October 27, 2016

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New Findings in California Tour Bus Crash

Worn tires have been discovered on the tour bus that killed 13 and injured 31 passengers near Palm Springs last weekend. Investigators are reporting that the treads on four of the eight tires on the bus were below government standards and so worn the bus could have been taken out of service. While the finding…

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October 24, 2016

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NHTSA Statistics Raise Concerns Over Rise in 2016 Traffic Deaths

According to data released earlier this month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more and more people are losing their lives on roadways across the country, a figure which goes beyond drivers and their passengers to include increasing numbers of cyclists, pedestrians and others. The figures included in the report reveal a dramatic…

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October 24, 2016

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Tour Bus Crash Near Palm Springs Kills 13

Coming back from a night at a Thermal casino with many of its passengers sound asleep, a USA Holiday tour bus slammed into a truck trailer near Desert Hot Springs. The impact crushed the front third of the bus cabin. When the smoke cleared, there were 13 fatalities and 31 injured. The accident took place…

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October 19, 2016

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Four Dead, Four Injured in Pomona SUV Rollover

In mid-October, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) went off the 60 Freeway in Pomona, tipped, and rolled downhill off the freeway. Four passengers were killed and four were injured. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the crash as a hit-and-run. Elena Chavez, the of the Ford Explorer, told authorities she believed that a white…

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October 17, 2016

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CDC: Disabling and Fatal Falls Becoming More Common in Seniors

Senior citizens have unique concerns and arguably one of the foremost among them is the ability to retain independence for as long as possible. Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent causes of the loss of independence has been increasing in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released data indicating that falls…

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October 14, 2016

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Students Hit by SUV in Parking Lot of Sylmar School

According to officials from the Los Angeles Fire Department, five young students suffered injuries last Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle that was driving in a parking lot next to two Sylmar schools. The incident occurred near Triumph Charter Academy and Lakeview Charter High School, located on Glenoaks Boulevard. Witnesses and first responders reported…

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October 13, 2016

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Crash Near Jack in the Box Sends One to Hospital

Police have reported a vehicle rollover crash that required at least one of the victims to be hospitalized. Some reports indicated that both involved drivers may have required hospitalization. The crash occurred on Thursday, October 6, 2016 on the 1000 block of West Sunset Boulevard. Not long after 8:00 a.m., the crash resulted in one…

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October 12, 2016

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Roundup Lawsuits Centralized in California District Court

A panel of federal judges has decided to coordinate Roundup lawsuits before one judge in the Northern District of California for more efficient pre-trial proceedings. The U.S. judicial panel for multidistrict litigation issued the transfer order on October 3, and assigned MDL No. 2471 (Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation) to the honorable Judge Vince Chhabria….

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October 7, 2016

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Pedestrian Accident Rates Plummet at Busy Hollywood Intersection

Los Angeles has one of the worst reputations for pedestrian safety and hit-and-run accidents, averaging about 200 traffic fatalities each year. Of the many busy intersections in the city, perhaps none is more notorious for pedestrian hazards than the iconic crossing of Hollywood and Highland – which attracts thousands of tourists annually. Just last year,…

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