Monthly Archives: September 2014

Traumatic brain injury associated with auto accidents

California motorists may be interested to learn that roadway accidents are the leading cause of death from traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. TBI causes immediate or delayed physical, psychological and cognitive injury and significant financial issues related to treatment and loss of income. The force of the crash determines the effect it will have … Read More

California passes law mandating bike buffer zone

Bicyclists in California may have safer rides as a result of a bill that went into effect on Sept. 16. The state law, called the Three-Feet-for-Safety Act, states that drivers must allow a buffer zone of at least three feet in between their vehicles and bicycles. A representative for a bicyclists’ advocacy organization said that … Read More

Driver sentenced for accident that killed man on sidewalk

On Oct. 27, 2013, a 20-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle in Spring Valley, California. The driver left the scene and later bought beer. On Sept. 10, that driver, a 34-year-old man, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Cajon Superior Court. The period of incarceration was lengthened … Read More

Suit filed against FIFA in California court

A new class action suit was filed against the Federation Internationale de Football Association and several soccer associations in the United States. Rather than seeking monetary damages, the suit hopes to establish a medical monitoring program for soccer-related concussions and change the rules to better cope with these injuries. The lawsuit was originally filed in … Read More

California man died from injuries suffered in accident

Investigators sought witnesses to a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in Huntington Beach on Sep. 2 at approximately 6:30 p.m. A 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 crashed into a motorized bicycle operated by a local resident near the intersection of Oahu Drive and Bolsa Chica Street . The authorities allege that the two vehicles were traveling … Read More

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