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Bakersfield : Pedestrian hit, killed by truck

Pedestrian accident

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A pedestrian was killed Friday morning by a vehicle in southwest Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. Officers were called to the 5000 block of Stockdale Hwy and upon arrival located an adult male in the roadway suffering from major injuries. Bakersfield Fire Department and Hall Ambulance personnel arrived at the […]

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Guadalupe, CA: Guadalupe Woman Killed in Amtrak Train vs. Car Crash

Picture of Amtrack train accident

  Authorities investigating collision on the railroad tracks near intersection of Highway 1 and West Main Street/Highway 166 A Guadalupe woman was killed when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train Monday afternoon.  The collision occurred around 3 p.m. at a railroad tracks crossing near Guadalupe Street (Highway 1) and West Main Street (Highway […]

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Fatal car crash shuts down Creston Road near Hwy. 41 for about 2 hours

Update, JULY 23, 2017 8:04 p.m. The CHP website reports that Creston Road is open to traffic. Update, JULY 23, 2017 6:44 p.m.: The CHP has opened one lane of Creston Road for traffic control, according to its website, about two hours after a fatal crash. Original story: JULY 23, 2017 A fatal car crash […]

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JML July Newsletter: Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (800) 200-HURT (4878) July 2017 When the “Good Hands” Become Boxing Gloves We see insurance companies in action almost every day. While not all of them act in bad faith, many of the largest companies changed […]

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Pedestrian hit, killed on Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo

Picture of O'Connor Way and W. Foothill map

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened late Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo. A 42-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle at W. Foothill Blvd. and O’Connor Way, CHP says. The collision happened shortly after 10 p.m. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office had deputies on scene […]

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The Troubling Facts About Bike Accidents in San Luis Obispo

Motorcycle Accident

California’s beautiful weather and awe-inspiring scenery encourage health-conscious cyclists to grab their bikes and enjoy the day. Unfortunately, California is the deadliest state in the U.S. for cyclists. Every year, approximately 113 Californians lose their lives in bike accidents. Many more cyclists are seriously injured in bike accidents in San Luis Obispo and throughout California. […]

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Motorcycle Accidents in San Luis Obispo

Motorcycle Accident

Nearly 3,000 riders die every year in motorcycle accidents and California riders share what some would consider to be a disproportionate percentage of those fatalities when compared to other states. In the vast majority of motorcycle accidents in San Luis Obispo, the motorcyclist was operating according to the rules of the road at the time of […]

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JML June Newsletter: Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (800) 200-HURT (4878) June 2017 Kids Depend on Us to Keep Them Safe Summer, playgrounds and kids: It’s a magic combination of exercise, social interaction and just plain fun. The last thing any of us want […]

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Top 5 Summertime Accidents in Southern California

While we love summer and everything that comes with it, summertime accidents are unfortunately too common. Despite our best efforts, summer can come with dangers. Here are the top five summertime accidents in Southern California: 1. Bicycle injuries Perhaps there’s nothing more fun for a child than hopping on a bicycle in the summer and […]

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JML May Newsletter: Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (888) 442-2918 May 2017 Teens 50% of All Child Pedestrian Deaths Traffic deaths are up 6 percent since 2010, pushing U.S. road fatalities to the highest level in a decade. However, the percentage increase in pedestrian […]

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