According to the national nonprofit TeenSafe, at least 11 teens die on a daily basis in the United States from an accident caused by texting and driving. Of all those who die from fatal injuries across the country on a daily basis, at least six of them are age 16 to 19. During the course of crash investigations, underage alcohol consumption is found to have resulted in at least 25 percent of all accidents involving teens.
The Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a national nonprofit organization, recently released a report that captures just how serious of an issue drugged driving has become across the United States.
Those of us who've been driving long enough are bound to have seen our fair share of car crashes at intersections. While many of them occur at a slow rate of speed and cause relatively minor motorist injuries or car damage, some of these types of collisions can severely debilitate a driver or even cause their death.
Each year, 2 million Americans either are injured or die in car crashes. There are four primary accident types that seem to happen more often than others.
Each year in the United States, as many as 12,500 new individuals will suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). The circumstances in which they may occur vary.
Whether we're talking about motorcyclists, pedestrians or even other cars without their headlights turned on, it's quite common for crash scene investigators to hear that a motorist didn't see something before they collided with it.
Six people suffered varying injuries in a freak car crash in the University City neighborhood of San Diego just after 8:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.
Car accidents can result in injuries anytime, but can prove to be particularly dangerous for women who are pregnant, regardless of how long they've been pregnant. That's one of the reasons why most obstetricians recommend for their patients to always seek medical care after a car crash. They note that it doesn't matter whether it involved multiple cars or was a simple fender-bender.
If you're involved in a car accident and miss time from the job, then you'll likely want to recover the money you lost while unable to work. While, if you're a salaried employee, you may find it easy to produce your work schedule along with documentation showing days you missed recovering from your crash, it may be a bit harder for an independent contractor.
A recently released study conducted by the the Traffic Safety Foundation, part of the American Automobile Association (AAA), suggests that one of the highest risk factors for highway crashes is road debris. They note that lost loads and other types of hazards accounted for at least 200,000 freeway accidents starting in 2011 and ending in 2014. At least 500 of those crashes resulted in driver fatalities.