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Car Accidents

Texas Man Trapped Inside His Dream Car Dies Alongside His Dog

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.11.2015 | Crime

A 72-year-old Texas man died alongside his dog on Monday after he reportedly became trapped in his car. James Rogers of Port Arthur was having a mo...

5 Tips After Surviving Minor Car Accidents

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

It brings us to the assumption that a person who's driving since he was a teenager can have as much as 4 minor accidents in his lifetime. Before the mishap occurs - hopefully not - make sure you know all the appropriate course of actions following a minor car accident.

As NRA Meeting Opens in Nashville, Gun Deaths Surpass Vehicle Deaths in Tennessee

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Another year, another NRA annual meeting, which each spring comes with its own set of questions teetering from the merely absurd to the truly grotesque. How will gunmakers continue to up the ante on the militarization that defines the industry today?

Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems From The First Year Without My Father By Bryan Borland

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

There is a distinct pleasure in rediscovering a favorite book. There is both familiarity and newness. We read words we've read before, and yet we re...

The Role of Biomechanics in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

Biomechanists use all pertinent information to determine injury mechanisms, such as in the event of a car accident. Utilizing previous clinical research, the expected recovery time -- and thus, medical expense estimates -- can be determined.

12 Injured In Tractor-Trailer Pileup In Oregon

AP | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Black ice is believed to be the cause of a freeway pileup involving more than a dozen tractor-trailers that left 12 people i...

At Least 35 Vehicles Crash On New Hampshire Interstate

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — At least 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls caused whiteout...

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Winter Holiday Roadway Congestion

Kari Haugeto | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When should you start prepping the family vehicle for the changing season and gear up for the dreaded winter holiday shopping and road-trip traffic? What kinds of pre-travel checks do you perform? Are they even necessary?

Move Over, Humans: Robocars Are Coming

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The real risks for robotic cars are the hazards that unpredictable humans create. That is why we will need to get humans out of the drivers' seats.

Losing Control of My Car and My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In all my decades of driving, I've never had anything but a minor fender bender just minutes from my house--until last weekend when I apparently skidded off rainy I75 near Flint, Michigan, onto a grassy median and blacked out.

Oscar Pistorius' Brother 'Badly Hurt' In Car Crash

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl was "badly hurt" in a road accident Friday night when his car was involved in a head-on ...

Cell Phones and Driving is The New Drunk Driving

Susan Yum | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Susan Yum

When I entered the room, I noticed that Jake's feet were bare and all I could focus on were his little toes, and doctors were working on him so furiously. Then one of the doctors said the dreaded words that no mother wants to hear. He said, "Mom, we have to call it."

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

Poor Russia. While there are surely plenty of sane people living in that frigid place, all we ever seem to recall are the insane ones. You might cut t...

This Car Wants Your Undivided Attention

Brian Beltz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology
Brian Beltz

In an effort to combat the problems associated with driver inattention, two Australian companies have come together to create an innovative solution.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

Say No to Distractions: 'It Can Wait'

Gina Vergel | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Gina Vergel

It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.

Words Are Actions... and Can Be the Seeds of Growth

Greg Barrett | Posted 10.06.2013 | Good News
Greg Barrett

I was idle at a stop sign. From my rearview mirror I could see the driver, his eyes bugging, mouth agape. His expression didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I would be in a wreck. No way to avoid it. My evening was about to get complicated.

Bus Crashes Into House, Driver Among 7 Injured

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime

AUBURN, Mass. -- A regional transit bus crashed into a house in the central Massachusetts town of Auburn, injuring seven people, a fire official said ...

Spot the Cop

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

They alert drivers of potential hazards such as car accidents and assist drivers in managing commutes by minimizing delays caused by speed traps and roadway dangers. However, the app also encourages speeding in a nation that loses too many of its youngest citizens to car accidents.

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

The Health Burden of Being American

D. Brad Wright | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Until we decide to shift our focus more in the direction of public health activities, or promote policies of complete and total individual responsibility, we will continue to pour ever-increasing gobs of money down the health care drain, and all of us will have to pay the plumber.

Gun Violence, Car Accidents and Fires: Leading Causes of Injury Deaths Among NYC Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

We reviewed 10 years of data on injury deaths of children from 2001 through 2010. In this report, a special focus was directed to the cause of death among children 13 to 17 years old. Gun violence persists as a leading cause of death in this age group.

Holiday Crashes Take Toll In Michigan

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Ten people died in traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday in Michigan, while another nine people died over the Christmas ho...

Study Reveals Surprising Fact About Senior Drivers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Fifty

At the age of 97, Bill Keller has no need for a taxi service or public transportation -- he uses his car to get everywhere he needs to go. While he ca...