Monthly Archives: May 2013

Doctors Studying Cells That Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 1.7 million people are affected by some form of traumatic brain injury. These injuries range from severe disabilities to mild concussions, but a professor from Duke University, Dr. Chay Kuo, is offering new hope for victims. Dr. Kuo is performing tests with cells called astrocytes that… read more

Fatal Colorado Springs Motorcycle Accident Linked to Cyclist Losing Control of Bike

[map id=”map1″ w=”375″ h=”375″ address=”Colorado Springs, CO” marker=”no” z=”14″] A nighttime motorcycle accident in Colorado Springs, Colorado left one man dead. Police said a 27-year-old male was headed eastbound on Rangewood when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree. Two nurses who witnessed the crash immediately pulled over and tried to… read more

Three Workers Sustain Burn Injuries After Fire Breaks Out At Workplace

Three workers were injured on May 19, after a fire broke out at the Laramie River Station, just north of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The fire broke out at the station’s coal unloading station. The three employees were injured during their attempts to control the blaze. One worker was flown to the Colorado Burn Center for severe… read more

Malfunctioning Traffic Light Causes Fatal Detroit Motorcycle Accident

A malfunctioning traffic light is the cause for a fatal motorcycle accident on May 16 in Detroit, Michigan. At an intersection. A motorcycle crashed into a mini-van crossing the intersection at the same time. Authorities were trying to establish fault when they noticed the traffic lights were giving conflicting signals. Residents in the area said… read more

Texting Causes Fatal Car Accident For New Teen Driver

Savannah Nash’s first outing with her new license turned into a fatal vehicle accident. On May 17, in Harrisonville, Montana, 16-year-old Nash received permission to drive solo to the grocery store. On her way to the store, she attempted to make a left-hand turn across traffic when she was hit on the driver side by… read more

Aurora Woman Killed in Motorcycle Accident; Stay Safe This Memorial Day

[map id=”map1″ w=”375″ h=”375″ address=”Aurora, CO” marker=”no” z=”14″] A woman in Aurora, Colorado was killed on May 18 when the motorcycle she was on hit a car. Police reported the car was making a southbound turn when the motorcycle was still heading east on the right side. Police said the traffic lights for both vehicles… read more

Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Accident By Possible Drunk Driver

A Littleton off duty police officer was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on May 6. Kevin Denner was riding his motorcycle around 11 a.m., when he ran into the passenger side of a Toyota car. According to police, Denner was traveling westbound on Belleview Ave when the car headed eastbound made a left hand… read more

New Scanner Helps To Predict Long Term Brain Injuries

An already existing medical imaging technology is being used to help predict long-term damage in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. A study revealed that there is potential for patients to suffer from long-term brain damage from a mild form of traumatic brain injury. The scan uses the brain’s naturally occurring magnetic fields to… read more

Michigan Police Suspect Another Vehicle Was Involved In A Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Police from Fruitport Township, Michigan are looking for suspects linked to a motorcycle accident that took place on May 7. Police are urging eyewitnesses to come forth, as they suspect another vehicle was involved, possibly a semitrailer, in the fatal motorcycle accident. According to police, the motorcycle rider died at the hospital due to multiple… read more

Vehicle Accidents Caused By Cell Phone Users Supposedly Underreported

A new report from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates that the number of car accidents caused by distracted drivers using their cell phones has been grossly underreported. The report indicates that 59 percent of the total number of fatal crashes involved cell phones, however researchers believe the number should be much higher. How Did… read more