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2 Los Angeles brothers die after being struck by a patrol car

A deputy sheriff, dispatched to an emergency call, struck another car before crashing into several others on both the sidewalk and in the crosswalk on Nov. 18. The accident seriously injured several of the pedestrians and resulted in the deaths of two boys.

Features to look for in a motorcycle to increase its safety

Motorcycles have been a popular transportation option for decades. First, they can be less expensive to purchase than cars. Second, they allow motorcyclists to experience both the thrill of taking to the road and being in the great outdoors like no other.

Nanny Saves Child in Pedestrian Accident

While the child was uninjured in the pedestrian accident that occurred earlier this year, Caroline Maurer, the care taker, broke bones in her hands, wrists and arms. A driver made a left turn through a four way stop sign after failing to stop at the crosswalk. While the nanny pushing her stroller yelled stop, the driver failed to notice the pair before colliding in the pedestrian crossing. As Maurer recounted the accident, she explains, "Fox was strapped in and I couldn't get him out." The 2 year old was strapped in his stroller at the time of the accident and Maurer could not free the child due to the injuries she sustained to her hands and wrists. The paramedics on scene told the parents that Maurer had saved the child's life by placing herself between the stroller and the oncoming vehicle.

23 Year Old Cyclist Killed on PCH in Hit and Run Accident

Kazumasa Nozaki was killed in a hit and run collision near the Annenberg Community Beach House on PCH around 7 p.m, October 15. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, the driver who struck Nozaki left the scene of the accident, then later returned where he then questioned. Regarding what led to the death of the 23 year cyclist, Lt. Saul Rodriguez of Santa Monica PD stated, "A preliminary investigation revealed the bicyclist was riding his bicycle northbound along PCH. The involved vehicle was traveling northbound along PCH and struck the bicyclist from the rear. The driver is cooperating with the investigation and there have been no preliminary indications the driver was impaired." The accident happened after sundown so the cyclist may have not been easily seen prior to the fatal collision.

A 13-year-old's parents sue Caltrans, Metro Bus for her death

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 23 against a Metro Bus driver, her employer, and Caltrans. In the filing, a 13-year-old Redondo Beach girl's parents allege that negligence on behalf of each of the defendants resulted in her bicycle accident death.

Studies show bike helmets significantly reduce injuries and death

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, suggests that bike helmets can prevent the most profound type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by at least one half. Helmet-wearing bicyclists experience significantly fewer broken bones to their faces and fewer fatal injuries than their non-helmet-wearing counterparts as well.

A Koreatown bicyclists is struck, killed in a hit-and-run

A 30-something-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed while riding his bike in Los Angeles' Koreatown in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 25. The crash happened in the western portion of the city shortly before 2:00 a.m. The intersection of San Marino Street and Western Avenue remained closed for some time afterwards as police attempted to recreate the crash.

Thanksgiving 2017 Driving and Travel Tips

If you plan to travel for Thanksgiving, you may be joining millions of fellow Americans flying and driving to visit friends and family. Unfortunately, time spent in traffic or crowded airport lines can be stressful and counterproductive to enjoy your time away from work. To reduce your stress and avoid a car accident, follow these tips.

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