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July 2014 Archives

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Annually, 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries, while over 230,000 people per year are hospitalized and survive a tbi. Unfortunately, of those 230,000 people per year, an estimated 85,000, people experience the onset of a long-term disability as a result.

Elkins car accident leaves one dead

Local news outlets are reporting this morning that a car accident in Elkins has caused the death of at least one person. The accident occurred on July 18, 2014, on Route 33 at the Crystal Springs exit near Elkins. According to police and news reports, a vehicle headed westbound hit another vehicle causing it to catch fire. The passengers of the vehicle were able to escape before the car became fully engulfed in flames. While the fire didn't cause any injuries, one of the individuals involved in the wreck was killed as a result of injuries sustained on impact and two others were flown to the hospital as a result of impact related injuries. According to State Police, charges could be pending.

Distracted Driving Likely Cause of Harrison County Car Accident

A car accident in Harrison County, West Virginia, on Friday caused one person to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Around 3:40 p.m. near the Gypsy bridge, a Chrysler concord and a Honda element collided head on. According to reports, the driver of the Concord was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Element was transported to United Hospital Center and then transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital, while a passenger in the element was transported to United Hospital Center. Police from the Harrison County Sherriff's Department said the Element was traveling north bound and the Chrysler was traveling south bound. According to the Harrison County Sherriff's Department, distracted driving may be a factor in the crash.

Truck Drivers Resist New Sleep Rules Regardless of Risks

Sleep deprivation is a common cause of tractor trailer accidents throughout the United States. For decades, federal regulations have tried to ensure that truck drivers get ample rest before and during trucking routes. Unfortunately, in a business where the amount of money made is dependent upon the amount of miles driven, time becomes very important.

Lewis County Car Accident Causes Fatality

One person has died following a head on style car accident in Lewis County on July 14, 2014. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department said a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Hakers Creek Road with a driver in a Chevrolet 1500 was traveling north near the Plantation Inn just after 6 o'clock in the morning. At that time, the driver of the Chevrolet 1500 was passing another vehicle when it collided head on with the Ford F-250.

Marion County ATV Accident Leaves One Dead

One person was killed over the weekend in an All Terrain Vehicle Accident outside of Mannington, West Virginia, in Marion County. According to local reports, around two o'clock on Saturday, July 14, 2014, an ATV accident occurred after an ATV rolled on the top of a hill on Mods Run Road. Health net responded to the scene but no one was life flighted to the hospital. Reports indicate that three people were involved in the accident and one person was killed. The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating the matter.

Doctors Have Ethical Obligation to Protect Athletes From Concussions

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists, released a statement yesterday that concluded that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion.

Settlement in NFL Concussion Cases Obtains Preliminary Approval

On Monday, a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a settlement in concussion suits brought by former NFL players against the National Football League. The settlement, if given final approval by the Judge, will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 65 years to former NFL players suffering from brain injuries.

Do I need a police report for my car accident?

When you are in a car accident, it is important to know what to do after the wreck occurs in order to make sure that certain evidence is preserved should you decide to pursue legal action against the individual who caused the wreck.

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