About 900 people are killed each year and more than 500,000 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for personal injuries from bicycle related incidences, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In fact, the number of bicycling accidents resulting in personal injury that are reported to police has risen in recent years.
Contrary to what many parents believe, the street is the safest place to ride a bike. Riding in the street allows bicyclists to follow the flow of traffic and the rules of the road. For children, street riding may not be the best choice for preventing personal injury.
Prosecutors charged a 16 year old Northland girl Thursday with texting while driving and causing the wrongful death of a 72-year-old, Loretta Larimer. The texting allegation led to Rachel Gannon’s second-degree involuntary manslaughter charge for the wrongful death of Ms. Larimer. She will stand trial as an adult. The teenager was texting, looking at her
Living a healthy lifestyle is as easy as hopping on a bicycle. But don’t get carried away. More bike accidents with personal injuries requiring emergency room visits happen during the summer months than any other time of year. A few safety tips can help avoid personal injury and a staggering hospital bill.
Bicycling causes more emergency room visits for children ages 5-14 who have suffered personal injury than any other sport. In addition, bike crashes are one of the most frequent causes of injury related deaths for young children.
In a victory for those who suffer personal injury due to medical negligence, the Missouri Supreme Court threw out the $350,000 cap on non-economic damages (such as for pain and suffering) in Missouri medical malpractice cases. Under the old cap it did not matter whether you suffered permanent harm such as the loss of a
An 18 year old Johnson County teenager is accused of aggravated criminal sodomy in a case which is shocking and disturbing. The teen faces possible life in prison if she is convicted of the crime she stands accused of. Her alleged victim is just 3 years old.
Lathrop resident, Robert Knapp, 64, was killed last Friday afternoon in the Northland when his vehicle was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven by a 20 year old Kansas City man the wrong way on the ramp from I-29N to I-635S. The driver of the wrong way vehicle was not injured in the wreck.
Highway worker, Curtis James Harlan was hit and killed in a construction zone off I-470 in Topeka this past weekend while he was working on a highway construction project. A sedan driven by a 41 year old Topeka man struck the 22 year old Harlan who was employed with R.A. Knapp Construction based out of