Anybody whose vehicle breaks down on the side of a North Dakota road may be extremely vulnerable. This was underscored on a recent Saturday when a passenger on an ATV was killed in an auto wreck along a road in Rolette County. The driver of the ATV was injured, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that a man who was involved in a recent accident had since succumbed to his injuries. Vehicular homicide might be added to the multiple criminal charges that were filed against the driver who allegedly caused the auto wreck. The deceased driver was a 56-year-old man whose 54-year-old passenger also suffered injuries in the accident.
Losing a young child in a road accident is unthinkable; yet, it has happened to many families in North Dakota over the years. In a recent auto wreck, the driver of a car and a child were injured. The 8-year-old child only survived until the next day.
Lack of experience makes young drivers extremely vulnerable on the roads of North Dakota. This was underscored by a car crash that recently sent two teenagers to a hospital. Authorities reported that the accident occurred early on a recent Sunday morning, and it involved just a single vehicle.
Brain injuries are mostly associated with contact sports. However, such injuries can result from a car crash, a fall or many other circumstances in which a person's head strikes a stationary object. In fact, any time the head moves in a whiplash motion that causes the brain to collide with the skull, damage can occur. The North Dakota Brain Injury Network recently launched an awareness program that will run until June.
A North Dakota resident is fighting serious injuries in a hospital in Bismarck. Paramedics rushed her to the medical center after a car crash on a recent Monday. She was a passenger in a car that rolled over.
A recent nationwide survey in which the AAA collaborated with more than 140 driving instructors was conducted to shed some light on the fact that the primary cause of teenage fatalities is car crashes. AAA said that, although not the major cause of accidents, North Dakota teens who have other teenagers as passengers are more daring. This actually increases the risk of a crash by almost three times. Over the past five years, teenagers were reportedly involved in almost 14,000 car accidents.
Traveling on North Dakota roads can be dangerous. After an apparent violation of a basic traffic law by one motorist, a collision between two cars caused serious injuries to two individuals. The auto wreck occurred in Barnes County on a recent Saturday afternoon.
Distracted driving has been identified as a major contributor to traffic-related deaths among young drivers across the country, including in North Dakota. The ambulance service in Dickinson along with other organizations have initialized the "One Text or Call Could Wreck It All" campaign to create awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Although drivers of all ages participate in this dangerous activity, the numbers of teenage fatalities in car accidents are alarming.
A 28-year-old Jamestown driver was taken into custody after drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle she was driving. This followed an auto crash that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the woman allegedly caused an auto wreck on a recent Monday afternoon.