The California Highway Patrol has reported that a woman was killed, and nine other road users were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Orange County during the early morning hours of August 23. A 22-year-old Nevada man thought to be responsible was taken into custody at the scene on drunk driving charges, according to media reports. The accident took place on Interstate 5 near Alton Parkway at approximately 1:30 a.m.
Any type of traumatic brain injury is one that has the potential to alter your life forever. If you or a loved one is facing this type of injury, don't hesitate to learn more about common symptoms, treatment options and what to expect in the future.
A single-vehicle crash in Walnut Creek on Aug. 12 led to the deaths of two 18-year-old men. In addition, three 18-year-old women who occupied the vehicle suffered serious injuries. Two women went to John Muir Medical Center for treatment, and police arrested the third women, the driver, on suspicion of DUI. Authorities expect to charge the driver with felony DUI and felony manslaughter.
California residents who are among the 285,000 Americans who suffer from spinal cord ailments may be excited to learn about a groundbreaking new device that has been created by University of Minnesota engineers. The device is a guide for printing 3D cells, and it could eventually be used to provide pain relief to spinal injury patients and possibly enable them to regain control of some muscle functions.
California residents may be aware that the warm summer months see more motorists on the roads. This increase means a greater chance of car collisions and potential injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Car and motorcycle crashes are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries that end in hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A car accident that occurred near San Diego State University on July 22 left six with injuries. The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of College and University avenues in San Diego at about 1:30 p.m.
When you find out that you've suffered a spinal cord injury, one of the first questions you may have is if you're going to be paralyzed. Not every spinal injury results in paralysis, even though it is possible for some individuals.