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Blog Archive - May, 2020


131 Articles

Driver Who Killed Worker Facing DUI Charges in Virginia Beach

May 31, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA- Cbs17.com writes that a motorist was arrested for driving under the influence at the time of a collision that tragically killed a survey worker on Interstate 64. The incident took place in Norfolk when the driver, who was traveling eastbound, lost control of his car and veered across the median and into the westbound traffic lanes. The motorist then overcorrected and went back into the median before striking an embankment and sending his car into the air.*

Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic York County Crash with Car

May 31, 2020

YORK COUNTY, SC- Wbtv.com writes that a car and a motorcycle collided this week in York County, leaving one person dead. The victim was reportedly traveling on a motorcycle on Leslie Highway when a car turned in front of him. The crash caused the motorcyclist to be ejected from his vehicle.* 

Teen Drivers at Risk During the 100 Deadliest Days

May 30, 2020

TAMPA, FL- Wkrg.com writes that as we head into summer, teen drivers are entering the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. The AAA states that 30 percent of fatalities involving teenagers take place during the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. With teens out of school, they have more time to be out on the road, which increases the risk of them being involved in a collision.*

Boat Safety Tips in Georgia

May 27, 2020

ALBANY, GA- Wtvm.com writes that the boating season is gearing up in Georgia and with so many people heading out on the water, it is important that everyone remember to practice safe boating habits. A spokesperson for Georgia Power offered boaters some advice on how to stay safe while enjoying the state’s waterways.*

Drunk Driver Kills a 91-Year-Old Veteran in Cobb County, Georgia (GA)

May 26, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a man who killed a 91-year-old man was drunk at the time of the deadly incident. The crash took place in February but has been under investigation since then. Blood tests and a breathalyzer test showed that the driver was under the influence, and this week charges were filed in relation to the deadly incident.*

Large Truck Jackknifes Closing Interstate 495 in Chevy Chase, Maryland (MD)

May 26, 2020

CHEVY CHASE, MD- Wusa9.com writes that a large truck was involved in a severe wreck this week that injured the driver. The incident took place in the very early morning on Interstate 995. The truck involved jackknifed, and the driver became trapped inside of the vehicle. The trailer was transporting test tubes at the time of the incident. The wreck led to fuel spilling on the interstate.*

Hit-and-Run Driver Jumps Curb and Severely Injures 89-Year-Old Pedestrian

May 26, 2020

BROOKHAVEN, GA- Northwestgeorgianews.com writes that a driver struck and severely injured a pedestrian this week in Brookhaven. The incident occurred on Peachtree Road in the early evening when the victim was walking on the sidewalk. The 89-year-old woman was walking from the Atler at Brookhaven Apartment complex when a 2012 Toyota Camry drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk where it struck the victim.*

Self-Driving Truck Company Closes Down

May 25, 2020

USA- Jalopnik.com writes that self-driving trucks are getting a lot of attention as these vehicles hit the road, already transporting goods. Starsky Robotics had some impressive milestones, including being the first company to have an autonomous truck operate on a public road. However, the company is now closing its doors.

Moody Airman Dies in Tragic Crash in Georgia

May 25, 2020

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA- The valdostadailytimes.com writes that an airman from the Moody Air Force Base was killed in a tragic crash this week in Lanier County. The victim, identified as a 26-year-old man, was reportedly on an ATV when the incident occurred.*

Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes

May 25, 2020

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, plague the bedridden and the elderly. Bedsores are painful and dangerous. Bedsores can easily become infected and threaten the life of the patient. Moreover, healing the bedsore is very difficult. The patient must be periodically moved to relieve the pressure on the point where the sore developed. Nursing home doctors, nurses, and assistants must be cognizant of the problem at all times. However, the care at many nursing homes falls measurably below the appropriate standard of care. The nursing home that refuses or fails to treat bedsores might be committing nursing home abuse. The nursing home abuse attorneys with Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law understand how painful bedsores can be and how quickly one's life can deteriorate once bedsores develop.

Driver Strikes Car, Kills a Grandfather in Cobb County, Georgia (GA)

May 25, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA - Ajc.com writes that a grandfather in Cobb County died in a tragic car crash after a twenty-year-old woman struck the rear of his vehicle while he was sitting at a red light. The incident occurred in the evening when the victim was traveling to his second job. The 58-year-old worked for a finance company and cleaned offices part-time.*

Tragic Crash Kills Two in Liberty County, Georgia (GA)

May 25, 2020

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA- Coastalcourier.com writes that a crash in Liberty County left two people dead this week. The late evening wreck occurred on Highway 84. Reports indicate that a pickup truck traveling westbound drifted into the eastbound lanes of the highway in the area around the Liberty County High School. The Dodge Dakota pickup truck collided head-on with a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling eastbound.*

Rural Roads a Deadly Scene for Georgia Auto Accidents

May 25, 2020

Auto accidents are not always going to be relegated to city streets. Although major metropolitan areas remain clogged with cars, higher death tolls tend to accumulate on rural roads. Multiple lanes, shoulders and medians are all a common sight on roads in major cities like Atlanta. However, they often fail to be a part of many rural roads throughout the state of Georgia. 

Truck Accidents Remain a Threat in Summer Months

May 25, 2020

The summer season means more families take to the road for vacations and excursions. Weekly morning commutes throughout many areas might be a little easier without schools being in session, but highways tend to become packed with traffic during the weekends.

Tragic, Fatal Pedestrian Accident on U.S. Highway 441 in Eatonton, Georgia (GA)

May 25, 2020

EATONTON, Ga. — According to an online report from UnionRecorder.com, law enforcement reported that a 38-year-old man from Eatonton, Georgia, was struck by a car and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.  The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 441 bypass in Eatonton, Georgia.  The victim did not have identification on him, and Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence stated that the man was successfully identified by fingerprint analysis.  The man´s fingerprints were sent to the Macon-Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab, and they were successful in determining the man´s name and information in order to contact the man´s family.*

Rumble Strips Added on Georgia Roads For Driver Safety

May 20, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, GA- 41nbc.com writes that more than 50 percent of deadly collisions occur because of a driver who veers across the center line in the road. The Georgia Department of Transportation is now trying to improve safety for drivers in the state by installing rumble strips on roadways throughout eight different counties.*

Motorcycle Crash Severely Injures Two in Pinellas County, Florida

May 20, 2020

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL- Patch.com writes that two people sustained severe injuries in a crash that occurred in Pinellas County, Florida, during the early afternoon this week. The wreck took place when a tire on the motorcycle blew out on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The motorcycle overturned, causing both the driver and a passenger to be ejected. The victims were identified as a 72-year-old man from St. Petersburg and a 57-year-old woman from Georgia. *

Crash Severely Injures Colquitt County Court Clerk

May 20, 2020

COLQUITT COUNTY, GA- Walb.com writes that a clerk working for the Colquitt County superior court was involved in a severe and tragic accident about six months ago. The incident occurred while the victim was walking on a crosswalk when a car struck her, sending her flying twenty feet through the air.*

Motorcyclist Killed in Tragic Crash with Semi-Truck

May 20, 2020

MIDGEVILLE, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a crash involving a semi-truck and a motorcycle left one person dead in Baldwin County during the afternoon this week. The incident took place on Highway 24 when the motorcyclist was traveling northbound in the right lane, and the semi was in the left lane. The truck attempted to make a right turn into a driveway but failed to see the motorcyclist in the right lane. The motorcyclist collided with the right side of the truck, and both of the vehicles ended up in the driveway. 

Police Officer Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Georgia

May 20, 2020

TUCKER, GEORGIA- Fox5atlanta.com writes a fatal pedestrian crash that took place in Georgia this week in Tucker. The deadly crash occurred in the late evening on Hugh Howell Road near a Wendy’s restaurant. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the officer struck the man while he was crossing the road outside of a designated crosswalk.*

Tragic Forklift Accident Kills Worker in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)

May 20, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC- Myfox8.com writes that a tragic incident in North Carolina killed a worker at a distribution center. The worker was at the BIC Corp. in Charlotte when a forklift accident took place. The emergency responders declared the individual dead at the accident site. The company confirmed that a worker had died, but did not explain any further details regarding what had transpired.*

Construction-Related Closures Suspended for Holiday Weekend in Georgia

May 20, 2020

GEORGIA- Traffic congestion over the holiday weekend will likely be somewhat alleviated in Georgia thanks to the suspension of construction-related closures, according to ALLONGEORGIA.COM. The roads that are expected to be heavily trafficked over the weekend because of tourism will have limited construction-related lane closures starting on Friday and extending through early Tuesday morning.* 

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

May 20, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA- Wtoc.com writes that thousands of crashes occur at intersections in Savannah each year. Some intersections prove to be more hazardous than others. For instance, the WTOC writes that danger zones exist in spots such as White Bluff’s intersection with Abercorn. That intersection has more accidents than any other in the city. The state reported that in recent years, about one out of every five intersection collisions in Savannah resulted in an injury or a fatality.*

NTSB Provides Details Regarding School Bus Accident That Killed Three Siblings in 2018

May 19, 2020

USA- Stnonline.com writes that the National Transportation Safety Board issued a statement regarding their investigation into a school bus incident that took place in Rochester, Indiana, in 2018. Students were at the bus stop located outside of a mobile home park in the early morning when the school bus arrived on the scene. The driver of the bus activated its stop sign arm and its flashing lights but then motioned to the students in an effort to tell them not to cross the road. A car was approaching fast on the 55-mile-an-hour roadway.* 

Crowding is Fuel For Coronavirus

May 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Public health officials warn that living or working in close proximity to others is like kindling for a coronavirus fire. Crowds fuel the spread of infection from the novel coronavirus. Nursing homes nationwide have been hard hit, now medical experts look to places like meatpacking plants and prisons as epicenters of the virus. Health officials expressed their concern in a report published by ABC News. Officials reported that the virus is spreading from tightly packed urban centers like New York City and infesting rural areas because of crowded spaces. Nursing homes are health officials’ primary focus. Still, they are closely monitoring other facilities that place many people in close contact with each other because of the potential that one positive patient could spark an outbreak of the virus. *

Holding An Employer Liable For Hiring and Retaining Employees Who Cause Injury to Others

May 18, 2020

Employers in Georgia have a legal obligation to hire competent employees. Employers have a concurrent duty to fire employees who later become incompetent or dangerous. The safety of the public requires employers to make sure they have not hired workers who have a propensity to injure others. If you suffered injuries at the hands of an employee, or you have a loved one who was killed by an employee, the company who employed that individual might be liable to you for damages. 

Tragic Three Vehicle Crash on Interstate 95 Kills One in Carolina County, Virginia (VA)

May 18, 2020

CAROLINA COUNTY, VA- Insidenova.com writes that a man died in a three-vehicle collision in Carolina County this week. The wreck occurred on Interstate 95 in the southbound lanes. The accident happened in the evening when a driver in a 2010 Ford F-150 was driving northbound on the interstate. For unknown reasons, the 48-year-old operating the pickup truck drifted across the median and into oncoming traffic.*

Skydiving Accident in Titusville Injures Two in Titusville, Florida

May 18, 2020

TITUSVILLE, FL- Wesh.com writes that two people were injured in a skydiving incident this week in Titusville. Reports indicate that the two fell into a person’s front yard after their parachutes failed to open. The two people reportedly dropped from 18,000 feet and were caught on video flailing and twirling as they fell towards the ground.*

Lawsuit Filed After Two Suffer Injuries on Ferris Wheel

May 18, 2020

YORK, PA- Pennlive.com writes that a man and a woman filed a lawsuit after he dropped 25 feet from a Ferris Wheel at the York Fair last year. The victim was reportedly ejected from the gondola, causing him to plummet to the ground while a woman with him was left dangling in the air. The state investigated the incident and determined that the cause of the malfunction was mechanical.* 

Tragic Boat Crash Near Miami Beach Kills One

May 18, 2020

MIAMI BEACH, FL- Wsvn.com writes that one person died in a boat accident that occurred this week in Miami Beach. The victim was a 26-year-old man who was reportedly ejected when two vessels collided. The incident occurred in the late evening close to Star Island and Monument Island.*

Analyzing The Legal Doctrine Of Negligent Entrustment in Georgia

May 15, 2020

Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident by someone who was driving a company vehicle in Georgia? If so, the company might be liable to you for damages because of the company's own wrongdoing under the legal doctrine of negligent entrustment. Pursuing a theory of negligent entrustment might help you recover damages from the company which owned or leased the vehicle involved in the crash that injured you. 

Mobile Nursing Homes Infected with Coronavirus

May 14, 2020

MOBILE, Ala. — COVID-19 deaths continue to rise at one nursing home in Mobile, Ala. Three residents recently died from COVID-19, bringing the total of coronavirus deaths to 20. Three staff members have also died from complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, according to an article on AL.com. The Crowne Health Care center, located on Navco Road in Mobile, indicated that 52 employees have tested positive. 

Massachusetts’ Nursing Homes Ravaged by Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

BOSTON, Mass. — Nursing home residents continue to perish from COVID-19 at an alarmingly high rate. The Boston Herald reported that 138 people died from a COVID-19 infection on Saturday, and 85 of the people killed by the coronavirus lived in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The number of people who died has from complications resulting from an infection from the novel coronavirus will clear the grim level of 5,000 shortly. The infection rate from the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts hangs steady at the third-highest in the country behind New York and New Jersey. There are over 76,000 coronavirus cases in the state, and the number of new infections rises by about 1,500 every day. *

Full Effect of COVID-19 on Managed Care Facilities Unknown

May 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The novel coronavirus has exacted a brutal and unfair toll on nursing homes and long-term health care facilities in the United States. The figures are hard to fathom. In fourteen states that have reported COVID-19 nursing home statistics, at least half of the dead in the entire state lived in a nursing home. In another twelve states, nursing home deaths comprised one out of every three coronavirus deaths in those states. National Public Radio reports that the states which have not reported figures to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must do so by Friday. According to reports, eighteen states declined to publish nursing home statistics.  Experts anticipate the statistics will be shocking when all 50 states report. *

One Third of U.S. COVID-19 Fatalities Lived or Worked in Nursing Homes

May 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About one out of every three people who have died from the coronavirus lived or worked in long-term healthcare residential facilities in the U.S. A confluence of circumstances make nursing homes around the country dangerous places to live and work as these facilities are often understaffed and the staff are overworked. 

Drunk Driver Causes Tragic Crash in Ringgold, Georgia (GA)

May 13, 2020

RINGGOLD, GA- Newschannel9.com writes that a victim was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver in Ringgold. The wreck occurred in the early afternoon on US 41 close to Clearview Drive. The victim was identified as a 32-year-old man, who was a passenger in the suspect's vehicle. The woman who was driving was a 32-year-old from Dalton.*

Two Injured in Plane Crash in Hampton, Georgia (GA)

May 13, 2020

HAMPTON, GA- 11alive.com writes that a prop plane crashed in Henry County this week, injuring two people. The aircraft came down in a wooded area close to State Route 20 and Bear Creek Boulevard. Reports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) state that the plane was a Cessna 402 that came down in the mid-afternoon.*

Car Fleeing Police Strikes and Kills One, Injures One in Georgia

May 13, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a seventeen-year-old died in a crash this week that occurred during a police chase. The victim was identified as a resident of Decatur. A passenger in the car the victim was driving sustained severe injuries in the wreck as well. The injured passenger is a nineteen-year-old from Stone Mountain.*

Nursing Homes in Mercer County, NJ Hit Hard by Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

MERCER COUNTY, N.J. — At least one resident in thirteen Mercer County, N.J. nursing homes has reported a death due to the coronavirus. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities denied or ignored repeated requests for information coming from patients’ families, employees, and the patients themselves. Consequently, the New Jersey Department of Health had to intervene and warn the facilities about their reporting duties.*

865 COVID-19 Cases in Morris County, N.J. Nursing Homes

May 11, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, N.J. — According to an article published on Patch.com, 865 people in Parsippany, N.J., have contracted COVID-19 while residing or working in a nursing home or long-term care facility in Morris County, New Jersey. State health officials have reported about the number of cases in each nursing home in the state with at least one case. The state instituted the new reporting system after receiving numerous complaints from family members of nursing home residents who could not obtain information from the facility. *

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May 11, 2020

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Tragic Crash Reported in Macon County, Georgia (GA)

May 08, 2020

MACON COUNTY, GA- Wgxa.com writes that a woman died this week in a tragic crash that occurred in Montezuma. The victim was identified as a woman who worked with the Montezuma Boys and Girls Club, and who was formerly a teacher with the Macon County School System. The police stated that she was also a volunteer who worked with a food bank in the area.*

Nearly 10,000 Nursing Home Residents in Pennsylvania have COVID-19

May 08, 2020

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania has fared better than some states have to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. Recent figures from the commonwealth indicate that 2,418 people have died from COVID-19. While the number is tragically high, the problem could be worse. Luck controlling the spread of the virus, it seems, ends at the front steps to a nursing home. Over 1,600, or about 66 percent, of COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania, could be traced back to a nursing home or facilities designed to care for seniors. Additionally, 3,000 of the 48,000-plus cases include healthcare workers, according to triblive.com. *

Seven Killed by COVID-19 in Roanoke Nursing Home

May 07, 2020

ROANOKE, Va. — The South Roanoke Nursing Home, located on Franklin Road, has struggled to contain the spread of COVID-19. According to ROANOKE.com, seven residents have died from COVID-19 at the nursing home.  The number of deaths, while tragic, could be worse given the number of residents and staff who have contracted the virus. A spokesperson from the nursing home told ROANOKE.com that 28 staff members are positive for COVID-19. Furthermore, three residents from the nursing home were hospitalized for treatment, and another 33 residents are receiving treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. The spokesperson for the nursing home also indicated that all seven of the residents who fell victim to COVID-19 suffered from other severe illnesses and were also in their 80s and 90s, respectively. *

Nursing Homes in Lakeland, Florida, Under Siege by Coronavirus

May 07, 2020

LAKELAND, Fla. — To date, fourteen residents of the Highlands Lake Center nursing home have succumbed to the novel coronavirus. Loved ones express enormous regret because facilities will not allow people in to see their family members one last time. Three additional residents of another nursing home in Lakeland have also died from COVID-19, according to The Ledger, citing statistics published by the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office. Florida’s Department of Health reported that 62 residents of Highlands Lake Center were positive for COVID-19. Only eight of the 62 did not require hospitalization. In addition, at least 22 staff members have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus. *

More than 16,000 Nursing Home Residents Dead from COVID-19

May 07, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At least 16,000 nursing home residents have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to USA TODAY. The number is inaccurate. Not every state in the country has released statistics about the extent of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. It is safe to assume that every state in the Union has at least one nursing home death of a resident or staff member due to COVID-19. Therefore, at least one out of every four people in the U.S. who died from the novel coronavirus lived or worked in a nursing home. Inadequate testing and lack of personal protective equipment, referred to as PPE, have led to the crisis in our countries’ nursing facilities. *

Nursing Home in Joliet Likely Responsible for 23 COVID-19 Deaths

May 07, 2020

JOLIET, Ill. — Joliet, Illinois, has suffered its share of COVID-19-related deaths, especially at one nursing home in particular. According to a report from News Radio WBBM, 23 people in a nursing home died from COVID-19. The nursing home that suffered the unimaginable tragedy, known as Symphony of Joliet, reported that 22 residents and one staff member died from the coronavirus. The Symphony of Joliet nursing home is one of 26 nursing homes run by the same company in Illinois and Indiana. It is also reported that Joliet’s mayor had asked the state’s Department of Public Health to investigate the reason why a large number of residents became infected and died. *

COVID-19 Continues in Ohio Nursing Homes

May 07, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The coronavirus curve in Ohio refuses to trend downward. State health officials from Ohio are not surprised that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has not shown a significant downward trend because of the large number of nursing home residents and residents in long-term care facilities who tested positive. Health officials say that most nursing home residents are mostly older people who are at an elevated risk of becoming infected. Almost three out of every four coronavirus cases in Ohio are connected to a nursing home or long-term healthcare facility, according to an article appearing on Dispatch.com. Comparatively, only 677 people in Ohio who did not live or work in a nursing home or prison contracted COVID-19. *

Elder Care Patients and Staff Are 20 Percent of All COVID-19 Fatalities in Florida

May 06, 2020

STUART, Fla. — Recently released statistics paint a gruesome picture of life in elder care and nursing facilities in Florida. One out of five people who died from COVID-19 in Florida was either a staff member or a resident in an elder care or nursing facility. According to a report in the TCPalm.COM, 1,400 people living or working in long-term care nursing facilities in Florida have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. Tragically, 126 people out of the 1,400 infected have passed away. Now, elder advocates want Florida’s governor to release the names of the facilities with infections so that people are held accountable for making eldercare living centers healthy places to live. *

Devastating Head-on Collision Kills 2 in Cantonment, Florida (FL)

May 05, 2020

CANTONMENT, Fla. — Two motorists were killed in a violent head-on collision in Cantonment, Fla. According to NorthEscambia.com, the double-fatal crash occurred on Jacks Branch Road. The preliminary reports filed by the troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol describe a violent head-on collision that occurred when a 65-year-old man driving a sports utility vehicle drove out of the travel lane headed north into the opposite travel lane, slamming into a red sedan traveling south. The massive head-on collision killed both of the occupants of the red sedan. The 65-year-old SUV driver was also severely injured in the crash. Troopers have not charged the driver who caused the accident at this time. *

Nursing Homes Under Scrutiny Nationwide for Mishandling Coronavirus

May 05, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly one-fourth of all people who have died from the novel coronavirus either lived or worked in a nursing home or long-term care facility according to the USA TODAY. As a consequence of mounting pressure from family members with loved ones stricken by the virus who lived in nursing homes and other advocacy groups, individual states have begun releasing statistics reflecting the number of dead residents and staff from nursing homes. To date, as many as 16,000 people have died from COVID-19 who lived or worked in a long-term healthcare facility or nursing home. The numbers are probably much higher: only 32 states have published COVID-19 nursing home death statistics, and some of the states that have reported have only provided partial counts. *

Why Nursing Homes Can’t Stop the Coronavirus

May 05, 2020

MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ — One hundred nursing home residents from Maricopa County, Arizona, have died from COVID-19. In mid-April, 735 nursing home residents in Maricopa County facilities tested positive for COVID-19. One-quarter of them were sent to the hospital for advanced treatment, and 103 died as of Saturday. By Sunday, nine additional people who lived in Maricopa County nursing homes were dead. In Arizona, according to a report appearing in AZ Central, nursing home residents and staff are populations who are most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In Arizona, two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths were nursing home residents or staff members. The reason that COVID-19 continues to flourish in nursing homes continues to be investigated. *

COVID-19 Taking Toll in Escambia County Nursing Homes

May 05, 2020

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Nursing homes and long-term healthcare facilities in Escambia County continue to grapple with the explosive and highly virulent novel coronavirus. According to NorthEscambia.com, twelve people have died from complications caused by the novel coronavirus. Eight out of the twelve people who perished to this point were residents or staff members at an Escambia County long-term nursing facility. Two long-term nursing homes have reported four deaths each. A third Escambia County nursing home did not report any COVID-19-related deaths but has recorded numerous patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Residents and staff from long-term health care facilities are equally at risk for sustaining severe complications from COVID-19. *

ATV Crash Tragically Kills One in Pettis County, Missouri (MO)

May 05, 2020

PETTIS COUNTY, MO- Krcgtv.com writes that a woman died after being involved in a crash with an ATV this week. The highway patrol reported that the crash occurred in the late evening close to Allen Road near its intersection with Bertha Road. The victim was identified as a 28-year-old woman from Sedalia. Reports indicate that the victim died at the scene of the accident.*

Collision Avoidance Systems Can Help Police

May 04, 2020

USA- The safety of police officers when they are on the road is a major concern for law enforcement professionals, according to STATETECHMAGAZINE.COM. Traffic accidents are one of the main causes of on-duty police fatalities. In 2018, 31 percent of officers killed on duty died in vehicle-related incidents, including car crashes or motorcycle accidents.*

One Severely Injured in Florida Turnpike Crash

May 04, 2020

OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL- The orlandosentinel.com writes that a crash took place this week on the Florida Turnpike that sent one individual to the hospital. The incident occurred in the early morning in Osceola County in the northbound lanes close to the Yeehaw Junction.*

Three Hospitals in Central Georgia Rated Poorly For Patient Safety

May 04, 2020

MACON, GA – According to an online news report posted on 13wmaz.com, the Leapfrog Group, a national health-care analyst, issued "C" grades to three of Central Georgia's largest hospitals: Houston Medical Center, Navicent Baldwin, and Medical Center-Navicent Health.  The below-average ratings were the results of safety concerns.  The reports disclose safety issues such as errors, and accidents which often result in serious injuries. Navicent-Baldwin increased its rating from a rating of "D" the hospital received last year.  Houston Medical Center's rating fell from a rating of "B" last year to a rating of "C" this year.

A Houston Police Officer Was Killed in a Helicopter Accident

May 04, 2020

HOUSTON, TX – According to an online news report published on ActionNewsJax.com, a police officer from the Houston Police Department was tragically killed in a police helicopter accident on early Saturday morning on May 2, 2020.  The other police officer, who piloted the helicopter, is in critical condition.  The police officers were conducting body recovery search over a nearby bayou, according to law enforcement officials.

A Rash of 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents on I-495 in Montgomery County, Maryland (MD)

May 04, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - May 1, 2020 - According to an online news article published on wusa9.com, the Maryland State Police have issued warnings to commercial truck drivers.  The Maryland State Police are reminding truckers to keep alert and to navigate more carefully, although there are fewer motor vehicles on the roadways.  The warning states that many accidents are occurring because there are fewer automobiles on the road, and this "false sense of security" is causing truckers to let down their guard resulting in a rash of recent truck crashes.  

Police Are Investigating a Fatal Accident in Athens, Georgia (GA)

May 04, 2020

ATHENS, GA - May 3, 2020 - According to a news report on WaltonTribune.com, Athens-Clarke County police officers reported that a northeast Georgia woman was tragically injured in a serious accident on May 2, 2020. The Athens-Clarke County police department responded to an accident at South Ridge Drive and Jefferson River Road. The crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. near U.S. 129 (Jefferson Road).

Tragic Motorcycle Crash Kills Destin Resident

May 04, 2020

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL- Mypanhandle.com writes that a twenty-year-old motorcyclist from Destin died in a crash in Okaloosa County this week. The sheriff's office is currently investigating the tragic collision and has indicated that the victim was ejected from the bike in the wreck.*

Tragic Hit-and-Run Kills One in St. Paul, Minnesota (MN)

May 03, 2020

ST. PAUL, MN- The washingtontimes.com writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian this week in St. Paul in a tragic hit-and-run crash. Police responded to the reports in the early evening and found the severely injured victim. Paramedics also arrived, but the man was declared dead at the scene of the crash.*

Tragic Crash Kills Two on Jones Mill Road in Statesboro, Georgia (GA)

May 03, 2020

STATESBORO, GA- Statesboroherald.com writes that a morning crash in Statesboro left two people dead this week.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Jones Mill Road. The victim was traveling on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway approaching the intersection. The woman’s car and a truck then collided.*

Speed Limits Lowered in Atlanta, Georgia

May 01, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that drivers in Atlanta are going to have to slow down. Recently, the roads have been less crowded due to coronavirus and lockdowns. Soon, drivers will be returning, and many will be surprised to find out that the speed limit has been lowered to 25 miles per hour on most of Atlanta city roads.*

The Deadliest Roads in Florida, The Sunshine State

May 01, 2020

FLORIDA- Lifesly.com writes that Florida has, on average, 650 car crashes every day. The causes of the wrecks often include dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk or distracted motorists, but also may involve weather or mechanical problems with vehicles. Sometimes, statistics reveal that certain roads are experiencing disproportionately high numbers of incidents. When this occurs, there could be a problem with the road itself. For instance, the speed limit may allow drivers to travel at high rates of speed, or the road may have sharp curves that present risks to motorists. In other cases, roads have more crashes because they are heavily trafficked and often congested.*

Tragic Watercraft Incident Kills One in Alabama

April 30, 2020

ALABAMA- Fox10tv.com writes that a boating crash killed one person and injured another. Reports indicate that the victim and a woman were on a personal watercraft when they were struck by a 20-foot-long boat in the early evening. The impact ejected both of the victims, killing the man. It appears that the personal watercraft stopped for unknown reasons, and a boat behind it collided with the smaller vessel. The people on the boat knew the victims, according to reports.*

73 Percent of People Killed by COVID-19 in Steuben County Were Connected to Nursing Homes

April 30, 2020

STEUBEN COUNTY, NY- Stargazette.com writes that 73 percent of the people killed in Steuben County by the coronavirus were individuals connected to long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. At Hornell Gardens, at least six deaths were confirmed, although the actual numbers could be higher. The county would not release additional information about deaths that may have occurred at other nursing facilities in the county.*

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