High school track star dies in car accident

A high school track star has passed away in Georgia after he was involved in a car accident. He was a passenger in the car, riding in the front seat. The police are still carrying out the investigation, but they think it is likely that they will have criminal charges for the driver of that car when all is said and done.

The young man in question went to Creekview High School, which is located over in Canton, Georgia. He was a senior at the school, and he was 17 years old when he passed away.

Hundreds face DUI arrests on Thanksgiving weekend

The holidays usually see a spike in drunk driving arrests, especially around Thanksgiving. This year was no exception. In Georgia, hundreds of people got arrested on suspicion that they were driving under the influence.

Per the Georgia State Patrol, 15 people passed away in car accidents over the holiday weekend, and more than 300 people got arrested. All of that happened in just 102 hours, meaning there were roughly three arrests per hour, on average, for the entire time from the evening on Wednesday to Sunday night. The authorities also responded to a total of 610 crashes. In addition to the fatalities, they reported 242 injuries.

UPS truck strikes minivan in fatal accident

A woman from Georgia was riding in a minivan as a passenger when the van was involved in a devastating accident. It all started when a tree fell onto the interstate. In an attempt to miss the tree, the van's driver slowed down abruptly.

Behind the van was a tractor-trailer being driven for UPS. The huge truck could not stop fast enough to avoid an accident and slammed into the back of the van. The impact smashed the van up against the guardrail.

A deadly misdiagnosis: What's next?

When people think of deadly medical mistakes, they often think of active errors like making a mistake during surgery that causes a patient to suffer from excessive blood loss. These types of mistakes absolutely do happen, and they can be deadly. However, lethal medical mistakes are not confined to these types of errors.

For instance, a doctor could make a rather passive mistake, like misdiagnosing a condition. That's a potentially serious error that could lead to the patient's death, even though the doctor never actively treated the patient. Sometimes, it is the omission of proper care that is the issue.

Police car involved in deadly, fiery accident

A car accident in Georgia left vehicles in flames and wreckage all over the road. It also left two people dead in the wake of the tragic crash.

Though the investigation is still going on, early reports show that one of the cars in the wreck was a police squad car. It was registered with the City of South Fulton Police Department.

Are all cars equally safe?

No matter what they told you at the dealership, not all cars offer the same level of safety in an accident. Ratings and tests do not tell the whole story. You deserve to know about the risks that you face.

One way to do this is simply to look at the statistics. How many people die in car accidents, how do those accidents occur, and what vehicles see the highest death rates? Here are some key statistics to consider:

  • The Hyundai Accent, which is a four-door sedan, saw 71 deaths per 1 million registered vehicles, and that was just looking at multi-vehicle wrecks. It also saw 22 fatalities in single-car rollovers and 11 fatalities in other one-car crashes that were not rollovers. This put it at the top of the list in one study, which came out in 2017.
  • Another car high on the list was the Scion tC, a two-door car. There were 46 fatalities in multi-car crashes, per 1 million registered vehicles. There were also 27 deaths in rollovers and 31 deaths in additional single-car wrecks.
  • One of the safest cars -- and this may surprise some people -- was the Ford Mustang convertible. There were no rollover deaths. There were a mere 6 deaths per 1 million registered vehicles in single-car accidents and 50 deaths in multi-car accidents. While that is higher than the Scion in multi-car crashes, it ranks much lower overall.

Man claims medical emergency, gets arrested for DUI

A man in Georgia was recently arrested on allegations that he was driving while intoxicated, although he claimed to the officers on the scene that he was simply having a medical emergency.

The man in question is 68 years old. He was driving a Jeep down Canton Road in Forsyth County, where an officer working for the Cumming Police Department observed some peculiar behavior. The Jeep slowed and came to a stop for no apparent reason. When the officer saw the vehicle stop, he contacted the Sheriff's Office to request assistance.

Parental relationships and teen crimes

When a teen gets arrested and charged with a crime, you often hear people talk about the teen's home life. They may say the teen faced troubling situations at home or did not have much support. Does this really play a role in why young people commit crimes?

It absolutely can. Experts note that it's problematic when teens feel that they cannot really connect with their parents on an emotional level. This could happen for many reasons. Maybe a parent abandons the family, so there's no connection at all. Perhaps the parents are so busy with work that they neglect the children. Perhaps they simply never had a close relationship and do not get along. Every situation looks different.

College freshman dies in Georgia car accident

It is always tragic whenever anyone passes away because of a car accident, but it especially stands out when it is a young person who had their whole life ahead of them. That's what recently happened in Georgia when a college freshman was involved in a car accident that caused fatal injuries.

The student was actually attending Alabama State University, and the school's president put out a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The accident itself took place on the previous Sunday, per reports.

Teens learn dangerous driving habits from their parents

Having safety-related rules for young drivers is not enough. Parents need to follow those rules themselves. When they don't, studies have shown that teens just pick up the bad habits from their actions, and this is part of the reason why teens become dangerous drivers.

The study determined that around 37 percent of parents in the United States who have teen drivers will still get out their smartphones and use apps while they are behind the wheel. When researchers looked at the percentage of teens who would do the same thing, it was strikingly similar: 38 percent.

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