Most Common Car-Related Injuries
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Trooper Cunniff Dies After Thruway Car Accident
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Report a typo Action News PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – December 18, 2013 (WPVI) — Police say three people were injured in a car crash in Pennsauken, New Jersey late Tuesday night. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the Betsy Ross Bridge on Route 130 and Union Avenue. According to police, two vehicles collided head on. Related Content More: See more Action News slideshows One car carrying a male and female were allegedly driving at a high rate of speed and traveling north on Route 130 when it struck a second car. The striking car lost control and continued north, flipping over a guard rail before ejecting the male and female victims. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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Witness describes car crash before woman was shot
The best thing to do is try to get out on your own first by using those techniques and trying by rocking your car back and forth gently. Its so easy for someone to slip on the ice and fall down and get run over. Pedestrian Safety Like injuries from pushing cars, many accidents cited in the report did not happen to the person driving the vehicle. One-third of the nontraffic crash injuries involved pedestrians and cyclists. Accidentally backing over someone accounted for 14% of injuries; children, difficult to see in blind spots, are often the victims. Nearly 50% of children injured in back-over incidents are between the ages of 1 and 4, according to research from Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland, Ore. Forty-seven percent of those accidents happen at home, while another 40% happen in driveways or parking lots. If you liked this story, read: Ten Deadly Mistakes Of Winter Driving Matthew Gareths, a spokesman for the Childrens Safety Center at Doernbecher, says auto-related injuries are among the most common seen at the hospital. Many of them, like hyperthermia (37 deaths per year, most of them children) and back-overs (221 fatalities per year), could be prevented by forming safe daily rituals, he says. Its mostly breaks in routine that cause unsafe situations, Gareths says. Because Americans tend to be stretched very thin, it can be easy to forget your child. The good news, however, is that most auto-related injuries are preventable. Maintaining auto parts, using common sense and staying focused in the driveway or parking lot go a long way.
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NY trooper dies of injuries following 3-car crash
There was no testimony about where McBride went during the next few hours as rain fell and temperatures dipped to the 40s. But she somehow ended up blocks away on Wafers porch in Dearborn Heights. Around 4:30 a.m., he called 911 to report that he had shot someone who was banging on my door. A photo of McBrides legs taken by police showed her left foot had broken through the sole of her boot. Detective Sgt. Steve Gurka said Wafers Mossberg shotgun was found inside near the front door with the spent shell still inside the firearm. A gun case was found on the floor in another area of the house.
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Washington D.C. drunk driving accidents and injuries
The truck driver, 65-year-old Gary Blakley, was driving in the right lane when he lost control for some unknown reason and ran off the road. Cunniff was inside of his patrol car when the collision occurred and was partially thrown from the vehicle. According to a statement by New York Police Superintendent Joseph DAmico, both vehicles were struck by the tractor-trailer. Dragging the troop car approximately 50 yards, pushing it off into an embankment, then striking Mr. Hellers vehicle, also dragging it about 75 yards before coming to rest on top of the vehicle, he said . Cunniff was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday afternoon due to a traumatic head injury. The driver of the car, 57-year-old Eric Heller, suffered minor injuries and is in fine condition. The truck driver did not sustain any injuries. DAmico confirms that no alcohol or drugs were involved but the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Sadly enough, this isnt the first time an NY trooper has died while pulled over on a highway : In 2011, New York state instituted its move over law that requires motorists to slow down and move over if possible when approaching police and emergency vehicles pulled over alongside the road. Three months after the law went into effect, Trooper Kevin Dobson was killed when he was hit by a vehicle while issuing a speeding ticket alongside a highway in suburban Buffalo. Cunniff, a nine-year state police veteran, has been with Thruway patrol since 2009.
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3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken, N.J.
David Cunniff, 35, was parked behind another vehicle on the highways shoulder after making a traffic stop when a tractor trailer driven by Gary Blakley hit both vehicles, according to the Times Union . Trooper David Cunniff was killed in a crash on the Thruway. (State Police photo) The other motorist, Eric Heller, whod been pulled over for speeding, was taken to the hospital in fair condition. Cunniff, a nine year veteran assigned to troop Ts Fultonville barracks, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys, according to the report. “All our hopes and prayers are with the family at this terrible time,” SuperintendentJoseph D’Amicosaid. The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PoliceOne or its staff. Be the first to comment on this article. Latest Police Jobs
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Common Car Accident Injuries
Common injuries from auto accidents Injuries from auto accidents can range greatly but commonly involve the head, neck and brain. Vehicular collisions are responsible for 28 percent of traumatic brain injuries , according to data from the Family Caregiver Alliance. The number is even higher for brain injuries that led to a patient requiring hospitalization with 49 percent attributed to motor vehicle crashes. Alcohol is known to be a contributor in accidents with one person being injured every two minutes as a result of being involved in an alcohol-related wreck. The FCA calculates that number as a total of 321,000 people annually. Further data from the Family Caregiver Alliance show that traumatic brain injuries were recorded in 41 percent of all motor vehicle accidents caused by intoxication that resulted in fatalities in 1996.
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Interestingly, most car injuries occur off the road – from slamming car doors or improper use of tools like a jack. Just because you dont immediately experience pain, or an injury is not immediately apparent doesnt mean you havent been hurt. Some of the most common car accident injuries include: Head injuries and brain damage. Any blow to the head can cause injuries. Concussions, brain bruises, and even traumatic brain injury are common car accident injuries. Spinal and neck injuries. You may have heard of whiplash. This is a soft-tissue injury occurring when your neck muscles, tendons and ligaments are strained.
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