In Kansas and across the country, driving while distracted is a serious risk to oneself and other people because it could increase the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident. About 3,328 people died in accidents involving a distracted driver in 2012. Furthermore, the effects of distracted driving could be increasing.
Two Kansas women were injured when a drunk driver crashed into their house in Wichita on Dec. 18. According to police, a 33-year-old man missed a corner while he was driving and crashed into the home on Suncrest Court just before 10 p.m. The man's vehicle ended up inside of the home's living room.
Kansas parents should feel confident about the health and safety of their children when they send them to school or let them play at a park. However, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may indicate that parents should have some concerns.
Kansas patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be interested to know that a study found that 20 percent of these injured individuals are likely to be hospitalized more than once. The study found that many of the individuals returned to the hospital for treatment of symptoms associated with brain injuries, including seizures, mental disorders and nervous system disorders, as well as for elective reasons.
Learning more about whiplash may help some Kansas residents avoid suffering aggravated or chronic whiplash injuries in the future. Whiplash is recognized as one of the most common injuries that occupants suffer from car accidents. These injuries are typically the result of a rear-end collision involving a stationary vehicle.
New technologies are coming to Kansas and the rest of the U.S. with the purpose of reducing the incidence of traffic accidents on our nation's highways. Automated collision detection and warning systems may help to reduce the risk caused by hazardous road conditions, mechanical defects in the vehicle and the unpredictability of other drivers.