Bike riding, whether you use it to get to work here in Los Angeles or it's something you do for pleasure on the weekends, can be dangerous. Few bike riders go unscathed. Scrapes, cuts and bruises are a given. Broken bones are also common. Concussions sadly happen more often than you may expect too. Many bikers who experience the latter never seem to give themselves enough time to recuperate.
Passenger cars have come equipped with airbags and other safety features for several decades now. The introduction of innovative features that would keep motorcyclists safer has been lacking though. On August 1, that all changed. On that day, a Seattle company introduced an inflatable safety vest that they hope will make motorcycle riding safer than it's previously been before.
The children of a deceased motorcyclist finally settled a wrongful death lawsuit in mid-July. Their 60-year-old dad died on impact after being hit at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Marengo Avenue in Pasadena on Oct. 6, 2016. Since the operator of the vehicle was unknown until late last year, their lawsuit was filed and won against the vehicle's owner in this California case.