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Though we often know that life can change in the blink of an eye, we don't know the ramifications of the statement until we go through something traumatic that does change everything, When an Indiana resident is involved in a motor vehicle accident, it does end up changing their whole life-in fact, not only theirs but also of their loved ones. This is because injuries can range from serious to paralyzing, even when the scars fade the pain can remain.

Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents in the summer

We give 17-year-olds the keys to the car and treat them like adults, but we often forget that they are still children-their decision making skills are still developing and their reaction time is still slow. This is perhaps why statistics show that new drivers between the ages of 16-17 are three times more likely than adults to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident.

Sleep apnea and increased chance of crashes explained

We know that a good night's sleep means we wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. We don't think much of the repercussions of missing a couple of hours of sleep, thinking we can make it up the next day-it's not a matter of life and death for most of us. Unless you are a truck driver, where drowsy driving means you are operating a large vehicle without fully functioning cognitive abilities. This is perhaps why some researchers estimate that up to 20 percent of large-truck accidents are caused by drowsy or fatigued driving.

Second person dead after car accident, investigation pending

Every single day, thousands of people head out on the open road whether for pleasure or work. While the vast majority of these trips thankfully occur without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in tragedy. As a recent car accident in Gary shows, these situations can claim lives and leave many questions.

Holding drowsy and buzzed truck drivers accountable

Indiana is called the Crossroads of America for good reason, as several traffic corridors, heading both east and west and north and south, cross this state. Even here in the southern part of the state, there are lots of truckers and other commercial vehicles passing through on their way to pick up and drop off loads.

Major Indiana truck accident leaves four dead

A recent truck accident on a major highway in another part of Indiana left four people dead and also attracted the attention of the national news media. If anything, the tragedy shows the importance of a trucker's being always mindful of what is going on ahead of him or her, as no one can assume that highway traffic will not suddenly come to a standstill even outside of an urban area.

Textalyzer technology aims to curb distracted driving

For years, safety advocates have warned of the dangers of new forms of distracted driving, particularly the use of smart phones while driving. Activists, law enforcement officials and lawmakers all over the country have tried various approaches to make drivers avoid texting or checking social media while driving so that they can concentrate on the road. Legislators in some states are considering a new approach they call the textalyzer.

Police officer, pedestrians injured in crash

People who live in the Louisville area on either side of the Ohio River probably realize, at least intuitively, that they need to be on the lookout for accident scenes and stalled vehicles. Usually, there are people that are either still in or close to the vehicles following an incident. Moreover, police officers frequently respond, and they also are either in or near their cruisers.

5 things to know when a big rig strikes you

A lot of things go through your mind when a big rig strikes you. Remembering what to do and how to handle the situation might be difficult because of the effects of the crash. Taking a few minutes to brush up on what you should do if this occurs can help you to feel better prepared for dealing with the aftermath of a semitruck crash.

Helping you hold a negligent driver liable in a car accident

Everyday Indiana residents rely on automobiles to get around. While motor vehicles are a reliable and often necessary consumer good in the lives of Americans, they can also pose many risks and dangers. Although drivers are aware that there are rules of the road and they have a duty to drive safe, unfortunately not all drivers do this. Thus, negligent, distracted and reckless drivers are the cause of serious and fatal crashes across the nation.

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