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Improvements Aimed at Reducing Bicycle Accident Numbers

by Thomas Stroble | August 2nd, 2013

August 2, 2013

Michigan citizens are injured or killed each year as the result of Michigan Bicycle Accidents. Now, the state and its lawmakers are working to reduce this number by implementing several strategies focused on improving the state’s infrastructure and raising awareness about the importance of sharing the road.

According to records from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, the National Reauthorization Transportation Bill will give more than $22 million to the state in order to build recreational trails, safe routes to schools, and other enhancements in order to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Several groups also … Read More

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Experts Say Taking Accutane® May Put Users’ Health at Serious Risk

by Thomas Stroble | July 31st, 2013

July 31, 2013

The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that nearly 85 percent of Americans will experience acne at some point in their life. For many, the condition can last for a lifetime. Luckily, there are numerous medications that can effectively treat this condition, but what many may not realize is that certain medications may put the user at serious risk of suffering an adverse health condition.

Accutane® is one of the medications prescribed to those suffering from severe acne. The drug is also used in the treatment of brain and pancreatic cancer. It was taken off of the … Read More

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Prior Knowledge of Viciousness Required in Felony Michigan Dog Bite Cases

by Thomas Stroble | July 29th, 2013

When dogs owned by Michigan residents injure victims, owners can be charged with a felony crime. However, a ruling reached on Wednesday by the Michigan Court of Appeals clarifies some of the stipulations that must be met for felony charges to be filed in connection with Michigan Dog Bite Injuries.

An article from MLive.com explains the decision stems from a case that began in early May 2012, when a man’s dog attacked a child. The young victim suffered bite wounds to the face, arms, and legs.

Prosecutors were seeking to charge the man with a felonious count of owning a … Read More

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Grand Rapids Accepts Grant to Combat Growing Number of Bicycle Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | July 24th, 2013

July 24, 2013

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports there were a total of 96 Grand Rapids Bicycle Accidents and 194 such collisions in Kent County in 2011. Seventy-seven percent of those crashes resulted in a cyclist being injured or killed.

In an effort to decrease the number of bicycle accidents in Grand Rapids, officials accepted a $485,321 grant from the state to be used to improve bicycle safety in the region. According to an article from M Live, the programs that will be funded by the grant are being examined for implementation across the state if they … Read More

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Postal Worker Sustains Michigan Dog Bite Injuries in Recent Attack

by Thomas Stroble | July 22nd, 2013

July 22, 2013

A female mail carrier sustained serious Michigan Dog Bite Injuries after becoming the victim of a canine attack last week. Records show the incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. on July 15, at a residence located on Missouri Avenue in the town of Flint, Michigan.

According to an article from M Live, the mail carrier had just placed letters into a mailbox at a residence when a dog suddenly raced towards her and lunged on top of her. The dog bit the woman in the face, and several neighbors rushed to the victim’s aid and were … Read More

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