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Nov 12

Bobbi Kristina Houston Crashes Car Outside Home

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Bobbi Kristina Houston is pictured with her late mother. Recently, Bobbi Kristina was involved in a solo non-injury car crash outside her Georgia apartment. (Central Park, New York City September 1, 2009.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The conventional wisdom is that most accidents occur at home or very nearby. It’s a saying that does hold water. Most car crashes happen within five miles of a person’s home. About 52 percent of people who are involved in a crash are just a few miles away from their place of residence. Daughter of the late, great singer Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, learned this statistic the hard way.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Massive 140 Car Accident Over Weekend in Texas

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The pileup occurred on Interstate 10 outside Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled days of the year. People pile into the car to make the trek over the river and through the woods, or however they get to their loved ones. Usually, the only thing that gets in the way of the holiday fun is traffic. On one Texas highway, the high number of travelers contributed to a huge wreck of over 140 cars, dozens of injuries and at least two fatalities.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Understanding Parking Lot Accidents

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Despite how poorly this car parked, it’s your fault if you hit them in the parking lot (Photo credit: elgringospain)

Brace yourselves because Black Friday shopping is coming. As much as shoppers groan about lines, crowds and lack of sleep, there will be millions flooding stores across the country as soon as they shake off the tryptophan induced grogginess. Before getting to the mall, shoppers have to first find a parking spot in the garages and endless lots of asphalt ringing retail establishments. Considering the reports of trampling and brawling over deep discounts, it’s reasonable to think that fighting for a strategic parking position might cause an accident as well.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Musical Roads to Prevent Accidents?


Bott’s Dots (Photo credit: Peter Kaminski)

Any driver who accidentally drifts out of the lane and on to the edge of the shoulder may be familiar with rumble strips that make a very loud noise and startle drivers into alertness. The deep grooves can also be substituted for Bott’s Dots, which are raised markers to help indicate lane lines. Either way, the placement and size of the groove or dot can create a rhythmic notes in the vehicle.

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Nov 12

Cadillac Recalls XTS for Head Restraint Problems

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Rear head rests reflected in the rear view mirror (Photo credit: jessicafm)

Over 12,000 2013 Cadillacs are being recalled for failing to comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements. The head restraint apparently doesn’t meet standards and could be dangerous enough to cause an injury in the event of a car accident. The issue only pertains to the rear seats. Continue reading →

Nov 12

CHP Wraps Up Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

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English: An advisory sign on Interstate 15 in Utah near Mt. Nebo. It reminds drowsy drivers to get off the freeway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is the last day of California Highway Patrol and the National Sleep Foundation’s anti-drowsy driving campaign aimed at educating drivers young and old about the real dangers of driving while drowsy. Sleepy drivers are thought to have caused 3,600 car accidents in 2010, resulting in 32 deaths and 2,000 injuries.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Car History: The Woman Who Invented Wipers

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English: Windshield wiper assembly removed from a 1990 Geo Storm Gsi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, riding in the car during a rainstorm wouldn’t be the same without the steady beat of windshield wipers chasing away the weather. The simple rubber blades allow for greater visibility in otherwise inclement conditions and help raise the bar of road safety. One American woman is credited with inventing the earliest version of the wipers we know today. Continue reading →

Nov 12

Two Recalls for Salmonella in Separate Companies

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Salmonella species on X.L.D. agar. (Photo credit: Nathan Reading)

Consumers should be on the look out for two products that are recalled for the presence of salmonella in certain batches. In two separate recalls, Nesquik and Fresh Express have called for the removal of certain products because the presence of the potentially life-threatening bacteria. Continue reading →

Nov 12

Man Loses Leg Under Cross, Sues the Church

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Grave stones (Photo credit: Oliver Quinlan)

In 2010, a man who was so overjoyed his wife successfully beat cancer that he decided he needed to thank the church that received his prayers in his family’s time of need. The Hudson Valley Church had a large stone crucifix that could use cleaning, so the man decided he would do just that with the church’s permission.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Rocker Dies Due to Severe Injuries From Motorcycle Crash

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“Suicide Silence” “Mitch Lucker” (Photo credit: Ted Van Pelt)

Singer Mitch Lucker for heavy metal band Suicide Silence died early November 1 after crashing his motorcycle Halloween night. The singer was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries, but no one else was hurt in the accident. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.  Continue reading →