Overnight car accident on I-95 sends 6 adults, 3 kids to hospital

August 12th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

A multi-vehicle collision Sunday night on I-95 in West Palm Beach sent a total of nine people to the hospital, authorities report, including three children, two Florida Highway Patrol officers and a West Palm Beach fire captain. Luckily, none of the injuries were considered life threatening, according to an FHP spokesperson. This was apparently a […]

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Serious injuries to adult, child in Lake Lulu watercraft accident

July 30th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Two Winter Haven men took two boys for an afternoon of fun at the lake on Saturday, but the day did not end up that way. Both boys, aged 9 and 10, and a 31-year-old man sustained serious injuries when the inner tube they were riding in slammed into a Lake Lulu dock. All three […]

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Study: a toppling TV injures 1 child every half hour in the US

July 23rd, 2013 - by niftyadmin

According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, more than 17,000 children are injured in the U.S. every year by a TV falling and striking them. That calculates out to an average of one such injury every half hour. Furthermore, the rate of these completely preventable injuries rose substantially between 1990 and 2012, the […]

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CDC: traumatic brain injuries up 60 percent among youth athletes

July 19th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of youth athletes sustaining traumatic brain injuries is frighteningly on the rise. Based on the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the number of kids under 19 suffering brain trauma from collisions during recreational sports rose by a shocking 60 percent between 2001 and […]

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