If you visit any densely populated downtown district in the U.S., you'll notice that you can rent electronic scooters right there from the sidewalk. These often don't come with helmets and there's no one there to check to see if you know how to ride one. All that the companies renting them care about is getting your money. This is perhaps one of the reasons that these e-scooter injuries are quickly approximating bicycle ones in Los Angeles.
Around 6:30am on Wednesday, December 19th, a driver hit two pedestrians near Anne Darling Elementary school. One woman was sent to the hospital, suffering life-threatening injuries.
Whether it's because of their difference in size or some other factor, motorists tend to treat motorcyclists very differently from others out on the road with them. One time in which motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to getting hit and suffering severe injuries is when they make left turns.
Last month on Thursday, December 20th, an SUV drove through a backyard wall and crashed into a hot tub in a home in Thousand Oaks, California after a multi-vehicle accident.
A freak accident between a passenger vehicle and a bicyclist in Pacific Palisades has left the bicyclist in an area hospital fighting for their life.
When a motorist strikes a bicyclist, you'll often hear that they did so because they didn't see them. Although bike riders can make themselves more visible to motorists by wearing brightly-colored clothes and by taking other measures, they often fail to do so. This causes them to easily blend in with their surroundings or into the night.