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Ruling states athletes may sue for concussion related injuries

If you are a high school or college athlete, or are a parent of one, a new opinion that just came from the Ninth Circuit may be of interest to you since it asks for more protection of athletes from devastating head injuries.

In this particular ruling, a federal appeals court said that the governing body for the USA Water Polo organization is able to be sued for not protecting an athlete who was allowed to continue to play after receiving a concussion.

An alleged drunk Stockton commissioner hits, kills a pedestrian

The 77-year-old former Stockton vice mayor and current commissioner with the Port of Stockton was taken into police custody on the evening of Nov. 28 for his role in causing the death of an 82-year-old pedestrian.

A spokesperson with the Stockton Police Department said that dispatchers first started receiving calls summoning officers to the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. that evening. When the officers arrived at the intersection of Fontana Avenue and Country Club Boulevard, they found the victim laying there in the middle of the road.

Ways in which tires can injure and kill

As you've traveled along the interstate, you may have seen tire treads scattered along the roadway or shoulder. What you may not stop to think about when you see a piece of a tire on the ground is what happened to the vehicle that lost the tire and what, if anything, happened to those following closely behind it.

The truth is that countless motorists are either injured or killed when tire fragments are sent flying in the air after they blow out on our interstates every year. In some cases, the entire wheel may become separated from the vehicle if the lug nuts aren't properly tightened.

Sacramento roads rank poorly in recent report

Many things can impact safety out on the roads. This includes road conditions. What kind of shape are the roads in here in Sacramento? Not as good of shape as one might hope, according to a recent report.

The report, by the organization TRIP, looked at the condition of urban roads in a range of different U.S. metro areas, using federal data.

As e-scooters become more popular, injuries rise

You may have seen the popularity of electronic scooters overtaking many California cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Sacramento may be next. Lately, the city has been discussing and getting ready for e-scooters to arrive. City officials have been working on establishing rules and regulations for e-scooters and electric bikes.

Does cruise control cause more harm than good?

Many California drivers like to use cruise control on long commutes or road trips. It allows you to stretch your legs and sit more comfortably. However, research suggests that cruise control may increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents. Why should drivers think twice before using this feature?

3 things to remember if you're involved in a hit-and-run

It's one of those basic things that you learn when you get your license. If you hit another car, you stop to check. But for some reason, not everyone follows the rules.

Whether your injuries are minor or severe, here are a few things you should do if you're involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Fourteenth Annual Valentine's Run

The roads were dry and clear for the 14th annual Valentine Run, which took place on Saturday, February 11th in Sacramento. Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora sponsors and participates in this fun event benefiting Legal Services of Northern California. Awards were given for best wheelchair time, as well as for running times and for best-dressed runner.

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