Injury & Accident News April
Tampa Police’s Hotshots For Charity Event
Something that we feel strongly about here at Hancock Injury Attorneys is giving back to the community we live and work in. One of the things we do is support the Tampa Police Department in their effort to keep Tampa and the surrounding communities safe. This past weekend we participated in & helped sponsor Rise Tampa’s (The Tampa police’s foundation) “Hotshots for Charity” event. At the event, our team of four as well as the rest of the teams shot sporting clays to try to get the most points, with winners awarded at the end of the event. Police Chief Eric Ward and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn had teams vying for the win as well!
This is sarcastic, obviously. Contradicting the title, the pictures in this Buzzfeed post show EXACTLY why everyone, whether you are on a motorcycle or bicycle. It can save your life.
Chris Soules, who once was the “Bachelor” on the hit TV show, was arrested this week for leaving the scene of a deadly accident. The accident occurred in rural Iowa, near his home. His pickup truck hit the back of a tractor pushing into a ditch on the side of the road. The accident killed 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher. Alcohol containers were found in Soules’ truck at the time of the crash.
This is a reminder to everyone to NEVER chance drinking and driving, even if you aren’t in a populated area, and to NEVER leave the scene of an accident, as that only makes things worse.
he purpose of having a bumper on your car is very specific. Many people think that it’s purpose is to prevent or lessen injury severity in a crash. In fact, bumpers are not considered safety features intended to protect occupants at all. The purpose of bumpers is to reduce or prevent physical damage to the front and rear of vehicles in low-speed crashes. The bumpers are designed to protect the hood, trunk, grill, fuel, exhaust and cooling system. A bumper is a shield that is usually made of steel, aluminum, rubber or plastic. It absorbs shocks from car accidents.
84% of Parents are using their child’s car seat incorrectly & 73% are turning them before the minimum recommended requirement of age or weight is met. According to road safety experts at AAA: “Children in the second year of life are five times less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash if they ride in a rear-facing car seat. To protect your child, keep them rear-facing for as long as possible, at least until age 2.”
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