Boy Is Struck By Car, Minor Injuries Reported

According to the Washington State Patrol and local news sources, a 10-year-old boy from Vancouver was struck by a vehicle’s side mirror on Highway 14.

The reports from the authorities show that the boy was struck while in the median of Highway 14, close to the Lieser Road. The kid stepped into traffic Sunday, some time after 11:20 a.m. when a 2003 Oldsmobile going westbound on Highway 14 hit him. The vehicle was driven by a woman also from Vancouver.

Officers from the Washington State Patrol claim that the boy suffered an injury on his right arm and cheek. The authorities have informed news outlets that the boy’s father took him to the hospital right away and that no other injuries were reported.

As a Vancouver personal injury lawyer I hope all drivers will be extremely careful when it comes to watching the road for unattended children, wildlife and stopped vehicles. I wish the boy who suffered this minor accident will recover quickly.

I sincerely hope that this may serve as an alert to all parents, hopefully they will educate their children about pedestrian and road safety.

A personal injury lawyer can be of great assistance whenever you’re involved in an accident caused by a third party. Do not delay in contacting a personal injury lawyer in your area whenever necessary.

Boy Is Struck By Car, Minor Injuries Reported is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Camas Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy-14

Media outlets reported that a 19-year-old Camas man was moderately injured in a single-vehicle accident on state Highway 14 Sunday evening.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the 19-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on state Highway 14 when the accident occurred at roughly 6pm. The Washington State Patrol alleged that the man fell asleep at the wheel, causing his 202 Hyundai Accent to veer off of the roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and continued on through underbrush, until ultimately colliding head-on with a tree. No other vehicles are suspected as being involved with this accident.

The 19-year-old driver sustained moderate injuries in the accident, including two broken femurs and a laceration to his head. The man was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries. As of Monday morning, he was listed in satisfactory condition by hospital staff.

Authorities have not stated whether they believe drugs or alcohol played contributing roles in the accident or whether any citations may be issued.

As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured, or killed, in what could have been a potentially deadly accident. I wish this man a speedy recovery from his injuries so that he may more quickly put this incident behind him. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of another driver’s negligent actions, it may be in your interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.

Camas Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy-14 is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Safety Tips for Halloween Pumpkin Carving

According to a recent study, hand and finger injuries are most prevalent around Halloween, and a third of them are cuts.

Stuart J. Elkowitz, MD, a hand surgeon at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, said, “The most common accidents associated with pumpkin carving are the stab wounds to the fingers and palm.” His experience is further confirmed by the data of the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. The reasoning behind this is because pumpkins can be both slippery and tough. Cuts and other injuries occur when a knife gets stuck in the rind, and abruptly comes loose, slicing the supporting hand. Injury can also occur as the knife handle becomes slippery with pulp, allowing the hand to slide down the blade. Here are a few safety tips for how to keep your hands pain-free and still get a well-carved pumpkin.

Always use the correct tools. Consumer Reports have tested pumpkin-carving kits and found that the specialty tools are able to saw through the rind, poke holes and remove pumpkin innards without the blades being excessively sharp. The kits also feature smaller instruments that are generally easier to control than household knives.

Carve the pumpkin prior to taking off the top and removing the innards. Dr. Elkowitz says, “That way you won’t be tempted to put your hand inside and cut toward your hand.” He also suggests holding the stem and cutting in a downward motion. Always carve pumpkins in a clean, dry, well-lit area to make sure you can see where the blade is at all times. Clean your tools and hands clean and take your time.

Don’t let children carve the pumpkin. The study discovered that many Halloween accidents involve children between the ages of 10 and 14. If a child is 14 and under, let them trace the design onto the rind of the pumpkin and remove the seeds and innards after an adult has carved the design. It’s important to supervise older teens as well, until you are confident that they are able to practice proper safety habits.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen the effects of pumpkin carving accidents and know the severity of their injuries. I hope that by sharing this information, our community can enjoy an injury-free pumpkin carving tradition this holiday. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective carving tool, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your rights as a consumer.

Safety Tips for Halloween Pumpkin Carving is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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