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How can you recognize a traumatic brain injury after a car crash?

There are many obvious signs that you’ve been in a car accident. Both your body and your vehicle might have taken a beating, with bruises and dents making it plain to see. But some of the worst damage may be completely invisible.

The crash might have injured your brain as well—but it isn’t always obvious at first. You should know what signs to look for to check for a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Alleged DUI car accident claims 1 life, multiple injuries

A man recently passed away in an automobile accident in California. In addition, multiple people suffered injuries in the crash. A woman was arrested in connection with the car accident for allegedly driving under the influence.

The accident involved a single motor vehicle and happened at about 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. Police said the woman was driving the car at a high rate of speed following a night of partying. According to police, her vehicle ended up crashing into a pole.

Car accident leads to 1 death in California

A woman's life was recently snuffed out in a tragic motor vehicle collision in California. A total of three motor vehicles were involved in the violent crash, which occurred at a street intersection. Authorities said the car accident was the result of impaired driving.

The accident occurred at a little past 3 p.m. According to authorities, the driver of a car blew through a red light. This reportedly caused a collision with two other motor vehicles.

Car accident claims 1 life, leads to 2 injuries

One woman has sadly lost her life in a tragic collision in California. Meanwhile, two other people suffered injuries in the car accident. The car wreck took place along Highway 18 on a recent Wednesday morning, leaving family members and friends wondering how this type of wreck could have happened.

Police said that, at about 9:45 a.m., a man, 31, was driving a car north along the highway. At the same time, a man, 80, was headed south on the highway in an SUV. Authorities said the car's driver, however, ended up losing control of his car.

Tool to prevent drowsy trucking did not reduce crashes

In an effort to reduce the occurrence of fatigue among truckers, federal agencies put in place Hours of Service regulations. These regulations limit the number of hours a trucker can drive before taking mandated breaks.

To track these hours, fleets adopted electronic logging devices, or ELDs. The devices were expected to make it easier for drivers to stay in compliance with HOS regulations, thereby reducing accidents. However, a recent report notes that the adoption of ELDs did not have a measurable impact on truck accidents.

Post-car-crash back injuries are more common than you may think

You may think head trauma is the most frequent result of a car crash, but a back injury is just as common, especially in the case of a rear-end collision. Seat belts and airbags are designed to absorb the impact of a collision, but they mainly protect the head and chest. Therefore, the brunt of an impact can shift to your spine.

Even if you think you have nothing more serious than a mild whiplash, you should seek prompt medical attention. Here are four types of spinal injuries and the treatment recommended for each.

Do you know how to drive on California's bridges?

Whether you are a native or newcomer, you know California has its fair share of bridges. You probably do not think much about the bridge beneath your car's tires, but you should. After all, accidents on bridges are often more serious than those on conventional roadways.

To arrive at your destination safely, you must always drive cautiously. While you have probably heard about the dangers of both drunk and distracted driving, you may not know bridges pose their own risks. Here are four tips for staying safe on bridges:

Serious accident associated with DUI claims 2 lives

Two people -- a woman and girl -- recently lost their lives in a tragic car crash in California. The serious accident took place along the state's 22 Freeway. A man was arrested following the accident, which police said was the result of his decision to drink and drive.

The deadly crash occurred at a little before 1 a.m. According to authorities, a man was driving a car quickly. All of a sudden, his car struck the back of another car in the highway's carpool lane. At that point, the second car hit a wall on the road's right shoulder.

Do these 5 things after a motorcycle accident

One of the best aspects of living in the Van Nuys area is the gorgeous scenery. While looking out the window of a car is an effective way to take in the views, nothing beats hitting the open road on a motorcycle. Every time you ride, you plan to arrive at your destination safely. Even if you always ride responsibly, however, you may not be able to avoid a motorcycle accident. 

As you probably know, a wreck on your bike could leave you with serious injuries and extensive property damage. To protect your legal rights, you must take command of the accident scene. Here are five things to do after a motorcycle accident. 

Car accidents on California highways may result in major injuries

Two people have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision in California. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday morning. At times, these types of car accidents are the result of a motorist's carelessness, in which case, the motorist may be held liable for any deaths or injuries resulting from the wreck.

The accident took place at 9:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 101. Police said three cars ended up colliding with one another. Two people were injured in the motor vehicle crash.

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