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GHSA report: 2019 pedestrian fatalities bad news for Florida

There is no type of road user in Florida more vulnerable than pedestrians. Every day, they navigate roadway infrastructures designed to accommodate cars and risk their lives crossing the street. While cars have become safer for motorist, they have become increasingly dangerous for pedestrians. Pedestrians are at risk of sustaining: Traumatic brain injuries Broken bones...

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How common are facial injuries in Florida car accidents?

Facial injuries caused by car accidents can result in serious physical pain, emotional trauma, and disability, in some cases. In frontal collisions or head-on collisions, drivers are at risk of slamming their faces on the steering wheel or dashboard. Even if an airbag deploys, the impact of a crash can still result in trauma and...

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Large vehicles pose a danger to pedestrians and bicyclists

It probably won’t matter in terms of the integrity of your head, bones and internal organs if the Hummer that crashes into you is helping to save the planet by running on electricity. The minimal positive impact of an electrified Hummer is eclipsed by how deadly such a large vehicle can be for pedestrians, according to...

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You must see a doctor after a crash

Many people who are involved in a crash don't sustain severe injuries. They usually feel fine enough to continue with their day, even when their cars are totaled. Some may experience minor pain after a crash, but are under the impression that it will improve without medical treatment. This can be dangerous for two reasons:...

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How Dangerous Are West Palm Beach School Buses?

In December 2019, a teenager was struck and killed by a school bus in West Palm Beach, according to WPTV. This incident has prompted some residents to question student safety, especially while walking in the dark during the early morning hours. According to investigators, the incident occurred when the student stepped into the crosswalk at...

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New study: Electric scooter injuries tripled in the U.S. with a high risk of head trauma and broken bones

Nearly 40,000 broken bones, head trauma and other electric scooter crash injuries were treated in United States emergency rooms from 2014-2018. The figures were revealed in a newly released study. The scooter injury rate among the general population climbed in that time from 6 per 100,000 to 19 per 100,000, according to the Associated Press. Researchers...

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West Palm Beach police step up efforts to protect pedestrians

West Palm Beach is one of the most dangerous places in Florida when it comes to traffic safety. Our infrastructure is especially dangerous to those who get around on foot. As a result, pedestrians are either seriously injured or killed at an alarming rate. That's why local law enforcement officers have been stepping up their...

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