If you’re like most parents, you probably felt mixed emotions when your child became a licensed driver. Not having to chauffeur your teen around town might have been a welcomed change, but no parents like to think about their children being injured in a car accident.
The Las Vegas Sun reports on a school bus crash that injured 11 people including eight middle school students and the bus driver, as well as a woman and an infant who were in the SUV that hit the bus. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. when the bus was en route to Faiss Middle School. Thirty-seven students were onboard at the time of the collision.
Drunk driving is a primary cause of serious accidents throughout the year, but alcohol-related crashes are particularly common over holiday breaks such as Memorial Day weekend. In 2010, more than 390 people lost their lives in traffic accidents over the Memorial Day holiday period—and drunk driving contributed to nearly 40 percent of those deaths.
Most people know the danger of driving under the influence, yet thousands of motorists in Las Vegas still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. In 2014, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested about 4,500 people for DUI. That same year, at least 290 people in Nevada died in alcohol-related crashes, according to Alcohol Alert.
Uber is swiftly taking over the commercial transportation industry. As of July 2016, Uber passengers had taken more than 2 billion rides, and according to Forbes, the rideshare giant adds more than 50,000 new drivers each month. However, just like any other motorist, Uber drivers are not immune to accidents.
A car wreck can have far-reaching effects that last long after the collision. Many victims face an uphill climb to recovery. Some require ongoing medical care and cannot return to the same occupation.
Even with the proper safety equipment, a bicyclist is likely to suffer injuries in a crash with a motor vehicle. These accidents often cause brain trauma, broken bones and spinal injuries – all of which can cost a veritable fortune to treat and have a profound impact on a victim’s quality of life.