Few things are more heart-wrenching than visiting with children suffering from birth injuries. Many of them are sweet-natured and fun-loving. Most of these children are generally aware that they are different from other kids, but otherwise have the same childlike enthusiasm for life. However, the parents of those children are certainly aware of their kids' special needs.
Parents expecting the birth of a child are often worried about the risks of potential harm to their baby during childbirth. In an earlier blog post, we looked at four types of birth injuries that are commonly associated with vaginal delivery.
Cerebral palsy is the term used to refer to a number of neurological disorders that sometimes occur in the developing brains of children. These disorders are usually the result of brain injury suffered by the child during fetal development, just prior to, during and shortly after birth and during infancy or during early childhood development.
On July 19, authorities in Harris County, Texas, say a 9-year-old girl was killed in a suspected fatal drunk driving accident. A Constable with Precinct 4 says that 24-year-old man driving a truck failed to stop for a stop sign when he plowed into a vehicle broadside in northwest Harris County.
Drinking and driving is something that no person should ever do simply because there is a possibility of causing an accident. The problem with drunk driving is that lapses in judgment can lead to serious problems. A recent Texas accident is a stark reminder about why people shouldn't ever drink and drive.
Going out to have fun at a festival isn't something that is usually associated with danger. Recent attendees of the South by Southwest festival were placed in serious danger by an alleged drunk driver. Two people were killed and dozens were injured by the driver.
Texas residents know the dangers of being on the road. Even in perfect driving conditions, accidents can happen between two cars being driven by responsible drivers. That is why drunk driving is especially dangerous. A driver with slowed reaction times and other physical limitations caused by drugs or alcohol can easily cause a drunk driving accident. Drunk driving may have been responsible for a man's death in a recent accident in Brownsville.
A 25-year-old man died in Texas in a fatal rollover accident. The auto accident occurred when the man was unable to control his Honda Civic as he was driving on FM 1847 south of Arroyo City, Texas.
A trip to the library for a grandmother and her two grandchildren was violently interrupted on June 5 by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The car crash occurred on Merriman as the trio drove away from the Hebert Public Library. According to the Port Noches police chief, one of the injured victims was a four-year-old child who was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for expected facial surgeries. The 52-year-old woman and 5-year-old child were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.