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Distracted Driving Statistics for 5 Michigan Communities

Michigan Distracted Driving Crashes Doubled Drunk Driving Accidents in 2017 University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded distracted driving crashes tallied twice as high as drunk driving across the state in 2017. Distracted driving resulted in 20,115 vehicle crashes while drunken driving and alcohol-related crashes peaked at 10,265. About 27 […]

What Are Michigan’s 20 Most Dangerous Intersections?

Drivers Who Speed Make Pontiac, Michigan Intersection Inherently Dangerous Community members and residents near Whittemore Street and Sanford Street in Pontiac, Michigan recently witnessed a terrifying afternoon crash at what most say is one of the city’s most dangerous intersections. Bystanders report seeing a car soaring into a home after it was T-boned by a […]

Car Crashes Are a Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant Women

Tragic Grand Rapids Crash Kills Pregnant Woman A 28-year-old mother of four died in a two-vehicle crash in Northwest Grand Rapids on August 11. The woman was pregnant at the time of the accident, and the infant was delivered via emergency cesarean section but died the next day. Police reports say the late morning crash occurred […]

Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Bike Laws

Will Michigan Lawmakers Finally Adopt Bike-Friendly Safety Laws? With each new year brings the hope for renewed laws and better protections for citizens. And in 2018, it’s been reported by the Associated Press that Michigan lawmakers are proposing to introduce what they call, “some of the nation’s strictest bike-safety regulations and tough new penalties for […]

University of Michigan Greek Life Faces Numerous Hazing Allegations

University of Michigan Suspends Greek Life Activities as Several Fraternities Face Hazing Allegations The University of Michigan’s newspaper recently reported that the University’s student-run Interfraternity Council has suspended all Greek Life social activities and new member education programs in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, hazing and drug use. The suspension has banned […]

Balloon Weight Loss Deaths Shine Light on Medical Device Recalls

FDA Connects Five Deaths to Popular Weight Loss Balloon Treatments The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed five patients since 2016. Four of the five patients were using the FDA-approved liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon Systems, a brand manufactured by Apollo […]