Do you ride a bicycle for your health? Do you ride one to help the environment? Whether you ride a bicycle for exercise, as a mode of transportation or both, anytime you ride near traffic, your ride could quickly turn into a catastrophe. If an accident occurs, you could suffer serious injuries since riding a bicycle does not provide you much protection from the impact of a vehicle. Where a vehicle driver could walk away without an injury, you could end up facing a lengthy recovery, along with permanent injuries.
Yes, drivers are involved in every car accident, but they are not always the primary factor in a crash. That does not necessarily let them off the hook for the injuries or deaths that result, but other parties could be held liable as well.
Children are works in progress. This is particularly true when it comes to their mental development. As parents, we work to ensure that they grow in safe, but still stimulating, environments. We challenge them to try new things while rushing out to be a human safety net when needed.
Distracted driving is dangerous. Taking your eyes of the road to quickly check a text or update a post online can lead to a tragic accident. This concept is no surprise. What is new news is the fact that courts, lawmakers and producers of applications on smartphones are taking steps to help reduce the risk of these accidents.
California residents know that motor vehicle accidents can happen on any day, especially if it is a holiday. They may not realize, however, that other days carry an increased risk of car crashes.
An average of 500,000 injuries and 10,000 deaths occur every year because of alcohol-related car accidents. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which used NHTSA data from 2001 to 2011, an increase in state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of such accidents in California and across the United States.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed that two 63-year-old men from Shafter were killed in a car crash on March 23. Both of the deceased victims in the accident were riding in the same vehicle. Investigators say the men were probably on their way to go fishing or camping before they were fatally struck.
California drivers and passengers may be interested in learning more about whiplash with regard to car accidents. Whiplash can occur during a motor vehicle accident when a collision causes a person's neck to be suddenly jerked back and forth. Whiplash injuries often result in ligament damage in the neck. Muscles and tendons can also sustain damage during a whiplash injury.
On Dec. 26, four people were killed and two others were seriously injured in a fiery crash in California. The two-car accident happened in Fair Oaks at around 1:30 a.m. when a driver drifted over the centerline. So far, investigators have not confirmed whether impairment played a factor in the wreck.
A 28-year-old man with a history of drunk driving caused a Dec. 14 accident in Alhambra that involved 13 other people, officials said. The incident reportedly happened around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Poplar Boulevard and Fremont Avenue, where several pedestrians were admiring Christmas lights.