Car Accident

Long Beach Is Trying to Make the Streets Safer for Pedestrians

By Joseph Low on September 30, 2019 - Comments off

As stated in a recent Long Beach Post article, 31 people were killed in traffic crashes in Long Beach last year, including 11 pedestrians and bicyclists. To address this serious problem, city leaders have initiated the Safe Streets Long Beach Vision Zero Project, an action plan with the goal of eliminating severe and fatal traffic-related injuries by 2026. Read the rest »

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Summer Is a Time for Relaxation, But Pedestrians Shouldn’t Let Their Guard Down

By Joseph Low on July 1, 2019 - Comments off

As we move into the summertime in Long Beach, you might be itching to break out the grill or walk down to the shoreline. Long Beach is filled with commerce, entertainment, and other things to occupy you and your family’s time during the summer. However, as you are out walking around, it’s important to remember the dangers you could face from other drivers as a pedestrian. Read the rest »

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The Worst Intersections in Long Beach

By Joseph Low on April 1, 2019 - Comments off

With over 470,000 residents, Long Beach is the seventh most populated city in California. Three major freeways run through Long Beach, and the city is a hotbed of commerce and entertainment. And of course, like the rest of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Long Beach has a lot of traffic. If you’re familiar with the city, it should be no secret that the following intersections are some of the most hazardous… Read the rest »

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Who’s at Fault in a Rear-End Collision? It May Not Be so Simple…

By Joseph Low on April 12, 2017 - Comments off

rear-ended2If you’ve ever been involved in a rear-end collision, chances are you’ve heard the common theory about who’s at fault. Even for people who haven’t been involved, the common perception is that the person at the back of a rear-end collision is always at fault.

But did you know there is no actual rule behind this theory? The theory holds true most of the time, but there’s no specific law alluding to this. So how did this idea get started? To get there, we need to answer a few other questions.

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How Do Long Beach Drivers Compare to Others?

By Joseph Low on April 10, 2017 - Comments off

car-accident2Based on statistics comparing drivers in Long Beach to other California cities of comparable sizes, Long Beach drivers are generally pretty safe. There are some specific areas— collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists, for example—where Long Beach has pretty high numbers, but incidents of driving at high speeds or under the influence of alcohol are fewer. Long Beach drivers seem to show proper caution and treat driving with respect, though it may be a dangerous place to walk or ride a bike. Read the rest »

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Four Ways Your Life Can Change Forever After a Catastrophic Car Accident

By Joseph Low on November 28, 2016 - Comments off

car-accident-damagedBeing involved in a catastrophic car accident can be especially traumatizing for all involved. Whether it is a single-vehicle or a multi-vehicle collision, the effects of these accidents can result in long-term consequences for the injured party. Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors from intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued drivers, to hazardous road conditions. In the event that there is a catastrophic car accident, here are four ways in which the victims’ lives can be dramatically changed.

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Mobile Devices Creating Dangerous Long Beach Intersections

By Joseph Low on August 2, 2016 - Comments off

text-drivingAccording to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent agency devoted to vehicle safety, the State of California had 3,074 deaths that were a result of a car crash in their most recent study based on 2014. This tragic statistic placed California as the second-leading state for that year, exceeded only by Texas in the category. Approximately 28% of these crashes involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level, and over 60% of these occurred in urban areas such as the majority of regions in LA, Orange and San Diego Counties. Read the rest »

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Rear End Car Accident FAQ In Southern California

By Joseph Low on March 25, 2016 - Comments off

Rear end car accidents are the most common car accident type, accounting for 28 percent of all car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents are frequently the result of distraction, carelessness, or negligence on the part of the driver of the rear car. Here’s are some common questions we hear about rear end accidents.

Whose fault is a rear end accident?

In most rear end accidents, the driver of the rear vehicle is considered partly or totally at fault. This has led to a myth that the rear driver is always at fault. However, this may not be the case. For example, if the front driver reverses suddenly, has non-working brake lights, or stops in the middle of the road without turning on hazard lights, the rear end accident may be determined not to be the rear driver’s fault. Read the rest »

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Car Accident Claims the Life of Long Beach Man

By Joseph Low on February 11, 2016 - Comments off

Car Accidents

A single vehicle accident on Willow Street near Nipomo Avenue recently claimed the life of a Long Beach resident.

The 48-year-old man was driving a 2007 BMW 530i at the time of the accident, according to police.  The vehicle crashed into both a tree and an empty parked utility vehicle. Police and fire crews responding to the scene found that the driver’s injuries were fatal. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Read the rest »

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Speed Played a Major Role in Car Crash Death of Long Beach Man

By Joseph Low on January 21, 2016 - Comments off

Car AccidentsA 23-year-old Long Beach man was killed and three passengers were critically injured when their car skidded off the Pacific Coast Highway and into a light pole. According to witnesses, the vehicle was speeding on the highway when it spun sideways, slid toward the south curb, and collided with the light pole. Witnesses claimed that it appeared the driver had lost control of the car.

Emergency crews took the vehicle’s three injured passengers, an 18-year-old woman and two 16-year-old boys, to local hospitals for injury treatment. All three are currently listed in critical condition. Police are still investigating to determine whether drugs or alcohol were also a factor in the accident. Read the rest »

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