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January 2018 Archives

Fast speeds major contributing factor in traffic fatalities

Car accidents are becoming more common on the roads of Oakland. Though there are many factors to consider about motor vehicle collisions, excessive speeds play a major role in the majority of them. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32 percent of car accident fatalities that occurred in 2014 were because of excessive speeds. 

What are the catastrophic injury risks in high school sports?

In California, thousands of kids play high school sports each year. Some sports come with more risks than others. Specifically, contact sports, such as football, can put your child at risk for a catastrophic injury that could change his or her life. Getting educated about the risks can help you to keep your child safe and possibly avoid such injuries.

Avoid these common motorcycle accidents

It's been said that four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul. It's also been said that catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 70 miles per hour can double your vocabulary. Motorcycle riding can be both tremendously exhilarating and downright dangerous.

Right turns hazardous for bicyclists

High numbers of people are taking up cycling and residents of the Bay Area are embracing the cycling movement as well. Whether for commuting, daily exercise or just for fun, bicyclists can increasingly be found on sidewalks and roadways. Sadly, bicycle fatalities are also rising.

Woman in custody following fatal accident in parking lot

When someone experiences the loss of a loved one in California, it is often tragic and emotional. However, these types of circumstances can be increasingly difficult to overcome when their loved one's death is the result of someone else's negligence or ignorance. 

Why do car accidents happen?

Car accidents are frightening and life-changing events that happen when least expected. According to USA Today, in 2016, 40,200 people died in car accidents. Though there are laws and practices in place to ensure the safety of every motorist, passenger and pedestrian on the roads in Oakland and across the country. However, they are not enough to keep some motor vehicle collisions from occurring. If you spend any time on the streets and highways, then you know how congested traffic can be. 

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