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May 2011 Archives

Two teens involved in Ramona accident, one seriously injured

A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Just ask the parents of a 17-year-old California boy whose vehicle struck a boulder and flipped last Sunday night. One moment, the boy was simply riding along Vista Vince Drive in Ramona, but soon after he was in critical condition at a local hospital. So far no further information is available regarding his condition, but reports show that the victim suffered an injury to his head.

Two San Diego bike accident victims suffer serious head injuries

We all know that the roadways are not only for cars and trucks; especially in warm, tourist destinations like San Diego, larger vehicles must navigate around motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. When negligent or careless drivers fail to share the streets with these alternative forms of transportation a serious accident can occur.

Mark your calendars for this year's Dog Bite Prevention Week

Did you know that this week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week? Every year the Center for Disease Control designates a full seven days to focus on raising awareness about the dangers posed by an animal attack. According to a recent article published by the Huffington Post, over 4.5 million people suffer from a dog bite injury each year-almost one-fourth of which require hospitalized medical attention.

National Safe Boating Week stresses the importance of water safety

Every year the National Safe Boating Council and a variety of partners across the nation organize a week-long effort focused on reducing the number of boating accidents seen each year. This year, National Safe Boating Week will begin on May 21st and run through the 27th.

Multi-car school bus accident occurs in San Diego area

Communities entrust school bus drivers with an important responsibility: protecting their children's safety as they go to and from school every day. One busy school bus could carry 40 or more students, and for the duration of the ride all of these young lives are placed in the hands of their bus driver. For this reason, school bus drivers need to be especially careful to practice safe driving habits and remain vigilant behind the wheel.

USPS carriers face down aggressive dogs to deliver the mail

The rivalry between mail carriers and dogs has been fodder for comic strips, cartoons, and comedy sketches for years. Yet for the US Postal Service workers charged with facing down aggressive and territorial dogs during the course of their everyday work, the scene is less-than funny. Official Postal Service statistics show that 3,000 mail carriers suffered from a dog attack during 2010, sometimes leaving the employees with serious injuries and exposing them to the risk of contracting rabies.

Crackdown on fatal medical errors declared by US government

Medical professionals take their patients' lives in their hands every day. People depend on their doctors and nurses to competently diagnose and treat their condition; failure to do so could result in serious medical consequences. Despite the extensive amount of training medical professionals receive, they are still vulnerable to error and sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, when dealing with matters of life and death, one mistake could lead to a patient's death.

To drive or not to drive: San Diego program helps people decide

Imagine back to the moment you received your driver's license or your first car purchase; chances are you were elated knowing that you would no longer have to depend on your parents, siblings, friends, or neighbors for transportation. With a valid license and a set of car keys in hand, you had the ability to go where you wanted, when you wanted.

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