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Police officer responds to accident, gets hit by another car

An officer with the Fairview Park Police Department responded to a four-vehicle wreck in Ohio. He wound up getting hit by a fifth car while at the scene.

The crash happened out on Interstate 480 on Jan. 17, 2018, a Wednesday. The calls came in right around 9 in the morning, telling police of a four-car crash. Multiple officers were dispatched to respond. The crash was close to West 220th Street.

Preventing electrical injuries in the workplace

Working with electricity can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the right precautions. When you deal with electricity in the workplace, your employer should have certain safety requirements in place to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.

As a worker, it never hurts to keep updated on the safe use of electricity to prevent future accidents. The following tips are some basic safety reminders for those who work with electricity occasionally.

The most dangerous mistakes that drivers make

As a driver, it is important to stay updated on how you can improve your skills and stay safe on the road. You have a legal duty to act safely on the road and to always drive with cation and care. It is a criminal offense to act dangerously as a driver on the road.

One of the most common errors that drivers make is, unfortunately, very dangerous, and you can lose your license or face jail time as a result. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is more common than many people think, and it puts everyone on the road in danger. Alcohol severely reduces response times in drivers, and it also makes them more likely to engage in risk and drive recklessly.

2 injured in head-on crash, drunk driver not at fault

When a drunk driver is found at the scene of an accident, it is easy to assume that the intoxicated driver is at fault for the crash. However, in a recent crash in Orange, police determined that the drunk driver was not at fault for the collision.

The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m., on Emery Road. According to police, a 52-year-old woman in a Kia SUV was hit head-on when she attempted to go around a vehicle that was in the road. The other driver, a 66-year-old man from Solon, was injured in the crash. According to police, he had difficulties giving police his driver's license. He allegedly told police that he had been at the casino.

Have bedsores caused concern regarding nursing home neglect?

Throughout life, your parents may have been the ones to make difficult decisions relating to your care and upbringing. Since you have reached adulthood, you may have a greater appreciation for the battles they likely had with themselves when it came to making particularly hard choices. Now that your parent has reached a point in which he or she can no longer care for him or herself, you may face a difficult predicament of your own.

Though many options for elder care exist, you may still have struggled to find the best choice for your loved one. However, after settling on utilizing a nursing home, you may have felt that professional care was the best option. Unfortunately, concerns may have come about regarding whether your elderly parent is facing neglect.

Nursing home residents can be victims of dosage errors

People who reside in nursing homes are vulnerable and require a high amount of monitoring and care. They depend on their caregivers to provide for them physically and emotionally, and their caregivers have a duty to ensure that all of their needs are being attended to. This is especially true for the medication that they receive, since their life can depend on them receiving the correct dosage at all times.

The consequences of dosage errors

Dealing with a dog bite in Ohio

Being the victim of a dog bite can be an upsetting and traumatic experience. What's more, it is very common to be injured by the dog of a friend or a member of your community, so you may feel confused about what you should do about the situation, especially when you have had to pay for medical costs as a result.

In situations such as these, it is important to understand the rights that you have as a victim of violence and aggression brought about by a dog, and the responsibilities the dog owner had in regard to keeping you safe.

Coping with the trauma of a car accident

When driving a car, there are many factors that are out of our own control. This could be the weather, the road in front of us, but most notably, other drivers and their capacity to create damage through their actions.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will know that incidents can occur in a split second, but the damage that is left both mentally and physically can last a lifetime.

What is the abuse risk for people with Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that can affect people both old and young. With over 5 million sufferers in the U.S., it is shockingly common, and widespread suffering is experienced by the families and loved ones who feel helpless to do anything about it.

Many sufferers of Alzheimer's need to receive full-time care, often in a nursing home facility. They are at a very high risk of abuse because it can be difficult for them to alert their loved ones of what is happening.

Preventing Forklift accidents

Forklifts are well-known, as they are present on almost all construction sites. Although most construction workers are familiar with the way they are operated and the safety risks associated with them, they are still responsible for roughly 100 deaths each year, as well as around 62,000 minor injuries and 35,000 major injuries.

Therefore, it's important that construction site managers and construction workers are constantly considering additional ways to ensure safety around forklifts. The following issues are some of the most common in forklift accidents.

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