Day 18 - When the Patient Comes Home

 Back in June, I wrote about my DHthe hang glider. I wrote ...more

10 more Horrible Accidents to avoid

“When it’s your time, it’s your time.” NOT. Most accidents, including freak, are avoidable. Here are more preventable deaths, courtesy of popularmechanics.com....more

Top 10 Horrible Accidents to Avoid

“When it’s your time, it’s your time.” NOT. Most accidents, including freak, are avoidable. Here’s a compilation from popularmechanics.com.Mauled by a mower. Every year in the U.S., about 95 people die by mower when it flips over on a hill and crushes the driver. Don’t mow sideways on a slope; mow up and down....more

To Paraphrase Seinfeld's George

The expressway was angry that day.Well, not actually the expressway.I left work at 5PM.Where my bus would take the exit, there was a major back-up on the expressway because the accident closed the main road up to my current homestead.Fortunately,my nephew Greg was there to save the day....more

5 Tips for Surviving Your First Car Accident

You mom always told you to wear clean underwear in case an accident lands you in the hospital, but what happens if you just get in a fender-bender? What do you do when the guy who rear-ended you won't return your calls? How do you know the mechanic isn't ripping you off?A car accident will happen to almost any driver at some point, and overcoming the shock and seeking medical treatment is only the first part. Take a deep breath and read on so you can be prepared if this happens to you.Break Out Your Camera and Notebook ...more

Let's not keep score

Wow. So it's been a weird couple of days....more

A Bump in the Road - Learning to Drive Never Ends

Sometimes the best way to learn is from experience, and experiences, especially those that frighten and remain ingrained. Last night as I was driving home, another car hit mine, which I guess qualifies as an experience. I was driving in her blind spot and she went to change lanes, swerving right into me....more

Remembering The Accident That Changed Our Lives

This Thanksgiving will be the ten year anniversary of the car crash that changed our lives. My post tells about the accident and how my daughter's paralysis has made our family stronger. Thanksgiving for us means remembering how quickly life can change and to be grateful for the moments we share together. http://kdrausin.com/blog/2013/11/10/remembering-accident-changed-lives/...more

81 Year Old Man is Killed While Riding His Bike

 "81 Year Old Man is Killed While Riding His Bike"  That was the headline in  the small town's newspaper.  It really says very little and the normal response would be something to the effect that he lived a good life and probably didn't suffer as his death was on impact. ...more

Car Accident

Last Saturday afternoon my family and I were headed to dinner on a local highway we drive on frequently, when my worst nightmare came true. A rookie driver pulled onto oncoming traffic without regarding the fact that my family was traveling down the very same road at about 50 mph....more