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October 2014 Archives

What to do in mass fire situations

Denver residents might be interested in learning what to do if a mass fire occurs. It is helpful to understand the correct steps to take in a mass casualty situation so that one can respond appropriately and render necessary first aid as needed. Moreover, prompt care may make the difference between life and death for some individuals who have suffered burns in such a situation.

Auto-pedestrian accidents kill thousands each year

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic accidents involving pedestrians occur with alarming frequency across the United States. Thousands of pedestrians are killed and tens of thousands are injured each year in traffic incidents. It might surprise Colorado residents to hear that, based off of data compiled for the year 2012, a pedestrian dies on account of accident-related injuries every two hours in America.

Collision with vehicle in Colorado kills pedestrian

The Lone Tree Police Department responded to a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Oct. 3. The authorities reported that the accident happened around 10:11 p.m. when a 52-year-old Englewood man attempted to cross the road at Oswego Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Medication error and resulting injuries are preventable

A 2006 study from the Institute of Medicine found that every year at least 1.5 million people suffer adverse consequences from preventable medication errors. Following the study's release, states like Colorado sprang into action by passing laws aimed at reducing the instances of medication error.

The various costs related to crashes

Colorado drivers may not be aware of the many economic costs associated with traffic accidents. In 2010 alone, the financial ramifications of auto accidents across the country amounted to approximately $1 trillion, according to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That figure includes the loss of productivity and the loss of life that often result from motor vehicle accidents.

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