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Why are bike and pedestrian deaths up when the rest are down?

Did you know that even though total traffic fatalities in the United States declined by 18 percent from 2006 to 2015, pedestrians fatalities and bicyclist fatalities both increased during the same time? That's a jarring statistic that makes it clear that while much is being done to improve road safety overall, it is almost entirely focused on the safety of drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles.

Spinal injuries may not cause immediate pain

Car accidents are often far more violent and destructive than victims even realize. In some cases, a victim may suffer serious internal injuries that do not cause pain for hours or even days after the accident, complicating mattes when they do begin to cause pain.

Teen driver crosses center line, causes devastating crash

The car accident in today's source article occurred southeast of Lawrence, Kansas and involved three people. The wreck happened early Sunday evening on Sept. 3, when two cars were traveling in opposite directions on East 2200 Road. One of the drivers was 18 years old, and for some reason he drove his car across the center line. This led to a head-on collision with the other vehicle, being driven by a 19-year-old who had his 60-year-old father in the car as a passenger.

Pedestrian deaths, injuries are on the rise according to NHTSA

Injuries that are suffered in motor vehicle accidents can range from minor to fatal. In between, there is a wide variety of injuries that can be suffered that could leave someone with a trip to the hospital, an extended stay in the intensive care unit, or deal the victim a catastrophic blow that changes their life forever. Unfortunately, serious injuries are an all-too-common occurrence with motor vehicle accidents -- and it is even more of a problem for pedestrians who get tangled up in these wrecks.

Traumatic amputations can significantly impact your life

If you think about all of the things you do on a daily basis, you may realize that you probably take your arms and legs for granted. Now, think about what changes you would have to make if something happens and you lose an arm, a leg, a hand or a foot. The chances are good that you will have to make considerable changes.

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