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Opioid crisis having impact on road safety

The opioid crisis that has gripped our nation for the better part of the last decade rages on, and there doesn't seem to be any significant movement or plan to fix the problems. While there are two specific effects that most people think of when they consider the opioid crisis -- i.e. overdose deaths and declining health -- there is mounting evidence that the opioid crisis has many other effects on society.

Distracted truckers can cause serious or fatal crashes

The interstates are a great option for getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. However, there are considerable risks when you are on these roadways. Crashes that occur at interstate speeds can lead to fatalities or catastrophic injuries when there are two passenger vehicles involved. When one of the vehicles is a semitruck, the effects of the crash might be even more serious.

3 killed, 2 injured in wreck in Edwardsville

A truly tragic motor vehicle accident in Edwardsville, Kansas has claimed the lives of three people and left two children injured. The accident happened on K-32 in between 98th Street and 102nd Street. A 42-year-old man driving his 2002 Kia crossed the center line and entered oncoming traffic. His vehicle collided head on with another vehicle, a 2009 Mazda, and two occupants in that vehicle -- aged 29 and 33 -- were killed as well.

Helmet use is low among motorcyclists in Kansas

Motorcycle accidents in the state of Kansas have remained remarkably consistent over the last decade. Consistency is not exactly something you want to celebrate when it comes to motor vehicle accidents of any kind, but it is interesting just how consistent the statistics are for motorcycle accidents in Kansas.

The cost of spinal cord injuries is staggering

The cost of spinal cord injuries is something that can cause serious financial grief. The issue comes at a time when money might be a sore subject because you might not be able to work because of your injury. This puts a big financial burden on you and your family members.

Answering some truck accident questions

Truck accidents happen all the time, and they unfortunately can cause some serious or even catastrophic injuries to the people involved. This is largely due to the inherent nature of these truck: they weigh far more than your average vehicle out on the road, and as a result, they have a far greater impact in an accident than other vehicles.

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