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Does lane-splitting lead to an increase in motorcycle accidents?

Past postings in this blog have discussed the potential for fatal and catastrophic injuries when a motorcycle and another type of vehicle collide. The occurrence of fatal motorcycle accidents in California has led to discussions about how to proactively prevent these types of accidents from continuing to occur. One specific suggestion has led to some controversy and heated debate throughout the state.

Crash causes chain reaction multi-vehicle accident

Accidents that involved a commercial motor vehicle or an 18-wheeler can very quickly become complicated for all parties involved. The drivers of these vehicles and their employers have specific regulations they must obey in order to meet the escalated standard of care required to operate this sort of vehicle. Therefore, when a truck crash occurs, truck companies know they have to move quickly to build a strong defense.

High profile case involves wrongful death of famous musician

Each year there are numerous fatal accidents that impact families throughout California, including Alhambra. However, when a wrongful death happens in a famous family and is covered extensively by the press, it soon becomes everyone's business. This is what has happened with the death of Michael Jackson, whose wrongful death trial has recently begun in Los Angeles.

Woman perishes in California motorcycle accident

The year-round mild climate paired with the increased propensity for traffic in California makes it common for motorcyclists to travel the state's roadways. However, traveling on a motorcycle can present many dangers due to its size and its inability to stand up against other vehicles that share the same roads.

Elderly pedestrians more likely to be killed in auto accidents

Each year there are nearly 34,000 traffic-related fatalities across the United States. Readers in Los Angeles may be interested to learn that pedestrians account for 4,000 of these 34,000 deaths. In addition, three-quarters of fatal auto accidents involving pedestrians occur within cities. If all of this information isn't alarming enough, the number of fatalities involving men and women aged 75 and older was almost double the number those involving individuals aged 34 and younger.

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