Stress Response May Help Teens Avoid Car Accidents | Fox News

Nikon Zouyiouklis, of Valley Stream, killed in 2-car accident on Remsen Avenue in Canarsie – News 12 Brooklyn

In a new study, teens whose levels of the stress hormone cortisol increased more during times of stress got into fewer car crashes or near crashes in their first months of driving than their less-stress-responsive peers did. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The study suggests that biological differences may affect how teens learn to respond to crises on the road, the researchers reported April 7 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Efforts to reduce teen car accidents include graduated driver licensing programs, safety messages and increased parental management, but these efforts seem to work better for some teens than others, the researchers said. Alternatives, such as in-vehicle technologies aimed at reducing accidents, may be especially useful for teens with a “neurological basis” for their increased risk of getting into an accident, they said. The neurobiology of risk Automobile accidents are the No. 1 cause of death of teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car crashes also kill more 15- to 29-year-olds globally than any other cause, according to the World Health Organization. [ Top 10 Leading Causes of Death ] For the study, Marie Claude Ouimet, a professor of community health at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, and her colleagues recruited 42 teens in Virginia, and fitted their cars with video cameras, accelerometers, GPS and mileage recorders to record the teens’ crashes and near misses during their first 18 months of driving. They also took saliva samples from the 16-year-olds as they struggled with a series of stressful math problems, measuring how much the teens’ cortisol levels rose during this stress test.
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on Remsen Avenue, near Glenwood Road. (4/8/14) BROOKLYN – A Long Island man is dead after being pulled from a mangled car involved in a two-car wreck Tuesday morning. It happened at around 5 a.m. on Remsen Avenue, near Glenwood Road. EMS says that Nikon Zouyiouklis, 60, of Valley Stream, needed to be extricated from the backseat of one of the vehicles. He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital with head trauma, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Read More: Brooklyn Top Stories The collision also caused damage to two other cars parked on the street. It remains unclear what led to the accident. There is no word yet if the 25-year-old driver of the other car will face any charges.
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One Dead, Another in Custody After Fiery Brooklyn Car Crash – NY1

LOUIS, MO (KTVI) St. Louis County prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Derek Davison with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony. In court documents, they allege that Davison was behind the wheel of a car when he got into a three car accident on I-270 and I-64. The Missouri Highway Patrol alleges the drivers of the other two vehicles stayed at the accident scene and waited for police. However, Davison allegedly sped away. Responding officers quickly noticed that Davisons license plate from his vehicle had indented into the bumper of another car. They tracked the plate and visited Davison. He told them he was driving the car, but didnt think the damage was severe enough to warrant a police report.
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Car crash dasher tracked through license plate indent in bumper |

Tuesday, crossed the curb, careened down the parkway, took out a street lamp, crashed into a parked car, and pushed it to the end of the block at Lincolnwood Drive, about a football-field-and-a-half away. The injured driver was taken to Evanston Hospital in a fire department ambulance. Her condition was not immediately known. She was the only occupant of the vehicle. Street lamp was torn from its base and carried several hundred feet down the parkway. At first, it appeared that the auto had crashed into two street lamps, but further investigation revealed that it was only one, and that the lamp itself was dragged by the auto almost to the end of the block. The car narrowly missed a car parked on the north side of the street as it proceeded down the parkway. Tire tracks reveal the path of the vehicle, which almost hit thisparked car. The path of the vehicle was readily apparent as a result of tire tracks which were visible from 2819 Lincoln, where it crossed the curb, to the vehicles final resting spot at 2923 Lincoln. Firefighters responding to the accident hosed down the street, where gasoline had leaked from the vehicle. Above: Lincoln Street was closed for several hours from Ewing Avenue to Lincolnwood Drive while police investigated. Top: Evanston paramedics excavate the injured driver from her vehicle where it came to restat the corner of Lincoln and Lincolnwood.
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Bizarre auto accident on Lincoln | Evanston Now

Rachel Smylie (center) with members of the OPRF senior girls volleyball team. Reader submitted photo By Ashley Lisenby Digital Editor Rachel Smylie died in a single-car crash, Sunday night, in Cape Town, South Africa. According to a source, she was traveling with four students in a rented vehicle at the time of the accident. The other four students, though their conditions are unknown at this time, reportedly survived the crash. The 2011 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, former volleyball and lacrosse player, and a junior at the University of Michigan, was spending her spring semester studying abroad in South Africa. “She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside,” said neighbor Kelly Bonaccorsi. Bonaccorsi described Rachel, her children’s former babysitter, asvivacious, engaging, outgoing, adventurous and very smart. “The whole community is devastated,” said Bonaccorsi. Neighbors and friends placed candles outside of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hills-DeCaro House, the Smylies’ home, Monday night, said family friend Diana Rasche. Rachel’s father, Mark Smylie, was home and came outside for a few minutes while neighbors gathered, said Rasche. Her father, mother, two sisters and brother-in-law visited Rachel in Cape Town a week or so prior to her death. Smylie is survived by her mother and father, Sallie and Mark, and sisters Lauren Smylie Gage and Anna Smylie. The Wednesday Journal would like to create a photo gallery to commemorateRachel Smylie.
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Witnesses Talk About ‘Scary’ Car Crash into Business |

Vouyiouklis later died from his injuries at Brookdale Hospital. A witness described the scene. “They ran head on, head on, and then that car there exploded,” the witness said. “It caught on fire. It was burning. The flame was up sky high.” The other driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He’s expected to be charged with DWI and unlicensed operation. Sponsored by Periwinkle in Inwood Hill Park (Submitted by Jeff) Lady Liberty in the fog (Submitted by Mario) Canada Geese in Rockefeller Park (Submitted by Peter) Manhattan from high above (Submitted by Diana) Art along the Hudson (Submitted by Argenys) East Village bloom (Submitted by Tatiana) Fashion District (Submitted by Chris) Crocus in Washington Heights (Submitted by Scott) Egg at Rockefeller Center (Submitted by Richard) Manhattan view (Submitted by Anna) West Village sunset (Submitted by Laura) East River (Submitted by Tipi) Far Rockaway (Submitted by Billy) Hailing a cab in Midtown (Submitted by Royal) 7th Ave Midtown in the Rain (Submitted by Royal) Skyline view from Ft. Greene (Submitted by Megan) View of the Verrazano (Submitted by Henry) View from Central Park (Submitted by Grace) View from University Heights in the Bronx (Submitted by Marlene) Kissena Park (Submitted by Irene) “Alice in Wonderland” (Submitted by Bonnie) “Le Carrousel” at Bryant Park (Submitted by Royal) Skyline from Brooklyn (Submitted by Dan) Times Square (Submitted by Pete) View from Washington Heights (Submitted by Maritza) Sunrise in Rego Park (Submitted by Rachel) Sunrise over Jamaica (Submitted by Christopher) ESB goes green on St. Patrick’s Day (Submitted by Bill) Broadway at night (Submitted by Olga) Manhattan Bridge arch (Submitted by Fenton) Central Park (Submitted by Rob) Forsythia blooming in Battery Park (Submitted by Peter) Central Park reservoir (Submitted by Linda Jo) View from Central Park (Submitted by John) Frozen reservoir (Submitted by Sheila) 1 WTC (Submitted by Melissa) Fort Tryon Park (Submitted by Royal) Financial District (Submitted by Steven) Brighton Beach (Submitted by Natalia) Downtown skyline (Submitted by Francisco) Union Square (Submitted by Bill) Colorfully frozen in Inwood (Submitted by Saadia) Park Slope mountain (Submitted by Judy) Cold day in Brooklyn (Submitted by Mario) Winter perch (Submitted by Laura) Snow Covered Cobblestone in West Village (Submitted by Laura) Central Park (Submitted by Laura) Manhattan Avenue (Submitted by Antoine) Taking flight (Submitted by a NY1 viewer) View from Williamsburg (Submitted by Vincent) View from the Lower East Side (Submitted by Craig) Woodside, Queens (Submitted by Noel) Looking forward to spring (Submitted by Tami) Winter span (Submitted by Ciaran) 14th Street and Fifth Avenue (Submitted by Virginia) Little Red Lighthouse (Submitted by Jeffrey) Brooklyn Bridge (Submitted by Johnny) Rainbow on the Upper West Side (Submitted by Michiel) Sunset from 4 WTC (Submitted by Steve) Snow cleanup continues (Submitted by Kevin) Hellsgate through the fog (Submitted by Haroula) Hudson & Horatio (Submitted by Gary) Upper East Side (Submitted by Scha) Dog days of winter (Submitted by Ayako) Central Park (Submitted by Jeff) Central Park Duck (Submitted by Jeff) Madison Square Park (Submitted by Rebecca) Washington Heights (Submitted by Margaret) Snowed in (Submitted by Alec) Astoria street (Submitted by Honey) Roosevelt Island (Submitted by Sophia) Staten Island view (Submitted by Michelle) Staten Island snowman (Submitted by Danielle) Fort Greene Park (Submitted by Nyla) Icy view of RFK (Submitted by Kevin) St.
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Former OPRF student dies in Cape Town car accident | Articles | News |

The crash happened right around noon. It was just a loud crash, said Tiffany Przeracki, who was at a hair salon next to Coldwell Banker when the accident happened. Sounded like someone drove through the building. A passenger in the car involved in the crash told FOX 8 they were headed to lunch and got lost. She said they stopped at the business to ask for directions, when the drivers foot slipped off the brake and on to the gas pedal. The car went up on the sidewalk, and crashed into the business, knocking down the brick walls and glass windows. The car ended up inside the building, next to a desk and several chairs. Gail Wolf said she was at her desk working when she heard a loud bang. I could see it from my desk, Wolf said. I could see the car coming and it didnt look like it was going to stop. It just kept driving right through. It was just really scary. She said the first thing employees did was check to make sure everyone inside the car was OK.
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