If you've been alive long enough, then you've likely heard your fair share of public service announcements about the dangers associated with drunk driving. Consuming alcohol or drugs and then getting behind the wheel is very dangerous.
Women are both more likely to be injured and die in car crashes than men. Federal transportation statistics show that female drivers and their passengers who wear their seatbelts are 17% more likely to die in a car crash than men of their same age bracket. Women as a whole are 73% more likely to be injured in a full-frontal crash than their male counterparts even if both genders are wearing seatbelts. Researchers have recently come up with a theory for why that's the case.
Law enforcement has begun paying additional attention to the Burke County roads that surround Plant Vogtle in recent months. One of the primary reasons why they've started doing this is because there has been an uptick in traffic violations and crashes in the area during that time frame. While no one has died in these incidents, there have been injuries. Police have upped their patrol as they feel that it's only a matter of time before someone dies for a completely preventable reason.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.