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Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Around St. Patrick’s Day

Parades, street parties, green clothing, and lots of beer are the hallmark signs of St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, where there are parties, there are often drunk drivers too. Education and awareness campaigns have reduced drunk driving accidents by a third over the last decade, yet 10,000 Americans die in drunk driving accidents each year. What is the Problem with Driving Drunk? When someone drives under the influence of alcohol (or marijuana), the driver’s reflexes are significantly slower than normal. ThisRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents Can End in Catastrophic Injuries

In the contest between a pedestrian and a car, there is no question as to who is going to end up injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents each year. In those pedestrian accidents that are not fatal, many results in extremely serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injury – or TBI – is a seriousRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents May be the Scariest Thing about Halloween

A Jack-o-Lantern with Smoke Coming out of it

Halloween is the spookiest time of year. On October 31, ghouls, goblins, and monsters of all sorts take to the streets for a few tricks and plenty of treats. Families will be out with their children who hope to score big and take home pounds of candy. However, spookier than the vampire making his way down your street is the increase in pedestrian accidents on All Hallows Eve. Even scarier is the fact that Halloween falls on a Saturday thisRead More …

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

A woman crossing the street a crosswalk

Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for its walkability – but all of us are pedestrians at one time or another. Whether you are walking from your car to your front door or walk several miles a day, every time you are on foot and around traffic, you are at risk of involvement in a pedestrian accident. When cars and pedestrians collide, the injuries sustained can be severe – almost always for the pedestrians involved. Fortunately, in many cases, victims canRead More …