For most people, the holidays are a mix of the joy of family, presents, and time off with the stress of travel. On the days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to visit with family members, the roadways can be more dangerous than on the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to a recent study. To reduce your risk while on the roads this year, here are some potential risks to avoid.
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For expectant mothers, being in a car accident is a scary thing to consider. In addition to the injuries the mother can sustain, the growing baby can sustain a variety of injuries. Auto accidents are the leading cause of fetal mortality and serious maternal injury, affecting approximately 93,000 women each year. If you are in […]
Many injuries can result from an auto accident. Your spine, one of the most complex parts of your body, is also one of the vulnerable in the event of a collision. The effects of a spinal lumbar radiculopathy injury can be long-lasting and very painful.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident. A study by European doctors found that whiplash can occur in collisions at speeds as low as 10 mph or less. One in five victims of rear-end car accidents experience whiplash, making it one of the most common auto accident injuries. Find out what you need to know about recovering from a whiplash injury.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may have questions regarding your medical bills, how to fix your car, what your insurance company will do, and the list goes on. Attorneys for car accidents are a specialized group and will help you after the collision. These attorneys know secrets that the insurance […]
The state of Rhode Island has decided to take texting and driving penalties to a new level – license suspension. The Ocean State’s General Assembly has added driver’s license suspension to its possible punishments for drivers who are caught texting while behind the wheel. The change means that traffic tribunal judges can now substitute license […]
The collapse of the bridge over Skagit River has caused its fair share of problems since Memorial Day weekend, and now, a Washington State Patrol trooper has died after being hit while directing traffic around the site. That trooper was 38-yea-old Sean O’Connell. O’Connell was described by Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste as a […]
It’s unnerving enough knowing that people in smaller cars are driving while distracted, but to know that some semi truck drivers are as well is even more unsettling. One truck driver’s actions this morning ruined the Tuesday commute for hundreds of people. The accident happened just after 7 AM this morning on I-405 southbound near […]
Lawmakers in Rhode Island have passed a bill that would make it a requirement that student drivers undergo training and testing on distracted driving before they are able to receive their driver’s licenses. The bill focuses on addressing the issues of the dangers of talking on the phone and texting while driving. Representative Joseph McNamara […]
They’re called “The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer” and they are here. The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day holds seven of the top ten deadliest days for teenage drivers out of the entire year. Teens are busy rushing between end-of-school parties and summer activities, and it’s easy for them to forget safe driving […]
Thousands of drivers on I-5 South in Seattle faced the hell of all commutes yesterday morning when traffic was backed up for five miles. The backup was the result of a huge, fiery FedEx truck crash that took place at around 4:30 AM. The truck had two trailers, both of which were empty. The trailers […]
A tragic accident on Wednesday left seven people, including four young children, dead in Truxton, New York. The victims were identified as 26-year-old Teresa Bush and her two children, 5-year-old Jasmine and 4-year-old Alexis, 7-year-old Alyssa Mead and her brother 4-year-old Tyler, 21-year-old Lena Beckwith and 24-year-old Carino Vanorden. The eighth passenger in the minivan […]