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Drivers Don’t Practice what They Preach when It Comes to Safe Driving

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Most of us know what safe driving behavior looks like, but that doesn’t mean we’re always committed to driving safely ourselves. According to a recent study, most drivers know that distracted driving is unsafe, and agree with laws banning it. That said, these same drivers admit that they engage in these behaviors more often… Read More »

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Los Angeles’ First Year of “Vision Zero” Program Fails to Reduce Traffic Deaths

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Vision Zero is an international initiative originating from Sweden which seeks to create a world where no human lives are lost on highways and roads. Many cities around the world have adopted their own initiatives under the Vision Zero program, including Los Angeles. According to statistics released last week, however, the Vision Zero program… Read More »

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Pilot Abandons Plane after Borrego Springs Crash

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a strange incident that remains under investigation by FAA investigators and local law enforcement, a plane that crashed in the Anza-Borrego Desert was left abandoned by the pilot and passenger. Crash in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park The incident occurred on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The aircraft involved was a single engine Cubcrafters CC11-160,… Read More »

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Greater Restrictions on Drinking Can Reduce Teen Driving Deaths, Study Finds

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

If you have teen drivers in the home, you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Sometimes, the risks teens face on the road are a result of their own choices. To prevent serious or fatal injury both to teen drivers and others on the road, lawmakers and researchers… Read More »

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Concussions Frequently a Result of Collisions and Falls

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that head injuries contribute to 30% of all injury deaths, and that an average of 138 people die each day as the result of a head injury. In 2010 alone, the CDC found that 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were attributable at… Read More »

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Recent Cessna Crash Results in Four Fatalities and Damage to Homes

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

An aviation accident in Riverside has damaged two houses and destroyed the aircraft involved. Among the five people aboard the plane, four have died, and the fifth person remains in the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Monday, February 27th near the Riverside Municipal Airport. The plane, a Cessna T310Q, was scheduled… Read More »

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Understanding Whiplash Injuries After an Accident

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Road congestion in Southern California is ranked among the worst in the nation. Drivers who spend hours in stop-and-go traffic are at an especially high risk of being involved in a rear-end crash, and the most common injury from such a crash is whiplash. Learn more below about how whiplash injuries can affect you,… Read More »

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Taxotere Claims Move Forward as More Plaintiffs Join Suit

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

More and more patients who took Taxotere during their cancer treatment are joining a massive lawsuit based on the side effects they’ve suffered. The multi-district litigation based on the patients’ claims is progressing toward a settlement conference, as even more troubling allegations arise from Taxotere patients located abroad. Hundreds more claimants joining suit In… Read More »

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Fatal Crash in Lake Hughes Still Under Investigation

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A seasoned pilot recently crashed into the side of a mountaintop in Lake Hughes, California, and was fatally injured. The southern California aviation accident was not discovered for several days after the crash, and remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The crash occurred on January 12, 2017. The pilot, Fredrick… Read More »

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Driving Deaths Continue to Rise, and Drunk Driving a Major Cause

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

For a second straight year, preliminary reports show that the nationwide rate of traffic fatalities increased in 2016. Researchers point to human error as the leading cause of these deaths, chief among them being drunk driving. Technology may be able to provide a solution to this issue, in the form of in-vehicle blood alcohol… Read More »

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