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At least one person died and two more were injured in a Santa Clarita car accident that involved a city bus and several other vehicles. According to a KTLA news report, the collision occurred the evening of November 4, 2017 at the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said the chain-reaction collision began with a Ford pickup truck pulling a U-Haul trailer and a camper trailer slammed into a Toyota Corolla from behind as the car was stopped at a light waiting to make a left turn. Continue reading →

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Dee Hicks, a 45-year-old mother of five, has come forward to tell the story of her battle with crippling health problems, which she later found out, were caused by moldy breast implants. According to a news report in The Daily Mail, the Florida woman suffered a number of adverse effects from unexplained hair loss and chest pains to rashes and depression so bad that she wanted to kill herself. Hicks says she was bedridden for six months as a result of her declining health, but doctors told her she was just going through menopause. Continue reading →

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A dog that attacked a college student in Riverside on January 4 and threatened a woman last month will be put down, animal services officials said. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the student was walking near La Sierra University when a pit bull bit her legs. Her injuries were not considered life threatening. Riverside resident Barbara Hansen said the same pit bull charged her as she was walking home from church in December. She said she fell down and broke her arm as she tried to run away from the snarling dog.

Animal control officials tracked down the owner of the pit bull who agreed to give up the dog and have it euthanized. Officials said the problem was not the dog, but the owner who did not get it neutered. This causes dogs to get out and roam, they said. Hansen said she still feels fear as she is out in the neighborhood that other roaming dogs will attack her.

It is indeed fortunate that no one was seriously injured in this dog attack. We wish the injured student the very best for a quick and full recovery.

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Bryan Hodges, 20, was killed in an Orange County car accident after his motorcycle was struck at an intersection, the evening of July 11, 2011. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Euclid Street and Country Hills Drive in La Habra. Hodges was on one of two motorcycles travelling south on Euclid, when a northbound car made a left turn in front of them. One of the motorcyclists was able to avoid the collision. Hodges’ motorcycle hit the car and he suffered fatal injuries. The licensed juvenile driving the car has not been cited for the collision. An investigation is ongoing.
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The Share Our Selves (SOS) Adopt A Family Program is happening again this holiday season, and the California personal injury attorneys and staff at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys law firm are getting excited. Members of the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys staff have been donors in the program for the last sixteen years, and the giving has developed into an office tradition.

Adopt A Family is the holiday program in its 41st year organized to allow community members to give to other locals who may be struggling during this time of year. Individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations can all sign up to donate gifts and food to families that they “adopt.”

“When Christmas rolls around, that means an all-out, present-wrapping-pizza-party at our office for the staff,” said Shannon Barker, legal administrator and office manager at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys who says the firm’s staff members come together, usually a week or two before Christmas, to wrap presents for the families they adopt. “This is something we’ve been doing for as long as I can remember and it’s a tradition we look forward to every year.”
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Newport Beach speed traps can be found throughout the city. For drivers who feel the urge to reach the top number on their speedometer, these are the intersections you will want avoid.

Speeding Vehicles Causes Fatal Car Accidents

Approximately 1,000 Americans are killed in speed-related car accidents every month, according to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These same statistics estimate the monetary costs of car accidents to be more than forty billion dollars a year. It is really a no-brainer when you think about it. Drive the speed limit and drive defensively. The faster you are driving, the less time you have to react and the longer it will take you to slow down.
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California Motor Vehicle Code 21716 states that golf carts are permitted to be on many local streets. Drivers of these vehicles have the same rights and responsibilities on California streets as cars and other larger motorized vehicles. Keep in mind that a golf cart’s maximum speed is around 20 mph. You will take more time to avoid road hazards and other cars than most drivers sharing the roads will.
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California Motor Vehicle Code 21281.5 allows personal mobility devices to be used on public sidewalks, on park trails and in bike lanes. Each year there are far too many fatal accidents involving powered wheelchairs and cars. Nearly all of these accidents are avoidable by using a little common understanding and taking extra safety precautions.
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According to Motor Vehicle Code 21224, small motorized scooters and mopeds do not have to be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Larger scooters, such as Hondas and Vespas, do have to registered and licensed with the state. With mopeds and scooters being so similar, and in such great use, there is much confusion over which has to be registered and which does not. So how do you know which type of scooter you own?
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