March is the month of the year devoted to Brain Injury Awareness, although here in North Carolina, one organization makes traumatic brain injury awareness a major focus year round.
The site of a truck crash that killed a North Carolina teen has been the location of dozens of crashes in recent years, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Data provided by the agency shows that 29 other car crashes occurred at the intersection of McCrimmon Parkway and N.C. 55 between January 2011 and July 2014. Nine people were injured in those accidents.
A training exercise at Fort Bragg focusing on unit readiness recently went awry when a 30-year-old Senior Airman was hit and killed by a Humvee at Pope Army Airfield.
North Carolina train conductors, truck drivers and bus drivers operate gigantic and potentially dangerous machinery every single day. These individuals often drive for long hours without many breaks and it is not uncommon for them to fall asleep behind the wheel. When a train or car accident occurs as a result of sleep deprivation, the consequences can be catastrophic and deadly.