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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

What can motorcyclists do to make themselves more visible?

One of the great thrills that come with riding a motorbike here in Augusta is that you can experience the freedom of riding down Georgia's many open roads. Motorcycles aren't all fun and games though. Motorcyclists have to worry about getting struck by the motorists that they share the roads with. One of the most common reasons why motorcycle riders get hit is because motorists claim that they didn't see them before they struck them. There are some things that motorcyclists can do to make themselves more visible though.

A Richmond County middle schooler is struck, injured

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office filed charges against a county school bus driver on Dec. 23. The law enforcement agency alleges that the bus operator's actions on the afternoon of Dec. 13 resulted in a middle school student being struck by a passing sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Are deadly car crashes on a decline?

In late October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, released its annual fatal crash data report for 2018. These most recent statistics show that the number of overall fatalities last year was 2.4% less than the previous one. There was a significant decrease in highway fatalities between 2016 and 2017 as well.

A Thomson mom who lost her 3 kids in a crash returns home

A crash between an 18-wheeler and a passenger car in Thomson in late September killed two kids on impact. The 16-year-old driver of that vehicle died the following day. Another passenger in the car, the decedents' mother, had been hospitalized since the crash recovering from life-threatening injuries. Doctors released her to go home to her family late last week though.

Explaining the dangers of a rollover car crash

Car crashes can be traumatic for anyone involved. Whether it's a rear-end or head-on collision, victims can suffer injuries ranging from minor to fatal. One of the most dangerous types of car crashes is that of the rollover crash. Why? A rollover crash can crush the vehicle and all those inside it, forcing emergency personnel to cut victims from the wreckage.

Controlling bleeding after a serious car accident

Severe bleeding can occur after suffering any type of injury, but it is especially common when involved in a serious car accident. Car accidents can leave victims paralyzed, with missing limbs and cause them to lose a lot of blood. Many victims suffer crush injuries, some of which happen to the head. Stopping the bleeding is important in keeping the patient conscious and gives them a better chance of recovery.

The dangers of a rollover car accident

Rollover car accidents are scary. They can happen at a moment's notice and cause thousands of dollars in damage to your vehicle and other property. These accidents can lead to traumatic injuries and even death. Today, we will explore the dangers of a rollover car accident so you know what to expect if ever involved in one.

Cellphones only one type of driving distraction

When we hear the term distracted driving, we immediately think about mobile phones and GPS systems. But there are plenty of other ways a driver can be distracted when behind the wheel. We will examine those other causes of distracted driving, which can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents, in today's post.

Crushing injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle accidents aren't always fender benders. A large number of accidents are on the more serious side, leaving drivers and passengers injured and out of work for an extended period. Some of the most tragic accidents can lead to crushing injuries, where the victim is either crushed by another vehicle or has a part of their body crushed. Let's examine some of the crushing injuries you can suffer in a motor vehicle accident in today's post.

Georgia accident that killed 2 may have started with a DUI

If someone is climbing Brasstown Bald or riding fast watercraft off Little Tybee Island, he or she may think that driving around the Peach State is not the riskiest activity one could find. But the roads in Georgia can be treacherous, and some drivers end up liable for the injury and damage that they caused through recklessness or negligence.

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