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Don't neglect psychological injuries following a car crash

In the aftermath of a car crash, people are often focused on healing from their physical injuries and dealing with the damage to their vehicle. It can be easy to neglect the psychological damage that may have resulted from the accident.

New study shows link between opioid use and fatal crashes

We all know about the opioid epidemic in this country. Overuse of opioids -- even prescribed dosages -- can lead to addiction and overdoses. Perhaps less attention has been paid to the impact of opioids on drivers and the safety of all of us on the road -- even when taken as directed.

Mississippi truck driver charged in 2017 crash that killed a man

More than a year after a crash that claimed the life of a 29-year-old Pennsylvania man, a Mantee, Mississippi, truck driver has been charged with multiple offenses including involuntary manslaughter. The chain-reaction crash occurred in Decemember 2017 on Route 28 in O'Hara, Pennsylvania.

How to avoid being a drowsy driving statistic

If you're among the millions who will be traveling to a vacation destination or family gathering this holiday season, one of the biggest dangers you'll face on the road is drowsy drivers. Although driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known causes of car crashes, according to AAA, about 20 percent of all fatal crashes involve at least one driver who dozed off or was operating on insufficient sleep. Nonetheless, nearly one-third of people surveyed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety admitted to driving "when they were so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open" within the past month.

Wet weather requires some simple adjustments for drivers

Rain is a possibility at any time of the year here in Mississippi. However, it seems as though some drivers still haven't learned to make the necessary adjustments to safely navigate the roads in wet weather. You can't control what other drivers do. However, you can take steps to keep yourself and your passengers safe and be prepared when you encounter unsafe drivers.

The importance of reporting suspected drunk drivers

All of us can save a life -- or maybe multiple lives -- by reporting suspected drunk drivers. If you see someone driving erratically and dangerously, you want to stay a safe distance away from them. However, if you can describe the vehicle and its location to a 911 operator, police may be able to get to the driver and pull them over before they hurt someone, including themselves.

Authorities: Driver in crash that killed 4-year-old was drunk

It's been three months since the crash that killed a 4-year-old and injured his 6-year-old sister and mother. The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) has now revealed that the driver who allegedly ran a stop sign in Sunflower County and struck the vehicle carrying the Arkansas family tested "positive for alcohol" in toxicology tests. Photos of the SUV show that the front end was completely crumpled.

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