The recent motorcycle accident that killed four bikers and a passenger in one car about two weeks ago has prompted the California Department of Motor Vehicles to remind all motor vehicle operators to keep basic safety considerations in mind this holiday season.
By now, we are all aware of the problems that have been reported concerning Toyota automobiles. Over the last year, millions of cars have been included in three separate recalls aimed at fixing various problems related to acceleration pedals, floor mats, and braking systems. Now, a recent auto accident occurring in western Utah has put these problems back in the news and has raised new questions about both the effectiveness of the recalls and the effectiveness of the fixes employed by Toyota.
An auto accident occurring last week on Interstate 805 claimed two lives and resulted in serious injuries for two other passengers in the car. The accident reportedly occurred when the 20-year-old driver attempted to take the Route 94 connector and lost control of the vehicle causing it to drive off the ramp and roll over multiple times.
A motorcycle accident involving two cars and a group of motorcyclists riding along California Highway 98 on Saturday has resulted in the deaths of four motorcyclists and a passenger in one of the cars. Five other motorcyclists suffered severe injuries and were transported by ambulance or helicopter to El Centro Regional Medical Center or UC San Diego Medical Center.
There's been plenty of research regarding dog bites, and we've covered the issue ourselves in a series of posts discussing why dogs bite and how to prevent or respond to animal attacks. Any breed has the potential to attack, but one type of dog seems to bite more than any other - the family dog.
In California, you hear about a lot of rollover car accidents, though you don't always hear about the high level of danger present after the car is done rolling. In many ways, a rollover accident often happens in two parts. There is the car that rolls and the cars that strike the disabled vehicle.
A scooter accident in Maryland has sparked concern over the safety of moped riders, most of who are unregulated by helmet safety laws. The accident, involving an offensive lineman for the University of Maryland's football team, occurred last month.
This Monday, the American Academy of Neurology (the largest professional association of it's kind in the United States) recommended that athletes suspected to have suffered a concussion be removed from play immediately. The group also suggested that any player in this situation not be allowed to return until a doctor with specific training in the area of concussions and head injuries had a chance to evaluate him or her.
Officials for the National Football League (NFL) aren't pulling any punches when it comes to cracking down on dangerous hits in pro games. Spurred by fear over the rate of concussions and debilitating brain injuries among its players, the league is trying hard to discourage athletes from potentially dangerous tackles and blocks.