Month: June 2012

Illinois boy dies in car crash with woman under the influence

Last month, a 9-year-old boy was out for a pleasant afternoon bicycle ride in Skokie, Illinois. He was on the sidewalk, apparently safe from the dangers of passing traffic. Then an out of control car came careening towards him. That …

Jet Ski Accidents Led to Five Injuries in Chicago Suburbs

Now that summer is officially upon us, many Chicagoans are spending their free time on the water, participating in all of the popular outdoor activities the season has to offer. With the enjoyment of such activities, though, comes the need …

Helmets increase survival rate in motorcycle accidents, says CDC

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14,283 people died in motorcycle crashes from 2008 to 2010. In parsing those traffic fatalities, the CDC examined the effect of state laws requiring the use of …

Strollers Manufactured by Chicago Company Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, recently issued a recall of approximately 36,000 strollers manufactured by Chicago-based company Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. The hinges on the Contours Options three-and four-wheeled strollers that are used to move the handlebars reportedly …

Many recent fatal car and motorcycle crashes on Chicago roads

The past few weeks have unfortunately been deadly on Chicago area roads. What’s more, it appears that many of the accident victims would still be alive today if other drivers had only exercised proper care while they were behind the …

Motorcycle accident injures married couple in Illinois

Last week a husband and wife sustained significant injuries when a man driving a rental truck struck the motorcycle they were riding through a central Illinois city. Both were rushed to the hospital, where the woman received treatment for what …

June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

For the past six years, the National Center on Elder Abuse, or NCEA, has recognized a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to draw attention to the difficult issue of elder neglect and abuse. The seventh annual awareness day is scheduled …

Risks for Surgical Patients Persist Beyond the Operating Room

For a family with a loved one who needs surgery, the most trying period is typically while the patient is undergoing the surgical procedure. New guidelines released by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, or APSF, stress the importance of being …