By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Updated 3:42 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even light rain significantly increases the risk of a fatal car crash. less FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even ... more Photo: Nick Ut, AP Photo: Nick Ut, AP Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a … [Read more...] about Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash
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PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the world in shock when she was tragically killed in a car crash in August 1997. Conspiracy theories have clouded her death over the last 20 years - here's everything we know about what happened to the royal. When and how did Princess Diana die? Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. The tunnel is located right in the heart of the French capital by the River Seine. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries. In the days following her death, a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief. Diana's funeral was held on September 6, 1997, at Westminster Abbey and was shown on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1million viewers. An … [Read more...] about When did Princess Diana die, where did the Paris car crash take place and what age was the Princess of Wales at the time of her death?
close Video Opioid crisis critical as youth drug deaths nearly triple in the past 20 years For the first time in American history, one of the leading causes of deaths - vehicle crash - has been supplanted by opioid overdoses. According to a new report from the National Safety Council, Americans are more likely to die of a drug overdose than they are to die from a car crash. ONE PERSON DEAD, 12 MORE HOSPITALIZED AFTER SUSPECTED FENTANYL LEADS TO 'MASS OVERDOSE,' POLICE SAY Data, collected in 2017, shows Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. Can the Trump administration turn the tide on opioid crisis? Opioid pain relievers are the most fatally abused drugs and they're entirely legal. Roughly 60 people die every day as a result of overdoses from opioids - that's 22,630 Americans. To put that in perspective, that's roughly the size of the entire population of Auburn Hills. … [Read more...] about Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than in car crash
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S. Supported by A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer. ByPatricia Mazzei Jan. 14, 2019 The opioid crisis in the United States has become so grim that Americans are now likelier to die of an overdose than in a vehicle crash. That’s according to a new report by the National Safety Council that analyzed the causes of preventable deaths in the country in 2017. The probability of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the report, is one in 96. The chances of dying in a vehicle crash? One in 103. Most Americans are still most likely to die of natural causes, chiefly heart disease (a one in … [Read more...] about Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S.
Denise Lavoie, Ap Legal Affairs Writer Updated 9:50 am CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. Fields is charged with first-degree murder and other counts for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File) less FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Jury begins deliberations in Virginia fatal car ramming