Car accidents are an unfortunate risk that everyone takes by getting into a car, regardless of whether they climb behind the steering wheel or into the passenger seat. One of the most common car accident mechanisms involves rear-ending a vehicle in front or colliding with a stationary object, such as a car or a light pole. When the car comes to a sudden stop, such as when colliding with another object, the passenger often lurches forward. While the body is restrained by the seatbelt, the knees and legs can strike the glove compartment. This sudden force can lead to an unusual but highly dangerous knee injury called a posterior knee dislocation.
Technology is constantly changing. It's inescapable. And with each change, people crave the newest and latest inventions until, suddenly, they are part of our socity and there's no turning back. Experts predict that driverless motor vehicles are heading in that direction, and we better get used to them.
Although northwest Georgia enjoys a relatively moderate winter climate, snow is not uncommon and our roads frequently become slick with freezing rain. According to the U.S. Department of Transporation's Federal Highway Administration, winter driving can become the most dangerous for cars, trucks and motorcycles. During a typical year, more than 7,000 people are killed on our nation's roads and more than 650,000 are injured between the months of December and March.