Posts from September 2020.

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer.  New evidence shows even mild brain injuries may pose long-term, life-changing consequences.

Media attention to traumatic brain injuries has heightened in recent years, largely to sports-related TBIs.  No sport has been in this spotlight more than football, be it high school, college or the professional ranks.

The National Football League has been under scrutiny in particular for looking the other way when it comes to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE symptoms in football players ...

Truck drivers caught speeding show there are an alarming number of unsafe commercial truck drivers on the road today, an assertion backed up by hard evidence uncovered over one week earlier this summer.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit group of law enforcement and transportation safety officials throughout North America.  The CVSA’s focus is to make commercial transportation – semi-trucks and motor coaches – safer and the driving public less vulnerable to negligent operators.

In July the group held its annual Operation Safe Driver Week, a highly ...

Of all the known causes of serious medical errors, could deprived sleep from the annual act of “springing forward” be a new addition? According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study, medical errors kill more people in the United States than all other causes except for cancer and heart disease.  The research (“Medical Error—The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US”) notes that medical mistakes have replaced respiratory disease, known to kill more than 150,000 people a year.

The leading types of catastrophic medical errors include:

·         Surgical errors

·         ...

There are proven measures to prevent one type of serious big rig accidents.  But could the reason the trucking industry would not widely adopt them be money?

One of the most catastrophic commercial truck crashes is when the tractor-trailer rear ends a car.  Often times the car that it is hit by a commercial truck pinballs into other vehicles.  These multi-vehicle wrecks caused by an 18-wheeler can leave a wake of serious personal injuries and fatalities.

Crashes Caused by Inattentive Truck Drivers

Inattentive truckers are often to blame for rear-end crashes.  The failure by a truck driver ...


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