The patio at the Sarkis Cafe was destroyed recently when a vehicle accelerated and drove right through it, smashing tables and chairs along the way. The driver of that vehicle wasn't trying to wreck the place, though; he was just unconscious, his foot stuck on the gas pedal, driving out of control.
Teen drivers are already one of the most high-risk groups simply because they have so little experience, but it turns out that a lack of sleep can make things even more dangerous. Tried teens are about 20 times more likely to crash within 24 months, according to one study.
People often think of lung injuries as injuries that happen due to sickness or inhalation of hazardous materials, but, while they definitely can occur that way, they can also happen in car accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an auto accident, you may be wondering if the injury is going to bring about any increased risks that go along with aging. Though experts do admit that this specific link hasn't been studied too much, they do believe that the risk could go up in a few different ways.
Car maintenance is one of those things that people tend to push aside when they are on a tight budget. It's hard to value things like changing the brake pads or fixing a broken headlight immediately when there are other bills to pay.
Have you ever had anyone tell you that it's against state law to drive without your shoes on? If so, you should know that this is actually just a common myth. It is not against the law in any state to be barefoot while you drive a car or truck. It's also not against the law to drive barefoot at the federal level.
There are times when a car and a pedestrian both have the right to go through a crosswalk at the same time. For example, if a light is green and a driver is turning right or left, that driver is allowed to legally turn through the crosswalk even though pedestrians are allowed to walk in it, as well.
A Cadillac Escalade flipped over after running into the median in Bartlett, Illinois. It was just a single-car accident, but it still put many people in the hospital, as five passengers and the driver were all hurt. On top of that, an 81-year old woman passed away.
Cellphones are very distracting to drivers, and even talking on a phone—never mind texting and driving—can increase the odds of an accident. However, according to some studies, children are 12 times as distracting as a conversation on a mobile phone.
There's a learning curve with driving, which is why teens are often a high-risk group. They simply don't have time behind the wheel and they don't have experience. Classes and sessions with instructors are meant to help them before they're allowed to drive on their own, but teens should drive with parents or other adults as much as possible, even after getting a license. This builds experience and helps them get comfortable behind the wheel.