Two drunk driving accidents occurred in the same Maryland spot recently: on Route 222, where it meets Interstate 95 in Perryville. Around 11 p.m., a woman leaving a nearby casino struck two vehicles. She has been charged with negligent driving, failure to control speed and driving under the influence. The other cars suffered minor damage,...Read More
“Road rage” is a budding problem among frustrated drivers, and can include rude movements, calling out insults or deliberately driving in a threatening, dangerous way. Sadly, too many of us have seen or heard of this kind antagonistic behavior by a driver. Over 1,200 cases of road rage are reported every year, many leading to...Read More
Some hospitals are going the extra mile in an effort to get it right, it seems. While many medical facilities around the country do whatever it takes to hide their dirty laundry, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is stepping up and actually fixing problems. The hospital asked employees to rate levels of patient safety in the...Read More
Researchers at Howard University evaluated traffic in Washington D.C. from 2010 through 2012. The report revealed some startling statistics.
- In 2012, over 18,000 crashes occurred. The average accident involved two vehicles, meaning that over 36,000 vehicles were in accidents that year.
- For every 100 million miles traveled, driving in Washington caused injuries to 200... Read More
Millions of people depend on the Washington Metro every day to get to work, school and even to run simple daily errands. The Metro serves Washington D.C. and its surrounding suburbs, plus Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, and Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria in Virginia. This year, Metrorail is...Read More
A 26-year-old man was in an ATV accident two years ago that left him with a severed spinal cord. Surgeons assumed he would never walk again. A special ‘bionic’ suit, however, is changing the game; he is now able to push his hips and legs forward using a motorized body suit called “ReWalk.” The system...Read More
The Washington Post recently shared a study comparing data for bicyclists in five cities. Researchers revealed a 7.8 percent increase in head injuries after bike share programs were initiated in those cities, compared to five cities with no such programs, which actually showed head injuries declining by 2.3...Read More
It appears that 35-year-old Kevin Roper—the Walmart truck driver in a crash which killed one and injured several others—was, incredibly, awake for over 24 hours before the accident. Roper is charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto in the New Jersey Turnpike calamity. “It is our belief that Mr. Roper was operating within the...Read More