Data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 showed that as many as 200,000 children are seen annually in emergency rooms for playground injuries. While most of them are treated for cuts or fractures, at least 20,000 are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. This discovery led the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to publish some safety tips that caregivers can follow when visiting playgrounds.
One child was killed, and another four people were injured when a speeding motorist crashed into their vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. on June 18 along the perimeter of Sacramento International Airport.
At least 100 cities around the world have begun allowing individuals to use stand-up electronic scooters (e-scooters) in recent years. Researchers have been monitoring the uptick in use of these motor vehicles in California and other states. They've found that reports of e-scooter-related injuries and deaths have steadily increased as more of these vehicles have been introduced to area streets.
When days are hot in California, it can come as a welcome relief to visit a public pool. It doesn't just serve the purpose of cooling you down, but it's also a way to help your child get some energy out while they're out of school for the summer. While it may be easy to think of a Sacramento area public pool as a fun place to visit, they pose many dangers for visitors. Would you know what to do if you or your child got hurt at one of these?
On May 13, the City of Sacramento released documents acknowledging that their office had recently settled a lawsuit filed against them. Their records show that they paid a plaintiff $300,000 back in February for injuries that she suffered on a city sidewalk. She was seriously hurt when she was thrown from her wheelchair after coming upon uneven pavement on a downtown sidewalk back in 2014.
Don't ever make the mistake of thinking that distraction behind the wheel isn't a threat. When people go on social media, take pictures, watch videos and send text messages, they put everyone in danger. Even if it feels safe to do it for "just a second," it's not.
When you find out that you're expecting a child, it's often difficult choosing between the many different products on the market. Some items may come from a longstanding brand and look safe, but they're not really the best choice. You owe it to yourself to read what consumer reviews say about it.
Two elderly females were both struck by a motorist while out walking in a residential neighborhood in Carmichael on the morning of March 22. The incident that claimed a 72-year-old woman's life and seriously injured her friend happened on Arden Way just before 9:30 a.m. A teenage driver is believed to have caused the fatal crash.
Motorcycles are fun, exciting and rooted in a tradition of freedom. They get you out on the open road and they bring back some of that childhood thrill you felt when you first learned to ride a bike. While they're not always a practical choice, you don't buy them for that. You buy them because you love them. It's that experience that is so important to you.
If you're a parent of a teenager, you know how hard it can be to get them to put down the cellphone. They're on it all the time, taking pictures, texting friends and going on social media.