Symptoms and Causes of Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head suddenly moves backwards and then forwards. The similarity to the movement of a cracking whip gives this injury its name. It is when a driver rear-ends another vehicle. The victim in the front car is propelled forward and backward, stretching the muscles and tendons of … Continued

Can Green Tea Help Prevent Spinal Injury?

The Neural Regeneration Research Journal reports that drinking green tea may protect the body from a spinal cord injury. Chinese researchers believe that green tea has polyphenols, which protect neurons from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause serious damage such as lipid peroxidation, protein oxidation and DNA damage. The theory was tested on rats, and … Continued

2014 Seeing More Collisions Than 2013

So far, 2014 has seen more traffic accidents in Las Vegas than 2013. According to statistics from both years, 2013 saw a total of 14,255 traffic accidents or 1,188 per month. So far in 2014, there have been 8,605 accidents through August 5 for an average of 1,220 per month. However, as the year is … Continued

Motorist Strikes and Kills Pedestrian Crossing Street

A motorist driving a 2000 Ford Expedition SUV struck and killed a female pedestrian as she crossed a street in Las Vegas, according to recent reports. The Las Vegas Police arrived at Durango Drive, north of Paddle Wheel Way, between Desert Inn Road and Sahara Avenue. The woman was apparently walking outside of the crosswalk … Continued

Woman Killed By Bus At Burning Man

A woman was recently run down by a bus carrying passengers around the Burning Man Festival, leading to questions about the safety of the event. Rescue personnel arrived quickly, but the woman was declared dead at the scene. An investigation is being undertaken by the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office in order to determine how the … Continued