Since the beginning of the new year, seven pedestrian deaths have occurred on San Jose’s roads. The latest victim was a woman who died on Thursday, February 23. Accident Details The Mercury News reports that the accident happened late in the morning near the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and Prospect Road when a vehicle hit the pedestrian. Dispatchers sent officers to the scene at 11:15 a.m., where they found the woman dead at the scene. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office was working to identify the victim. The motorist involved in.
Whiplash is damage caused to the soft tissues in the neck when one’s head is forcefully thrown forwards, backward, or sideways. It’s one of the most common types of injuries that results from a car accident, and economic expenses related to the condition can cost insurance companies up to thirty billion dollars a year in the United States. What are the Symptoms? Symptoms may be felt immediately or it may take twenty-four hours to a few days. They include: Headaches Neck pain and stiffness Pain or numbness in the arm and/or.
The minimal amount of time one’s eyes are off the road while texting and driving is five seconds. If traveling at 55 mph, this equals driving the length of a football field. Thirty-nine states have banned texting and driving, but even with laws in place, approximately 330,000 injuries happen every year in the United States because drivers continue to text while their vehicle is in motion. Injuries range from minor to severe, and include: Whiplash – This injury is caused by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking of the head..
Many motorcycle accidents happen when a driver of a car does not see the bike. There are many circumstances that lead car drivers to being blind to the existence of a motorcycle near them. Many motorcyclists add additional noise to be heard by anyone around them. There are so many noises that drivers may not notice the noise of a bike with loud exhaust. Many cars are built today for a quite ride and many outside noises are blocked. Motorcycles must be seen to avoid collision in most circumstances. This.
Some injuries are unique to motorcycle accidents. Bilateral femur fractures are a not uncommon injury. This injury is caused when the motorcycle stops and the rider does not. The rider is ejected forward and both legs strike the handlebars, fracturing them. This injury is often nicknamed “handlebar fracture”. The femur is the largest bone in the body and usually difficult to break. This injury is also very painful. There are many muscles and tendons in the thigh. Once the femur is fractured, the tension from the tendons adds increased pressure. .
Motorcycle season has begun. Motorcycle inspections are required in most but not all states. Riders should inspect their motorcycles carefully at the beginning of the season whether a state inspection is required or due or not. Many things can change while a bike is in storage or parked for an extended period. Lights Lights are needed to see and be seen. Some models have multiple lights while others have only one main headlight. Check for low and high beam operation. Tires Check for wear and rot. Check for proper inflation..
Victims of car and truck crashes often sustain back injuries, ranging from muscle strains to fractured vertebrae. Also, the cushions between the vertebrae, called discs, may get damaged. In some cases, an injured victim feels a popping or other sensation when a disc suddenly ruptures in a crash. As the softer inner portion of the disc escapes and presses on nerve roots or the spinal cord itself, pain, possible severe pain, will quickly follow. However, there are many accidents in which disc-related pain doesn’t appear until days or even weeks.
Being the victim of a hit and run car accident is a very frustrating and stressing experience. Under law, drivers who hit a person or another vehicle and cause injuries or death are required to stay on the scene. In the case of property damage, such as if the driver damaged a parked car, the driver must at least leave a note with their personal details. When, instead, the driver speeds off, it’s called a hit and run. The first thing you need to do is stay calm and collect any.
When you drove a car for the first time as part of learning how to drive, your lack of driving skills likely made you a bit nervous. Unlike many experienced drivers, at least the driving had your complete and undivided attention. Unfortunately, drivers tend to pay less attention to their driving as their familiarity and experience with it increases. Over time, much of the mechanics of driving gets programmed into your muscle memory. This frees up your mind to focus on other things. Instead of focusing on defensive driving, motorists.
When driving a short distance from home or down the block, it doesn’t seem worth the bother to use a seatbelt. You’re driving in your neighborhood, you aren’t going very far, and you’re driving less than 30 mph. That is, the area is practically your backyard and is therefore safe. In addition, you’re driving so slow, that any accident you might have will be little more than a fender bender. What’s the harm in that? If there is absolutely no other traffic on the route taken, the driving conditions are excellent, your car.