Recent news has included coverage of a very troubling situation whereby a local doctor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient while that patient was in the doctor’s office for an examination. While these situations may seem relatively rare and most people do not stop to consider the possibility that such a thing could ever happen to them, the fact of the matter is that sexual abuse is something that can arise in a plethora of different situations and lead to serious physical and psychological harm for people of all ages.
There are many causes for car accidents, and many of these causes can be trace back to negligence on the part of at least one of the people involved. Negligence is also something that can arise in many situations, and when applied to crashes negligence can involve more than making a mistake with a driving maneuver. In some cases, a motorist’s negligence can trace back to before he or she ever gets behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a crash. That’s because all vehicles on the road need to be kept at least minimally safe for operation.
People are generally no more vulnerable to illness and to harm than when they are very young and when they are very old. People who are very young have parents to care for them along with other family members, but too many people who are advanced in age have no one to help care for them on a daily basis and they need to move into assisted living centers for safety and health reasons. These facilities generally require a sizeable investment, but unfortunately many people who make this investment do not get anywhere near a fair return.
When people either stop or slow down at intersections, anyone who is behind such a vehicle needs to have been paying enough attention to what was in front of them that they are able to also slow down or stop without causing anyone any problems. Failure to pay attention in this driving environment can lead to disaster quickly. Unfortunately, that could be what occurred yesterday afternoon when one car rear-ended another at an intersection in a Las Vegas car accident that injured three people, including two children. Police are still investigating the situation.
When vehicles collide during times when traffic is heavy, the situation can quickly spiral out of control and ensnare other vehicles that had nothing to do with the original collision. When this happens in an environment where vehicles are moving at high rates of speed, these situations only become even more dangerous. While it’s fortunate that no one was killed, five people were unfortunately injured in a multi-vehicle Las Vegas car accident last week that involved four different vehicles by the time it was over. Police are still investigating the situation.