Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 47 into law last week, which will penalize drivers caught texting or using a handheld cell phone by adding a point to their driving record under certain circumstances. According to a CBS13 news report, starting July 1, 2021, a point will be issued for any distracted driving conviction that occurs within 36 months of a prior conviction for the same offense. A previous version of the bill would have added a point after the first conviction. …Read the rest »
Category: Car Accidents
Car Accidents - Bisnar Chase Blog
Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in California today, and they are preventable in almost all circumstances. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys blogs about car accidents that happen in Southern California as a way to maintain awareness about the dangers of car crashes and hopefully prevent injuries or deaths from happening in the future.
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A recent study conducted at the University of Michigan shows that many young people have friends who are easily distracted behind the wheel. According to a Consumer Reports article, about 60 percent of reporting parents were told by their children that they had a friend who lost concentration while driving. …Read the rest »
A driver who police say may have been street racing in South Los Angeles was killed in a car accident in Gramercy Park early on Sept. 27. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, police say the 29-year-old man was speeding in the 9300 block of South Western Avenue when he slammed into a parked van. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward. …Read the rest »
Is there such a thing as a safe or dangerous song when you’re driving? According to a report on Dailyitem.com, a new study released by Chinese researchers suggests that Green Day’s “American Idiot” is the most dangerous song to listen to when you’re driving. The safest song? That honor goes to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” …Read the rest »
Los Angeles is not only notorious as the metropolis with the most crowded freeways, but also as the “hit-and-run capital” of the nation. According to a Curbed LA news report, the city saw 54 fatal hit-and-run crashes just last year. But, the report says what’s worse is that a vast majority of these cases don’t yield arrests and/or convictions. The article says there were more than 100,000 hit-and-run cases in the city of Los Angeles from 2014 to 2018. …Read the rest »
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart suffered serious injuries after his muscle car crashed on a mountainous Southern California roadway early morning on Sept. 1. According to a CBS news report, the Los Angeles County Fire Department released 911 recordings, which describe the moments after the serious injury crash. A California Highway Patrol collision report said Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that veered off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment. …Read the rest »
The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high. According to an AAA study of government crash data, in 2017, 939 people were killed by vehicles that blew through red lights. This is the highest death toll since 2008 and 28% higher than in 2012. AAA says two people are killed every day in the United States by drivers who run red lights at street intersections, making it extremely dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists. …Read the rest »
We all know how treacherous Southern California’s freeways can be. But a recent study by ASecureLife.com, a security website, confirms that there is another reason to be nervous while driving your car on Los Angeles highways this summer. The 5 Freeway, which spans about 800 miles of California, has officially been documented as the U.S. highway with the most number of fatalities during the summer months. …Read the rest »
A 15-year-old has been critically injured in a horrifying hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles that was captured on camera. According to a KABC news report, Roberto Diaz had just bought a soda at a nearby store when he was struck while riding his bicycle through a crosswalk near Maple Avenue and 37th Street the night of Aug. 6. Witnesses said the driver blew through a stop sign and struck Diaz. …Read the rest »
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data is showing a 13% increase in traffic fatalities nationwide. According to a report by Esurance insurance company, despite recent progress in traffic safety, fatal crashes across the United States are 13 percent than they were five years ago. California saw a 16% increase in fatal crashes in 2017 compared to 2013. In 2017, fatal car accidents took the lives of 3,594 Californians. …Read the rest »