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June 2014 Archives

San Diego Boat Show an opportunity to discuss boating safety

San Diego's International Boat Show was a hit. The president of South Coast Yachts told Boating Magazine that the show was "the best we've had in years." Numbers are coming in to back this statement. The magazine further reported this year's show had a 24 percent increase from 2013, bringing in 7,640 visitors.

World Cup brings new attention to brain injuries

The connection between sports and brain injuries is not a novel concept. However, most people equate the American style of football to the injury, not the more commonly known version of football played throughout the world: soccer. The World Cup has brought attention to how the sport of soccer is also potentially connected to brain injuries

Harley electric motorcycle in production, critics question safety

Harley-Davidson is a name synonymous with quality, powerful motorcycles. The brand has spent decades building its reputation and now appears to be considering a different angle: environmentalist. Although the company's latest production efforts of an electronic motorcycle arguably produce a very powerful, very fast bike, the environmental benefits of an electronic bike are also a bonus.

California officials crack down on distracted driving

From switching the music station on the radio to passing snacks to children in the backseat, distracted driving can take on many different forms. In recent years, cellphone use has received a large deal of media coverage. There is no question that the use of a Smartphone while driving greatly increases the risk of involvement in a car accident, yet people continue to make the choice to pull out their phones and send a text or upload a photo while driving.

Brain injuries pose problems for everyone, not just athletes

Media attention throughout the country is increasing public awareness of the dangers of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. However, these reports can be misleading as they tend to focus on football players and other professional athletes. Although professional athletes are at risk for these injuries, the average person can also fall victim to a life changing head trauma.

Avoid bike accidents in San Diego with these tips

Summer in San Diego often translates into increased time outside. Enjoying the beach and surf is one of the main perks of living in San Diego, but it is important to be aware of the fact that in addition to fellow San Diegans, tourists and visitors are also in town. This translates to increased traffic and a greater risk of people driving the city's roadways that are unfamiliar with where they are going. As a result, bikers can be at an increased risk for involvement in a pedestrian or bike accident.

San Diego may see record number of deadly hit and runs in 2014

As of June, 2014, San Diego County already has 11 fatal pedestrian or bicyclist hit and run accidents on record. According to a recent report by the Voice of San Diego, that number is already one higher than previous yearly averages. Seeing as we're only half way through the year, 2014 is likely to be a record breaking year.

Southern CA biker killed in motorcycle accident

A man was recently killed in a tragic motorcycle accident near Palomar Mountain, California. The man, who lived in Oceanside, died at the scene after his bike collided with a car that made a left hand turn in front of him. California Highway Patrol officers are still investigating the crash, looking into whether anyone involved was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision. 

Brain injury leads to misdirection, prison time for San Diego man

A Marine combat veteran from San Diego is currently imprisoned in Mexico. A recent article by Fox News states that the man crossed the border from California into Mexico after he made a wrong turn. He had three legally-purchased weapons in the vehicle at the time he crossed the border. The man is currently in custody since Mexico has laws against carrying weapons over the border.

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