Monthly Archives: December 2017

Did You Know New Year’s Is One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Holidays?

2017 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been! But it’s time to say out with the old, and in with the new. But as you plan for a big night out (or in!) with your friends and family, you should also be aware: New Year’s is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Between Christmas and New Year’s, it is estimated that nearly 95 million Americans will hit the road with friends and family. And drunk driving is a huge problem around New Year’s. Nearly one-half of all fatal car accidents on New Year’s involve alcohol. As you prepare for one of the year’s biggest celebrations, you should make preparations to keep you, your family and your friends safe. Here is a short list of tips that can keep you out of trouble so you can start 2018 with a bang. It goes…
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Beware! These Dangerous Toys Can Cause Injury and Death!

The consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as WATCH, releases an annual report warning parents of the year’s most dangerous toys. It is intended to make parents aware of hazards presented by these toys, keeping them informed while they do their holiday shopping. Recently, WATCH released its Top 10 Worst Toys of 2017 report. Here are the ten toys listed on the list, and why they made the top 10: Hallmark “Itty Bitty’s” Baby Stacking Toy. This toy presents a choking hazard due to multiple small parts. Pull Along Pony. Due to a looped string used to pull the plastic pony along, this toy can present a strangulation hazard. Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword. The sword, from the popular superhero movie, can inflict blunt force injuries on children and can cause injuries to the eyes. Hand Fidgetz Spinners. Popularly known as a fidget spinner, this hot toy has…
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Tractor-Trailer Accident in NJ Leaves One Dead

In late November, a driver was killed in New Jersey in an accident involving the tractor-trailer he was driving. The collision occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, between 3:50 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. According to reports, the tractor-trailer left the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area. When the tractor-trailer left the road, it struck a Hyundai Accent before overturning and catching fire. The two people in the Hyundai were injured as well, one seriously. What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies in a Tractor-Trailer Accident? The death of a loved one is a devastating thing, even more so when it happens during an entirely preventable accident. Any number of factors can contribute to a trucking accident, including defective equipment, a trucking company’s failure to inspect and maintain, driver error and more. If your…
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