We rely on medical professionals to provide us with the best possible care in order to ensure that we live long and healthy lives. We also rely on medical device manufacturers to build products that are both safe and reliable in order to ensure the exact same result.
On Sept. 14 of last year, several bicycle riders were traveling through Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. A drunk driver plowed through the group of bicycle riders, killing one rider. Recently, that driver pleaded no contest in connection with the fatal car accident.
One of the most common defects among children's toys is that they pose a choking hazard. As parents know, young children can put foreign objects in their mouths in the blink of an eye, and toy manufacturers and retailers are legally obliged to follow regulations meant to prevent dangerous toys from getting into the hands of children.
In the early morning hours of March 8, police in a California city near Los Angeles responded to the scene of a single vehicle accident. By the time they arrived, the driver had disappeared, leaving his or her vehicle and passenger behind. The passenger died in the car accident.
The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning the loss of one its own. The officer died in a truck accident on March 7. The officer had been with the department for 16 years, and his most recent assignment was in the Hollywood division. The LAPD also reports the man was a respected officer and family man.
In our last post, we discussed how General Motors had recalled 1.37 million cars here in the U.S. for a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to at least 31 motor vehicle accidents and 13 traffic fatalities.
Last year a man fell from a party bus on to California's 101 Freeway. Recently, a grand jury indicted the owner of the bus company on charges of vehicular manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury went on to say the owner was negligent in the motor vehicle accident for failing to maintain the bus.