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January 2015 Archives

Head-on crash involving 3 vehicles takes Kansas man's life

On Jan. 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Chevy Impala traveling west on Kansas 68 was involved in a car accident. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol. A 28-year-old Rantoul man was driving the vehicle east of Crescent Hill Road in Miami County. He struck a 2002 Dodge Dakota after travelling into the eastbound lanes and then hit a 2004 Chevy Trail Blazer head-on. The driver of the Blazer is a 35-year-old woman from Lawrence.

How car accidents can emotionally affect victims

With the thousands of vehicle accidents that occur annually in Kansas and throughout the U.S., those who are affected may experience a variety of emotional repercussions that could interfere with their quality of life. While many accident victims experience guilt, anger and anxiety, others suffer with shock, fear and continual distressing memories of the incident.

Symptoms of and treatments for skull fractures

Individuals in Kansas who have suffered from skull fractures may be aware that it is an injury that can range from mild to severe. Any impact to the head may cause a skull fracture, and it does not necessarily involve a brain injury. Treatment for mild skull fractures may simply be painkillers while serious injuries might require surgery. There are several different types of skull fractures including simple fractures that do not involve any broken skin, depressed fractures involving the brain cavity and compound fractures in which the bone is exposed.

The issue of large truck accidents, in numbers

Motorists in Missouri may be affected by the vast number of large commercial trucks for which the state serves, year after year, as a destination, a departure point and a thoroughfare. This is especially true for motorists who have been involved in accidents involving large trucks.