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February 2015 Archives

Road hazards can result in catastrophic injuries in New Mexico

Shoulder drops, uneven lanes, potholes and the like can be rather annoying to those traveling in cars or other four-wheel vehicles. However, for motorcyclists in New Mexico and elsewhere, these road hazards can be very dangerous. If one must perform an evasive maneuver while riding a motorcycle and finds one of these hazards in his or her path, what should have been a life-saving maneuver could quickly turn into quite the opposite, resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death.

Avoid child injury by keeping New Mexico homes safe

Children who are too young to know the inherent dangers of many common household items can get hurt very easily in the average home. It is, therefore, wise for all New Mexico residents to take an inventory of their homes to see if they have any dangerous items that need to be put away and/or secured so that any visiting children will not have access to them. This could prevent a life-threatening child injury

Cameras might help prevent elder abuse in New Mexico

Understandably, there is a fine line between preserving an individual's right to privacy and protecting a person who might not be able to fend for him- or herself, even if a certain amount of privacy is sacrificed in the process. Adult children in New Mexico who oversee the care of a parent in a nursing home or other assisted living facility might take interest in a recent situation in another state where some have proposed an idea that they believe will help prevent elder abuse. The idea, however, comes at a cost -- one that opponents say is not worth it when it comes to a person's right to privacy.

Police officer suffers catastrophic injuries in accident

Albuquerque authorities say that they had to shut down westbound traffic along Interstate 40 after a serious hit-and-run car accident involving a policeman on a motorcycle. A car struck an Albuquerque police officer while he was driving his police motorcycle. The accident caused the officer to suffer catastrophic injuries

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