Two dead and one injured in fatal St. Louis car accident

A Missouri driver has been taken into police custody and charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault following a one-vehicle auto accident in Joplin. According to reports, two passengers, a 25-year-old man from Webb City and a 24-year-old from Asbury, were pronounced dead at the scene after they were ejected during…

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Distracted walking increases auto pedestrian accident risk

Lessons learned about pedestrian safety as children have been forgotten by older residents of New York in the era of smartphones and other personal electronics, according to authorities on the subject in a recent piece. Just as texting while driving poses a greater risk of an auto accident, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found…

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Study uncovers factors affecting severity of motorcycle accidents

Bicycle lanes may be a novel concept to residents of New York, but the effectiveness of these lanes in reducing traffic accidents involving bicycles has been proven. In a recent study, however, researchers found that that lanes dedicated to cyclists do nothing to reduce the severity of such accidents. As with motorcycle accidents, those involving…

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New York father fights distracted driving following loss of son

A New York father is putting pressure on lawmakers and police officers to treat distracted driving the same way as drunk driving. Along with his family and others, he formed an organization called Distracted Operators Risk Casualties, or DORCs. The man lost his 18-year-old son in 2011 following a head-on collision in which distracted driving…

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