Safety Improvements Get Greenlight on Deadly Highway

LOS ANGELES – It hugs the Pacific coastline for over 655 miles between Dana Point in Orange County (CA) and Leggett in Mendocino County. California’s State Route 1 is recognized throughout the world as one of the most scenic and celebrated strips of asphalt but one particular section of...

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$30 Million Project to Study Concussions

LOS ANGELES – Football players at UCLA hit the practice field equipped with new technology. Nearly 30 players will wear helmets that can accurately tell school researchers where and how hard a player was hit. The testing is already getting valuable results. Dr. John DiFiori, head physician at UCLA...

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Daylight Saving Time Can Make Drowsy Drivers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Just one hour of lost sleep is all it takes to set off a chain reaction of dangerous events on the road, Oakland car accident attorneys said, and there’s a study to back it up. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found the number of...

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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

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 Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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E-Cigarettes Known to Explode

Several news agencies have 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 noise. Shortly after, it exploded....

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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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