The 4th of July is often cited as one of the most dangerous days to drive, and motorcycles carry an even higher degree of risk -- no matter what day it is -- than passenger cars. This year, both of those statistics came together in Illinois, as a motorcycle accident on the holiday took one life.
When you get care from a nurse or any other medical professional, you need that person to be alert and ready to give you high-caliber care every step of the way. Unfortunately, many nurses battle serious fatigue issues, and some experts believe the problem is getting worse. Tired nurses may make mistakes that can lead to serious injuries and complications.
Some boating accidents happen because of freak storms. Others happen because of equipment failures. Still others result from inexperience.
Any pedestrian accident is potentially fatal. Even at low speeds, unprotected pedestrians can be seriously injured or killed. The odds of death climb dramatically as that speed increases.
A 17-year-old driver in Illinois caused an accident on Memorial Day that put four people in the hospital. Two of them were injured badly enough that the authorities had to airlift them.
Earlier in May, a school bus full of children on a field trip crashed into a dump truck in New Jersey. A teacher passed away in the accident, along with one student, and many others suffered injuries. The bus was ripped completely off of its frame by the impact, and it wound up lying on its side.
Workplace accidents happen every day. Many are relatively minor, as workers suffer broken bones and similar injuries. Other accidents are fatal, taking lives one or two at a time. These accidents often do not make major headlines, but the sheer amount lead to a staggering amount of fatalities -- 5,190 in 2016, according to reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That's over 14 fatal workplace accidents every single day.
A man in Illinois was killed when the tractor he was driving was hit by a pickup truck. He was just 20 years old at the time of his passing.
A woman from Illinois passed away in a motorcycle accident while in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. The chain-reaction crash left five people with injuries.
Two children were badly hurt in a car accident in Illinois, while riding with a woman from Nashville. Their relationship with the woman is unclear, though reports do not list them as family members.