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Safety: National Teen Driver Safety Week

After passing the driver's test, teenagers see their license as proof they are growing up. It can represent their independence, but many don't realize it comes with more responsibility. This week (October 15-21) is National Teen Driver Safety Week. This is an opportunity to talk to teens about their driving habits and ways to reduce the chances of an accident that could potentially be fatal.

Have you been injured while driving a vehicle for work?

There seems to be an increase in jobs that require employees to drive while acting within the scope of employment. With the increase in online shopping, there are more delivery trucks on the road as well as personal vehicles for people who choose to pick up a second job with Lyft or Uber.

School Bus Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2006 to 2015 there were 1,172 school-transportation-related crashes. From those crashes, 1,313 people were killed, averaging out to 131 fatalities a year. Of those 131 fatalities, 102 were school-age pedestrians. 61% being struck by school buses, 3% by vehicles functioning as school buses and 36% by other vehicles.

Is your child in the right car seat?

September 14th-20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the number 1 cause of death in children 12 years and younger. Most of the time death and serious injuries can be prevented by using the correct car seat for your child. Children ages 2-5 years old that use a seat belt before they are big enough are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury compared to children in a proper car seat.

Multiple I-81 Crashes Leave At Least 2 Dead and Several Injured

At about 8:45 a.m. this morning, a complete whiteout occurred in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on Interstate 81. The heavy snow and wind led to three multiple car collisions and at least two confirmed fatalities.

Brain Injuries after Car Collisions in West Virginia

Car collisions often cause injuries.  When an individual is treated after an auto collision, the emergency room physician immediately examines an individual for physical injuries- does the person have a broken bone, hurt neck/back, shattered pelvis, etc.  Because emergency room physicians often focus on treating the immediately present physical injuries, brain injuries resulting from car collisions often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  This can occur because the victim may not immediately present with symptoms that indicate a type of brain injury, or because the physician is unaware that the victim hit his or her head in the car collision. 

Fayette County, WV Car Collision Kills 1

A car collision in Fayette County, West Virginia has claimed the life of a Summers County resident.  The collision occurred around 2:30 p.m. on state Route 61 near Camp Branch Road in Oak Hill, West Virginia.  According to initial police reports, it appears that an individual lost control of his car, crossed the center line and hit the vehicle driven by the Summers County resident head on.  The Summers County resident was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries After a Car Collision

Car collisions can present an individual with many different types of injuries.  One type of injury that can occur after a car collision is a truamatic brain injury.  A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disprupts the normal function of the brain.  TBI's range in severety from mild to severe.  A mild TBI is often categorized as a brief change in mental status of consciousness while a severe TBI is often categorized as an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. 


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