A 57-year-old woman who likely was collecting recyclables was struck and killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles recently.
At some point, every day, we are all pedestrians.
California's Three Feet for Safety Act went into effect four years ago, and it was hailed as the way to keep bicyclists safe on the roads. The law required drivers to keep three feet between themselves and bike riders as they passed.
We think of auto-pedestrian accidents as occurring only when someone attempts to cross a street. But that is far from true.
The uptick in holiday traffic can spell trouble for pedestrians because so many of these drivers might not be paying attention. Distracted drivers who are around people walking can have disastrous consequences. If you are struck by a vehicle while you are walking, you need to ensure that you get medical care right away. Even at slower speeds, these accidents can lead to harrowing injuries.
Los Angeles County is using the latest in road design in an attempt to improve pedestrian safety: the scramble crosswalk.
It's been a hot summer in Southern California, and now that it's drawing to an end, you're looking forward to ditching the exercise bike and the indoors and getting back outside to a running routine.
In days past, school didn't start in the Los Angeles area until after Labor Day.
Tragedy struck a Southern California family out for a Sunday evening walk when a man drove his car onto a sidewalk, striking and injuring a woman and killing her three children.
When vehicles travel above the posted speed limits, they do more than put drivers and vehicular passengers at risk. In fact, the reality is that pedestrians face a higher risk of death if they're impacted.