Fire at motorcycle shop

By on Oct 16, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

The San Antonio Fire Department had a novel sort of motorcycle incident to respond to recently. Instead of rushing out to the highways for a collision or a “spill” (when a motorcyclist falls from his bike), the department headed to a strip mall. That was the location that more than 20 units responded to after they received a call about a fire in a motorcycle shop. The blaze was bad enough that it was graded a two-alarm fire, but that was mostly due to the weather. Thankfully, though the fire was bad, no one was injured, and the fire didn’t spread to any other shops. At 2:40 on Tuesday, October 10, the fire department arrived at a motorcycle shop in a strip mall. The shop, called Big Harry’s, was filled with smoke and flames. Big Harry, man or shop, has yet to speak to the public about the event. The last update on the store’s Facebook page is dated at September 1 and simply recounts...

Distracted Driving, a Form of Driver Error

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Besides driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), there are other forms of dangerous road behavior which continue to compromise the safety of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders. As identified by the NHTSA, these are reckless driving, overspeeding or driving at a speed that is unsafe on a particular road condition, and distracted driving, which is now the second major cause of road crashes. Distracted driving takes different forms, so many of which are very ordinary acts, making drivers fail to realize that they are already being distracted. Besides cell phone use (use a hands-free or hand-held phone to text, call someone or answer someone’s call), which is currently identified as the most common form of driver distraction, distractions behind the wheel include: talking or arguing with a passenger; eating; reaching for an object, like...

DUI Accidents

By on Feb 26, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Alcohol and drugs have negative effects on the body, making their users more vulnerable to traffic accidents. The worst cases of these accidents involve innocent parties, such as passengers, other car drivers, pedestrians, and bystanders. Effects on Body Alcohol and drugs can impair their users, compromising their driving skills and other faculties. The following are the most common effects on the body: Drowsiness Limited comprehension skills Limited reaction time Poor body coordination Poor judgment on the road Tendency to be reckless Vision problems Injuries in Accidents Many DUI accidents involve high speed, because DUI drivers have the tendency to be reckless. For this reason, many DUI accidents result into bodily injury. The following are the most common injuries one can sustain: Head injury: Facial disfigurement and brain trauma are common among DUI accidents, as heads can hit...

Car Accidents: The Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injury in the U.S.

By on Oct 22, 2016 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Car Accidents: The Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injury in the U.S. The spinal cord is one of the human body’s most delicate and sensitive parts. It is a bundle of nerve tissues and support cells, and it forms the central nervous system together with the human brain. The brain serves as the body’s command center, while the spinal cord serves as the pathway where all messages from the brain are carried to the different parts of the body and vice versa. A spinal cord injury can damage the vertebrae, the ligaments or spinal column disks, or the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury, which is caused by a knife or gunshot would that cuts and pierces the spinal cord or a sudden, forceful blow to the spine, can fracture, crush, dislocate, or compress an area of the vertebrae. A non-traumatic spinal cord injury, on the other hand, may be a result of cancer, arthritis, infections,...