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Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

By Blythe Donham |

Monday was bike and pedestrian safety enforcement day in Dana Point and all throughout Orange County, according the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The focus was on factors that cause accidents between motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. the OCSD mapped out locations all around Orange County where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred over the last three years…. Read More »

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Police Officer Seriously Injured

By Blythe Donham |

A City of Orange Police Officer was injured when he was struck by a woman driving a Hyundai Sedan as he was investigating another case. as a Mission Viejo car accident attorney, we see cases like this one all the time. The officer, who has yet to be identified, responded to a vehicle blocking… Read More »

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Three Killed – One in Critical Condition in Crash Overnight

By Blythe Donham |

As a Mission Viejo car accident attorney, we see all kinds of cases. All of the outcomes vary from case to case. An accident in Arcadia in the early hours of the morning left three people dead and one in critical condition. The accident occurred just after 2am this morning on Live Oak Avenue and Las… Read More »

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Man Crushed in San Juan Capistrano Landfill

By Blythe Donham |

A young man in his 30’s was killed when he was trying to remove items from his truck into a landfill in San Juan Capistrano on Friday afternoon. According to authorities, the incident happened at around 3pm on the 32000 block of La Pata Avenue in San Juan. Orange County Fire Authority officials stated that they… Read More »

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Accident on 101 Freeway | 1 Dead, 1 Injured

By Blythe Donham |

Driving in Southern California can be very stressful. I find that not many people know how to merge onto the freeways here. Being from the Bay Area, I do know that Bay Area drivers tend to drive a little more on the defensive side than here in Southern California. Which, truth be told, is… Read More »

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Five-Car Crash in North Hollywood Causes Major Freeway Delays

By Blythe Donham |

An early morning crash on southbound 170 Freeway in North Hollywood caused a major backup. Nearly five vehicles were reported to be involved in the accident near Magnolia Boulevard. Right before the Ventura Freeway interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol. There is no news on whether any of the drivers or passengers are… Read More »

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Skipping 2 Hours Sleep Doubles Risk of Car Accident

By Blythe Donham |

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety stating that drivers who are one or two hours shy of seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to double their risk for getting into a crash the next day. the study insists that driving while sleep-deprived can increase a drivers risk of crashing…. Read More »

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Suspicious Package Shuts Down 210 Freeway

By Blythe Donham |

All eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena were shut down at Lake Avenue.  While all westbound lanes were shut down at Allen Avenue, due to a suspicious device found in the carpool lane. According to local news sites, officials are saying that an object was thrown from the Metro Gold Line Station… Read More »

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Motorcycle Safety Initiative

By Ian Silverthorne |

Partly in response to motorcycle accident statistics compiled by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the officers in the Irvine Police Department will conduct specific motorcycle safety enforcement operations, according to a September 14 press release. This will be part of a statewide effort to reduce motorcycle injuries and deaths. the program is paid for by… Read More »

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Three Feet for Safety Act & Bicycle Accidents

By Ian Silverthorne |

According to data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year hundreds of bicyclists and other pedalcyclists die and tens of thousands are injured as a result of vehicular collisions.  Biking is a popular way to exercise, commute, and enjoy the outdoors, but cyclists remain vulnerable on the road. However in a crash… Read More »

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