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December 2015 Archives

3 killed in wrong-way accident near US-Mexico border

A stunning car accident near the border of California and Mexico claimed three lives after a car drove the wrong way on a highway at high speeds. The vehicle was traveling at speeds around 100 miles per hour, forcing the police to stop pursing the vehicle as it traveled north in the southbound lanes of a highway. The wrong way tirade lasted for 40 miles, and sadly two people in the other vehicle that was struck died in the crash.

Botched surgery leads to amputation of patient's leg

In March 2013, a woman was diagnosed with bilateral osteoarthritis in her knees. The doctor who diagnosed her said that surgery was needed, and that with a double knee replacement, she would feel better. However, shortly after the surgery was performed, it was discovered that the woman's right leg was not receiving blood and that her foot was "cold."

Survey: teens have different take on texting while driving

One of the most frustrating and upsetting aspects to distracted driving is that it seems like everyone is well aware that the behavior is dangerous -- and yet many people do it anyways. When it comes to teenagers, a new study found that this is especially true, and it found out why that is.

Medical malpractice: How do you prove your case?

Doctors and medical professionals are human. If they have one flaw, it is the fact that they make mistakes -- just like anyone else. In general, people like to think that medical professionals are these flawless experts who can perform amazing feats of medical engineering. And for the most part, they do. But they also botch procedures and commit errors while treating patients too. When this happens, the lives of the affected patients change forever, and they are likely entitled to compensation.

Multiple wrecks kill pedestrian, motorcyclist in San Diego

A bizarre pair of related accidents led to the death of a pedestrian and a motorcyclist in San Diego recently. The crash occurred in downtown San Diego when a motorcyclist collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed in this wreck, which sent the motorcyclist flying off of his vehicle and into a car driven by an 80-year-old man. The motorcyclist was killed as a result of this second collision.

Here are some eye-opening figures about motorcycle accidents

Inherent to the act of riding a motorcycle is risk. You are taking a greater risk by being on a motorcycle than you would if you were in a car. Now, this doesn't mean that people who ride a motorcycle have a "death wish" or that they are some daredevil or social rebel. To the contrary, most motorcycle riders are safe, good people -- they just prefer using a motorcycle as their mode of transportation.