Top 5 Causes of LA Traffic Accident Deaths

Imagine having a whole year with zero traffic deaths in the entire city of Los Angeles. Sounds wonderful, right? That’s the ambitious goal of the city’s Vision Zero project, which aims to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2025. Currently, LA has about 200 road deaths per year, so reaching a level of zero will […]

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Does Car Size Matter in an Accident?

does car size matter in a car accident

Small cars are now safer than they’ve ever been, with advances like stronger frames and collision-avoiding technology. But are they as safe as big trucks and SUVs in California road accidents? The conventional wisdom has always been that a larger and heavier vehicle is much safer than a smaller one. Spoiler alert: It’s still true. […]

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Serious California Traffic Accidents May Result in Amputations

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Road accidents are the #1 cause of accidental traumatic amputations, with at least 30,000 of these injuries in the U.S. each year. Not all of them come from car accidents – many come from motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents that involve powerful physical forces. Vehicle accidents are also the top cause of medically-necessary partial amputations, […]

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What if I wasn’t in a marked crosswalk when I was hit by a car?

You may have heard the saying “pedestrians always have the right of way.” Not so fast! Here in California, that’s not always true – especially if the pedestrian wasn’t walking in a marked crosswalk. Of course, motorists aren’t allowed to just run over anyone who’s not using a crosswalk either. Under the law, motorists have […]

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