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Serious injuries as 2 tractor trailers involved in I-670 pileup

Interstate 670 was shut down a couple of weeks ago after a devastating accident between two tractor trailers closed the eastbound portion of the highway for six hours. Two other vehicles became entangled in the wreck after debris and cargo from one of the tractor trailers hit a car, and another vehicle was struck by the jackknifed trailer of the other truck.

5 common car accident injuries

Every time you get behind the wheel, you become a potential victim of a negligent driver. No matter how careful you are or how many precautions you take, sometimes you cannot avoid every accident. Even a minor fender bender can cause serious physical injuries. In general, car accidents are responsible for more injuries per year than any other incident. Additionally, car collisions also result in billions of dollars of property damage every year.

2015 motorcycle accident data sounds the alarm

Motorcycle accident data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2015 reveals a startling uptick in the number of fatalities year over year. In 2014, there were 4,594 deaths in motorcycle accidents. But that figure skyrocketed in 2015, up to 4,976 deaths. That marks an 8.3 percent increase in motorcycle accident fatalities.

What does the texting while driving ban in Kansas do?

Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is a horrible behavior and one that leads to more accidents out on the road. But one of distracted driving's forms, texting while driving, is the most insidious of all. When people engage in this behavior, they are actively taking their attention off of the road in front of them and choosing to place it on a cellphone screen so that they can send their friend a smiley face.

Many ways that a truck accident can occur

Last month, we wrote a post about truck accidents and how the truck's cargo can actually contribute to, or even directly cause, an accident. Cargo is an important factor in accidents, and those who have been injured in a truck accident should never overlook this critical component of the story.

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