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How Can I Protect My Children from Deadly Sports Injuries?

As school starts up again, parents are starting to enroll their children in school sports and other activities. As parents in New Jersey, it’s crucial that you understand the dangers that your child might face while he or she is practicing or playing a game. What Public Information Has Been Given on Deadly Sports Injuries? Ever since the famous studies involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in deceased professional football players went public, additional safety reforms have been put into place. In 2010, the state of New Jersey required all school districts to have policies on how they would address concussions or possible concussions in student athletes. Within a few years, New Jersey’s high school doctors, trainers and coaches were receiving extensive concussion training to better responses to head injuries. More than 25,000 New Jersey children from ages 6 to 14 play football. A study earlier this year showed that…
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How Common Are Amusement Park Accidents?

New Jersey is home to multiple amusement parks and water parks. During this time of year, many of you may visit these establishments with your families. However, amusement parks can also be dangerous in some cases. Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show emergency rooms treated 30,000 amusement park injuries during 2016. There have also been multiple high-profile amusement park accidents that made national news in the past few years. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died while riding a waterslide at a Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Recent court documents suggest the waterslide’s design made it extremely dangerous. Another accident in 2017 at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. In this case, a ride broke apart in mid-air because it suffered from corrosion. What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? Amusement park accidents involving rides can be caused by: Mechanical failures. Accidents can occur when the…
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Recent Car Accidents Call the Safety of Self-Driving Technology into Question

A pedestrian accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle has called the safety of self-driving technology into question. In late March, a 49-year-old woman was struck and killed by the Volvo XC90 SUV while she was walking a bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. The fatal collision occurred even though the driverless vehicle had an operator sitting in the driver’s seat. There is new information about this accident, including video footage from the vehicle’s internal and external cameras. In the footage, you can see that the operator’s eyes are not on the road for several seconds. Moments later, the vehicle crashes into the woman as she is crossing the street. The operator must take control of the autonomous vehicle during emergencies. Internal documents and sources who spoke with the New York Times suggest Uber was having trouble with its autonomous vehicles before the crash. According to the article, Uber’s…
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