It's devastating to find out that your spouse has been badly hurt in a traffic accident. You rely on them, so your family's situation is going to change as a result of this collision.
During the winter months, it's not unusual to see deer and other animals roaming near the roadways. They may be traveling to find food or migrating south as the weather gets colder.
Rear-end crashes are fairly common, especially with the number of distractions people face behind the wheel. On top of this, the winter months make the roads slick, which means that drivers may need even more time to slow down.
Car and truck crashes can happen in an instant. A person might look away from the road for only a second and end up crashing into the rear of another vehicle. A person could look away from the road to break up their children's fight in the back seat and accidentally go off the road. With so many factors playing a role in car crashes, it's hard to say what will cause one, but it's always possible to take steps to avoid them.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of crashes in the United States. In 2017, speeding led to 9,717 people's deaths, which accounted for more than a quarter of the year's traffic fatalities.
Traffic accidents don't always involve two vehicles. Sometimes, it's a pedestrian who ends up injured in a collision. This case out of Minnesota points out how seriously things can go wrong if a driver isn't paying attention.
Traffic accidents can happen anywhere, but there are a few places where the risk of injury increases. Have you ever driven close to a lake? Do you know what to do if you drive into a lake or river as a result of being hit by another driver?
Traffic accidents can be relatively minor or result in severe injuries or deaths. The force of the impact is just one influence on the outcome of the crash, with other factors such as where each person was sitting, the angle of the impact and the size of the vehicles involved also playing a role in the injuries and damage caused.
White Bear Lake is a beautiful area with many residents who call it home. Unfortunately, there are people who get behind the wheel while intoxicated in the city.
The year has begun with brutally cold weather in large swaths of the country. As usual, some of the coldest temperatures have been here in Minnesota. Last month was also dangerous for those on our roads -- particularly for pedestrians.