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FDA lists symptoms of warning signs when taking Pradaxa

In its report, the Food and Drug Administration advises not to stop taking Pradaxa without first consulting your health care provider, but it also alerts people to the fact the FDA is investigating "serious bleeding events" in patients who are taking the blood thinner. Pradaxa is used to prevent strokes with heart rhythm problems (specifically, atrial fibrillation).

Truckers and distracted driving: NHTSA statistics reveal a danger

We have frequently posted about the dangers of phone-related distractions while driving. Like most other traffic hazards, these risks are amplified when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a large truck. Although interstate truck drivers are prohibited from using a cell-phone while driving on interstate routes, federal statistics report that five percent of semi-truck crashes involved a distracted driver.

Truckers and distracted driving: NHTSA statistics reveal a danger

We have frequently posted about the dangers of phone-related distractions while driving. Like most other traffic hazards, these risks are amplified when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a large truck. Although interstate truck drivers are prohibited from using a cell-phone while driving on interstate routes, federal statistics report that five percent of semi-truck crashes involved a distracted driver.

High Speed Police Chase Kills San Antonio 3-Year-Old

San Antonio police chased a drug suspect along an interstate last week until the suspect smashed into another car containing a family of six. The car crash killed one of the family's sons and hospitalized three other children with severe injuries, raising questions regarding whether high speed chases are worth the risk.

High Speed Police Chase Kills San Antonio 3-Year-Old

San Antonio police chased a drug suspect along an interstate last week until the suspect smashed into another car containing a family of six. The car crash killed one of the family's sons and hospitalized three other children with severe injuries, raising questions regarding whether high speed chases are worth the risk.

Animal control policy changing in Fort Worth, TX

When the operators of animal shelters feel crunched, the trouble seems to fall on the animals, at least according to the Human Society, which, as Scott Nishimura reports for the Star-Telegram, is none too pleased about recent changes to animal control policy in Fort Worth.

Fuel truck hit a car, exploded and killed a motorist

A trucking accident claimed another life over the weekend. While a 19-year-old motorist was driving early Sunday morning, a double-tanker semi-truck slammed into his car. The tanker truck accident caused both tanks of fuel to ignite, killing the teenage motorist while the truck driver ran to safety.

Fuel truck hit a car, exploded and killed a motorist

A trucking accident claimed another life over the weekend. While a 19-year-old motorist was driving early Sunday morning, a double-tanker semi-truck slammed into his car. The tanker truck accident caused both tanks of fuel to ignite, killing the teenage motorist while the truck driver ran to safety.

Broken down truck triggers multiple crashes, five people died

A one-mile stretch of road saw two truck accidents and five fatalities on an early morning last week. The crashes occurred after a third truck broke down in the roadway, causing a traffic jam. In one of the truck accidents, an 18-wheeler slammed into two cars, killing a family of four.

Broken down truck triggers multiple crashes, five people died

A one-mile stretch of road saw two truck accidents and five fatalities on an early morning last week. The crashes occurred after a third truck broke down in the roadway, causing a traffic jam. In one of the truck accidents, an 18-wheeler slammed into two cars, killing a family of four.

Utility Technicians Trigger Home Gas Explosion, Seriously Burned

Three gas company employees were involved in a propane explosion this week. All three are still hospitalized with critical burn injuries. The accident occurred in a residential home while the men tried to install new equipment.

San Antonio road ups the speed limit to 85, the highest in U.S.

A local toll road connecting San Antonio to Austin has a new speed limit of 85 miles per hour. This stretch of road is now the fastest in the nation. However, some critics are concerned that higher speeds will lead to higher rates of car crashes. Crashes at extremely high speeds are more likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities.

San Antonio road ups the speed limit to 85, the highest in U.S.

A local toll road connecting San Antonio to Austin has a new speed limit of 85 miles per hour. This stretch of road is now the fastest in the nation. However, some critics are concerned that higher speeds will lead to higher rates of car crashes. Crashes at extremely high speeds are more likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities.

Texas sheriff arrests trucker for drunk driving in 18-wheel semi

Texas law enforcement averted a potentially catastrophic accident last week by apprehending a drunk driver behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler loaded with jet fuel. Although all DWIs are dangerous, drunk truck drivers can cause extremely devastating wrecks because the vehicles involved are much larger and harder to control.

Texas sheriff arrests trucker for drunk driving in 18-wheel semi

Texas law enforcement averted a potentially catastrophic accident last week by apprehending a drunk driver behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler loaded with jet fuel. Although all DWIs are dangerous, drunk truck drivers can cause extremely devastating wrecks because the vehicles involved are much larger and harder to control.

Study indicates that over half of crash deaths involve drugs or alcohol

A new study used a federal agency's traffic fatality data to look at the relationship between alcohol or drug consumption and deadly crashes. The numbers are sobering: 57 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for at least one substance at the time of death.

Study indicates that over half of crash deaths involve drugs or alcohol

A new study used a federal agency's traffic fatality data to look at the relationship between alcohol or drug consumption and deadly crashes. The numbers are sobering: 57 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for at least one substance at the time of death.

Another bus-truck crash kills two kids and both drivers

Last week we covered an accident involving a Texas school bus and a semi-truck. A similar wreck occurred this week. Unlike last week's crash that which merely injured several children, this week's bus accident did kill two kids and both drivers.

Another bus-truck crash kills two kids and both drivers

Last week we covered an accident involving a Texas school bus and a semi-truck. A similar wreck occurred this week. Unlike last week's crash that which merely injured several children, this week's bus accident did kill two kids and both drivers.

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