Any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. However, when a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a large truck, such as a semi-truck, the injuries for the driver and any passengers in the smaller vehicle could be devastating, while the occupants of the large truck may walk away from the accident without a scratch.
Many Los Angeles residents who ride motorcycles are probably cognizant of the fact that if they are involved in an accident on these smaller, lighter vehicles, they may suffer injuries. As a result, many motorcyclists wear quite a bit of protective gear when they ride, none more important than a helmet.
Relatively speaking, police chases aren't that uncommon in the Southern California area, which is one of the most populous places in the country. But, when such a police chase ends in a collision that leads to significant property damage and injuries, that is another matter altogether.
As one of the largest cities in America, Los Angeles has just as much of a problem when it comes to drunk drivers on the roads as the rest of the country.