Posts from May 2022.

The most recent federal data show that while large commercial trucks account for just 5% of all vehicles on the road, they are involved in 9% of the nation’s fatal crashes. They also are involved in 9% of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Missouri.

In April the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration released its report on “Large Trucks” for 2020, the most recent year with finalized commercial truck crash data. The report provides some insights into the causes of catastrophic truck crashes.

Victims of Fatal Commercial Truck Crashes

Nearly 5,000 people died in ...

A patient safety watchdog organization gives only a third of St. Louis-area hospitals its top grade for preventing medical errors that can seriously harm patients.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization focused on improving the safety of medical care.  Twice a year it provides letter grades (“A” the highest, “F” the lowest) for hospitals in St. Louis and across the country.  It just released its Spring 2020 hospital safety grades.

The grades are based on 30 patient safety measurements. Leapfrog asserts that its safety grading system “…is the only rating ...


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