Did you know that hundreds of people fall each year on wet or slippery surfaces? Many fall outside on a sidewalk, on steps or in a playground. A fall can happen anywhere and at any time.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a hit-and-run driver crashed into and killed a 41-year old Hemet woman inMoreno Valley. The police investigated and assumed he was going west and crossed into the eastbound lane to pass the woman. He might have forced the woman off the road.
Are you aware that three Los Angeles area hospitals, including Cedars Sinai Hospital, are under investigation for delivering an overdose of radiation to CT scan patients in less than two years? Now a Huntsville Alabama Hospital is under investigation for the same problem.
Here in Southern California too many people ride dirt bikes off-road without wearing protective helmets. An accident on a dirt bike or ATV often leads to a traumatic brain injury. A helmet cannot prevent a head injury but can reduce the severity of it. The California terrain consists of bumps, ditches, and rocks, causing some vehicles to rollover and the rider can be ejected.
A few months ago, a terrible accident occurred on the corner of Del Rosa Avenue and Date Place. The intersection has three gas stations and is close to the 210 Freeway entrance. A driver ran into a motorcyclist, which caused the motorcyclist to fly about 50 feet into the air and broke his leg. The San Bernardino Police Department, after collecting accident data for over five years, determined that this intersection is the most dangerous in the city.
The weather, for the most part, is beautiful in San Bernardino. I actually see individuals and couples walking outside all the time. But in some parts, there may be feral or abandoned dogs roaming about. One of my neighbors asked me what to do ifshe encounters a strange dog while out walking.
Talk about awful news. It is bad enough when a baby dies at birth or soon after, but when the baby's body disappears also.... that is just not right. A baby born prematurely at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Northern California died two hours after being born. The body was misplaced and found six days later in the pathology department's refrigerator.
With the holidays upon us, so many vehicles are out on the roads - shopping, visiting family and friends, going somewhere. Everyone is in a hurry to get to his or her destination. Unfortunately, too many accidents occur this time of year. Here are some tips for holiday driving.
When a car or SUV has an accident with an 80,000-pound big rig, chances are the passengers will either be severely injured or killed.