According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the average person has a 30 percent chance of either being injured or killed by a drunk driver. In fact, according to statistics, in 2003 nearly 42 percent of all traffic deaths were alcohol related. Sadly, drunk driving accidents are still a leading cause of death. Clearly, driving drunk is a public safety issue which can result not only in death, but also catastrophic injuries for those involved.
News reports about a car accident caused by a distracted driver are not uncommon to read. Though many states now have laws banning texting and driving for all drivers, our Arizona residents will find it interesting to learn that currently, Arizona law only bans school bus drivers from using wireless devices when behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines an accident caused by drowsy driving as one which occurred because the driver of the vehicle was fatigued, actually asleep behind the wheel or drowsy when driving.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, burn injuries can occur under various circumstances such as in a home, hotel, workplaces and even in car accidents. A burn injury is an injury that affects the layers of skin and could be a thermal burn, chemical or electrical burn. Thermal burns refer to burn injuries which occur when a person comes in contact with hot surfaces, flames and even hot liquids.
In a sad turn of events, according to the Chandler Police Department, recently a 37-year-old motorcycle officer lost his life in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Preliminary accident investigation reports indicated that the traffic accident occurred half past midnight at an intersection in Chandler.
Arizona residents may find it interesting to learn that, according to a U.S. Fire Administration division's Topical Fire Report published last year in 2013, an estimated 194,000 vehicle fires occurred annually on U.S. highways between years 2008-2010. Furthermore, the report noted that those fires on an average per year resulted in about 300 fatalities and about 1,250 injuries.
Being involved in any kind of a car accident can have a tremendous effect on one's life both physically and financially. In some cases those involved in a car accident may not sustain any injuries at all. However, in many cases a car accident can cause severe injuries that can be either permanent or temporary, and sadly in other cases lives may be lost.
Car accidents happen to unsuspecting motorists without warning or notice and any Arizona driver can be involved in a car accident at any time. Whether it is a head-on collision, rear-end collision or a T-bone accident, the nature of one's injuries and their severity may depend on the type of impact that occurred during the accident. Injuries can range from head, neck, spine and back injuries to broken bones and even burn injuries. Clearly, a driver can sustain serious injuries, which can result in a permanent disability. In some cases, a driver even may tragically lose his or her life.
Many people love to watch fireworks during events and holidays. Even though these events are fun for all, burn injuries can occur if such fireworks misfire or are improperly deployed. Despite regulations that address workplace safety, Arizona residents may find it interesting to learn that an incident at a fireworks factory has resulted in two employees suffering severe burns injuries on company property.
In general, dogs offer families and owners unconditional love, devoted loyalty and companionship. Those in Arizona who own or have owned a dog understand the responsibility that comes along with dog ownership. Even though dog are fine pets and can be trained to obey commands, there are times when a dog may bite either another pet or a person, inflicting serious injuries.