To be safe a driver you must be fully alert and capable of mentally and physically functioning so there’s no danger posed to the driver, passengers and others on the road. Drivers who suffer seizures behind the wheel can cause car accidents that result in serious injuries or deaths. Boca car accident lawyer Joe Osborne says those who suffer seizures shouldn’t drive. The chances of being struck by a driver suffering a seizure is low. An article in the journal Neurology states that based on certificates of drivers who died in car crashes from 1995 to 1997 very few people suffer seizures before fatal accidents. Of the roughly 44,027 drivers being killed annually in this time frame only 86 of the death certificates (or 0.2%) listed seizures or epilepsy as a contributing factor.
A new Yale co-authored study suggests that experiencing warning signs before seizures may not contribute to an epileptic individual’s driving safety. Yale researchers found that people with uncontrolled seizures who experienced “auras”- — reliable warning signs before a seizure — had motor vehicle accidents just as often as those who did not have auras. The findings, published in September in the journal Epilepsia, have implications for legislation in states where auras are used to gauge whether someone with epilepsy can drive safely.
One-third of US population can’t be transported by ambulance to stroke center within one hour One-third of the US population does not have access to a primary stroke center within one hour by ambulance, and even under optimal conditions, a large proportion of the US would be unable to access a stroke center within this window, according to a new study published in the March 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the country. “Research has shown that specialized stroke care has the potential to reduce death and disability,” said study author Michael T. Mullen, MD, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a member of ...
A former school director suffered an epileptic fit (sic) while driving and his car ran into a group of young students, killing four of them and injuring 10 others in Muang district of Nong Bua Lamphu province on Wednesday morning. Pol Lt Col Kittipol Somsith, an investigator at Muang district police station, said the accident occurred at about 9.25am. Bualam Ngobudda, 57, a former director of Ban Wang Nam Khao School in Muang district, was driving his Pajero when he had a sudden seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.