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Which age group has the most pedestrian fatalities?

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, there are many factors to go over, from common causes of an accident to the consequences of being struck by a vehicle. However, it is important for people to understand which age groups are especially prone to fatal pedestrian accidents. Sadly, many lives have been claimed due to these mishaps, which, in some cases, are the result of driver negligence. When a pedestrian passes away, their loved ones may struggle to move forward, both emotionally and financially as well.

Blood Draws and DUI's

During a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest in Washington State most people will be asked to submit to a breath test for alcohol. However, if the investigating officer suspects impairment from drugs - prescription or non-prescription, then the officer may try to obtain a warrant signed by a judge authorizing a blood draw to determine intoxication. This process used to take several hours, but it has been streamlined over the past decade. Today law enforcement can email warrant requests to judges who can electronically review and sign them. Once a signed warrant is emailed back to the officer virtually anyone with the appropriate medical training can draw the blood. The whole process can take less than 30 minutes.

Driving during dangerously high winds

For drivers, there are a multitude of hazards to watch out for on the road. Sometimes, these hazards are very obvious, such as roadways that have become covered in thick snow. However, there are other potential risks which also involve weather which may not always be clear. Wind, for example, can be dangerous in different ways, especially when wind speeds reach very high levels. If you are driving during windy conditions, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that you could encounter.

Recovering from a crash as an elderly person

Motor vehicle collisions can be very difficult for victims and those they love, often resulting in injuries that shatter one’s life and leave them unable to handle responsibilities they have at work or around the house. Sometimes, people are not even able to survive a collision. Worse, the consequences of a motor vehicle collision can be especially difficult for certain people, such as the elderly. If you are an older person who is trying to piece your life together following a traffic accident, you should carefully explore each of your options.

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