I must report that a Mission district bicycle car crash caused serious personal injuries a few nights ago.
With sympathy, and frustration I report another San Francisco MUNI vs. pedestrian fatality which occurred last month. The MUNI death happened on Mission St. between 5th and 6th Streets on Sunday, November 13, 2011.Over a month later, this injury news is still important, and should not be hidden and ignored.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends a ban on all personal electronic devices while driving. Despite the new fines imposed in California for texting-while-driving from a cell phone while driving an automobile, I still hear about fatal accidents and serious personal injuries which result from this most obvious form of distracted driving.
Brain injuries are increasingly becoming recognized as serious health concerns in the U.S. From severe traumatic brain injury to relatively mild concussions, blows to head can have lasting negative health consequences. For people with brain injuries and associated conditions like post-concussion syndrome from motor-vehicle accidents, compensation may be available to help with treatment and rehabilitation costs.