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The causes of rollover accidents

The causes of rollover accidents

Rollover accidents can be some of the most dangerous and violent crashes in California. Often, when people are ejected from their vehicles, it is because they were not wearing their seat belts and they were in rollover crashes. Ejection is fatal in a high percentage of these accidents.

One of the key things to consider with any rollover crash is why it occurred. Some of the top reasons that relate to human error are driving at a high rate of speed, not navigating a turn properly or drinking alcohol before driving. However, not all reasons are linked to the drivers, and defective parts could also contribute to these crashes.

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San Luis Obispo County is home to most deadly bike accidents

San Luis Obispo County is home to most deadly bike accidents

Deadly bike accidents can happen all over California, whether they involve just the bikes alone or other vehicles. However, new research has shown that San Luis Obispo County is the most dangerous, statistically speaking, as it has more of these deadly crashes than any other county in the state.

The total number of cycling deaths in 2014 was just five, but that still put the county at the top of the list.

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Bike accidents: Crash statistics and proposed solutions

Bike accidents: Crash statistics and proposed solutions

A lot of debate is circulating about the best way to integrate bicycles into traffic flow in Los Angeles and communities across the country. Some places favor adding bike lanes or paths adjacent to or built into regular car and truck travel lanes. In other locations, solutions to prevent bike accidents include segregating motorists and bicyclists by using physical barriers and even entirely different paths.

No matter whether opinions of California bike riders, drivers, traffic planners and lawmakers are shared or different, none of these groups can ignore statistics showing more bicyclists than ever before are injured and killed on U.S. roads.

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Undercounted bike accidents don't deter California claims

Undercounted bike accidents don't deter California claims

No one really knows how many people ride bicycles in Los Angeles. We have no system locally, statewide or nationally to track the numbers, patterns or habits of bicyclists. It is not clear how many bike accidents go unrecorded.

National and state statistics reflect recorded accidents, not collisions dismissed by police. Research suggests bike crash statistics represent as few as 10 percent of the true number of accidents. So, let's look at the figures we do have.

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What don’t we know about California bicycle accidents?

 What don’t we know about California bicycle accidents?

It's safe to say that a lot of people ride bicycles in Los Angeles for exercise, recreation and even as their primary mode of transportation. However, statistics can't tell us how many people ride here or anywhere else in the country or where bicyclists go. The information available to authorities and the public is largely based upon reports of bicycle accidents, injuries and deaths.

We know that bicycling makes up just one percent of our preferred modes of transportation in the U.S. What's disturbing to learn is that bike crashes total two percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. Each day, an average of two bike riders die in accidents.

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New victims: Male adults and fatal California bike accidents

New victims: Male adults and fatal California bike accidents

Far fewer U.S. bike riders are dying in traffic collisions today than they were in 1975. While that's positive news for Los Angeles bicyclists, there's no concrete explanation why the number of people killed in bike accidents has taken a disturbing upward swing over the last few years. In the 1970s, children were the most likely victims of fatal bike crashes – now the most vulnerable group is adult males.

Researchers believe the spike in nationwide bike fatalities – a colossal 16 percent increase between 2010 and 2012 – may be related to a surge in adults commuting by bicycle. It's hard to tell for certain, because police records aren't as detailed about bike crashes as they are about motor vehicle accidents. What's also missing is a tally of riders – no one really knows how many bicyclists are out there.

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California trucker was unaware he hit, killed bicycling teen

 California trucker was unaware he hit, killed bicycling teen

Drivers have an obligation to pay attention to other roads users and changes in traffic. While that seems like a simple duty, accidents claims are built upon Los Angeles drivers who act carelessly.

The driver of a semi-truck had no idea he caused a recent, fatal bicycle accident. The trucker was stopped by people who saw the tractor-trailer strike and kill a teen. The sophomore was on his way to school, wearing a protective helmet and riding in a designated bike lane.

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Auto recalls may not be early warnings for California consumers

Auto recalls may not be early warnings for California consumers

While many people in Los Angeles have embraced nontraditional forms of transportation, plenty of Californians still own cars and trucks. Vehicles are not inexpensive but to many of us, they are invaluable. We depend upon them to take us everywhere we want to go.

You expect a car to be built well and perform safely. Vehicle defects aren't top-of-mind concerns. Sometimes, you don't find out a vehicle is dangerous to drive until others – sometimes many others -- have been injured or killed in accidents. Recalls are one way unnecessary harm is prevented.

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Wave of recalls hits General Motors California customers

Wave of recalls hits General Motors California customers

General Motors is reaching out to its Los Angeles customers but not in a way many are going to like. From January to mid-June, GM recalled 20 million cars around the world. Last month, when the car maker's global recall count was at 15.4 million, Vox reported GM recalls in 2014 surpassed the company's vehicle sales for all of 2013.

The car maker has been quick to identify vehicle defects, since federal regulators slapped the company with a $35 million fine for delaying a critical recall. The fine was related to an earlier recall on 2.6 million vehicles. Faulty ignition switches -- a flaw known by GM officials for over 10 years -- were tied to more than a dozen fatalities.

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Vehicle defects alleged in widow’s suit over actor’s crash

 Vehicle defects alleged in widow’s suit over actor’s crash

A product can live up to its claims, be disappointingly imperfect or can be downright dangerous. When product makers knowingly sell products that cause harm, civil penalties are steep. Manufacturers are liable for defective products responsible for consumer injuries and deaths.

California law enforcement officials blamed high speed for the Santa Clarita deaths of actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas in a Porsche Carrera GT. Police consulted with Porsche to come to that conclusion. Now, Porsche Cars North America is facing a wrongful death lawsuit that disputes the car was safe and traveling at over 90 mph when it crashed.

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