Companies that make smartphones understand that texting and driving is a serious issue. It causes car accidents every day. These companies have taken some heat in the press for enabling this behavior, even though the responsibility naturally falls on the drivers themselves.
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A man has been killed in a car accident in Iowa, and it underscores the need for stop signs to control traffic. Reports indicate that there were not any such signs at the intersection where the wreck occurred. It was a rural intersection that likely does not see heavy traffic loads, but all it takes is two vehicles for a fatal crash.
You may have heard that car accident risks are highest in the summer, and this is true. When looking at fatalities, the summer causes the most auto accident deaths very consistently.
It used to be that rural areas, despite all of the open roads and relatively light traffic, saw more fatalities every year than urban areas. It was not even very close. In 1977, for example, about 60 percent of fatal crashes took place on rural roads, with the remaining 40 percent happening on city streets.
The ramifications of a car accident in Arizona spans North America, as a man was recently arrested in Ohio. The accident, in which he was the driver, took the lives of a couple from Iowa and another couple from Canada.
One potential problem, in the early days of Uber and similar services, was that drivers could set their own hours. This was an advantage in many ways, but what if it meant that the drivers were not safe?
A woman who was visiting Iowa passed away in a car accident on a Sunday morning when another driver allegedly ran a stop sign and hit the vehicle in which she was riding.
Two people in Iowa passed away in an accident between a motorcycle and a passenger car. Reportedly, a motorcycle was driving down Martin Luther King Dr., which is in Waterloo. It was going south. The intersection between Martin Luther King Dr. and Mobile Street was ahead of the bike.
Car accidents occur everywhere, but they are not treated the same in every city. It is important to know the laws and the requirements surrounding a car accident wherever you live. For those who live in Des Moines, this blog post provides some basic accident information to keep you up-to-date.
It seems difficult to believe, but a person involved in a car accident could be injured and not realize it right away. This is the number one reason why you should always seek a medical opinion after any car accident -- even a minor fender bender. It is also a great idea to follow up with your health care provider within a few days of the accident just to see if any injury has started to manifest.