National Safety Council

This aerial photo shows the Texas Giant roller coaster at  Six Flags Over Texas where a woman fell to her death, Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca)

Woman’s fatal fall from Six Flags coaster probed

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A woman who died while riding a 14-story roller coaster at Six Flags amusement park in North Texas apparently fell from the ride, police said. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that […]

07/21/2013

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Study: Distracted driving deaths underreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where […]

05/07/2013

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities rose 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, reversing a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013