‘Christmas Miracle’ For Driver Flung Off Overpass In Horrific Car Crash
“What’s going on is a real fear and it is a slow process to desensitize him,” she says. “You need to validate his fear and then work through it together. Ignoring anxiety in a child is detrimental. Acknowledge some people are afraid and explain keeping him safe is why you use a car seat. He needs to learn how to cope with fear. We all have anxieties in our lives. It is so important for parents to help a child face it, and not let fear overcome them.” You can’t avoid driving, Vogler says. Start by taking short trips to places he likes. “You have to hold his hand and help him deal with the fact that some things are scary,” he says. “This is the kind of incidental experience, that as long as you help the child face it, it won’t become a long-term problem.” Ask him what would help him get his mind off of his fears such as a cupcake or going to the movies, Nigito-Raftas says.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash
State police told CBS Boston that the impact of the crash caused the driver to be tossed over the guardrail onto Route 60 below. Fortunately, some powder from a recent snowfall cushioned Fay’s fall. However, he was still injured in the accident. Fay reportedly broke some ribs, his hip and both wrists in the plunge. When police arrived on the scene, he was alert and mobile. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. “That’s definitely a miracle. You might even call it a Christmas miracle,” Fay’s friend, Will Teleau, told WCVB. According to WHDH-TV, the accident occurred after Fay lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median. Man survives 50 ft drop after rollover, Copeland cir revere.
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Best Comeback of 2013: Matt Grice’s unreal recovery from horrific car crash
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.” Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the “Fast & Furious” actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson, File) Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the “Fast & Furious” star. The investigation also has ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to slam into a light pole and tree. The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle. “We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver, Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races this year.
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A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass
He was never supposed to make it back, not after an accident in which a driver barreling 65 miles per hour slammed into his stationary vehicle at an intersection. At one time, his medical team prepared his wife for the worst, telling her it was unlikely he would survive. Perhaps they could be excused for their prognosis. Most ordinary patients would not have survived. But this was Matt Grice, a man who had already survived another serious car accident as a teenager that required eight surgeries. Not only did he survive it, but he went on to dual careers as a professional fighter and a policeman. So when Grice went home, he was bucking long odds. “They’re just saying what a miracle I am to progress so fast,” he told FOX Sports. “One of my rehabilitation therapists, she was looking at my chart of injuries and she just couldn’t believe it. After talking to me and watching me walk, she said, ‘This just doesn’t make sense. You’re a miracle.'” After talking to me and watching me walk, she said, ‘This just doesn’t make sense. You’re a miracle.’ Since then, Grice has had some short-term memory issues, and recently had a section of his skull that had been removed to alleviate swelling reinserted into his head.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents
Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in. The researchers found that post-deployed military personnel drive too fast, dont stop at intersections and assume they have the right of way. Family and friends of returning soldiers reported their perception that their military loved ones drove more dangerously after their return. Some returning soldiers admitted that the simple act of driving makes them anxious, while military troops that have never been deployed reported no anxiety. Call the Auto Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia at Lessin & Gompers The car accident lawyers of Lessin & Gompers are committed to helping clients who have been involved in all types of motor vehicle accidents. They will protect your rights by thoroughly investigating your auto accident case and determining the cause of the accident.
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