January 16, 2017

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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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January 5, 2017

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck

A fatal collision occurred today in Covina; the victim has not yet been identified.    The male victim, who is believed to be a resident near where the accident occurred, was struck and killed by a pickup truck.  California Highway patrol reports say the victim was not in the crosswalk.  Road conditions at the time of…

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November 12, 2016

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Pedestrian in Van Nuys Struck and Killed by Vehicle

A pedestrian outside a Van Nuys hospital was fatally struck by a vehicle in the wee hours of last Thursday morning, shortly after being released, report officials from the Los Angeles Police Department. According to Sgt. Rich Brunson of the L.A. Police, the incident itself happened at approximately 2 a.m., taking place on Vanowen Street,…

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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 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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September 23, 2016

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2 Pedestrians Injured at L.A. Museum by Drunk Driver

A pedestrian knock-down in Hollywood sent a mother and her daughter to the hospital yesterday. The incident took place at the Museum of Broken Relationships where, authorities say, a suspected drunk driver ran over two female pedestrians on the sidewalk, before plowing into the building. Los Angeles police Sergeant Ben Zucker confirmed that the mother…

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August 25, 2016

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Mother and 2 Small Children Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

A mother and two small children were killed by a motorist while trying to cross a street in Placentia. The pedestrian accident occurred around 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, near the 800 block of West La Jolla Street. The driver of vehicle has been arrested and is facing charges of driving under the influence…

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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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