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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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The Hidden Costs of Flying: Injured on a Plane

SAN FRANCISCO – When searching for flights for the entire family, price is a major factor – but a new study warns that it shouldn’t be the ONLY factor. After analyzing the 10 leading domestic airlines for price, convenience, headaches, and extras, researchers found that when shopping for flights,...

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1 In 4 Drivers Were Using A Phone Before Crashing

LOS ANGELES – The decisions made in the moments before a car crash can be the difference between life, death or serious injury. The problem is, almost one in four drivers were using their phone in those moments before a crash, a new study found. According to research from...

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Spread the Word to Save a Biker

Bikers are in a dangerous position. Without a seat belt, and few protections between them and other vehicles, they still take to the road every day. But before other motorists hound motorcycle fans for putting themselves in such a precarious position, hear what the Hurt Report has to say....

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Airbags: Even Top-Priced Cars Go Total Recall

LOS ANGELES – Air bag recalls are proving to be as diverse as the American melting pot, even affecting over 800 Ferrari supercars. To try to wrap your head around the recent airbag recalls, imagine how big Los Angeles is. There are more than 12-million people in the Southland....

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Defective Airbags Causing More Injuries

Federal regulators continue to pull more vehicles off the roads, citing airbag problems. Each time, the airbags are linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. Since 2008, 14 different automakers have recalled 24 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Some of these inflators have been known to explode, shooting...

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Gas Leak Capped: What’s Next?

LOS ANGELES – The natural gas leak that drove thousands of people from their homes has finally been plugged, according to a Southern California utility company. A blowout spewed tons of methane gas into the air over the past 16 weeks over the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch....

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Assistance For Massive Gas Leak Victims

LOS ANGELES – If you live in or have recently visited the community of Porter Ranch, your health could be at risk. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this week due to a massive gas leak that continues to spew methane and other toxins into the...

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The Dangerous Train Flaws that put Lives in Danger

LOS ANGELES – Defective parts may have contributed to the Feb. 24 train accident in the Los Angeles suburb of Oxnard that killed one and injured more than 30 others. Two couplers and a cowcatcher were listed as ‘flawed parts,’ according to a confidential Metrolink report. The crash is...

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September Showers Cause Traffic Chaos

LOS ANGELES – Although the following stories come from a recent Southern Californian storm, rain can cause severe traffic problems anywhere in the country. From New York to Florida, Texas to the Pacific Northwest, rain is the most dangerous weather for drivers. Those of you in Buffalo may think...

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