July 14, 2016

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2 Killed in Pico Rivera Crash – Possible DUI

A violent collision on early Monday morning claimed the lives of two men and left another critically injured. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the fatal crash took place in the 5500 block of Paramount Boulevard, just after 4 AM. Police say the two men were killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into…

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May 27, 2016

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Advocates Lobby to Stop Calling Traffic Crashes Car “Accidents”

The majority of car crashes are caused by driver behavior such as cell phone use, texting, drinking, speeding and other types of hazardous activity. Compare this to a mere 6 percent of crashes that result from bad weather conditions, vehicle malfunctions, road defects and other unpredictable factors. Yet we have been conditioned to call these…

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May 23, 2016

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Distracted Driving Study Finds Motorists Have Sixth Sense

A research team from the University of Houston (UH) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) determined that motorists have a “sixth sense” that counterbalances certain distractions when behind the wheel. Lead researchers Ioannis Pavlidis and Robert Wunderlich focused on three types of common distractions including texting, driving while absent minded, and driving while emotionally…

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May 6, 2016

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Gas Pedal Error Accident in Torrance Injures 4

A car accident in Torrance injured as many as five people, reports CBS Los Angeles. An elderly woman who purportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake slammed into a Planet Fitness Gym on Hawthorne Boulevard last Wednesday evening. Torrance police say the woman’s vehicle crashed through a glass wall at the entrance of the…

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April 29, 2016

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Teen Arrested on Suspected DUI after Fatal Crash

The crash took place at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the 8400 block of Villaverde Drive. According to reports, Vasquez was speeding on Villaverde Drive, headed southbound from Mar Vista Street. He lost control of the vehicle, which was carrying five teens who were students at Whittier’s La Serna High School. The…

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April 20, 2016

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Murder Arrest in Fatal Accident in North Hills

One man is dead, four children hospitalized and a woman charged with murder after a fatal car crash in Los Angeles on April 17. The accident, which occurred in North Hills, involved an SUV carrying a woman and two men that collided with a minivan carrying two adults and four children between the ages of four…

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April 12, 2016

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Personal Injury

Know Your Rights as a Pedestrian in California

Many areas of Los Angeles are very walkable, and with an abundance of warm, sunny days, it’s often much more appealing to walk than drive. Unfortunately, this comes with a major risk in California, as the state has one of the highest pedestrian death risks in the country. During the first half of 2015, there…

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March 20, 2016

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Fiery Torrence 6-Car Crash Kills 1, Injures 4

A dozen off-duty firefighters were not enough to save the driver of a truck who was trapped in his burning vehicle after crashing through an intersection in Torrance last week. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while four others suffered minor injuries in the 6-car collision. The crash took place at about 1:40 p.m….

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March 17, 2016

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Los Angeles Man Dies in Ontario Street Racing Crash

Police believe that a Los Angeles resident who crashed into a tree and died on Wednesday, March 9 on an Ontario street was involved in a street racing contest. The man, Denie Juan Sandoval, 20, was found by police in a BMW 325i that had flipped over after an accident was reported at 2:52 pm…

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