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CDC Report on Traumatic Brain Injuries

The world of traumatic brain injuries is wide and varied. However, they all have one thing in common: they can lead to permanent consequences not just for these individuals but also for their family members and friends. Furthermore, traumatic brain injuries are also more common than many people realize. According to current data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Sacramento Semi Truck Crash on Business 80

A Sacramento semi truck crash on January 15 left the vehicle partially hanging from an overpass on Business 80. The semi was carrying a load of liquid natural gas at the time, which began leaking. Because of the crash, traffic along Business 80 was backed up to the split with Interstate 80. Drivers were advised to find alternate routes while the spill was contained and the vehicle removed. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one person was injured in the accident and transported to a hospital with injuries that were described as non-life threatening. It has not yet been reported why the incident occurred.

Roundup™ Claim Eligibility: What You Need to Know

Roundup™ claim eligibility can rest on a number of factors. As many of us know, Roundup™ is linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and lawsuits are proceeding in the courts. However, many people are unsure about the status of Roundup™claim eligibility. This article will walk you through the reasons necessary to be involved in a lawsuit against Bayer AG, the company that purchased Monsanto in 2018. First, let’s review what Roundup™ is and how it is affecting humans around the world.

Gas Line Rupture in Sacramento Causes Massive Traffic Jam

A gas line rupture following a single-vehicle collision at Arden Way and Heritage Lane resulted in an injury to the driver sometime before 7:20 the morning of January 9 and caused long traffic delays throughout the area. The accident occurred outside Arden Fair Mall when the driver, for unknown reasons, ran into a pipeline that carries natural gas, causing it to rupture. All the Arden Way lanes were shut down to traffic from Ethan Way to Harvard Street as workers with PG&E arrived to contain the gas leak, and clean up was commenced. It was about 8:45 before the gas could be shut off.

Self Driving Trucks Scheduled to Roll Out Nationwide

According to a new report by McKinsey & Co., self-driving trucks are expected to roll out in several stages before a conversion to driverless vehicles takes place. A report released by the company in September 2018 indicated that profits in the trucking industry are expected to jump by 40 percent by 2030 because it will save that much in operating costs. As part of the process of conversion to self-driving trucks, indoor drones and collaborative robots will be working side-by-side with humans in logistics as trucks will be carrying heavier cargo.

New 2019 California Driving Laws

As the new year rolls in and Chico residents prepare to follow through with their resolutions, area drivers can also expect a new set of vehicle-related regulations for California roadways. These changes were approved by the state legislators in 2018 and will be enforced by all state authorities effective on January 1, 2019. The laws include new provisions for license plates, smog testing, motorized scooters, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and more. Because these new laws will affect the lives of most people who use California roads, Chico residents may want to get familiar with some of the more important ones as the new year begins.

Bull Bars Can Cause Serious Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Over the past few decades, there have been numerous advances that have been made in the field of automobile safety. These advances have led to a reduction in the rates of serious injuries and fatalities that occur in auto accidents. They include the implementation of seatbelts, airbags, cross-traffic alert systems, lane-departure assist, and rearview cameras. Unfortunately, some of the improvements that are meant to increase vehicle safety can also lead to severe injuries.

Diabetes and Driving: Low Sugar is Dangerous

In recent years, there has been a lot of attention paid to obesity and its complications, which include diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. When someone has been diagnosed with diabetes, this often leads to a major shift in their lifestyle. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, diabetes has become more common than ever before. Some of the statistics that have been published by the American Diabetes Association on diabetes include:

Motor Vehicle Recalls Affect Toyota Safety

Toyota has issued massive motor vehicle recalls that affects model years of more than a decade of Toyota Land Cruisers and Tacomas. In addition, a motor vehicle recall is being made for the Lexus LX 570. The recalls of these more than 130,000 vehicles are voluntary, and no plans have been made yet by Toyota to do repairs. However, the company expects to notify all owners and address the problem sometime in February 2019. Owners may have their questions about the motor vehicle recalls answered by calling (800) 331-4331, which is the Toyota Experience Center or (800) 255-3987 for Lexus models.