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Can you take steps to be a safer pedestrian?

Whether you are walking to work, joining your children while their ride their bikes to school, or crossing the parking lot into the supermarket, you are considered a pedestrian in California. While it would be nice to assume that all drivers recognize you 100 percent of the time, there are incidents when driver distraction, obstruction or even carelessness can create a dangerous disaster. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe as a pedestrian so you can avoid injury. 

What is fatigued driving?

You have probably heard a lot about distracted driving and drunk driving in California. There are many campaigns to get the word out about how dangerous those things are. However, there is another common issue that can be just as dangerous as driving drunk or distracted. This is fatigued driving. 

Car accidents and serious injuries

When one thinks of car accidents in the Redwood City area, the first thing that may cross their mind is the amount of damage their vehicle sustained. They may even think about how close of a call it was that they are still alive and how glad they are that it is over. Many people do not give much thought as to how hurt they and their passengers are until they start to feel pain, see blood or are unable to move their bodies. 

Why are seat belts not enough protection for small children?

Many parents think back to the days when they were little and may not have been required to sit in a car seat when riding in a vehicle. If you are one of these parents in California, you may wonder why there are so many laws requiring car seat use today. You may also wonder why kids cannot just be put in a seat belt. After all, if it is good enough for you, then it should work for them, too, right? Wrong. 

What are some differences between major and minor car accidents?

Many people believe that most car accidents that happen in Redwood City are minor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that "car crashes caused 35,092 deaths in 2015." Little do they realize that many motor vehicle wrecks do not end up with all involved parties looking at their cars for non-existent damage and going their separate ways. 

Traumatic brain injuries and car accidents

When it comes to car accidents in the Redwood City area, one of the first things that may come to mind is injuries. According to Biosociety.org, every year, “286,000 people sustain brain injuries in car accidents.” You cannot look at the aftermath of a car accident to know the extent of injuries the victims suffered. Even though some people do not end up with life-threatening injuries, the aftermath of car accidents often leads to a lot of pain and suffering for the victims and their loved ones. 

What to do after a car accident

Being involved in a car accident is scary for anyone. Many people are lucky enough to never experience one or to only have experience with minor accidents. For others, though, it becomes too real when suddenly they find themselves in a smashed car with injuries and possible concerns about their further safety. Because accidents are so unpredictable and nobody can be assured they will never be involved in one, every driver should know the basics of what to do after an accident.

California truck crash kills 2; leaves little girl with broken neck

If you drive south of Santa Clara along the coast for about eight hours, you will arrive in the San Diego suburb of La Mesa. It is there that an 18-wheeler inexplicably drifted into oncoming traffic and slammed into two passenger cars.

YOUNG GIRL FOUND AT-FAULT FOR BICYCLE COLLISION THAT TOOK HER LIFE

The Redwood City police just released a statement that they will not seek criminal charges against the driver who fatally collided with a 14-year-old-girl who was riding her bike to school because she was at fault for the accident. The Woodside High freshman was on her way to school around 8:30 a.m. and should have yielded to the GMC pickup that was in front of her, but instead she attempted to make the same turn as the truck. She was hit, run over, and killed, shocking her family, her 1,800-student school, and the entire community. 

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