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Local high school student dies in bicycle accident

A senior year high school student died of serious injuries after an accident on May 22 in Beaver County. The teen was riding his bicycle and got struck by a car. This tragic event has sent shockwaves throughout the local community and a solemn reminder of the risks associated with riding your bike on the road.

Watch out for these causes of car accidents

You likely associate auto accidents with collisions between two or more moving vehicles. While these may be the most common occurrences, they are not the only ones. There are other sources of auto accidents to be aware of not only to avoid them, but also to recognize when you have a personal injury lawsuit.

3 common causes of injuries in young retail workers

If you are in your 20s and work in retail, you might find your job mundane. Despite the fact retail work can be boring at times, did you know that you are at a serious risk for a workplace injury? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23,000 retail workers between the ages of 16 and 24 miss work after sustaining an injury on the job.

Understanding the statute of limitations after your accident

In the case of a car accident, most individuals are able to quickly recognize any injuries or pains that they sustain, either in the moment or within a few hours. However, in some cases, such as bruising under the skin, internal bleeding or other non-topical injuries, it may not be so easily noticeable.

Why slip-and-fall accidents are more common among seniors

As an older American, you face unique hazards each day that may place you at a higher risk of a slip-and-fall accident than the rest of the general population. Falls are so common among older people, in fact, that AgingCare.com reports they are the primary cause of injuries, deaths and hospital trips among seniors.

3 common bicyclist accidents and how to avoid them

Riding your bike is a healthy, cheap and environmentally friendly way to get around. Despite these benefits, there is a clear risk of colliding with cars, trucks, and other larger and heavier vehicles. In fact, there were approximately 467,000 bicyclist injuries in 2015 according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Serious injuries plague the over-60 motorcycle crowd

If you are over the age of 60 and own a motorcycle, chances are this is your pride and joy, something you have wanted since you were a teenager, admiring the older guys with Harleys. Your spouse may ride with you or even have a motorcycle of her own. Life is good on the open road - unless you are involved in a crash.

The dangerous overuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes

With your mother in a nursing home and not in your constant care, you may be worried about the treatment she receives. You may have done lots of research before enrolling your parent in the facility to ensure a low risk of all types of abuse and medical neglect. However, these are not the only issues to consider.

Shenango Township woman facing DUI charges after car accident

New Castle police have filed DUI charges against a Shenango Township woman who caused a head-on accident and severe injuries to the other driver. The injured driver in this New Castle accident was 80 years old and passed away a few weeks after the collision. This shows how devastating car crashes caused by drunk driving can be.

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