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What should you do if you're a victim of a hit-and-run crash?

A hit-and-run accident is one in which a driver hits another person and then flees without pulling over to make sure the other driver is okay, to report the accident or to await police. Hit-and-run crashes put lives at risk, since there's a potential that those hurt could end up going without the medical care they need.

Here's what to do if you've been in a motorcycle crash

If you're involved in a motorcycle accident, it's important to know a few things you should do afterward. If you're in a position to do so, it's a good idea to speak to the other driver. Don't admit fault, but be cautious to make sure the other driver is also healthy. If either of you is suffering from injuries, you or others should render appropriate aid until the medical team arrives.

How can you get hurt by an airbag?

In a car accident, one of the injuries you might suffer from comes from the impact against the airbag. Airbag injuries can cause serious injuries, which is why you should always sit as far back from the airbag as possible when you drive. If an airbag doesn't work as intended, you could end up with serious injuries or be killed.

What should you do if you're hurt in a hit-and-run crash?

After a hit-and-run crash takes place, there are a few things you can do as a victim to help protect yourself and your rights. The most important thing to do is to remember the make, model and color of the vehicle. If you can obtain the license plate number, do so. If you're injured and unable to collect that information, witnesses nearby may have the information and give it to police. If you talk to others around you, it's a good idea to ask them to stay at the scene until the police arrive.

Reckless driving: More than negligent acts

It was early in the morning, and you didn't think much about speeding down the highway. Your speed got away from you as you focused on what you needed to do when you got to work. Lights and sirens blared behind you, and you slowed down. Unfortunately, you were traveling so fast that the officer accused you of driving recklessly.

2 teens hurt when 1 collides with an electrical pole

Teens are learning to drive, and they sometimes make bad decisions. It's an unfortunate truth that those decisions sometimes have severe consequences that can't be avoided. For example, if a teen decides to drink and drive, an accident could result in injuries or deaths that can't be reversed. It's a hard way to learn a lesson.

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