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San Francisco Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 on Northbound 101

A San Francisco wrong-way crash occurred in the early hours of February 3 that resulted in two fatalities and nine injuries. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Kayla Wilson, age 21 and a San Jose resident, drove her red Volkswagen the wrong way at the Vermont Street exit onto Northbound 101 at around 2:30 a.m. She then crashed into two vehicles before striking a van head-on near the off-ramp for Alemany Boulevard. The CHP reported that Wilson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from her vehicle and died. It has not been reported whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. I want to extend my sympathy and prayers to those who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.

What is a Cerebral Contusion?

An injury of the head or brain can lead to permanent, long-lasting health complications. These injuries can impact friends and family members in addition to the individual involved in the traumatic accident. In some cases, these traumatic brain injuries can make it difficult to return to normal daily activities. Like other medical problems, there are lots of different types of traumatic brain injuries. One of these is termed a cerebral contusion, which has the potential to cause life-changing complications.

Surgery for a Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Children are vulnerable and need to be protected. Some of the top killers of children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the New York Times, are unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide. When it comes to accidental injuries, many of these come from car collisions. According to a recent article that was published by the New York Times:

Traumatic Brain Injury Acute Treatment

Every head injury is serious and deserves the attention of a trained medical professional. When people suffer an impact to the head or neck area, this can lead to lifelong complications which can affect not only the individuals but also their family and friends. For this reason, it is essential for everyone to know about the acute treatment of a neurological injury. Based on some of the statistics published by Brain and Spinal Cord:

Traumatic Brain Injury Long-Term Complications

Traumatic accidents can lead to numerous injuries which include bone fractures, organ damage, and even head injuries. One of the most serious injuries that someone could sustain is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When someone suffers a blow to the head, it could impact the way that the brain functions. Unlike other injuries in which someone often makes a full recovery, neurons in the brain do not regenerate. This is what makes neurological damage so severe. Based on numbers that have been published by the website Brainline:

Diagnosing a Brain Bleed: Traumatic Brain Injury

When an individual is involved in a traumatic accident, countless injuries might result. Some of these injuries can be relatively minor, such as bumps, bruises, and cuts. Others can be devastating, life-altering injuries. This is what happens when someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unfortunately, thousands of families are irreparably damaged every year because of a brain injury suffered by a loved one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Warning Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

If somebody sustains a blow to the head or neck area, time is of the essence. Because this can lead to neurological injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) warning signs must be identified quickly. Unfortunately, far too many families understand the damage that a brain injury can cause. Countless families every year have to deal with the aftermath of a loved one who will never be the same. Based on statistics that have been published recently by the Brain Injury Association:

Mechanisms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic accidents span an entire spectrum from minor fender benders to major multi-car pileups. Like the accidents themselves, injuries range in their severity as well. One of the most severe injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This term refers to an injury that has an impact on the overall function of the brain. Furthermore, head and brain injuries are more common than many people think. According to statistics that have been released by the American College of Neurological Surgeons (AANS):

Types of Headaches After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Headaches span the entire spectrum. Some people may not even notice their headache. Others could suffer from headaches because of a life-threatening situation. Some of the key points published by the World Health Organization regarding headaches include:

The Glasgow Coma Scale for a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are among some of the most severe medical emergencies. These injuries can occur after a major motor vehicle collision, a minor slip and fall, or anything in between. Unfortunately, many families experience firsthand what a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can do to an individual. Furthermore, they are far more common than many people think. According to statistics that have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):