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Teen Car Accidents At An All Time High

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teens in the U.S. Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. The number one cause of teen car accidents is driver error. Parents can play a big role in teaching their teenagers how to drive safely and avoid driving errors. The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CIRP@CHOP) has put together a team that is dedicated to improving teen driver safety. Teen Driving Risk Factors Inexperience is a disadvantage that...

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Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury

One of the most serious injuries resulting from tragic accidents is a brain injury. Car accidents and sports injuries are some of the main causes of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another common accident that can result in a brain injury is a slip and fall. However, any type of accident that causes some type of blunt force or impact to the head can be a culprit for a head injury, especially a TBI. If you or a loved one has recently been in an accident or your child has been injured while playing sports, it is very important...

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Three People Dead After a Wrong-Way Car Crash On I-88

According to New York State Police (NYSP), three people were killed in a wrong-way car accident on Sunday, January 22. Officials received the initial call for the accident around 7:45 that evening. The motorist that caused the wrong-way accident was traveling westbound on Interstate 88. He crossed the median and collided head-on into a car traveling eastbound on I-88. The eastbound vehicle was carrying a family of five, including the parents, a 19-year-old son and two 12-year-old twin girls. Both parents died on impact. The children were taken to Albany Medical Center, with one of the daughters and the...

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Drowsy Driving: A Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Drowsy driving is a leading cause of car accidents because it results in a similar impairing effect to drunk driving. Drowsy driving has become so common and such a big problem on the road that academics have put together panels to try to resolve the problem. One such panel was conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health, called the “Asleep at the Wheel.” The panel referred to drowsy driving as an “epidemic.” When a motorist is driving drowsy, there is a greater likelihood that a car accident will happen. If you or a loved one has been seriously...

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Is Tesla Responsible Self-Driving Car Accident Death?

Self-driving cars are no longer science fiction. Companies like Tesla have made this technology into reality. Tesla has introduced a vehicle equipped with an Autopilot feature that allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel and their foot off the gas pedal and/or brake. Although this may seem like a great concept, it can be very dangerous in many different driving conditions. Case in point is the fatal Tesla car accident in May 2016. The loss of Joshua Brown, 40, was a tragedy and a setback in the advancement of self-driving cars. This fatal accident also brings...

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