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Executive who Died from Distracted Driving Honored by Bike Ride

The passing of prominent entertainment lawyer and former Napster executive in December was commemorated by a 30 mile bike ride this past week.

The ride that was made up of more than 100 bicyclists went from Calabasas to Los Angeles at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday near the site of the accident where Milt Olin, Jr. was struck and killed. it happened around the 22000 block of Mulholland Drive in Calabasas by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, Andrew Wood in December of last year. Allegedly, Wood had been distracted by an on board computer in his vehicle at the time of the fatal crash. Olin, 65, died at the scene of the crash.

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your position is in society; distracted driving effects everyone. Whether someone is texting while driving, talking on a cellphone, using a mobile computer or changing a song on a digital music player, such distractions take a driver’s attention off the road just long enough for an accident to happen. Distracted driving has also been found to be even more dangerous than driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Researchers at Virginia Tech did a study where they found that someone who is driving while distracted is as much as 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision than drivers who are not distracted behind the wheel and who keep their eyes and their minds on the road.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or has died in a fatal accident involving distracted driving or any other kind of accident, call our offices today. We will take the time to discuss the specifics of your case and discuss all of your options. Our attorneys are dedicated in helping you receive the maximum compensation for any damages, injuries and even long term suffering. Having a good attorney on your side who knows the ins and outs of the law and who is looking out for you can make all the difference on how your case is settled. Contact us today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.