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July 2014 Archives

Man purposely runs over bicyclist in New Mexico

While there are yearly reports of auto accidents in the state of New Mexico, the number and frequencies of these events could be reduced if drivers were simply more careful. Accidents may be caused by a malfunctioning traffic light, slippery roads or even a negligent driver. Furthermore, there are even those rare occasions when an accident maybe caused intentionally, like the bicycle accident that happened recently in Albuquerque.

Five million Americans exposed to elder abuse every year

Families from New Mexico keep their elders in nursing homes in order to ensure that their needs are properly taken care of in the best possible manner. However, elder abuse remains a matter of concern throughout the country. Those who supported their families and made tremendous contributions to the country can be neglected and abused when they get old. Also, many elders may not feel comfortable disclosing the details of their abuse, which may be physical, verbal or sexual in nature to their loved ones which adds to their agony.

Birth injuries higher in military hospitals

Almost every parent from New Mexico has experienced anxiety during the birth of their child. Not many parents are prepared to handle unexpected complications during child delivery, but fortunately, most deliveries go smoothly. In situations where a complication during delivery results in a birth injury to the child, it may be difficult to ascertain whether the injury was caused by the failure of the doctor to respond to the conditions, or a natural birth defect. And according to reports, out of every one thousand babies born in the U.S., five will suffer birth injuries.

Three motorcycle accidents reported in Albuquerque within a week

Although there has been a decrease in car accidents and other vehicular accidents, much of it attributed to stronger safety regulations, recent studies show that motorcycle accidents are actually on the rise. Due to their size and vulnerabilities, motorcyclists are especially susceptible to personal injuries following an accident.

New Mexico car accident kills one, injures others

An auto accident that occurs on the streets of any New Mexico city or town is always unfortunate. Not only can it lead to personal injury, but some car crash victims lose their lives. Despite this knowledge, motorists continue to rush along New Mexico's streets, failing to yield to others, and not always succeeding in avoiding tragic car accidents.

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