March 19, 2021

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News

Pandemic Fuels Rise in E-Bikes… But Are They Dangerous?

Major auto manufacturers are eager to cash-in on this hot new trend, but consumer advocates are warning about potential risks. E-Bike Sales Grow Around the Globe Europe’s approach to pollution and overcrowding traffic management favors the use of e-bikes. Cities like Oslo, London, Madrid, and Paris restrict downtown roadways to automobiles, but allow scooters and…

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August 11, 2020

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News

It’s Safer to Ride Bicycles in LA During COVID-19

One silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic is that the roads in Los Angeles are safer for bicycle riders. According to data from the Los Angeles Police Department, the number of collisions between cars and bikes in the Los Angeles area has gone down significantly since the beginning of the shutdown in March of 2020….

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July 3, 2018

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Auto Accident

The Best and Worst Bicycle Helmets

Bicycle crashes can be just as threatening to life and limb as crashes in any other type of vehicle. Bicyclists are not protected by tons of metal, as motorists in cars and trucks are. Bicyclists can be thrown off bicycles by unforeseen divots in pavements or unexpected dashes in front of them by small animals….

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November 17, 2017

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Pedestrian Accidents

Streets of South LA: Cycle of Disrepair

If you’re a bicyclist in Los Angeles, ride at your own risk. That’s the stark message conveyed by a recent “SoCal Connected” segment aired by public television station KCET. The weekly video news magazine’s segment, “Cycle of Disrepair: Bumps in the Road,” focused attention on the dire condition of Los Angeles streets — and the…

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August 18, 2017

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Personal Injury

Bike Safety Tips for Kids & Parents

Bicycling is a healthy activity for the whole family, especially young children. Southern California’s mild weather and abundant trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors on two wheels. While a fun way to travel or just explore your neighborhood, biking does come with risks. An estimated 10 percent of all bicycle accidents involve children…

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January 20, 2017

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News

Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run in Stanton

Authorities say a cyclist was killed Wednesday by a hit and run driver in Stanton. According to Orange County Sheriff’s office, the incident occurred at Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard. The victim was taken to UCI Medical Center in critical condition and later died from his injuries. Reports indicate the suspect who fled the scene…

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January 16, 2017

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News

Bicycle and Pedestrian Fatalities On The Rise In California

Recent statistics show that in 2013, 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists were killed on California roads.  This number accounts for more than 28% of all traffic fatalities.  In an effort to combat these escalating numbers, the San Francisco Police department has stepped up their efforts in ticketing pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who violate traffic laws. …

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November 18, 2016

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News

Teenage Bicyclist Killed by Vehicle on Way to School

A 15-year-old was killed as he rode his bicycle to school in Pacoima on Tuesday morning. The teen was a 10th-grader at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center and the accident occurred just about a block from the school. The accident remains under investigation at this time and a cause of the crash has not yet…

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July 18, 2016

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Personal Injury

Top 10 Summer Injuries

A combination of warm weather and no school can be a dangerous combination for many parents this summer. Though all summertime pastimes carry some degree of risk, some are more hazardous than others. Family fun should be a top priority for everyone, but outdoor recreation and sporting activities cause thousands of injuries each season –…

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May 26, 2016

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News

Garbage Truck Strikes, Kills 8-Year-Old in Newport Beach

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25, an 8-year-old boy with his bicycle was fatally struck by a garbage truck. The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. at 15th Street and Michael Place, near Newport Harbor High School. When first responders arrived at the scene, the boy was already dead from what have been described…

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