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Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Public Health Issue

Victor Lewin
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of documented cases of traumatic brain injury in Canada has reached 'epidemic proportions." In general, a traumatic brain injury is a non-congenital injury resulting from an external force that impacts the brain so as to alter its functions.
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Elderly Woman Dies After Crosswalk Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 12, 2014

Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m., resulting in the woman's death.
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Woman Sentenced in Fatal DUI Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 05, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of a 55-year-old man in a July 2013 car accident following a guilty plea of DUI causing death and DUI causing injury. The judge ordered her to serve a concurrent sentence of three years for the injuries her friend suffered in the same accident. Her Honda Civic drove into an SUV that was driven by the man on his way to work. The July 10 drunk driving accident occurred at about 6 a.m. outside of Lawrencetown Beach where the accused woman had been drinking.
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3 Motorcyclists Injured in Accident, Charges Unlikely

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nova Scotia police say that three motorcyclists were injured in a collision on Aug. 24. The crash happened on Pleasant Valley Road near Brookfield as the driver of a vehicle says that she was trying to turn. During the turn, she crashed into the three motorcycles. Police say that signage in the area was inadequate, and charges against the female driver are unlikely.
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Nova Scotia Government Releases First Patient Incident Report

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A recently released government report from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness that sheds light on "patient incidents": errors or accidents that happen in medical facilities. While this report, the first of its kind in the province, may be a step in the right direction, some say, it may not go far enough.
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Nova Scotia Car Accident Results in Serious Injuries for 2 People

Victor Lewin
Friday, August 15, 2014

A motor vehicle accident that occurred around 5 p.m. August 4 in Dartmouth has resulted in serious injuries to two men. The accident happened near Main Street and Forest Hills. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the 49-year-old driver of a pickup truck was travelling toward Dartmouth when the pickup collided with a Toyota Camry. Because of the crash, the pickup overturned and struck a Ford Focus and a motorcycle.
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Appeal Denied for Man Accused of Running Down Another

Victor Lewin
Thursday, August 14, 2014

A 40-year-old Nova Scotia man who was convicted for running down his ex-girlfriend's male acquaintance in 2013 has been denied early release from jail. The North River man had sought the early release and to appeal the length of his sentence, saying that appeal delays are such that, by the time an appeal is heard, his sentence will be complete, making the appeal a moot point.
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2 Injured in Nova Scotia Car Crash, Driver Charged

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A man who was involved in a car accident in Nova Scotia on July 20 was charged for his involvement in the incident. According to the report, the collision took place on Highway 103 between Exits 10 and 11 at approximately 5:40 p.m. ..

Woman Dies at Halifax Hospital After Tour Bus Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A 70-year-old woman is dead following a tour bus crash close to Neils Harbour on the Cabot Trail on the afternoon of July 13. Including the driver, there were 21 individuals on the bus at the time of accident. A representative of the Cape Breton Health Authority noted that 18 people who were involved in the crash received treatment at various hospitals in the region. The 70-year old woman died as the result of her injuries on July 14, says the RCMP. ..

Highway 107 Crash Injures 1, Kills 1

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

One person is dead and at least one other person is injured after a July 4 crash in Nova Scotia on Highway 107. Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to the head-on car accident shortly after 8 p.m. near Lake Echo.
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