In Los Angeles County in 2014 during the July 4 holiday weekend, there are 45 mapped collisions in which alcohol was a factor (Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System)
Intersections, by their very nature as a focal point for traffic, are the site of many crashes every year. As it turns out, L.A.'s are some of the most dangerous.
If you consider organizations like Inner City Law Center - whose tagline is "serving the most vulnerable in Los Angeles" - the answer is an emphatic no. Justice is not an empty word in today's America.
This week saw a serious freeway accident in Los Angeles. According to news accounts, a cement truck swerved suddenly across all four lanes of traffic as it was entering the freeway. The truck hit a van and then crashed into a center divider.
when an aggressive and fast-moving fire forced them out of the building. Fortunately, none of the guests died in the blaze but 14 people suffered injuries. Three guests were hospitalized in critical condition.
With a notoriously high volume of vehicle traffic, Los Angeles sees car and truck accidents on a regular basis. This week was an exception only in that it saw two serious crashes involving semi trucks on Los Angeles freeways. These crashes are a good illustration of the risks that large trucks can pose to other motorists.
The results of a recent California study of unlicensed drivers are sure to prove controversial in the debate about undocumented immigrants. Unlicensed drivers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants, are apparently three times more likely to cause a fatal accident than all licensed drivers.
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