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Virginia Officer’s Battle to Receive Compensation for Injuries Shows System’s Faults

A Virginia police officer suffered an injury while transporting a handcuffed man down a flight of stairs. The man slipped, and the officer grabbed the man’s arm to keep him from falling. The officer immediately felt a sharp pain in his back and groin. Doctors eventually diagnosed him as having a hernia and ruptured...

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Washington DC’s American Automobile Association Finds that One in Six Fatal Crashes Involves Sleepy Drivers

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a new study on drowsy drivers revealing that they account for more vehicle accidents and deaths than previously thought. Based out of Washington, D.C., AAA found that forty-one percent of drivers in the country have fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point. About one in every six...

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Washington DC Federal Agency Holds Annual Safety Campaign for Commercial Drivers

Since 2007, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has run an annual campaign to eliminate both unsafe truck driving and unsafe car driving around large trucks. In 2010, Operation Safe Driver targeted 261 truck companies in particular that pose dangers to people on the roads. These companies have a history of hiring unsafe...

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Washington DC-Based Victims Advocacy Group Offers Assistance to Those Injured By Truck Drivers

The Semi-Truck Accident Victims Center, a part of the consumer protection organization America’s Watchdog, is launching a nationwide campaign on behalf of victims of accidents caused by semi-truck or commercial vehicle drivers. The center began the campaign because it feared that, with increased truck driver fatigue and other acts of driver negligence, there would be...

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Family Sues DC Fire and EMS After Paramedics Refuse to Take 2-Year-Old to Hospital

The family of a two-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS. The girl died in February after she experienced trouble breathing. The family alleges that after they called 911, paramedics came to their home for only 10 minutes where they inadequately examined the girl and then refused to take her...

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