An incident of drunk driving has claimed yet another life in a tragic accident that could potentially have been avoided. According to police reports, a man was killed in a fatal accident in Texas early on the morning of Feb. 25. The crash appears to have been caused by a drunk driver, and in addition to the fatality, the incident left another individual seriously injured.
In Texas and elsewhere, an injury to the brain can be one of the most devastating of all types of injuries. Even for those lucky enough to retain cognitive function, a brain injury can leave a person struggling with lifelong health issues. When the injury occurs, it is often difficult to determine just how severe or far-reaching the effects will be, or the degree of medical care that will be required throughout the remainder of the victim's life.
Commercial trucks present unique risks to motorists and passengers in smaller vehicles. Tractor trailer operators must be aware of the risks associated with their large vehicles and drivers of passenger vehicles must be cautious when sharing the road with trucks. Small mistakes and errors can lead to injuries and fatalities. Even the most skilled and patient truck drivers can cause or contribute to accidents due to the risks associated with the weight and size of their vehicles. Common causes of truck accidents are discussed below.
Texas playgrounds and many other school and public play areas across the nation have been outfitted with a surface made from ground-up tires. The substance, known as rubber mulch or tire crumbs, is supposed to provide a softer surface to protect kids in case of falls. Many parents, however, are now claiming that the dangerous product is exposing their children to toxins.
It's a huge fear for many parents: they head in to work only to get a phone call informing them that there has been an accident involving their children. In this case, the car crash at the Texas day care thankfully did not result in any fatalities. However, six children were injured when a woman ran her SUV into the side of the building on Feb. 3.
Brain injuries are common with deadly effects. According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury contributes to roughly 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. A TBI is caused by external trauma and can range from mild concussions to severe disabilities.