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February 2013 Archives

Inventive vehicle airbag system could reduce pedestrian injuries

It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie (and it is unlikely you will see anything like it in Anchorage, Alaska in the next few years), but Volvo is manufacturing a car that will have an exterior airbag system meant for protecting pedestrians in the event of an accident.

Lucky man survives trip with car locked at 125 MPH

We try to provide you with a little context before we jump into a story on this blog. But in this case, we just have to come right out and say it: in one of the more bizarre car-accident-related stories you will ever hear, a man's vehicle experienced some, shall we say, "technical difficulties," and suddenly sped up to 125 miles per hour before locking at that speed.

Preventative measures that could protect you from a dog bite

Even as they become more prominent, dog bites are often overlooked as a serious injury. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of dog bite incidents that have required a hospital visit in the past 16 years has nearly doubled -- increasing an astonishing 88 percent.

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