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A Dangerous Intersection

LOS ANGELES – If you live in Southern California, you know how crowded it can get on the streets, roads and highways. More than 7-million vehicles are registered in Los Angeles County alone (no wonder why there’s so much traffic!) and every year, car accident investigators log thousands of...

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Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Several, More Missing

OAKLAND, Calif. – A fire destroyed a two-story warehouse and studio during a Friday night party in Oakland. The blaze killed at least nine people and a day later, about two dozen are missing, the city’s fire chief said. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told CNN dozens of...

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Every Hour of Lost Sleep Increases Your Risk of Crashing

LOS ANGELES – You know driving drunk or getting distracted by a text message is a huge safety risk because these activities are illegal in many states, including California. But far too many Americans aren’t waking up to another reality: driving drowsy can be just as dangerous. According to...

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Most Trauma Injuries Happen At Home or In the Car

LOS ANGELES – Millions of Americans suffer injuries every year and almost every person is likely to suffer an injury at some point in their life. Some of these accidents can be deadly too; over 136,000 people are killed as a result of unintentional injuries each year – the...

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Study: Truck Drivers’ Health Linked to Crash Risk

LOS ANGELES – Millions of Americans have medical conditions ranging from minor side effects to life-threatening seizures. Although these conditions rarely occur, they can be brought-on at any moment – even when you’re driving. Medical conditions are some of the top causes of truck crashes today, and many truck...

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Experience Is The Difference

LOS ANGELES – Almost 25 percent of teens and young adults have been involved in an accident or near miss in the last year, and distracted driving is a factor in almost all of the incidents. The poll, conducted by Goodyear, quizzed 1,000 drivers between the ages of 17...

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Tackling Traffic

LOS ANGELES – Traffic is one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, and few cities have more collisions than L.A. That’s why the city recently published a new plan that it hopes will reduce Los Angeles traffic accidents in 2017 by 20 percent. The plan,...

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No Symptoms? A Concussion Can Still Impair Your Driving

LOS ANGELES – Roughly 4-million Americans suffer a concussion every year – and that’s just from sports. Millions more suffer a concussion in a car crash and other work-related accidents, and doctors are just beginning to find out how devastating a brain injury can be. A new study by...

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In a Jam

LOS ANGELES – There are so many things residents and visitors love about L.A., but everyone agrees the traffic isn’t one of them. In fact, drivers spent over 100 hours in SoCal traffic jams last year, more than any other city in the world. Traffic across America is a...

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Why’s My Train Running Late?

LOS ANGELES – Over the last decade, there have been a number of disastrous and heartbreaking train accidents across the nation. Some of these incidents happened in Southern California, where train safety hits home for many families. Nine years ago, a Metrolink commuter train struck a freight train head-on...

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