Generally, cyclists in California have the same responsibilities and must adhere to the same traffic laws as other cars and vehicles – such as yielding to pedestrians and respecting traffic signs and lights. The state’s bicycle laws can help save your life.
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Los Angeles - "City of Angels" and Home of Hollywood
Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of California, with over 18 million people. Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva tribes, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as the cultural center of the American entertainment industry.
L.A. has the most dense traffic of the major U.S. cities, and the accidents to go along with it. According to the LA Weekly, in 2012 ‘about 20,000 hit-and-run crashes, from fender benders to multiple fatalities, are recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department each year.’
Los Angeles, with its Mediterranean climate, is both flat and hilly with the highest point in the city proper reaching 5,074 ft. The eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains stretches from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean and separates the Los Angeles Basin from the San Fernando Valley. Other hilly parts of Los Angeles include the Mt. Washington area north of Downtown, eastern parts such as Boyle Heights, the Crenshaw district around the Baldwin Hills, and the San Pedro district. To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Los Angeles, go to Accuweather.com. The major freeways of Los Angeles include:
- Glendale Freeway
- Santa Ana Freeway
- Golden State Freeway
- Santa Monica Freeway/San Bernardino Freeway
- Antelope Valley Freeway
- Seaside Freeway
- Pomona Freeway
- Marina Freeway
- Gardena Freeway
- Hollywood Freeway
- Ventura Freeway
- Terminal Island Freeway
- Glenn M. Anderson Freeway/Century Freeway
- Harbor Freeway
Links to accidents that occur in the Los Angeles area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Los Angeles:
- Los Angeles Car accidents
- Los Angeles Motorcycle accidents
- Los Angeles Bicycle accidents
- Los Angeles Pedestrian accidents
- Los Angeles Commercial truck accidents
- Los Angeles Boat accidents
- Los Angeles Aircraft accidents
- Los Angeles Bus accidents
- Los Angeles Train accidents
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Los Angeles, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Los Angeles accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Los Angeles grief support information for accident victims
When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Los Angeles grief support organizations.
Los Angeles legal information for accident victims
When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Los Angeles, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Los Angeles injury accidentAfter a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows the issues related to insurance policies, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can do to help.
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Accident reports by county
If you’re hurt in a car accident, you can include the cost of repairing or replacing your car in your personal injury claim or lawsuit. In California, whoever is “at fault” for causing your injury is also responsible for paying the damages to your vehicle.
Most recent accident reports
The mayor of Los Angeles was a passenger in a police car that struck a pedestrian Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, according to his office.
Three people were dead and another was in serious condition following a fiery crash in Crenshaw early Sunday.
A 50-year-old woman was killed by a bus in South Los Angeles Saturday morning while riding her bike, which authorities said was stolen after she was struck.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer on a motorcycle was injured after he was struck by a car in Van Nuys.
The officer was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
An investigation is underway into a fatal crash that closed a busy freeway transition for hours in the North Hollywood area.
A Metrolink train bound for Orange County from downtown L.A. fatally struck a bicyclist Thursday during the morning commute in Santa Fe Springs, officials said.
A carjacking suspect in Glendale was arrested after crashing the stolen vehicle on the northbound 2 Freeway.
Alcohol and speed were factors in a violent rollover crash that killed a 17-year-old male passenger in Bellflower early Saturday, officials said.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena Saturday afternoon, officials said.
A driver was killed Thursday morning after crashing off a San Fernando Valley freeway and into the concrete-walled Tujunga Wash.
The elderly woman who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Rosemead Sunday has been identified.
Qingrong Chai, 69, was hit and killed at Marshall Street and Greendale Avenue around 6:20 p.m.