March is TBI Awareness Month

Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries to humans, since the brain controls our ability to function in every area of life, from thought processes to breathing. The brain is delicate and sensitive; and although it is protected by the skull, it can damage easily.  When the brain is injured, any part of ability […]

Philly has 4 of Pennsylvanias 10 deadliest roads

Pennsylvania roads are dangerous, and with its large concentration of population, Philadelphia has the greatest number of crash-related deaths. In fact, according to PennDOT data on fatal car accidents, Philadelphia had more than a quarter of the road segments that were among the state’s most deadly from 2015-2017. During this period, Philly had 24 road segments […]

Kaleb Belay Philadelphia Student Victim

Twenty-five-year-old Temple University graduate student Kaleb Belay was shot six times by a Philadelphia police officer on Wednesday night, March 6. Belay was not carrying a gun; and though police were responding to a reported stabbing in the area, they found no stabbing victim. The only victim that night was Kaleb Belay, who is in […]

Driving at Night

Driving at night means taking your life in your hands, as traffic fatalities triple at night, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Almost half of the 40,000 U.S. car accident fatalities occur at night, even though there is 60 percent less traffic on our roads after dark. Night driving accidents climb during […]

child injury

When a child is left unattended in a hot car, tragedies can happen fast. Tragically, a record number of 49 children died from being left in hot cars in 2018. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), since 1998, all but three states – Alaska, New Hampshire and Vermont – have experienced at least one […]

PDOT Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter weather can be unpredictable and dangerous in Pennsylvania, so it pays to be prepared and heed warnings from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Ice and snow on the roads or limited vision make driving particularly hazardous. As a result, during the winter, especially in adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and […]

Elder Abuse

Seniors are often frail, vulnerable, suffering from dementia, and may not be able to defend themselves, so it’s not surprising that they can easily become victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse occurs when someone harms, neglects or exploits an older or care-dependent person. Unfortunately, crimes against the elderly are increasing in Pennsylvania. Caseworkers handled nearly […]

Pennsylvania Truck Accidents

Traditional retail stores suffer, while online sellers do more business every day. All those packages going to customers need to get there somehow. Often a big part of the trip is fulfilled by semi-trucks criss-crossing the U.S. Pennsylvania is a huge state, with major highways connecting the northeastern part of the U.S. with the rest […]

Burn Injury Awareness

Most people have experienced and recovered from minor burns, but when someone suffers from a major burn injury, the results can be devastating and incapacitating. According to United States Vital Statistics, there are 450,000 emergency room visits due to burn injuries every year, and 45,000 of these people will be admitted to long-term care or treatment […]

Teen Drivers

Statistically, the most dangerous drivers in Pennsylvania are the least experienced. With experience, common sense and the development of courtesy to other drivers, most of these teens will drive more safely as time passes. Just like anyone else handling something potentially dangerous, like a knife, chainsaw or hunting rifle, with more experience and knowledge should […]