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June 2017 Archives

Pedestrian fatalities increase for San Francisco, again

Late on Saturday, April 29, 2017, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car near San Francisco State University, CBS Local News in San Francisco reported. Then on the following Monday, May 1, a pedestrian was killed in another car crash. This time the accident was in the early morning at the Octavia entrance ramp to south-bound Highway 101. These two fatalities increase the number of pedestrian deaths this year to five for the city, according to the CBS article.

How to document evidence of your car accident injuries

Car accidents can be disorienting and often traumatic. If you recently got into an accident, your injuries and associated costs are likely worrying you. The thought of paying your rising medical bills on your own is concerning. How do you get reimbursed? What should you do next?

London tragedy reminds us all about fire hazards

The world is still reeling from news about the tragic London high-rise fire that killed dozens, injured many more and left over 100 families homeless. As more information emerges about this terrible incident, one thing is becoming clear: there were known safety issues about the building that were ignored until it was too late. Preliminary reports show that residents had reported issues with there only being a single entry and exit to the 24-story tower while repairs were ongoing, and that there were no sprinklers installed in the building.

California motorcycle accidents: staying safe

Even though California's temperate climate means that motorcycling is possible year-round in many areas, the warmer temps and additional sunshine of spring and summer bring out motorcyclists in droves all across our great state. According to data provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, there are more than 884,000 registered motorcycles in the state, and 1.4 million residents have a motorcycle license.

New Apple feature could prevent distracted driving

In response to a rising tide of distracted driving-related, injury-causing and fatal auto accidents, technology companies like Apple are creating features to help stave off distractions behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported more than 391,000 injuries related to distracted driving in 2016 alone, and thousands more people lost their lives. The fatal accident rate in particular spiked last year.

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