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September 2014 Archives

What's the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash?

Rhode Island residents may benefit from reviewing the penalties for motorists who flee the scene of an accident. Drivers involved in an accident causing death, personal injuries or property damage are required to stop immediately, without obstructing traffic, and remain on-scene until police arrive. Anyone who knowingly fails to stop after an accident with personal injury may be subjected to a one to five-year license revocation, up to $5,000 in fines and up to five years behind bars.

Texting while driving linked to auto wrecks

For Rhode Island residents, leaving home without their cellphones can be very inconvenient. However, by using a mobile device while driving, motorists might encounter troubles that are more serious. According to a recent report by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash as compared with drivers who are not distracted.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Hobbies

Victims of traumatic brain injury should develop a hobby that will provide many benefits. A hobby will help fill the void that exists after suffering a traumatic brain injury and will provide something for the victim to do other than sitting around doing nothing.

Chiari I Malformation - Awareness

September is Chiari Awareness Month. This designation is made to raise awareness of Chiari malformation and to help raise funds for programs and research to benefits people living with Chiari malformation. It is important for everyone to be aware of what Chiari I malformation is and the devastating effects it can have.

Family of fatal crash victim must wait longer for verdict

The Rhode Island man who police say is responsible for his girlfriend's death in a car accident has withdrawn his no contest plea with the result that the case may go to trial. The father of the deceased woman expressed disappointment that the case that the family has waited more than two years to see resolved will now carry on longer.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Rhode Island

Driving a motorcycle does not provide a biker or passenger the same physical protection as a car or truck may afford. It is important for those operating a motor vehicle to remain aware of bikers on the roadway. When a motorcycle crash occurs, it can inflict serious injuries to a motorcyclist. A late evening motorcycle crash recently took place on a Rhode Island highway that was serious enough to close down one side of the road.

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