Last month on Thursday, December 20th, an SUV drove through a backyard wall and crashed into a hot tub in a home in Thousand Oaks, California after a multi-vehicle accident.
While the child was uninjured in the pedestrian accident that occurred earlier this year, Caroline Maurer, the care taker, broke bones in her hands, wrists and arms. A driver made a left turn through a four way stop sign after failing to stop at the crosswalk. While the nanny pushing her stroller yelled stop, the driver failed to notice the pair before colliding in the pedestrian crossing. As Maurer recounted the accident, she explains, "Fox was strapped in and I couldn't get him out." The 2 year old was strapped in his stroller at the time of the accident and Maurer could not free the child due to the injuries she sustained to her hands and wrists. The paramedics on scene told the parents that Maurer had saved the child's life by placing herself between the stroller and the oncoming vehicle.
This week police pulled over a cyclist in Rancho Cucamonga for a missing a license plate. The cyclist took off, police sped after him, reaching a speed of 110 mph. Police actually called the chase off because it was getting too dangerous.
You know that riding your motorcycle leaves you vulnerable in an accident, but that doesn't stop you from enjoying riding, and it shouldn't. Knowing the dangers that you face when you ride could help you determine the best ways to protect yourself. You will never enjoy the same safety features provided by a passenger car, but you might rethink how you ride knowing what you could face. For instance, how would a spinal cord injury affect your life?
After a sustaining an injury in a motorcycle accident, your first priority should be your safety. As a motorcyclist, you are exposed to the elements and other drivers after a collision. If you can safely avoid vehicles after a crash, it is in your best interest to remove yourself from further harm.
The human brain has been called the most amazing structure in the universe.
One of the commonest bicycle accidents is the "dooring" - when a motorist opens the car door just before a cyclist slams into it.