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How Safe Are School Buses?

Is Your Child Really Safe on the School Bus? Call it naiveté, or perhaps simple trust in the majority of people, but there are some things in life that one just expects to be safe. For many, sending their child off to school in a school bus, one of the most widely used methods of public transportation, is one of them. But just how safe are school buses, really? It’s been a big week for school-bus related news in North … read more»

Article Categories Child Safety & Injury, General

Children Across the U.S. Harmed by Detergent Pods

Attractive Packaging May Make Detergent Pods More Dangerous Seemingly harmless and fantastically convenient at first glance, detergent pods may in fact generate more danger than meets the eye. A recent study of data from Poison Control Centers from 2012 through 2013 suggests that the attractive and inconspicuous packaging of the pods may draw children to them. The study found that throughout the two years observed, there were 17,230 poison center calls regarding young children and the … read more»

Article Categories Child Safety & Injury, General, Product Liability

Fight Bullying On Unity Day

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 marks the 4th annual Unity Day to fight bullying. Unity Day, founded in 2011 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, was developed to show support for children and teens who are currently being bullied, or have experienced bullying in the past. In 2006 PACER launched National Bullying Prevention Month to be celebrated annually in October, in order to spread awareness about the severity of bullying. Since launching Unity Day in 2011, the … read more»

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Cary Teen Charged In Tragic Fatal Car Wreck

A teenage driver in a fatal car accident near Panther Creek High School has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, Police reported on Thursday. Spencer Saunders, 16, a sophomore at Panther Creek High School, was driving two siblings, Laura Yost, 15, and Ryan Yost, 16, to school last Tuesday morning, September 16th, when the collision occurred. Both Laura and Ryan were taken to Duke University Hospital following the crash with injuries, Laura’s more … read more»

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New York City Uber Drivers Unhappy with Compensation

Car Service Uber Faces Issues with Employee Wages New York City Uber drivers lined up outside of the company’s Queens-based office Monday in protest for the second time since September 8. The drivers, unsatisfied with the car service’s low fares, demanded that the company increase fares for its uberX division, Uber’s lowest-cost option. Uber, an innovative car service available in numerous cities across 45 countries, including Raleigh, aims to offer reasonable fares, clean cars and … read more»

Article Categories Business Law

Robin Williams’ Death Reminds Us of Importance of Suicide Awareness in North Carolina

The world lost a comedic genius this week when actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away at age 63 due to apparent suicide. As his family, the Hollywood community and fans across the world mourn the loss of one of comedy’s most brilliant legends, his death also brings to light the harsh reality of depression and the effects it may have on its victims. The death of Williams comes as both a devastation and a shock to … read more»

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Raleigh News Station WRAL Investigates Helmet Safety

Are High School Football Helmets Safe? In mere weeks, high school football fields across the nation will light up on Friday nights, stands filled with cheering fans. One of the most popular sports in America, football seems innocent enough; after all it’s just a game, right? Perhaps it’s more dangerous than most realize. According to High School OT, a WRAL and ESPN-produced website, each year 250,000 teen boys visit emergency rooms across the nation with sports-related … read more»

Article Categories Personal Injury, Sports Accidents

Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred at about 11PM at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. The pedestrian, Jesse Lemar Lawrence of Holly Springs, was taken to WakeMed hospital, where he died on Sunday. Lawrence was 33-years-old. 20-year-old Gilbert … read more»

Article Categories DUI, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

Pledge to Pool Safely This Summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. This summer the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking children and parents, alike, to take a pledge to “Pool Safely” in an effort to spread awareness around pool safety. Pool Safely is an ongoing campaign by the CPSC to educate the public about pool safety, pool product recalls and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa … read more»

Article Categories Child Safety & Injury, Water Safety

Truck Safety Questioned After Fatal Crash Left Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition

A fatal crash that left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition Saturday has raised questions about the safety of commercial truck driving and driver schedules. The accident occurred early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township, NJ as a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia failed to slow down for traffic ahead. Though driver Kevin Roper swerved at the last minute, his truck ultimately collided with the Mercedes limo bus that carried Morgan and several friends. The fatal crash left comedian … read more»

Article Categories Motor Vehicle Accidents
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