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Dozens Injured in California Train Crash

LOS ANGELES – A Southern California commuter train collided with a pickup truck in a rural area of Oxnard, about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said dozens were injured and four people were critically hurt on the Metrolink-operated rail. The Oxnard Fire Department said the truck was...

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Common Car Accident Injuries Difficult To Diagnose

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Car crashes can have a lasting impact on every part of the human body. While seat belts can improve the chances of avoiding serious injury and death, statistics have shown injuries can still happen in some of the worst crashes. Every year, the National Highway...

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E-Cigarettes Known to Explode

LOS ANGELES – Several news agencies in Southern California reported an Orange County man suffered minor cuts and burns after an electronic cigarette exploded in his hand this week. According to KTLA, a man had just taken the e-cigarette off its charger and it began to make a hissing...

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Hit & Run Drivers Not Only Go To Jail; They Ruin Lives

LOS ANGELES – There’s an epidemic sweeping the nation that has sent thousands of people to emergency rooms over the last 12 months. The number of hit and run crashes has skyrocketed and there are few places that have it worse than Southern California. In January, Los Angeles County...

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How to Avoid A Crash At An Intersection

SAN FRANCISCO – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates over 5 million auto accidents occur each year. Roughly one-third of those accidents happen at intersections. In California, intersections are some of the deadliest places for drivers to be but they’re also unavoidable. “Unfortunately, people can sometimes get...

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Safeway to Shell Out $10M in Hazardous Waste Settlement

OAKLAND, Calif. – Grocery chain, Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay almost $10 million to settle allegations that its stores improperly disposed of hazardous waste and sensitive customer information in California. According to the Safeway lawsuit, an investigation found Safeway would “routinely and systematically” send items like batteries and...

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