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John Bryson: Did Seizures Lead to Car Accidents?

John Bryson: Did Seizures Lead to Car Accidents?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Now that Secretary of Commerce John Bryson has taken medical leave after a seizure apparently caused him to hit two cars in California, medical experts are scratching their heads about how a seizure could have caus…

Car Plunges Into Calif. Family’s Swimming Pool

Car Plunges Into Calif. Family’s Swimming Pool

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A mother in California awoke on Mother’s Day to find more than just breakfast in bed or roses on the table. She found, instead, a silver Lexus at the bottom of her family’s swimming pool.  The car…

Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

Thinkstock/Getty Images(WEST ALLIS, Wis.) — Two unrelated car accidents claimed the lives of a mother and her son early Sunday morning in West Allis, Wis.Mary Moore, 45, was struck by a car, while lying in the street at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday mor…

Soldiers More Apt to Get into Car Accidents at Home After Deployments

Soldiers More Apt to Get into Car Accidents at Home After Deployments

Creatas/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Overseas duty appears to affect the driving behavior of returning military personnel, making these motorists more careless on the roads, according to a survey by a major insurer of the armed forces and their fa…

Teen Driver Deaths Increase in First Half of 2011: New Report

Teen Driver Deaths Increase in First Half of 2011: New Report

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of 16 and 17-year-old drivers killed in automobile-related incidents increased 11 percent during the first six months of the year 2011, according to a new report.Data released by the Governors Highway Safety …

Pot Smoking Raises Risk of Fatal Car Crashes

Pot Smoking Raises Risk of Fatal Car Crashes

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Driving after smoking pot can double a person’s risk of being in a serious or fatal car crash, according to a review of studies published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.While it may seem like the revie…

Massive Pileup in Texas Blamed on Fog

Massive Pileup in Texas Blamed on Fog

Comstock/Thinkstock(PORT ARTHUR, Texas) — Dozens were injured, some of them critically, following a huge pileup Thursday on a southeast Texas highway that involved as many as 60 cars.“We just had a chain reaction,” Jefferson County Sherrif…

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