Each year in New York, a number of accidents involving large trucks are underride collisions. These accidents happen when smaller vehicles slide under the large trucks, and they often lead to fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
In New York and across the United States, traffic fatalities have escalated over the past several years. This has been attributed to several factors, including a growing number of motorists and distracted driving and walking due to smartphone use. However, the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that the main factor in this growing number of deaths is speed.
New York residents might like to know about the latest efforts to make the roads safer when it comes to motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. When cars crash into tractor-trailers or semis, the vehicles can slide underneath the larger trucks. This is very dangerous and often results in fatalities. A bill proposed on Dec. 9 would require trucks to be equipped with front and side guards to prevent cars from sliding underneath the trucks.
Traumatic brain injuries often happen due to car crashes, falls and other situations where the head sustains an impact. Thus, if you suffered an accident, TBI may number among the consequences.
A spinal cord injury is a serious form of trauma that requires prompt medical care and ongoing treatment. If you get a spinal cord injury, you may have a lot of concerns about your prognosis.
"Wide open spaces" is a term that usually refers to the American West. In New York, however, it might aptly apply to rules of the road. Motorists should remember to leave plenty of space between them and big rigs when it comes to sharing the state's highways.
If you are a football fan or played the game in high school or college, you may be familiar with the medical term CTE, meaning chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This is a brain disease that results from repeated strikes to the head. Not surprisingly, former professional football players have shown to be susceptible to the condition, as well as members of the military, boxers and professional fighters. However, there may be cause for anyone in New York and elsewhere who has suffered multiple concussions or minor head blows over a lifetime to be concerned that they may develop this destructive disease, especially since it cannot be positively diagnosed when you are alive.
In New York, it's common for drivers to come in contact with aggressive drivers. Oftentimes, these same drivers become aggressive themselves. Rather than honking horns, flashing headlights, and making hand gestures, motorists should consider what many experts recommend they do.