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Pedestrian killed in possible DUI incident in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is not well known as a destination for pedestrians. Even the wide sidewalks of Hollywood do not feel adequate when cars are racing by and trying to sneak past red lights. Walkers have to be on the defensive -- but that may not be enough to protect themselves from irresponsible drivers.

An accident in the Fairfax section of the city cost the life of a pedestrian. The incident happened two hours after sunset on a recent evening when a 27-year-old driver on Melrose Avenue struck another car as it attempted a left turn after approaching from the other direction.

How do I stay safe on a bicycle?

Bike riding has increasingly become a preferred mode of transportation. It is a way to get outside and enjoy a fun workout while saving money on gas. California especially is a hotbed for bicyclists because of the warm weather and optimal riding conditions. However, biking can be a very dangerous activity if riders do not take the necessary precautions.

Bicycle accidents hurt or kill hundreds of people every year. According to the NHTSA, 783 bicyclists died in accidents with motor vehicles in 2017. Sharing the road with motor vehicles can be a challenge but taking the proper safety precautions can make your bike rides much safer and fun.

Pair of accidents kill Stanislaus County bicyclist

California is focused on making everything environmentally friendly. It's an enlightened attitude that helps protect all the living things in the Golden State as the economy expands. So, bicyclists often find it ironic that their modes of transportation are not well-accommodated on many streets and roads in and around Southern California.

Biking can pose a serious danger to its enthusiasts who ride near cars and trucks. The lack of protection that bicycles afford to riders can mean even a low-speed collision is a potentially lethal hazard. Injuries may be severe for the survivors of collisions as well.

California company works to reduce brain injuries in football

A bicycle messenger is struck by a driver looking the other direction. A construction worker is below a crane when its load slips from its ropes. A slip-and-fall in a grocery store causes a shopper to hit their head on a counter. These are just some of the ways a person could receive a brain injury.

The last few years have seen a lot of recrimination in the sports industry about the possibility of brain injuries affecting large numbers of players. Football, with its brute force tactics and hard hits during plays, has received a lot of scrutiny, with some questioning the future existence of the sport.

Workers outside may have higher risks of injuries

Los Angeles is full of dangers for people just moving around the city and its surroundings. This is especially true for bicyclists and pedestrians, who are less protected in a city built for cars and other vehicles. Another group at higher risk is people for whom work is outside.

What are the workplaces that bring people outside into risky situations?

Pedestrian died after hit-and-run crash in Monterey County


It's hard enough to be a pedestrian in California. The freeways and coast roads were not designed with a lot of walkers in mind, and the paths are nearly nonexistent except for major trails designed for recreation. No one trying to get from one place to another on foot should have to contend with the risk of bodily harm.

But this sort of injury or fatality happens regrettably often in the Golden State. A man walking on the side of Salinas Road south of Watsonville was struck by a car and died due to his injuries. The driver of the car that struck him did not remain at the scene or contact authorities.

Reasons to join a cycling club


If you're intimidated by the idea of joining a cyclist club, you're not alone. Bicycle riders who commute miles to and from work or train for races can seem intense to new riders.

But joining a club can be the step many cyclists take that propels them into racing, long-distance riding and even lobbying for better cycling infrastructure and laws. Here are a few reasons why stepping out of your comfort zone to join a club can be rewarding.

San Diego plans operations to keep bicyclists safe


Bicycles are a big part of California life. This is especially true in the cities and larger towns, where congestion and gas prices combined with manageable distances have driven many people to start using two-wheeled foot-powered transports.

But the lack of protection afforded to cyclists by their rides makes collisions less of an inconvenience and more of a matter of life and death. Bikers rely on proper infrastructure and law enforcement to maintain the expectation of safety.

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