Monthly Archives: October 2014

California bike accident draws attention to 3-feet law

California residents may be aware of the requirement to allow 3 feet of clearance when passing a bicycle, but in a recent Coachella Valley incident, an investigator drew attention to the need for further education on the matter. According to a member of a cycling group, the investigator in the case did not cite the … Read More

Understanding spinal cord injuries

California residents may benefit from reviewing some of the information available on the Spinal Cord Injury Fact Sheet produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Spinal cord injuries may be caused by suffering damage to the neck, upper and middle back, or lower back. Because the spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals … Read More

Determining the likelihood of a pedestrian being hurt by a car

In California, pedestrians made up 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012. Overall, 4,743 pedestrians died, which was slightly higher than in 2011. However, the percentage of pedestrian fatalities remained the same due to a slight increase in overall traffic fatalities from 2011 to 2012. Of pedestrians who were killed, 73 percent were killed … Read More

San Francisco man hit by taxi driver while in crosswalk

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, a San Francisco man in his 20s suffered injuries after getting struck by a taxi. The man was in a crosswalk in the Marina District when the accident occurred. The driver of the taxi left the scene of the accident after hitting the pedestrian but later returned. … Read More

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