Posts tagged "Car Accidents"
A woman who works as an elementary school teacher in Joliet recently got into an accident with an alleged drunk driver. It left her with a severe neck fracture, with family members saying she is just lucky to be alive.
One of the benefits of modern medicine is that people live longer than they used to. And that's a very good thing. However, it may also mean you face greater risks when you drive.
It is true that a lot of car accidents do not result in injury at all. Modern cars have a lot of safety features designed to keep people alive and reduce injuries, such as airbags and crumple zones. You also have a lot of minor accidents -- backing into another car in a parking lot, for example.
After a car accident, it's natural to feel a bit nervous the next time you get in a car. You can't help but think about that crash. You hope it won't happen again. You may feel especially nervous if you drive through the same area where the accident took place.
For pedestrians, the odds are high that any car accident will turn fatal. Pedestrians who get struck at any speed are in danger of serious internal injuries and head injuries. The faster the speed, the greater the danger, but it cannot be stressed enough that drivers on all roads, at all speeds, must watch out for pedestrians to avoid serious consequences.
Have you ever heard people talk about how texting and driving is dangerous because you stop looking at the road when you write the message? Maybe that led you to think that you'd simply look up frequently while writing, believing that would keep you safe.
It's fairly common for people to break the speed limit. Many people do it every day. A lot of these people consider themselves good drivers. They may not even think of going 60 miles per hour in a 55-MPH zone as speeding, even though it is.
A car drives over the center line and into your lane. You have about two seconds until impact. What do you do?
Encountering a tailgater is frustrating, and sometimes, frightening. You know just how dangerous these aggressive drivers can be. They cause serious accidents that put people in the hospital.
Have you ever heard someone say that "driving is the most dangerous thing you do?" Maybe it struck a chord with you because you spend a lot of time on the road, and you want to know what types of risks you face. Maybe it made you shake your head in disagreement because you generally feel safe on the road.