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Market Street looks for marked improvements in safety

Market Street is pretty much a miracle of modern transit. An average weekday will see 24 Muni routes along Market, as well as a number of regional transit vehicles and private shuttles for employees making the trip to and from Silicon Valley. Add to that about 200,000 pedestrians and an ever-increasing number of bicyclists, and…

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Neurologists: Brain Injury Lingers Long After Concussion Fades

A new study in “Neurology,” the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reveals that evidence of physical damage to the brain is still visible months later on brain scans of people who have suffered even mild concussions. It also found lingering cognitive and mood symptoms weeks and months after the injuries. The news could…

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With 4 Out of 5 Car Seats Used Incorrectly, Is Your Child Safe?

According to the child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide, four out of every car seats are installed or used incorrectly. The problem is so common you might think these mistakes aren’t critical, but they can be. It is estimated that some 30,000 children are injured and almost 500 are killed in car accidents despite being…

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2 bus accidents in 10 days in Southern California

Mass transit systems are among some of the safest modes of transportation in California. While crashes involving buses and trains may happen less frequently than crashes involving cars, the damage that can be done if and when these large vehicles are involved in an accident can be catastrophic.  One accident involving a bus and multiple…

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Mild concussions can cause serious injuries

According to a recent study published in the journal Radiology, patients who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries exhibit damage to the brain that is similar to patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The study provides yet more proof that even mild head injuries can lead to more serious complications than previously believed. Experts estimate that approximately…

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New study outlines link of brain injuries and contact sports

As many San Francisco residents know, football has taken a beating over the last year or two regarding player safety and brain injuries. More specifically, concussions have come to the forefront as an extremely dangerous injury — one that was merely shrugged off in the past. However, there are even more alarming signs linking brain…

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Failure of Duty Complaint vs. City of Alameda – Crown Beach Drowning

On May 25, 2012, The Cartwright Law Firm filed a Complaint asserting Failure of Duty in California Superior Court, County of Alameda (RG 12632015) against the City of Alameda, and the County of Alameda, California, over the drowning of Raymond Zack on Memorial Day, 2011, on Crown Beach in Alameda, California. The emergency fire and…

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