You make your usual commute to work and mull over your exciting weekend plans on what appears to be an ordinary Friday afternoon. However, seemingly out of nowhere, another motorist runs into your car, and you feel pain as a result of the impact of the crash. Your weekend plans have taken a sudden twist, as you now anticipate staying at home to recover from your injuries.
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study suggests that when it comes to motorcycle crashes, the largest number of bikers die when there's a full moon in the night sky. Researchers at the University of Toronto, who collaborated with the NHTSA on this study, analyzed crash statistics and lunar data across 40 years before determining that there was a correlation between the two phenomena.
A single-car crash claimed the life of one California State University student and left another significantly injured early on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 6.
A recent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study suggests that medical errors rank third among the many different risk factors believed to cause death in the United States. In fact, it's believed that doctor or surgical errors results in as many as 251,000 patient deaths each year in the U.S. alone. This means that 10 percent of the U.S. deaths can be blamed on physician errors.
If you've been involved in a hit-and-run crash, you may be wondering how you're going to afford to either get your car fixed or replaced and even worse, how you're going to cover the costly medical bills you've amassed. Fortunately, there are various avenues that can be pursued. Even if the person who struck you is never caught, your own auto insurance policy can help you cover many of these expenses.
In reading the news, it's commonplace to hear about a reconstruction of a crash scene being done. Accident investigators involved in reconstructing crashes often return to the site where a collision occurred in an attempt to figure out what caused the crash when it's not readily clear.