Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating offers retaining wall installation and maintenance.

    Read more

  • Mata s Paving Sealcoating is well equipped to construct and.

    Read more

  • Brick columns are a classic addition to patios, fences, or.

    About us

    We are a licensed and insured contractor in

    • Suffolk – LIC #: 31029-H
    • Nassau – LIC #: H2303120000
    • New York City – LIC #: 1278129

    Our commitment to quality services has distinguished us with our clients for Read More

    Residential Services

    Mata’s Paving offers a complete Residential service in Blacktop, Masonry work, Patchworks, SealCoating, Cracks Filling, Patios & Stoops, Concrete Works, Belgium Blocks, Pavers & Stones, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Patios, Sidewalk, Basketball Courts and much more. Find Out More

    Commercial Services

    Dry Well, Catch Basin Installation & Repairs, Parking Lot Striping, Commercial Walls, Commercial Curbing. Find Out More



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