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The link between allergy season and car crashes

Motor vehicle wrecks have many causes, but some are not mentioned or widely recognized as much as others. For example, people may pay less attention to the likelihood of seasonal allergies causing an accident, while they are well aware that driving under the influence is dangerous and could lead to a fatal collision. During the spring, many allergy sufferers have a difficult time, and the symptoms they experience can disrupt their lives in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, allergies may make them more likely to cause an accident for a number of reasons.

What are some common head injuries among young crash victims?

Young children who are involved in car crashes sustain many different types of injuries, but head injuries are especially common. Sadly, head injuries can haunt a child for the rest of their life, and they can create a number of challenges for children. For example, children may suffer due to the emotional consequences of a head injury, becoming depressed or struggling with anger. Or, they may have problems in school and difficulty remembering things. It is important for parents to understand the risks their kids face in the event an accident takes place.

How many fatal accidents involve young pedestrians?

Far too many kids have passed away in traffic collisions, and when these lives are cut short the challenges that arise may be devastating for their entire family. If you are a parent, it is pivotal to do all you can to keep your child safe whenever they are on the road or near traffic, and this includes ensuring that they understand how to avoid an accident while walking alongside the road or attempting to cross the street.

Automatic transmission and distracted driving

Some drivers prefer to operate vehicles with manual transmission, while others may opt for a car with automatic transmission. People may prefer to drive a stick shift because it allows them to control the vehicle better, while some drivers may be unfamiliar with operating these types of vehicles and decide to stick with automatic transmission. Unfortunately, automatic transmission can, in some instances, increase the chances of a driver becoming distracted on the road.

Recovering from your first auto accident

Motor vehicle collisions can be terrifying, even when nobody is injured in the collision. Even minor auto accidents can result in insurance issues, stress and property damage. Someone who is hit by another driver may have mental trauma following the crash, and they could be hesitant to get behind the wheel in the future. It can be startling to be struck by another vehicle, whether a driver pulls out suddenly or rear-ends a vehicle. Of course, auto accidents can also leave victims with a wide range of injuries that disrupt their life in an assortment of ways. For someone who has never been in a traffic crash before, these challenges can be especially tough.

Calif. wrong-way crash results in death of off-duty officer

It does not matter who one is, what one's profession is or whether or not one is on duty; everyone on the road is vulnerable to injury or death due to a car accident. On Monday evening last week, a law enforcement officer in Fresno, California, lost his life while driving home from work in his personal automobile when another vehicle going the wrong way on Highway 180 struck his in a head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle also died of injuries sustained in the crash despite the fact that both were wearing seatbelts at the time. 

Video chat and car crashes

Drivers lose their focus on the road because of many different distractions, from passengers in the car bothering them to something happening outside of the vehicle. However, technology has introduced many new ways for drivers to take their eyes and ears off of the road. Various apps tend to distract drivers, and people may even try to play a game on their phone or post something to the internet while driving. Moreover, video chat can be especially dangerous, and this has caused many drivers to become distracted when they should have been paying attention to the road.

Recovering from an electric scooter accident

Some people enjoy going for a walk or riding a bicycle, while others prefer to take to the road in more unique ways, such as those who ride electric scooters. Electric scooters can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. Not only can someone fall down while using an electric scooter, but they may be struck by a vehicle if they are riding near traffic. Sadly, these accidents can be extremely devastating because someone who is riding on a scooter is very vulnerable when they are struck by a much larger vehicle.

Crashes involving self-driving cars

Many technological advancements have been made in recent years, some of which have the potential to transform the way in which people go about daily life. For example, driverless cars have appeared, and these cars have even been involved in accidents. In one instance, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a driverless car. Although these vehicles are not commonplace, they may become much more prevalent in the years ahead. If this happens, drivers and everyone else on the road (including those riding in driverless cars) will have new risks to watch out for.

How many workers pass away in job-related traffic accidents?

On the job, there are many different dangers that workers encounter, especially in certain fields. Aside from all of the other hazards that come with work responsibilities, those who are required to drive or ride in a vehicle may face an even greater chance of passing away or being hurt in a work-related accident. Sadly, many workers have lost their lives in traffic crashes that occurred while they were working, and it is important to understand how frequently these fatalities occur.

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