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December 2014 Archives

Large truck accidents in Virginia

Virginia drivers could potentially benefit from learning more about trends associated with motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks, as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There were more than 100,000 people injured accidents associated with large trucks during 2012. More than 3,900 people died in these crashes. According to the NHTSA, there were approximately 330,000 large trucks involved in accidents that same year. Large trucks are classified as those with a gross vehicle weight rating that exceeds 10,000 pounds.

The different types of skull fractures and treatments

As many Virginia motorists know, car accidents can cause life-altering injuries, affecting the body and the head. For example, skull fractures, which are breaks in the cranium of the head, may result from an auto wreck. In fact, motorists may suffer from one of four types of this injury.

Common car accident injuries and how to avoid them

Although there is no shortage of injuries an individual can suffer by getting in a car accident, many of these injuries can be prevented with the use of seat belts and other safety features. Drivers in Virginia and other areas of the United States should be aware of the following types of common injuries and take steps to avoid them.

Distracted driving in Virginia

Most Virginia drivers know that there is a risk when they talk on their phone or text while driving; however, some continue to engage in these risky behaviors anyway. What they should know is that, in 2012, approximately 3,300 people lost their lives and 421,000 suffered injuries in accidents that involved at least one distracted driver.

Drunk drivers and drunk driving accidents

When Virginia drivers decide to operate their vehicles after consuming alcohol, they put everyone on the road at risk. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 30 people across the nation lose their lives in an accident that involved an impaired driver every day. In 2012 alone, 10,322 people died in accidents caused by drunk drivers. There are three main groups of people who are at risk for being involved in alcohol-related car accidents. Young individuals, motorcyclists and those who have prior DUI convictions are at a higher risk of such crashes.