Craig Hospital will host its 12th annual Motorsports Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, in the vicinity of Girard and S. Clarkson streets in Englewood, Colo. The purpose of this annual event is to provide current and former patients with an opportunity to view world-class automobiles, vehicles modified for drivers with disabilities, and to meet celebrity guests. Admission is free, and an outdoor BBQ lunch is $6 and will be served between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Continue Reading »
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Air bags have never been an excuse for failing to “buckle up,” but a new study finds that, in a crash, seat belt shirkers are actually more likely to suffer neck injuries in a car equipped with air bags than in one without air bags.
Without seat belts holding drivers and front-seat passengers in the correct position, the air bag becomes a weapon that deploys at 140 to 220 miles an hour, said Dr. William F. Donaldson III, chief of spinal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Continue Reading »
Man’s Wheelchair Was Anchored To Burning Vehicle’s Floor
ALBANY, Ind. — Good Samaritans and a police officer freed a quadriplegic man from his van Monday after it caught fire on a road outside Muncie, Ind., officials said.
Todd Buchanan, 39, of Indianapolis, said he was sitting in his wheelchair in the driver’s compartment of his van when it caught on fire. Continue Reading »