After recalling over 33 million vehicles worldwide for defective Takata airbags, one might assume that the recall was extensive enough to have covered all of the vehicles that contained these dangerous exploding devices.
A historic storm like Jonas, which dropped record snowfall amounts on Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and up the East Coast, is a grim reminder of the inherent dangers of driving on snow packed, icy roads.
Love it or hate it winter is predicted to make it’s timely arrival this Friday, January 22, 2016. Forecasters are predicting 12-18 inches of accumulation beginning with a rain/snow mix Thursday evening, changing to all snow by Thursday night and snowing at a steady rate all day Friday and into Saturday morning. As is not uncommon in our area, during the conversion from rain to snow Thursday night, drivers should be especially aware of the possibility of ice and sleet on the roadways.
The answer may surprise you. According to the CDC, older Americans, age 65 and up are more likely to be involved in a pedestrian accident than any other age group. Researchers speculate that many older Americans are less likely to have a license and may be more likely to walk to their destination than younger Americans.
At approximately 9:30 on Wednesday, January 6, area police, rescue personnel and animal control units were dispatched to a home in Grayson County, Virginia. Reports have emerged that a pit-bull mix named E.J, mauled a 15 month old baby girl. When medics arrived the child was in such poor condition that she was flown to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Despite the efforts of the rescue personnel, the child succumbed to her injuries and died.
IVC filters (Inferior Vena Cava filters) are medical devices that are small cone-shaped devices similar to the one pictured below. It is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys and is typically implanted into patients who are not candidates for blood thinning medications. The filter is designed to capture a blood clot or an embolism that has formed in one of the deep veins in the legs and is at risk for migrating to the heart and lungs where it can cause death. Even though the device is intended to save lives, patients have suffered severe complications because of the defective device and 27 people have died due to complications associated with the use of this device.
Thirty -five students were injured on Sunday when returning to Virginia Tech, Radford University, and UVA while riding an Abbott Trailways bus that overturned on an entrance ramp.
As the saying goes, kids will be kids. I have two children, ages 7 and 9 and they still have the same energetic and curious nature they were born with. It is great to watch them explore and play. That’s not to say that I don’t still hold my breath while they climb trees and wrestle with one another. While I realize that I can’t protect them from every injury, I also know from my experience working with child injury that many accidents involving children can be prevented.
W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) has released its Top Ten list just in time for the Christmas shopping season.
We all know what a rollover crash looks like. Chances are you’ve seen a fantastic rollover crash scene in at least one movie or television show in the past month. The make-believe accidents can last for several seconds, while the cars strike many other cars, objects and bystanders and the occupants inside of the vehicle always walk away no worse for the wear.