According to a recent study published in Injury Prevention, fatalities among child pedestrians are twice as likely to happen near a park than they are close to a school. As a result, initiatives, such as the Safe Routes to School program, have been created to spread the word about pedestrian safety to kids.
A couple who lost their 23-year-old son as he was riding his motorcycle onto the Santa Monica highway has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver they allege caused his death. California Highway Patrol alleged the decedent swerved his bike and hit the curb prior to the crash. An independent investigation into the fatal motorcycle accident proved otherwise, prompting the filing.