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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.

Auto accidents and herniated discs

When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, there is a long list of potential consequences that victims may face. Aside from the loss of life, financial problems and psychological trauma, injuries can be very concerning and painful for those involved in the wreck. Moreover, some injuries are not apparent right away and it can take days, weeks or months for the injuries to become evident. People may realize that whiplash is a common problem which affects car crash victims, and that strain in the back or neck is not unusual. However, some people do not aware that this pain could represent a much more serious problem, such as a herniated disc.

Depression can be dangerous when it comes to driving

Auto accidents happen because of many different reasons, but some are caused by less common factors that can be hard to pinpoint. For example, someone who is struggling with depression may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for a variety of different reasons. In this post, we will look into some of the ways in which depression can play a role in motor vehicle collisions and draw attention to the importance of staying off the road if anything may affect your ability to drive.

Studying while driving

People may cause an auto collision because they are drunk, or because they did not get enough sleep the night before. Outside of fatigue and intoxication, all sorts of other auto accident risk factors exist, and some are not as common. For example, someone may cause a crash because they are trying to study while operating their vehicle. Whether a college student is trying to prepare for an exam, a high schooler is preparing for a quiz or an employee is trying to prepare for a test on their knowledge about a particular subject, there are all sorts of reasons why people may study while they drive. Unfortunately, this can be very distracting and may cause an accident.

Seat belts, accidents and abdominal injuries

On the road, you may encounter a number of different hazards. For example, you may come across potholes, pedestrians darting across the road, ice or any other number of things to watch out for. Moreover, there may be objects in your car that you need to watch out for and other unusual risk factors in a car crash. for example, you may sustain abdominal injuries from your seatbelt after you are involved in a wreck.

Why do so many accidents occur at traffic lights?

Any place on the road can be dangerous, but some areas are especially likely to see an accident. For example, an intersection may see a large number of accidents and it is also important to keep in mind that some intersections are riskier than others. For example, some may be located in areas that see a lot of traffic or in places where road signs confuse many drivers. So, why do so many collisions occur at traffic lights, even though drivers should have no problem obeying the signals that tell them when to come to a stop or continue driving?

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