It is no surprise that many accidents in the New York City area involve people who are walking the streets. In Staten Island, seven pedestrians have been killed and 40 pedestrians have been severely injured each year since 2009. Even with these numbers, Staten Island has proven to be one of the safest boroughs for pedestrians. However, pedestrians still makeup a majority of traffic deaths on Staten Island. This has proven to be a major concern for Department of Transportation officials.
Driving in the heart of New York can be dangerous due to the volume of traffic. Sadly, each year many people fall victim to these busy streets when they are hurt or killed in a car wreck. A 27-year-old man recently suffered this fate when he was severely injured in a Staten Island car accident earlier this month. The man was a passenger in a sedan when a Jeep Grand Cherokee swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into his vehicle. The sedan spun around until it partially ran over a curb.
Regardless of the type of vehicle, accidents on the road can be serious for all parties involved. Motorcyclists can be especially prone to injury and death in an accident. Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most severe road accidents. Due to the motorcycle's small size, it may be difficult for other drivers to see motorcyclists on the road. This lack of visibility is a big reason why motorcycles are more likely to be involved in serious accidents than passenger vehicles.
It's bad enough when a person in New York has to enter the hospital for any reason, but a medical issue -- no matter how seemingly innocuous -- can turn very serious if hospital-acquired infections cause a person to become ill or die. One particular infection that can occur is MRSA. This is a staph infection that resists a large number of antibiotics administered to combat it. If it happens in the hospital, it can lead to infections in the blood or a surgical site and pneumonia. Understanding the facts is important when recognizing the problem and knowing what to do after it happens.