Nearly 1.5 million people receive a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. Fifty-thousand people die as a result of their brain injuries, and 85,000 are left with life-long disabilities.
Three individuals recently passed away in a California crash involving multiple vehicles, with one being a box truck. This type of truck accident can leave the surviving family members of the deceased victims reeling in grief and questioning why their loved ones died. Even though monetary compensation can't reverse the accident and bring a loved one back, it can enable the surviving family members to feel a sense of closure from the incident.
One bus ride recently turned tragic in California. The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer spilled several steel pipes onto the highway where the bus was driving. This caused a truck accident that led to the deaths of four bus passengers and caused several other passengers to suffer serious injuries.
Over the last few years, gas prices have generally been on an upward trend. Knowing the expense associated with driving, particularly in local traffic, many people have turned to alternative modes of transportation. Many people have found that biking is an effective way to move around a city, in addition to getting exercise.
There is an old saying that compares easy, hard-to-forget actions as being just "like riding a bike." But the truth is that riding a bike in California may not be as simple as people think. This is because bicyclists, often through no fault of their own, are in serious danger of getting injured or killed in an accident.