Many times, when someone walks away from a serious automobile accident without a broken bone or spinal injury, people think of him or her as lucky. However, some of the worst injuries related to car accidents aren't visible to the naked human eye. Those who have been involved in a vehicular accident may suffer from closed head injuries or traumatic brain injuries.
With a population of more than two million people, Houston is one of the most populated cities in the United States. For this reason, it's not uncommon for the roadways to become extremely crowded, especially during the morning and evening commute.
Many Houston residents have had the experience of being rear ended on the highway. Rear-end car accidents are a daily occurrence in the Houston area. The prevalence of cellphones and other in-car distractions only increase the likelihood of being involved in a rear-end crash.
Every motor vehicle accident scene has the potential to be a complicated mess, thanks to debris, injured parties and increasing levels of traffic congestion in the area. When a tractor trailer is one of the vehicles involved in the crash, it can take "mess" to a whole new level.
Commercial vehicle accidents continue to occur for many reasons. Some incidents are caused by a fatigued truck driver, while others take place due to the negligence of another. Regardless of the reasons behind these wrecks, they can cause debilitating personal injury and even claim lives in Houston and throughout Texas. As a result, everyone on the road should be aware of the risks and do what they can to avoid another incident from causing so much pain and suffering for victims and their families.
A radical (and risky) surgery saved a man's life after he was involved in a car accident. The man was clinging to life as he was brought to the Seton Medical Center Williamson in Austin, Texas when trauma surgeons had a dilemma. Given the severity of his injuries, what operation should be performed first: brain surgery to relieve pressure due to his head injuries or a procedure to repair his bleeding spleen?