Approximately 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year in the United States, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center. While most people who suffer spinal cord injuries are male and in their young adult years, people of every age, sex and race can and do become injured.
The recovery process after a traumatic brain injury can often take a long time, in large part because bleeding and swelling can prevent the brain from functioning properly while it heals. This can make it so that a person is unresponsive, unable to open their eyes or otherwise unable to interact. However, when the swelling does begin to lower, these things could change.
A July 14 crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle has left one woman injured and another facing drunk driving charges. According to reports, the motorcycle accident took place just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of South Service Road and Albert Street. A 40-year-old woman was reportedly behind the wheel of the vehicle and had a blood-alcohol level higher than the legal limit at the time of crash. It was not clear from initial reports what caused the crash or whether the 40-year-old woman suffered any injuries.
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