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June 2014 Archives

Report: Low-income areas have high risk of pedestrian accidents

Accidents can happen anywhere. Drivers who are distracted behind the wheel can cause a crash or fatalities throughout San Diego. There are certain things drivers and pedestrians can do in order to prevent an incident, such as driving the speed limit and using the crosswalks. According to a new study, avoiding certain areas may also be a way to sidestep an accident.

Report: Fatal hit-and-run accidents on the rise in San Diego

When a car accident occurs, the people involved are supposed to move their vehicles to a safe location when possible, call authorities and exchange information. All too often in San Diego, however, the responsible party flees the scene. A hit-and-run accident can be devastating, not only in terms of physical injury but also because the negligent driver may never be brought to justice. Across the county, more and more of these accidents are happening, and they involve pedestrians.

Wrong-way motorist causes fatal accident in California

There is little doubt that some intersections and roads can be confusing for a driver. Motorists unfamiliar with San Diego roads may be unsure of navigating some traffic patterns. However, that should be cause for driving with caution, as doing otherwise could cause a fatal accident. Drivers who willingly behave in a reckless manner do more than put themselves at risk, as a recent incident illustrates.

California dog attacks boy, controversially set to be euthanized

When an animal lashes out at a human, there are several outcomes that may occur. Sometimes, pets in San Diego may be quarantined, labeled as "dangerous" and then returned to an owner with strict guidelines. In other situations, such as a vicious dog attack, animals may be euthanized. There are many people who object to putting down an animal, even one that has harmed someone.

Experts: Medicating toddlers for ADHD may be dangerous

Parents have an obligation to protect their children from harm. For many individuals in San Diego, that sense of duty will bring them into a doctor’s office at the first hint of any medical issue their child may be experiencing. While seeking the advice of a professional is a good idea, it may be dangerous to jump to conclusions. In fact, failure to treat an issue appropriately could have dangerous side effects, as a recent trend demonstrates.